Your Empress Of Information Says: ‘Bridge To Basics’ Can Help YOU At KCLS
Did You Know?
The Burien Library had partnered with ‘WithinReach’ and the United Way of King County to provide a FREE monthly service called ‘Bridge to Basics’ ? This program provides help getting services for food, utilities, and health care.
The ‘Bridge to Basics’ volunteers are in the lobby of the Burien Library the third Monday of each month from 3pm-5pm.
Program Highlights for the rest of AUGUST:
Wednesday, August 24, at 5 p.m.
Bring your garden questions to the Master Gardeners walk up clinic.
@ White Center Library
Summer Reader’s Celebration
Monday August 22nd at 7pm
Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program for kids with ice cream sundaes, books, and crafts
Sponsored by the White Center Library Guild
Be sure to visit the library’s program page for a complete list of programs at all our libraries http://www.kcls.org/programs/library_programs.cfm
A fascinating history covering the development of modern toxicology practices, crime scene investigation techniques, and the people and politics of New York City in the 1920s and 1930s.
Blum traces the development of forensic medicine through the careers of 2 very important figures in New York medical examiners history, Dr Charles Norris, New York City’s medical examiner and his chief chemist Dr. Andrew Gettler. Both Norris and Gettler are dedicated and passionate about the work of developing sensitive and reliable testing methods to discover the truth about what is really killing people. Especially in cases of deliberate poisoning and public safety Gettler and Norris work tirelessly to educate the public and motivate the government to regulate dangerous substances.
Blum discusses arsenic, cyanide, radium, chloroform, mercury and several other poisonous materials in depth (and sometimes in grizzly detail) describing how these substances work on the body.
Includes an interesting look at the 1920s prohibition laws and how the scarcity of alcohol increased deaths due to the consumption of bootlegged substitutes many of which contained very toxic substances.
Educational and gruesomely entertaining!
Until next time – see you in the stacks!
– Marilee A. Cogswell