JMRL is delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the national initiative World War I and America. This initiative coincides with the 100th anniversary of the nation’s 1917 entry into the war, and seeks to explore its lasting legacy.
We hope that you will join us in one or more of the events planned in this series:
Read Local: William Walker’s Betrayal at Little Gibraltar
Sunday, October 22 at 2pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, join local author and educator William Walker as he discusses his book about the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France, Betrayal at Little Gibraltar.
Veterans and Mental Health
Sunday, November 5 at 2pm
Join us for a presentation about mental health by the Mitchell Hash Foundation. The Mitchell Hash Foundation helps those who struggle with thoughts of suicide as well as educates the general public about suicide. This talk will focus on the mental health needs of veterans.
WWI and America Book Group
Tuesday, November 7 at 11am
Join retired JMRL librarian and Vietnam veteran Bob Bjoring to listen to and discuss selected stories from the World War I and America reader in conjunction with veteran war experiences. No registration necessary. The World War I and America reader is also accessible online.
Film Screening and Discussion – All Quiet on the Western Front
Monday, November 13 at 6pm
Screening of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and discussion led by University of Virginia Associate Professor Carmenita Higginbotham.
The Human Side of War
Wednesday, November 15 at 6pm
Charlottesville High School students present excerpts from videos and podcasts produced in partnership with local Vietnam veterans.
Books Sandwiched In
Friday, November 17 at 12pm
A book review, usually of non-fiction titles, presented by a guest speaker. It is not necessary to have read the book to attend the program. Independent scholar Rick Potter will discuss the history and provide context for the book.
The Englishman’s Daughter: a True Story of Love and Betrayal in WWI by Ben Macintyre
These programs are part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.