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Date:
February 29, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:
Carnegie Room
Address:
1 Belden Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Reader’s Choice Book Group/ The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kierman

Thursday, February 29, 2024

At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, and consumed more electricity than New York City, yet it was shrouded in such secrecy that it did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the U.S., were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. What were they actually doing there? Very few knew. The purpose of this mysterious government project was kept a secret from the outside world and from the majority of the residents themselves. The women who kept this town running would find out at the end of the war, when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed and changed the world forever. Brown Bag your lunch. Cookies and beverages will be provided by the Library and also on Zoom To Register email clahey@norwalkpl.org or phone 203-899-2780 ext 15133

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