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Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale Public Library
Contact

April 6, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM
World War I-The Great War, Dr. Kyle Longley

April 13, 2017, 6:00-8:30 PM
Film screening All Quiet on the Western Front

April 20, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM
The Great War's Impact on Scottsdale, Joan Fudala

May 9, 2017, 6:30-8:00 PM
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Tom Tudor

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California

Beaumont, California

Beaumont Library District
Contact

April 8, 2017
World War I and America: Veterans Panel, Jennifer Keene, PhD

May, 2017
Film screening and discussion

Danville, California

Museum of San Ramon Valley
Contact

March 16, 2017, 7:00 PM
An Ordinary Year, An Extraordinary Time, Steve Burchik, at the Veterans Memorial Building

April 7, 2017, 7:00 PM
“Think of Me Often,” Claranet Fusion, at the Danville Library

Milpitas, California

Milpitas Library
Contact

April 2, 2017, 2:00 PM
Democracy Defeated: Emma Goldman 1917-1919, Dr. Candace Falk

April 5, 2017, 7:00 PM
World War One and America, Professor Eric Narveson

April 6, 2017, 6:30 PM
Documentary Screening: World War I: American Legacy

April 9, 2017, 2:00 PM
The Effect of Combat on Veterans’ Lives, Professor Eric Narveson

April 19, 2017, 6:30 PM
Film Screening: Sergeant York (1941)

April 24, 2017, 6:30 PM
Film Screening: Paths of Glory (1957)

Sacramento, California

Sacramento Public Library
Contact

June 4, 2017, 3:00 PM
American Women and the First World War, Lynn Dumenil, PhD

June 11, 2017, 1:00 PM
The First World War and the African American Soldier, Jennifer Keene, PhD

July 30, 2017, 1:00 PM
American Security, Civil Liberties, and the First World War, Carlton Lawson

Simi Valley, California

Simi Valley Public Library
Contact

March 18, 2017
World War I and Women, Susan Kinkella, PhD

May 20, 2017
World War I and PTSD, Janina Scarlet, PhD

September 16, 2017
World War I and America readings and discussion, Michaela Reaves, PhD

November 9, 2017
World War I and Music, Michaela Reaves, PhD

Whittier, California

Whittier Public Library
Contact

February 2, 2017, 6:30 PM
World War I and America, Jennifer Keene, PhD

February 9, 2017
The Literature of World War I, Charles Adams, PhD

February 15, 2017
"The Life of a Doughboy" presented by the Great War Historical Society of Los Angeles

February 22, 2017
Documentary screening: World War I, The American Legacy

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Connecticut

Groton, Connecticut

Groton Public Library
Contact

B>February 1, 2017, 1:00 PM
World War I and America Opening Event

February 2, 2017, 12:00 PM
Scanning Day with the Connecticut State Library’s World War I Memory Project

February 4, 2017, 1:00 PM
Women Doctors and Nurses in World War I, Heather Munro Prescott, PhD

February 9, 2017, 7:00 PM
Connecticut on the Homefront, Christine Gauvreau

February 10, 2017, 1:00 PM
WWI Film screening with commentary

February 16, 2017, 3:30 PM
Genealogy Presentation: World War I, Michael Spellmon

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford Public Library
Contact

April 6, 2017
The Puerto Rican Experience of World War I

April 27, 2017
"Expressions of War" roundtable discussion

May 11, 2017
Hartford and World War I

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Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern
Contact

April 1, 2017
World War I and America Exhbition Opening Event

April 2, 2017
Local genealogy society WWI project

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Georgia

Augusta, Georgia

Augusta Museum of History
Contact

February 21, 2017
World War I and America Reader

May 27, 2017
World War I's Impact on the River Region

June 24, 2017
World War I History Detective Program

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Urban Mediamakers Association
Contact

February 18, 2017
Black History event with film screenings, readings and discussion, Chad Williams

October 13, 2017
Race and World War I screening and discussion, Max Brooks

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Illinois

Bolingbrook, Illinois

Fountaindale Public Library
Contact

April 11, 2017, 7:00 PM
A World Gone Mad: World War I, Jim Gibbons

September 23, 2017, 9:30 AM
Here Come the Doughboys! Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors

Hampshire, Illinois

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District
Contact

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM
World War I and America exhibition opening

December 5, 2016
World War I strategy board game and discussion

Malta, Illinois

Kishwaukee College
Contact

March 30, 2017, 12:30-1:30 PM
The Unknown Soldier: How does military service change you?, Jennifer Jossendal, at the C 1130 Student Lounge

April 25, 2017, 11:00– 12:00 PM
What does the Nation Owe to Those Who Fight?, Dr. Ashley Becker, at the C 1130 Student Lounge

Orland Park, Illinois

Orland Park Public Library
Contact

March 5, 2017, 3:00 PM
Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the WWI Alliance, William Brooks, PhD

March 7, 2017, 7:00 PM
World War I and America Roundtable I, Orland Park Vet Center

March 9, 2017, 7:00 PM
The United States Enters World War I, Paul H. Herbert, PhD

March 15, 2017, 7:00 PM
Artillery Scout, James Bilder

March 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
The US in WWI: Seven Months That Changed the World, Barry Cloyd

March 21, 2017, 7:00 PM
World War I and America Roundtable II, Orlando Park Vet Center

March 22, 2017, 7:00 PM
A World Gone Mad: World War I, Jim Gibbons

March 23, 2017, 7:00 PM
Great Soldiers of the First Division, 1917-1919, Paul H. Herbert, PhD

March 30, 2017, 7:00 PM
The Rise and Fall of the Doughboy

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Iowa

Davenport, Iowa

Figge Art Museum
Contact

February 16, 2017
The Art of Persuasion: World War I Posters and the Home Front, Ranelle Knight-Lueth, PhD

May 4, 2017
World War I and America readings and discussion Quad Cities Vet Center

Oelewin, Iowa

Oelwein Public Library
Contact

April 3, 2017, 6:30 PM
World War I and America Opening Event

April 6, 2017, 6:30 PM
World War I and U.S. Railroads

April 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
World War I and America readings and discussion

April 20, 2017, 6:30 PM
Daily Life at Camp Dodge, Mike Vogt

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Kansas

Independence, Kansas

Independence Public Library
Contact

February 23, 2017, 6:00 PM
Veteran's Writing Workshop, Jason Pete, PhD

March 1, 2017,
Stubby the Dog Soldier: WWI Hero (Animal Heroes) Story Walk (Riverside Zoo)

March 2, 2017, 6:30 PM
World War I and America Exhibition Opening Reception

March 7, 2017, 6:00 PM
Serving America While Serving Time, Kori Thompson

March 8, 2017, 2:00 PM
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It

March 14, 2017, 6:00 PM
Author Talk Personal Hell: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM
Veterans Panel Discussion at Independence High School

March 16, 2017, 7:00 PM
World War I and America: A Participatory Reader's Theater

March 21, 2017, 6:00 PM
WWI and America Family Read Night

March 22, 2017, 6:00 PM
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It

March 29, 2017, 6:00 PM
Global Police Debate, Independence Community College Debate Team

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Louisiana

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Nicholls State University, Ellender Memorial Library
Contact

November 10, 2017
Veterans Day ceremony

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Maine

Eliot, Maine

William Fogg Library
Contact

April 7, 2017, 2:00 PM
WWI and America Program Kickoff, Jamie Rice and Sr. Vice Commander Melvyn Bates. Please call 207-439-9437 to register.

April 8, 2017
Saturday Film Series, The First World War. To be held consecutive Saturdays, beginning 4/8/17, and excluding 5/20/17 and 5/27/17

October 4, 2017
History of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Gary Hildreth

Kittery, Maine

Rice Public Library
Contact

November 9, 2017, 5:00 PM
World War I and America Closing Event, Elizabeth McKillen, PhD

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Maryland

Belcamp, Maryland

Harford County Public Library
Contact

March 21, 2017
"Ready to Serve, a One-Woman Show"

March 26, 2017
Meet the Author: Elizabeth Foxwell

May 11, 2017
Meet the Author: Mitchell Yockelson

Towson, Maryland

Towson University Albert S. Cook Library
Contact

February 15, 2017, 12:00 PM
World War I, Physical Fitness, and the Shaping of a Modern University

March 28, 2017, 12:30 PM
World War I, Sex, and Gender

April 20, 2017, 12:30 PM
Art, Culture, and Race: The Legacy of World War I

October 4, 2017, 12:00 PM
Bibliotherapy: World War I and Beyond

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Michigan

Alpena County, Michigan

Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact

March 6, 2017, 6:30 PM
Letters Home-WWI soldier and Alpena resident Levi Stevens letters to his parents, read and discussed by his granddaughter.

March 6, 2017, 7:00 PM
Of Men and War documentary screening.

March 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
Lincoln Center Screening: Veteran Artist Project The Home Show

March 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
The WWI and America Reader discussion

March 20, 2017, 6:30 PM
Wake Up America! Great Lakes Contribution to WWI

Heartland, Michigan

Cromaine District Library
Contact

November 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
Michigan and World War I. Dennis Skupinski

November 21, 2017, 6:30 PM
World War I and PTSD

Jackson, Michigan

Jackson District Library
Contact

May 18, 2017
America's Role in the War

September 14, 2017
World War I and America readings and discussion

March 15, 2018
Veteran Experience

May 31, 2018
World War I and Jackson

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Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri

Contact
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November 6, 2016, 2:00 PM
The Role of African Americans in World War I, Joelouis Mattox

November 12, 2016, 2:00 PM
W.E.B. Du Bois and World War I, Shawn Alexander, PhD

Springfield, Missouri

Springfield-Greene County Library District
Contact

April 5, 2017
Dr. Jay Winter

April 18, 2017
Chemical Warfare in World War I

April 22, 2017
Women's Roles in World War I

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New Jersey

Bridgetown, NJ

Bridgeton Free Public Library
Contact

May 4, 2017
WWI film screening with commentary

May 6, 2017
WWI and America reception with ragtime music

May 13, 2017, 2:00 PM
Three-Day Road: Book Discussion, Joseph Boyden

May 16, 2017
Students Meet Veterans

Hoboken, NJ

Hoboken Historical Museum
Contact

November 6, 2016, 4:00 PM
Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: From Hoboken to the Rhine and Back, Jeffrey Sammons, PhD

November 21, 2016, 1:00 PM
A City on the Eve of War: Hoboken in 1916-1917, Christina Ziegler-McPherson, PhD

December 11, 2016, 4:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson's Failure of Wartime Leadersip, Richard Striner, PhD

February 12, 2017, 4:00 PM
The Women of Peace and Preparedness: The Use of Motherhood and Maternalism in World War I, Lisa Mastrangelo, PhD

March 12, 2017, 4:00 PM
Uncle Sam Wants You: Hoboken, World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen, Christopher Capozzola, PhD

April 23, 2017, 4:00 PM
A Seaport at War with Itself: Germans, Irish, Jews, Italians, and African Americans in Wartime Greater New York, Steven H. Jaffe

May 7, 2017, 4:00 PM
Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken: The U.S. Army Port of Embarkation in Hoboken during World War I Mark Van Ells, PhD

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New York

Brooklyn, NY

New York City College of Technology
Contact

April 5, 2017, 1:00-2:00 PM
Public film screening and discussion, at the Ursula C. Schwerin Library

July 8, 2017, 1:00-2:00 PM2:30-3:30 PM
Public film screening and discussion, at the Ursula C. Schwerin Library

November 8, 2017, 2:30-3:30 PM
Public film screening and discussion, at the Ursula C. Schwerin Library

Granville, NY

Slate Valley Museum
Contact

April 29, 2017, 2:00 PM
Public talk, "Putting the 'World' in the First World War," with SUNY Albany Professor Richard S. Fogarty

Hempstead, NY

The African Atlantic Genealogical Society, Inc.
Contact

April 1, 2017
Two One-Act Plays about World War I

April 1, 2017, 3:00 PM
"Mine Eyes Have Seen," and "Aftermath," staged readings and discussion, Osceola "Ozzie" Fletcher, Lt. Damon L. Kinebrew, and former Mayor of the Village of Freeport, Andrew Hardwick

June 24, 2017
Jazz concert. WW1 era songs and music composed by Lt. James Reese Europe

Massapequa, NY

Massapequa Public Library
Contact

May 10, 2017, 1:00 PM
Voices of World War I: Do They Still Resonate Today? Ana Katsavos

May 17, 2017, 1:00 PM
World War I Era in Song, Robert Cohen

Poughkeepsie, NY

Adriance Memorial Library
Contact

May 6, 2017, 2:30 PM
World War I and America Opening Event

May 13, 2017, 2:30 PM
World War I and America: Veterans Panel, Matthew Schultz, PhD

May 18, 2017, 7:00 PM
An Evening of Poetry: The War Experience, Nelson Rivera

May 20, 2017, 2:30 PM
Writing Workshop

Smithown, NY

The Smithtown Library
Contact

February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM
The History of Camp Upton, Paul Infranco

April 6, 2017, 7:00 PM
World War I from Sarajevo to the Armistice, Keith Matturo

April 8, 2017, 2:00 PM
Fifteen Shades of Grey - The Lusitania, the Sussex, and America's Ambivalent Road into the First World War

May 20, 2017, 2:00 PM
Songs of World War I, Linda Russell Trio

June 22, 2017, 7:00 PM
World War I in Film, Keith Matturo

October 5, 2017, 7:00 PM
Battlefield Art of World War I

November 7, 2017, 7:00 PM
Art of World War I, Christina Bosco, PhD

Staten Island, NY

Staten Island Museum
Contact

March 11, 2017, 1:00-3:00 PM
World War I Lecture, Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson and Dr. Phillip Papas

March 25, 2017, 1:00-3:00 PM
Veterans' Oral Histories: “I am a Number,” Cara Liander and Maria Rusolo

Stony Brook, NY

The Stony Book University Libraries Special Collections
Contact

October 2, 2017 - December 28, 2017
World War I Through the Lens: Photographs of the Western Front, 1914-1918

October 19, 2017
Long Island Naval History in Wartime, with an emphasis on World War I, Bill Bleyer, at the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library

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Ohio

Wickliffe, Ohio

Wickliffe Public Library
Contact

April 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
Ohio’s Memorial Forest Shrine and Gold Star Mothers

April 20, 2017, 6:30 PM
World War One and the Experience of America’s Veterans

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Pennsylvania

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College
Contact

April 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
Transcribathon follow up talk and exhibit

Havertown, Pennsylvania

Haverford Township Free Library
Contact

January 5, 2017, 7:00 PM
World War I and America Opening Event

January 8, 2017, 2:00 PM
World War I and American Art

January 15, 2017, 2:00 PM
Alice Paul, World War I, and the Suffrage Movement, Mary Walton

January 18, 2017, 6:30 PM
When and Where: World War I, middle school history club

April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM
World War I Memorabilia Night

McMurray, Pennsylvania

Peters Township Public Library
ptlib@ptlibrary.org

August 3, 2017
World War I and America Opening Event, Michael Neiberg, Ph.D.

August 20, 2017
World War I Book/Film Adaptation discussion, David R. Shumway, PhD.

August 24, 2017
Writers and Writings Panel Discussion, Todd DePastino, PhD.

November 11, 2017
The United States Entry into World War I in 1917, Todd DePastino, PhD.



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South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

Historic Columbia
Contact

November 10, 2016, 6:30 PM
Remembering Columbia: Service of African Americans in World War I, John Sherrer

April 23, 2016
Woodrow Wilson and World War I A. Scott Berg at Woodrow Wilson Family Home

May 9, 2017
Remembering Columbia: Establishmet of Camp Jackson, Fritz Hamer, PhD

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Texas

Canyon, Texas

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Contact

March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Women in the Great War, talk and discussion

April 6, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Eye Deep in Hell Discussion

April 24, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Great War in Literature, talk and discussion

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM
Letters from Home, family program with letter writing and talk

August 10, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
PBS NOVA The First Air War, screening and roundtable discussion

San Angelo, Texas

Angelo State University
Contact

March 30, 2017
World War I and America, dramatic readings, William A. Taylor, PhD at Stephens Central Library

April 20, 2017
“Texas’s Ethnic Minorities During World War I,” Alex Mendoza, PhD and Charles Grear PhD at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark Commissary Building

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Utah

Brigham City, Utah

Brigham City Library
Contact

December 5, 2016, 7:00 PM
World War I and America Gala Event

January 11, 2017, 7:00 PM
Fort Douglas during World War I, Robert Voyles

January 18, 2017, 7:00 PM
The Back of the Front: Women and World War I, Tammy Proctor, PhD

January 25, 2017, 7:00 PM
America and the Legacy of the First World War, Branden Little, PhD

December 14, 2017, 7:00 PM
American Belligerency, 1917-1918, Branden Little, PhD

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Virginia

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Contact

May 18, 2017, 7:00 PM
Writer's Workshop - Writing About War

September 26, 2017, 7:00 PM
World War I Reader's Theater - Readings and Discussion

October 6, 7:00 PM
World War I and the History of Marine Corps Base Quantico

November 10 and 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
World War I Exhibit, Museum of Valor

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Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Contact

March 15, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Warrior Book Club: Learning to Stay by Erin Cellelo. Featured guest: Erin Cellelo, Author. Event will be held at Madison Public Library-Central Branch (201 W. Mifflin St.)

April 19, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Warrior Book Club: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. Event will be held at Madison Public Library-Central Branch (201 W. Mifflin St.)

May 11, 2017, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Coctails with a Curator

May 17, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Warrior Book Club: All That You’ve Seen Here is God, a modern translation of Sophocles' Ajax by Bryan Doerries and readings from the WWI and America Reader. Event will be held at Madison Public Library-Central Branch (201 W. Mifflin St.)

November 19, 2017, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Coctails with a Curator

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

The Pen Faulkner Foundation
Contact

March 28, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM
World War I and American featuring Elliot Ackerman, Maurice Decaul and Kayla Williams, along with Georgetown University Professor Nicole Rizzuto, at the Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave SE)

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For more information, please contact:

ww1america@loa.org