Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT
Stephen Spignesi will present an illustrated lecture on the Titantic at 1:30 p.m. April 15 at the Waterford Library. Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician.
Spignesi will discuss and sign his new book, “The Titanic For Dummies,” which examines the building of the ship, life onboard during its maiden voyage, tragic decisions made that fateful night, the discovery of the wreck, and the many controversies and theories that have emerged in the century since the sinking. The book includes a recounting of Robert Ballard’s discovery of the wreck in 1985 and the ongoing debate over whether to salvage the wreck or let the ship remain as a memorial to those who perished, Copies of Titanic For Dummies will be available for purchase and signing. For more information call the library at (860) 444-5805.