Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Library Celebrates Bisbee Fire Department Centennial

BISBEE, AZ – As a follow-up to May 14’s fabulous book discussion of Norman MacLean’s Young Men and Fire at the Copper Queen Library, and to continue celebrating the Bisbee Fire Department’s hundredth anniversary, the library will sponsor a panel discussion with members of the Bisbee Fire Department on May 21 at 6:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.

Panel members will share personal stories about their interest in becoming firefighters and will also discuss some of their most memorable challenges, including the recent “30 Moon” fire.

Then, to conclude the library’s tribute to Bisbee’s firefighters, a book discussion of Alianor True’s collection, Wildfire: A Reader will be facilitated by Dr. John Doty in the Library Meeting Room on June 4 at 6:30pm.

In this book, wildfire fighter True has gathered a rich collection of literary essays on wildfire in America, from native creation myths to stories by Edward Abbey, John Muir, and Mark Twain.

Both programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library and are free and open to all members of the public. Join us for what promises to be two very interesting evenings!

For additional information, contact the library at 432-4232.