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Authors Share Unusual Bucket-List Destinations at Library Event

October 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

- Free

Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton to Discuss Atlas Obscura at Highland Park Public Library

Dylan Thuras, cofounder of AtlasObscura.com, the online destination for wonder and curiosity, will be joined by co-author Ella Morton in a special appearance at Highland Park Public Library on Monday, October 24, to celebrate the release of their book. The event is part of the Library’s ongoing Meet The Author series.

    Atlas Obscura includes color photographs, maps, and charts to more than 600 of the most unusual, fascinating, and mysterious bucket-list destinations across all eight continents. Thuras and Morton will  delve into the most astonishing and curious locations featured in the book, sharing some of their favorites.  From the Glowworm Caves of New Zealand to the bioluminescent squid of Toyama Bay, each entry in Atlas Obscura includes location information and tips on when and how best to get there—and how much to bribe the guard to get you inside.

The book is an immersive cabinet of curiosities that’s meant to inspire wonderlust as much as wanderlust by sharing places that could never be found without a tip from someone in the know.  For the adventurous explorer or the armchair traveler, Atlas Obscura proves that the world is vast and there are marvelous treasures behind every corner—if you just know where to look.

The event at the library will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Highland Park Public Library enriches the community by circulating ideas, information, and technology.  The Library is located at 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park and is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information, please call (847) 432-0216 or visit hplibrary.org.


October 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Highland Park Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035