Oct 19, 2016 Library Newspaper Article for Eclipse
The Brown Bag Book Club selection for this month is When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning. “When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and rucksacks in every theater of war. These Armed Services Editions were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity and made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is the inspiring story of the Armed Services Editions, and a treasure for history buffs and book lovers alike.”—Amazon book review.
The discussion for this book will be Monday, November 14 at noon. Stop in and pick up a copy today!
SAVE THE DATE: Danny L. Steiber, “The Barn Quilt Guy” will join us on Monday, November 14, 6:30-7:30 pm, to present an informative slide show and history of barn quilts from Blackhawk, Bremer, Butler, Grundy, Wright Counties, and the City of Kalona. He will also speak on the history of the underground railroad movement through Iowa in the 1800’s. Snacks and program are provided free of charge. Hope to see you there!
When Books Went to War
New Fiction: Broken Trust by W.E.B. Griffin, Reckless Creed by Alex Kava, Missing: A Private Novel by James Patterson & Kathryn Fox, Filthy Rich by James Patterson, Love’s Faithful Promise by Susan Anne Mason, The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith.
New DVDs: Lion Guard: Unleash the Power, Warcraft, X-Men Apocalypse.
Calendar of Events:
Oct. 19, 26 Wednesday Morning Story Time 10-11 am
Oct. 24, 31 Clothes Closet 6-7:30 pm
Oct. 19 Wacky-Out –Wednesday (WOW) 1-3 pm
Oct. 19: Guest Author Joyce Knock 1-3 pm