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Date:
August 28, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Georgetown Township Public Library
Address:
1525 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
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Evening Adult Book Discussion: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Join us for a monthly book discussion! August's book is "Radium Girls" by Kate Moore. Books can be picked up at the circulation desk ahead of time, and all are welcome! "The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive ? until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave...