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Adult Book Discussion Group to meet

SALEM–Salem Public Library’s Adult Book Discussion Group will be held at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Quaker Room. This month’s discussion will feature Jennifer Egan’s “Manhattan Beach.”

“Manhattan Beach” is the story of Anna Kerrigan who at the age of 12 accompanies her father to visit New York mobster Dexter Styles, a mysterious man who becomes crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She senses an unexplained tension between the two men. Years later her father has disappeared and World War II is ongoing. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub she meets Dexter Styles again and through him she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life. Call the library at 330-332-0042 for information.

‘Live Anywhere’ series features satellites

SALEM–As part of its “Live from Anywhere” series, the Salem Public Library will host the program “Seeing the World in a Whole New Way” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the Quaker Meeting Room. The family-friendly program is to be presented by Space Center Houston. Satellites are giving humans access to information with a whole new perspective and ease. Today Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has many uses from studying global warming trends, to the US Census, to law enforcement. While examining America’s first satellite Explorer, investigate how satellites and Earth observation play a role in everyday life. Registration is required and may be done at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042.

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