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Community Read events include keynote address March 29

Posted 03/15/18

The Girls of Atomic CityFitchburg State continues its year-long Community Read of The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan this month with events including a keynote address by the author on Thursday, March 29. Admission to all the events is free and open to the public.

The best-selling book tells the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tenn., who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history: the development of the atomic bomb.

The Lunenburg Council on Aging will host a book discussion and brunch at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19. The discussion is co-sponsored by the Lunenburg Public Library and the Lunenburg Council on Aging.

Fitchburg High School will host a screening of the film “The Atomic Café” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. The acclaimed documentary uses archival footage from the atomic age to mine both humor and horror from the age of “duck and cover” drills. Fitchburg High School librarian Kim Cochrane and Fitchburg Public Library librarian Marcia Ladd will lead a post-screening discussion.

The Community Read Keynote Address will take place Thursday, March 29, when the campus hosts The Girls of Atomic City author Denise Kiernan. Kiernan will attend a reception and book signing at 5:30 p.m. followed by an author talk at 7 p.m., both in the main lounge of Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St.

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