March 5, 2019
7:00PM @ Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)

Join us for an evening in conversation with Susan Orlean on her latest release, The Library Book. Hosted by EPL’s Pilar Martinez. 

Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the devastating 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that tells a broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

Tickets are $15 in advance through Eventbrite, $20 at the door, subject to availability.

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This event is presented in partnership with Simon & Schuster Canada, EPL, and Audreys Books.

Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including Rin Tin TinSaturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award–winning film Adaptation. She lives with her family and her animals in upstate New York. Find out more at and

Pilar Martinez
 is the Chief Executive Officer of Edmonton Public Library. She holds a MLIS from the University of Alberta and a BA with Honours in English from Acadia University. Pilar is very active in the library community, and currently serves on several boards nation-wide, including chairing the Canadian Urban Libraries Council and serving on the Public Lending Rights Commission. Pilar is married to Tim, and they have two amazing children.

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