CHRONICLES BLAZE—Bestselling author Susan Orlean’s“The Library Book” is this year’s selection for Agoura Hills’ autumn One City, One Book literacy program. Courtesy photosIt was the most catastrophic fire to hit a library building in the nation’s history.
April 29, 1986, was a dark day for the Los Angeles Public Library system as a morning blaze swept through the Central Library in L.A., burning for more than seven hours.
No one died, but more than 400,000 of the 1.2 million volumes were destroy...
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