By Nathaniel Philbrick
Tuesday, June 14
With Barney Levantino, Reference Librarian
The true life inspiration for Moby Dick…
In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster.
This program is free.
No registration required.
Books are available at the Circulation Desk.
Friday, June 17 at 2 PM
Join us for a showing of the 2015 film In the Heart of the Sea.
A short discussion comparing the book to the film will follow.
-posted by Barney, Reference Services