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Tuesday Night Book Group

  • GHCL Annex 7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland, OR, 97223 United States (map)

This book group meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

Download a printable list of the 2019 Book Group selections.

Our May selection is Eruption by Steve Olson.

For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled by the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. Still, no one was prepared when an immense eruption took the top off of the mountain and laid waste to hundreds of square miles of verdant forests in southwestern Washington State. The eruption was one of the largest in human history, deposited ash in eleven U.S. states and five Canadian provinces, and caused more than one billion dollars in damage. It killed fifty-seven people, some as far as thirteen miles away from the volcano’s summit.

Shedding new light on the cataclysm, author Steve Olson interweaves the history and science behind this event with page-turning accounts of what happened to those who lived and those who died. -from the publisher

Copies are limited; ask in library for available copies.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

Earlier Event: May 11
Stress Reduction Workshop
Later Event: May 17
Film Night: The Red Turtle