Maplewood Library Remembers

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Coming in November:

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Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind
Author talk, book signing, and book release party for Sarah Wildman.  Letters from her grandfather’s lost love reveal a woman desperate to escape the Holocaust, yet clinging to the memory of a love that defined her years of freedom.  Thursday, October 30 at 7 pm

 

 

RegenerationThursday Night Book Club
Our monthly book club will be discussing the historical anti-war novel Regeneration by Pat Barker, which explores the experience of British army officers being treated for shell shock during World War I, and which is based on first-person narratives from the period.  Thursday, November 6 at 7 pm

 

 

Among the RuinsAmong the Ruins: Syria Past and Present
Author talk and book signing with Christian C. Sahner.  As civil war rages, historian Christian C. Sahner (CHS 2003) blends history, reportage and memoir in a piercing account of a country whose rich past resonates in its tragic present. Monday, November 10 at 7 pm

 

 

Ben Lowy photoArt & Music Reception
Our November art exhibit is the work of Maplewoodian Ben Lowy, an award-winning photographer who covers major stories worldwide.  A reception will feature the Maplewood Community Music Trombone Quartet playing military marches, patriotic medleys and ware-era numbers.  Artist talk at 1:30.  Saturday, November 15 at 1 pm

 

 

TrenchesWorld War I: Life in the Trenches
Mark C. Molesky, Professor of History at Seton Hall, will examine the lives of soldiers on the Western Front, and how the experience of trench warfare shaped the way the war was later perceived and understood.  Monday, November 17 at 7 pm

All programs are free and open to the public.  A special thank you to Maplewood Memorial Post 10120 VFW and Drew J. Bauman

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