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Friends of the Crown Point Library host Literary Luncheon

May 18 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Crown Point Library - Crown Point

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Crown Point Community Library


2019-1-Minute-After-SunriseTickets to the event are $30 per person or $25 for Friends members, and include lunch and the presentation. Tickets are on sale now at the Crown Point Library.

Books will be for sale and a book signing will follow the presentation.

This luncheon is just one of the many ways the Friends of the Crown Point Library raise funds to support the Crown Point Library and to provide intimate interactions between community members and quality authors. For more information, please visit

One Minute After Sunrise:
Whiting, Indiana – Saturday, August 27, 1955 – Sunrise, 6:11 a.m. It’s 80 degrees in the shade, and most of the city’s residents are still trying to sleep off an airless, oppressive night. But inside the plant at Whiting’s biggest employer (and one of the world’s largest oil refineries), something has gone horribly wrong…something that threatens to destroy the entire community.

The clock changes. 6:12 a.m.

This is the story of what happened at on that cataclysmic day in 1955, spoken in the words of the people who lived through it. It’s the story of how, in the passing of a single instant, their lives and their community were changed forever.

Author John Hmurovic:
John Hmurovic, a native of the Robertsdale section of Hammond, interviewed over 80 people and combined extensive research to tell the story of what happened after the most spectacular American industrial accident occurred.

Hmurovic is an award-winning journalist and television news producer. This book is the result of a project by the Whiting-Robertsdale Historical Society to collect and preserve memories of the 1955 refinery fire. That effort was honored by the Indiana Historical Society with its annual Outstanding Project Award for 2015. 


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