Breaking News Bar
posted: 4/17/2012 3:08 PM

Algonquin library program looks at school fire

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 

Submitted by Algonquin Area Public Library

On Monday, May 14, Jim Gibbons will speak on "Our Lady of the Angels Fire: A Chicago Tragedy" at 7 p.m. at the Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive in Algonquin.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Registration is required by calling the library at (847) 458-6060, ext. 143.

On Dec. 1, 1958, a fire broke out in the basement of Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago, cutting short the lives of 92 students and three nuns. Gibbons will present the story of this tragedy based on newspaper articles, eyewitness accounts and a personal connection. This program is for ages 18 and older due to somewhat graphic images.

Gibbons presented this program for the Marengo-Union Public Library in March. These presentations coincide with the renovation and recent reopening of the Our Lady of the Angels Church and rededication Mass with Cardinal George April 14.

For details about the fire or rededication, visit www.olafire.com.

For details on the library, visit www.aapld.org.

Share this page
    help here