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No Page Unturned Book Club Discussing Come Fly the World

Virtual Program

2022-07-27 16:00:00 2022-07-27 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles No Page Unturned Book Club Discussing Come Fly the World Join the No Page Unturned Book Club for an online discussion of Come Fly the Word: the jet-age story of the women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Wednesday, July 27
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-27 16:00:00 2022-07-27 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles No Page Unturned Book Club Discussing Come Fly the World Join the No Page Unturned Book Club for an online discussion of Come Fly the Word: the jet-age story of the women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Join the No Page Unturned Book Club for an online discussion of Come Fly the Word: the jet-age story of the women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke

This is a virtual event and will be hosted on WebEx Meetings via the following link.

https://lacountylibrary.webex.com/lacountylibrary/j.php?MTID=m4b2436cd4c76de3c0c486ff55d746df6

Summary of Come Fly the Word: the jet-age story of the women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke. (provided by the publisher):

Glamour, danger, liberation: Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3" and 5′9", between 105 and 140 pounds, and under 26 years of age at the time of hire. Julia Cooke’s intimate storytelling weaves together the real-life stories of a memorable cast of characters, from small-town girl Lynne Totten, a science major who decided life in a lab was not for her, to Hazel Bowie, one of the relatively few Black stewardesses of the era, as they embraced the liberation of their new jet-set life. Cooke brings to light the story of Pan Am stewardesses’ role in the Vietnam War, as the airline added runs from Saigon to Hong Kong for planeloads of weary young soldiers straight from the battlefields, who were off for five days of R&R, and then flown back to war. Finally, with Operation Babylift—the dramatic evacuation of 2,000 children during the fall of Saigon—the book’s special cast of stewardesses unites to play an extraordinary role on the world stage.

To borrow a print copy of the book, please contact the library. Digital versions may be available through the library's digital resources via Overdrive (eBook or audiobook).

AGE GROUP: | Older Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books, Poetry, & Writing |

TAGS: | Virtual Program | Book Club |

Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Phone: 310.559.1676

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 Closed
Tue, Aug 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 17 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Aug 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 21 Closed

About the branch

Culver City Library was established April 1, 1915 in the new Pacific Electric Railroad Depot. The library moved to various locations throughout the city as it grew in size over the years. The library has been in its present location since 1970. The Japanese Garden in front of the library was a gift from Kaizuka, Japan, a sister city of the city of Culver City in 1974.

In January 2001, the Culver City Library was renamed the Culver City Julian Dixon Library by the Board of Supervisors in recognition of Julian Dixon, the representative for the 32nd United States Congressional District. The Honorable Julian Dixon, who passed away on December 8, 2000, spent many of his years in public service working closely with educational institutions and libraries that positively impact the lives of children.

Upcoming events

Tue, Aug 16, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Knitters of all skill levels are welcome.

Tue, Aug 23, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Aug 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join the No Page Unturned Book Club for an online discussion of The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin.

Tue, Aug 30, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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Thu, Sep 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Registration opens Thursday, September 1 2022 at 10:30am

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Join Culver City Library's Mystery Book Club for an online discussion of The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey.