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Library Book Discussion Group

July 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bad-Ass LibrariansOn Tuesday, July 18th, at 10:00 am, the Library Book Discussion Group will get together to discuss The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer. All are welcome to attend!


“Describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city’s great collection of rare Islamic and secular manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.


Over the past twenty years, journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of this heroic and ultimately successful effort to outwit Al Qaeda and preserve these precious literary treasures. Hammer explores the city’s manuscript heritage and offers never-before-reported details about the militants’ march into northwest Africa. But above all, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu is an inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism.”


July 18, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Marblehead Room
235 Pleasant Street
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