- Anchorage Public Library is thrilled to host best-selling author Henry Fountain for two public events in March in commemoration of the 55th Anniversary of the 1964 Earthquake.
Henry Fountain has been a reporter and editor at the New York Times for two decades, writing about science for most of that time. From 1999 to 2009 he wrote "Observatory" a weekly column in the Science Times section.
His book "The Great Quake", tells a compelling tale about the 1964 Alaska earthquake - the largest earthquake in North American recorded history - and the geologist who was relentless in his pursuit for answers to explain how the disaster took place. "The Great Quake" brings the earthquake to life through vivid imagery and detail, and demonstrates the brute force of nature, an uncontrollable power that can wreak heavy damage on the places we call home.
Thursday, March 28
Loussac Library - Ann Stevens Room, 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, March 30
Chugiak-Eagle River Library, - Program Room, 3:00-5:00 pm
A book signing will follow his talk with a limited number of books available for sale.
A special thank you to the Friends of the Library: Anchorage, Eagle River, Girdwood for making this program possible.