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Author Barb Warner Deane: On the Homefront

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Join author Barb Warner Deane and learn about her novel, On the Homefront. During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made incredible contributions to the war effort. 

One of the civilian avenues was through the American Red Cross Clubmobile program, which was essentially a mobile club, featuring doughnuts, coffee, and good old American girl-next-door friendliness, all served up at the front lines in Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia—wherever the troops were to be found. Learn more about the Clubmobile program and all the ways in which American women helped win the war!
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Read & Reflect: Hidden Figures

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Known as "human computers," these exceptionally talented African-American women were called into service during the labor shortage of World War II. Overlooked and segregated from their white counterparts, those women overcame countless obstacles and helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union.

In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions.
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