WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The 1893 World's Fair, the architect behind it, and a "murder castle" are all major themes of the book centered around the 2013 "One Great Read" program.
The community-wide read takes place each year. This year, the book at the center of it all is Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. This non-fiction book takes place in Chicago and chronicles the real-life people and events from the 1893 World's Fair. Two of those people are the fair's chief architect and the serial killer who used the fair to lure victims to their demise.
There will be various events free to the public through September and October held at the county libraries where readers can participate in discussions, learn what Chicago was like back in the 1890s and how much life has changed since then.
Tippecanoe County Public Library Chairwoman Alison Moss and West Lafayette Public Library's Director Nick Schenkel stopped by News 18 This Morning to explain how they chose The Devil in the White City. Check out the video attached to this story to watch the full interview.
"One Great Read" kicks off Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the West Lafayette Public Library. The library is located at 208 West Columbia Street in West Lafayette.
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