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Susan Orlean in Conversation

A headshot of a white woman with medium length blond hair sitting on a couch seat and smiling at the camera.

**Notice of Event Suspension**

Due to regional and state-wide health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), public programming at Scripps College, including this event, has been suspended until further notice.


Susan Orlean is a consummate storyteller. From The Orchid Thief, her spellbinding examination of the esoteric world of flower selling in Florida, to Rin Tin Tin, a powerful account of the iconic Hollywood canine, Orlean has a knack for finding the most unusual characters. Her latest project has a beloved institution as its protagonist: the Los Angeles Public Library. The Library Book is a riveting investigation of the mysterious 1986 fire that nearly consumed the building and an impassioned reflection on the future of libraries in America. Madeleine Brand, host of KCRW’s Press Play, joins her for a conversation.

Presented in partnership with: Friends of the Claremont Library and supported in part by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund




March 24


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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Garrison Theater
Scripps College, 241 E 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States