In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America—addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones. Join us for a discussion with the author and a Skype interview on this timely topic.
Free copies of the book are available while supplies last at the library's Reference Desk for those who have registered for the discussion Please register below.
Free and open to all.
Made possible by a Rhode Island Foundation Community Grant, Friends of Barrington Public Library, Barrington Public Library and The BAY Team.