close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a colour combintion to give he most comfortable contrast.

Open Book presents Sam Quinones

2017-10-03 19:00:00 2017-10-03 20:30:00 America/New_York Open Book presents Sam Quinones The author discusses his award-winning book "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic" Co-presented by the Library Legacy Foundation and the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board Main Library

Tuesday, October 03
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2017-10-03 19:00:00 2017-10-03 20:30:00 America/New_York Open Book presents Sam Quinones The author discusses his award-winning book "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic" Co-presented by the Library Legacy Foundation and the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board Main Library

Main Library

McMaster Center

The author discusses his award-winning book "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic" Co-presented by the Library Legacy Foundation and the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
National Book Critics Circle Award 
Nonfiction

About the Book:
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.
Acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two riveting tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been a catastrophic opiate epidemic.

The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma’s campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive—extremely addictive—miracle painkiller.

Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin—cheap, potent, and originating from one small county, Xalisco, Nayarit, on Mexico’s west coast and independent of any drug cartel, assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico.

Finally, though, Quinones finds hope in the same Rust Belt river town that led the country into the opiate epidemic – Portsmouth, Ohio, where townspeople are turning away from dependence and toward economic as well as municipal self-reliance, and, with that, recovery.

Introducing a memorable cast of characters—pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents —Quinones shows how these tales fit together.

Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.

The reviews are in!

NPR‘s Morning EditionNew York Times •  PBS’ NewsHour • Salon.com • Wall Street Journal

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

TAGS: | Books & Authors |

Main Library

Phone: 419.259.5200

Hours
Mon, Feb 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Feb 25 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Historic Main Library “Jewel of the Community” – showcases stunning Art Deco design paired with cutting-edge modern architecture. Features include “Vitrolite” glass mosaic murals and a soaring atrium in the Wintergarden. Customers appreciate the
underground parking and the on-site Library Café and Classics Gift Shop.


Main serves customers from downtown, all of Lucas County, and surrounding areas. Customers rely on services from specialized departments such as Local History and Genealogy, Audio Visual, and the Tech
Center which contains 80 public computers. Business Technology supports job seekers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and more. The “Metro” draws teens for gaming activities and college resources, and students benefit from Homework Help in Children’s Library.

Upcoming events

Teen General Space
Tue, Feb 20, All day

A/V General Space
Tue, Feb 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Tue, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Teen General Space
Wed, Feb 21, All day

1 Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Feb 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Thu, Feb 22, All day

McMaster Center
Thu, Feb 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Feb 23, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Feb 24, 9:30am - 11:30am

Children's Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:30am

Creativity Lab
Sat, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's General Space
Mon, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Tue, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Mar 02, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Mar 03, 9:30am - 11:30am

Creativity Lab
Sat, Mar 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Teen General Space
Mon, Mar 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Mon, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Tue, Mar 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Mar 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Tue, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Teen General Space
Wed, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

1 Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Mar 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Wed, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Wed, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Teen General Space
Thu, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Mar 09, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Mar 10, 9:30am - 11:30am

Library General Space
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Teen General Space
Sat, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wintergarden
Sun, Mar 11, 1:15pm - 4:30pm

BTS Display Case
Mon, Mar 12, All day

Children's General Space
Mon, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

BTS Display Case
Tue, Mar 13, All day

Huntington Room A & B
Tue, Mar 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Teen General Space
Tue, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Mar 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

BTS Display Case
Wed, Mar 14, All day

Children's General Space
Wed, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Wed, Mar 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

BTS Display Case
Thu, Mar 15, All day

Teen General Space
Thu, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Thu, Mar 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

BTS Display Case
Fri, Mar 16, All day

Children's Program Room
Fri, Mar 16, 10:00am - 11:30am

BTS Display Case
Sat, Mar 17, All day

Teen General Space
Sat, Mar 17, 9:30am - 11:30am

Creativity Lab
Sat, Mar 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

BTS Display Case
Sun, Mar 18, All day

BTS Display Case
Mon, Mar 19, All day

Children's General Space
Mon, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

BTS Display Case
Tue, Mar 20, All day

Teen General Space
Tue, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Tue, Mar 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

BTS Display Case
Wed, Mar 21, All day

Teen General Space
Wed, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

1 Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Wed, Mar 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

BTS Display Case
Thu, Mar 22, All day

Teen General Space
Thu, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm