They were childhood friends, but still he shot Babe dead.

Prohibition in the Border Cities gave rise to many stories of rumrunners, speakeasies and people who fought against illegal liquor.  On Thursday November 29, an appreciative audience gathered in the Community Living Room at the Central Branch to hear local author Patrick Brode (pictured left) retell the story of  the deadly confrontation between  innkeeper Babe Trumble and Rev. Leslie Spracklin.

If you missed this presentation, Mr. Brode will make another appearance on Saturday December 1 at our Sandwich Branch.  Program begins at 2:30 p.m.  Copies of his book, DYING FOR A DRINK, will be available for purchase.

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