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Newport Reads 2020 is Canceled


The Newport Library Foundation joins the 100th anniversary anniversary celebration of the Newport Public Library by choosing The Library Book by Susan Orlean for its 2020 Newport Reads! program.

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The centerpiece event of The Library Book is the April 26, 1986, catastrophic fire at the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, where over 1 million books were destroyed.  Spinning off in many directions from this central event, Orlean explores the history, people and current spirit of this core democratic institution.


Speaker Event

This event has been Canceled

In lieu of the author's appearance, America's librarian, Nancy Pearl, will be speaking.


An author in her own right, Pearl will explore the significance and meaning of the library from the point of view of the reader and comment on the importance of the public library today.

The Newport Reads! program is sponsored by the Newport Public Library Foundation, with support from the Sylvia Beach Hotel.

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