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History

Oct
17
Wed

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

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/17/2018 06:00 PM 10/17/2018 08:00 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

Wyoming Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Wyoming Branch
Oct
29
Mon

CANCELLED: WWI at Home: Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the Red Summer

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:00 PM 10/29/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York CANCELLED: WWI at Home: Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the Red Summer

 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 discuss the impact on the homefront. This includes the wartime food rationing, the impact of the 1918 flu epidemic (which is also having its centennial unpleasantly enough), national Prohibition of alcohol, and women’s suffrage. This also addresses the violence of the “Red Summer”of 1919, the worst year for racial violence in U.S. history, and then the “Red Scare” that led to the deportation of hundreds of suspected radicals such as anarchists and communists. The nation’s participation in the war was relatively short, but the impact was massive and introduced government into people’s lives in ways we are still dealing with today.

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

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

Sep
20
Thu

CANCELLED: WWI at Home: Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the Red Summer

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 09/20/2018 06:00 PM 09/20/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York CANCELLED: WWI at Home: Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the Red Summer

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 discuss the impact on the homefront. This includes the wartime food rationing, the impact of the 1918 flu epidemic (which is also having its centennial unpleasantly enough), national Prohibition of alcohol, and women’s suffrage. This also addresses the violence of the “Red Summer”of 1919, the worst year for racial violence in U.S. history, and then the “Red Scare” that led to the deportation of hundreds of suspected radicals such as anarchists and communists. The nation’s participation in the war was relatively short, but the impact was massive and introduced government into people’s lives in ways we are still dealing with today.

Krause Memorial Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Krause Memorial Branch

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

Oct
19
Fri

WWI at Home: Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the Red Summer

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/19/2018 11:00 AM 10/19/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York WWI at Home: Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the Red Summer

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 will discuss the impact on the homefront. This includes the wartime food rationing, the impact of the 1918 flu epidemic (which is also having its centennial unpleasantly enough), national Prohibition of alcohol, and women’s suffrage. This also addresses the violence of the “Red Summer”of 1919, the worst year for racial violence in U.S. history, and then the “Red Scare” that led to the deportation of hundreds of suspected radicals such as anarchists and communists. The nation’s participation in the war was relatively short, but the impact was massive and introduced government into people’s lives in ways we are still dealing with today.

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
12
Mon

Live & Learn Lecture: The Edmund Fitzgerald - The Stories, the Song

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 11/12/2018 06:30 PM 11/12/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York Live & Learn Lecture: The Edmund Fitzgerald - The Stories, the Song

Mike Fornes presents a multimedia, musical program about “Up North” culture, sentiment, and moods through the lyrics and music of Gordon Lightfoot. His interaction with surviving family members of the lost crewmen, and Lightfoot himself, generate many first-hand accounts of the tragedy and of how the iconic song was written.

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

Mike Fornes presents a multimedia, musical program about “Up North” culture, sentiment, and moods through the lyrics and music of Gordon Lightfoot.

Oct
22
Mon

Live & Learn Lecture: Off to the Great War - Learning About World War I Veterans from Michigan

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/22/2018 06:30 PM 10/22/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York Live & Learn Lecture: 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.

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

Nov
11
Sun

Armistice Day Commemoration

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 11/11/2018 10:30 AM 11/11/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Armistice Day Commemoration

Participate in a community event of remembrance and thanks as we acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month". Co-sponsored by the Alto American Legion, Post 528.

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

Participate in a community event of remembrance and thanks as we acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month".

Oct
30
Tue

Your DNA's Story

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/30/2018 06:30 PM 10/30/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York Your DNA's Story

DNA tests have become a popular way to learn more about your ancestry but how accurate are the results and which test should you take? Let's discuss what results are available from the most common autosomal DNA tests on the market and what you can reasonably expect to learn from the results.

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

DNA tests have become a popular way to learn more about your ancestry but how accurate are the results and which test should you take?

Oct
23
Tue

Your DNA's Story

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/23/2018 06:30 PM 10/23/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York Your DNA's Story

DNA tests have become a popular way to learn more about your ancestry but how accurate are the results and which test should you take? Let's discuss what results are available from the most common autosomal DNA tests on the market and what you can reasonably expect to learn from the results.

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

DNA tests have become a popular way to learn more about your ancestry but how accurate are the results and which test should you take?

Sep
27
Thu

Your DNA's Story

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 09/27/2018 06:30 PM 09/27/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York Your DNA's Story

DNA tests have become a popular way to learn more about your ancestry but how accurate are the results and which test should you take? Let's discuss what results are available from the most common autosomal DNA tests on the market and what you can reasonably expect to learn from the results.

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

DNA tests have become a popular way to learn more about your ancestry but how accurate are the results and which test should you take?