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History

Sep
12
Wed

Off to the Great War: Learning About World War I Veterans from Michigan

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 09/12/2018 06:30 PM 09/12/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Off to the Great War: Learning About World War I Veterans from Michigan

Many of us have ancestors that served in World War I. Discover how locating the records of their service can shed light on the World War I experience. Presented by adult librarian Adam Oster.

Byron Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Byron Township Branch

Many of us have ancestors that served in World War I. Discover how locating the records of their service can shed light on the World War I experience. Presented by adult librarian Adam Oster.

Oct
29
Mon

Michigan in WW1: Stories of the Home Front

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:00 PM 10/29/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Michigan in WW1: Stories of the Home Front

Michigan's contribution to the World War was more than just its service people. It was the center for a spy ring, starting point of the peace movement, center for airplane production and armaments and so much more.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Michigan's contribution to the World War was more than just its service people.

Oct
15
Mon

Live & Learn Lecture: Communicating with Fans & Flowers in Victorian Times

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/15/2018 06:30 PM 10/15/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York Live & Learn Lecture: Communicating with Fans & Flowers in Victorian Times

Wendy Batchelder the Victorian Lady is back! This time, she will speak about how Victorian ladies communicated secret messages with each other with flowers and fans to uphold proper etiquette.

Comstock Park Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Comstock Park Branch

Wendy Batchelder the Victorian Lady is back! This time, she will speak about how Victorian ladies communicated secret messages with each other with flowers and fans to uphold proper etiquette.

Sep
22
Sat

Rosie's Mom and Other Stories of the WWI Homefront

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 09/22/2018 10:30 AM 09/22/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Rosie's Mom and Other Stories of the WWI Homefront

During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became the symbol of working women. Was she an orphan? No...during the Great War, twenty years before, her Mom worked building the armaments for World War I.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became the symbol of working women. Was she an orphan?

Nov
13
Tue

CANCELLED: WWI: America Joins - A Great and Vital Hysteria

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 11/13/2018 06:30 PM 11/13/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York CANCELLED: WWI: America Joins - A Great and Vital Hysteria

CANCELLED - please visit https://www.kdl.org/events/alert-updated-schedule for more World War One-related programs this fall.


In this lecture series we will discus the war hysteria once the United States joined the war and then the efforts to sustain interest and engagement in the war effort. This lecture covers the anti-German hostility, the Sedition Act of 1918 and the Creel Committee on the war effort.

Spencer Township Branch
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Spencer Township Branch

CANCELLED - please visit https://www.kdl.org/events/alert-updated-schedule for more World War One-related programs this fall.

Oct
3
Wed

CANCELLED: WWI: A Fleet for Democracy - Great Lakes and Seaboard Shipbuilding

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/03/2018 06:30 PM 10/03/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York CANCELLED: WWI: A Fleet for Democracy - Great Lakes and Seaboard Shipbuilding

CANCELLED - please visit kdl.org/events for more history programs this fall.


In this lecture series by Matthew Daley, professor of history at GVSU, he will discuss the effort to coordinate the nation’s industrial capacity for war – including nationalizing the U.S.’s railroads, and the effort to build cargo ships to combat the sinkings by U-boats on the Atlantic. He will also talk about shipbuilding throughout the Great Lakes and Michigan's part in the war effort.

Nelson Township Branch
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Nelson Township Branch

CANCELLED - please visit kdl.org/events for more history programs this fall.

Sep
12
Wed

CANCELLED and REPLACED: WWI: A Fleet for Democracy - Great Lakes and Seaboard Shipbuilding

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 09/12/2018 06:30 PM 09/12/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York CANCELLED and REPLACED: WWI: A Fleet for Democracy - Great Lakes and Seaboard Shipbuilding

CANCELLED and REPLACED with Off to the Great War: Learning About World War I Veterans from Michigan.  For the full schedule of World War One-related programs go to https://www.kdl.org/events/alert-updated-schedule

Byron Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Byron Township Branch
Nov
9
Fri

WWI: The Impact of World War I on America and the Journey to World War II

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 11/09/2018 11:00 AM 11/09/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York WWI: The Impact of World War I on America and the Journey to World War II

Program to be held at the Grandville Senior Neighbors Center, 3380 Division Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418.

In this lecture series by Matthew Daley, history professor at GVSU, he discusses the long-term outlook of the United States in dealing with international organizations like the League of Nations, the backlash against the expense and consideration of war-profiteering that led to the Nye Committee that investigated U.S. participation in the war during the 1930s, and organizations like “America First” that concerned the U.S. joining the Second World War. All of this came from the experience of the First World War, even though it isn’t combat related, it has a powerful impact.

Off-Site Event
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Off-Site Event

Program to be held at the Grandville Senior Neighbors Center, 3380 Division Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418.

Nov
7
Wed

CANCELLED and REPLACED: WWI: The Impact of World War I on America and the Journey to World War II

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 11/07/2018 06:30 PM 11/07/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York CANCELLED and REPLACED: WWI: The Impact of World War I on America and the Journey to World War II

CANCELLED and REPLACED with Off to the Great War: Learning About World War I Veterans from Michigan. For the full schedule of World War One-related programs go to https://www.kdl.org/events/alert-updated-schedule

Nelson Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Nelson Township Branch

CANCELLED and REPLACED with Off to the Great War: Learning About