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Posted on: February 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Explore the Topic of “Connection” on March 23 at the Show Low Library

Another offering in the “Pushing the Limits” series

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (February 23, 2018) – Join other adults interested in discussing the topic of “connection” through an informal examination of the novel, Thunderstruck by Erik Larson, on Friday, March 23, at 6:15 p.m. at Show Low Public Library, 181 N. 9th Street. This crime tale is based on the true story of Dr. Hawley Crippen, an American-born doctor accused of murdering his wife after they moved to England, and Guglielmo Marconi, who developed the first effective system of radio communication through his experiments in wireless telegraphy. It was Marconi’s invention that helped capture Crippen, the first criminal to be apprehended with the aid of wireless communication. The library has several copies of the book for participants to check out and read prior to this free event.

Guest facilitator is Rob Hephner, the voice behind the Birdman on the Mountain podcast. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the role of communication and how technology has evolved from Marconi’s long-distance radio transmissions to today’s internet world and telecommunications.

The novel is part of the Pushing the Limits program, a reading, viewing and discussion program geared for rural libraries that uses popular fiction to introduce adults to broad themes, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

For information or to check out a copy of the book to read prior to the event, visit the library or call (928) 532-4070.

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