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Zoom: True Crime Book Club

"American Heiress" by Jeffrey Toobin

Interested in murder, mayhem, and mystery? Join us virtually on Zoom on the fourth Tuesday of each month. This month's title is "American Heiress" by Jeffrey Toobin.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9020.

Book summary:

On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre "Tania"...Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, Toobin recounts the craziness of the times, portraying the lunacy of the half-baked radicals and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst.

Place a hold on "American Heiress : the Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst" by Jeffrey Toobin.

You might also like "Hunting Charles Manson : the quest for justice in the days of Helter Skelter" by Lis Wiehl

This event is for all adults interested in discussing true crime! Contact the Business, Government & Science desk at 330.643.9020 or bgsdiv@akronlibrary.org for more information. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | true crime | book discussion |

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000
Branch manager
Michael Bianchi

Hours
Mon, Apr 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room 2AB
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Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Apr 25, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Thu, Apr 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3,Atrium,Auditorium

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Thu, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Apr 25, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 2AB

Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Apr 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
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Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, May 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, May 02, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, May 02, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Fri, May 03, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, May 04, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Tue, May 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Tue, May 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
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Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This event is full

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Atrium

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, May 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Thu, May 09, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, May 09, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Fri, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Atrium,Auditorium

Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Atrium,Auditorium,Garden Trio Corridor,Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3

Mon, May 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom

Wed, May 15, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone
Registration opens Thursday, April 25 2024 at 12:00am

Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, May 16, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Atrium,Auditorium,Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3

Sat, May 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Atrium,Auditorium

Mon, May 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, May 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
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Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Wed, May 22, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full