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OLD WEIRD AMERICA: Peyton Place, the Scandalous Book that Captivated America Thursday, February 13 6:00 PM, Northside Library

Please join us for a look at the most scandalous book of the 1950s—Peyton Place. All about the dark secrets of a respectable New England town, it sold millions of copies, but brought nothing but trouble to its author, a young wife and mother named Grace Metalious—who incited an uproar with her unapologetically outspoken manner and unconventional opinions. Come and learn why filmmaker John Waters said, “When I read Peyton Place at 10-years-old, I knew the world around me was a lie.”