The Pittsfield Public Library will hold its 2015 Persis Smith Community Read in November featuring three programs based on the book “Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy” by journalist Kathryn Miles.

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m., Miles will discuss writing and researching her book and what she’s learned about our nation’s failing meteorological infrastructure.

An emergency preparedness presentation by Michael Smith from the Somerset County Emergency Management Association is set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

WABI-TV meteorologist Arielle Whooley will discuss severe storms and weather forecasting at 4 p.m. Nov. 9.

Librarian Holly Williams will facilitate a book discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

The book provides the first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded — a hurricane like no other. In “Superstorm,” Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service, according to a news release from the library.

In addition to “Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy,” Miles is the author of “All Standing: The True Story of Hunger, Rebellion and Survival Aboard the Jeanie Johnston” and “Adventures With Ari,” as well as numerous articles of magazines and newspapers.

Copies of the book can be obtained from the library. It is not necessary to have read the book to participate in the programs. All are welcome.

For more information, call the library at 487-5880.

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