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The library book by Susan Orlean

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

Clarke wanders: the world or how a very sober,mostly vegan, spinster chef wandered a welcoming world for a year

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Have you thought about chucking it all and heading out there? Here are the stories, the recipes and the pictures of my trip around the world. Food is personal. So let’s do just that, by sharing the tale of my almost year-long, journey. Stories of and recipes from the places I explored and the things I learned, inward and outward, along the way. How I sold all that I had, wandered, got lost, found my way, discovered, ate, cooked and shared marvelous and delicious food.