Thursday, September 13, 2018

Series at World War I: Our World Remade

Roe Jan Community Library will host a free Reading and Discussion Program on World War I.  Advance sign-up is required. Led by Aaron Noble, curator at the New York State Museum, the program will meet on six Thursday evenings — Sept. 13, 27, Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8, and 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm. There will also be a short introductory meeting on September 6 at 6:30 to meet the facilitator and pick up books (the books are available to borrow–no need to purchase).

Advance sign-up is required – at the Library or by calling 518-325-4101. Participants should try to attend all 6 sessions as this will be an ongoing discussion.

As the centennial of World War I comes to an end, we invite participants to delve into the history, literature, and poetry of “the war to end all wars.” Texts include historical accounts, novels, poetry, government documents, news account, and journals and letters from soldiers, nurses, politicians, pacifists, and other eye-witnesses to the tragic and transformative events of The Great War. More information on the readings and an introductory essay are available at: https://humanitiesny.org/our-work/programs/reading-discussion/our-world-remade-world-war-i/.

Aaron Noble is Senior Historian and Curator at the NY State Museum, responsible for the political, military, and governmental history collections. The Roe Jan Library program is sponsored by Humanities New York.