Discover the story of the worst hospital disaster in US history during a program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1, at our Main Branch.

Local historian Ginnie Jeschelnig will explore the Cleveland Clinic fire of May 15, 1929. A small fire in the hospital’s basement led to a series of explosions and — most dangerously — the burning of thousands of pounds of x-ray film. The smoldering film released a cloud of toxic fumes that caused the death of 123 patients, visitors and staff.

Learn about that fatal day and its legacy during the free program. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.