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'The Last Leaf' Author to Speak at Main Library
Maplewood resident Stuart Lutz will be reading from his recently published book The Last Leaf: Voices of History's Last-Known Survivors (Prometheus Books). The reading will be followed by a book signing. The Last Leaf contains nearly forty interviews with the final survivor of, or last eyewitness to, historically important events. The chapters include the last Civil War widows (the last only died eighteen months ago), the final American World War I soldier (he just turned 109), the last living person to have flown with Amelia Earhart, Houdini's final stage assistant, the last suffragette, the final Iwo Jima flag raiser, the last designer of the ENIAC (the first computer), the final Medal of Honor recipient for actions on Pearl Harbor Day, the last pitcher to surrender a home run to Babe Ruth, the final employees of Thomas Edison and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and many more. All told, the stories contain hope, loss, bravery, innovation, exploration, determination and every other human trait.
More About Maplewood Memorial Library
The main branch of the Maplewood Library is across the street from Maplewood Middle School and typically thronged by students after school. There's a large children's section with story time sessions and other programming. There are two meeting rooms, which are available to non-profits free of charge. And there are 329 magazine titles and 10,000 audiovisual titles.
The library director is Sarah Lester.
The number to reach the Children's Room is 973-762-1560.
Other events here
- Art and Music Reception Tomorrow, May 25, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
- Pulling Taffy: A Year With Dementia and Other Adventures Wed, Jun 5, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm