Port Jervis Free Library Event Calendar

Date: 1/24/2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: , 845-856-7313 x 5
Location: El Patron, 104 US Highway 6, Port Jervis, NY 12771
Description: Location: El Patron, 104 US Highway 6, Port Jervis, NY 12771
*Premiers January 22nd as a mini-series on TNT
Synopsis from Goodreads: The year is 1896. The city is New York. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the un-finished Williamsburg Bridge. From there the two embark on a rev-olutionary effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before their hunt is over.
Fast-paced and riveting, infused with historical detail, The Alienist conjures up Gilded Age New York, with its tenements and mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. It is an age in which questioning society’s belief that all killers are born, not made, could have un-expected and fatal consequences.
Facilitators: Kate Gessner & Taylor Sauschuck
Charge: Free except food, beverage, and occasionally the book
NOTE: There is a waiting list for this program. Please contact The Hub to sign up!

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