October 20th book Club reminder

The Riverton Area Book Club meets this Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10am at the Riverton Library to discuss The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore. This is an astonishing, horrific book about the effects of radium on the women who used it to paint watch dials and their desperate struggle to receive recognition and compensation for their medical struggles. I think we all are better citizens for having read this book.The Friends of the Library group is collecting candy for Halloween Trunk -er- Treat night.

Book Club - October 20th

The October 20th meeting of the Riverton Area Book Club delves into "the dark story of America's shining women" in Kate Moore's book, The Radium Girls.  The "shining women" suffered from the "glow" of poisoning as they painted watch hands and numbers to shine in the dark. Not surprisingly, this led to tragic and horrific deaths. The book chronicles their legal struggles for acknowledgement of wrong-doing and compensation, in particular against the Radiant Dial Company located in Ottawa, Illinois. Ms. Moore used the LaSalle County Historical Museum for much of her research.

Book Club Reminder - August 18th

The Riverton Area Book Club is meeting this Saturday, August 18, at the Riverton Village Library from 10:00 - 11:00 am.This month we will discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith. Are you reading a book you would like the group to discuss? Please bring along your suggestions--or favorite reads!Book discussions are open to all who are interested!  For further information please contact the Riverton Library at 217-629-6353.


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