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Book club sets sights on ‘The Radium Girls’

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Posted On: December 4, 2018

Some books are too good to be read and dismissed. They need to be discussed.

That’s the idea behind the Oak Hill Book Club, which meets monthly at the Oak Hill Public Library, 125 E. Halifax Ave.

Members and guests will take on “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

The 2017 book by Kate Moore sheds light on the women who worked in American radium factories in the early 20th century. Covered from head to toe with the glittering chemical, they were considered lucky until they started getting sick. Afterward, their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 386-345-5510.