Where Do We Go From Here? America in the First World War

Join us as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War One in 1917.

The story of war is much more than the recital of facts, battles, strategies, dates, casualties, and treaties. No matter the impacts of war upon nations and the world order, the underlying story of a war is its immediate and long-lasting impacts on individuals. The impacts are upon the planners and initiators of a war, the combatants in the war, the families of participants, and those who must suffer the privations always attendant to war and its aftermath.

The participants in the World War I Commemoration Reading Series will be offered opportunities to read and discuss novels and memoirs that explore triumph, patriotism, loss, separation, death, and remembrance.  The libraries below will continue the series of six books with scholar-facilitated discussions of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front.

Please contact the library program you wish to attend as registration may be required.  Scroll down for schedules and information about the WWI Speaker and Living History tour.

World War I Commemoration Reading Series

Lakewood Heritage Center
Contact: Katy Lewis, 303.987.7879
801 South Yarrow Street, Lakewood, CO 80226
Discussion facilitator: Dr. Andrea Maestrejuan
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Platteville Library
Discussion will be held at the Pioneers Museum adjacent to the library
Contact: Naomi Nguyen, 970.785.2231
504 Marion Avenue, Platteville, CO 80651
Discussion facilitator: Angela Cunningham
Monday, August 7, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

High Plains Library District - Centennial Park Library
Contact: Khristine Gamer, 970.506.8600
2227 23rd Avenue, Greeley, CO  80634
Discussion facilitator: Dr. Ron Edgerton
Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Longmont Library
Contact: Barbara Walters, 303.651.8785
409 4th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
Discussion facilitator: Angela Cunningham
Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Lafayette Library
Contact: Karen Andrews, 303.665.5200
775 Baseline Road, Lafayette, CO  80026
Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Andrea Maestrejun
Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Denver Public Library, Central Branch
10th Mountain Division Room, Western History and Genealogy Department
Contact: Laurie Spurling, Librarian, Books and Borrowing
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
Discussion facilitator: Dr. Andrea Maestrejua
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Golden History Museum
Contact: Megan Murphy, Education Assistant
923 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Discussion facilitator: Angela Cunningham
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Loveland Library
Contact: Dr. Amy Philips, 970.962.2589
300 North Adams Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537
Discussion facilitator: Angela Cunningham
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Hayden Heritage Center
Contact Laurel Watson, Curator, 970.276.4380
300 Peearl Street, Hayden, CO 81639
Discussion facilitator: Laurel Watson
Friday, September 4, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Speaker And Living History Tour

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Susan Talbot Stanaway Poster presentation
In conjunction the exhibit World War I Posters: For the Hearts and Minds of Ordinary People
Arvada Center, 6901 North Wadsworth, Arvada, CO  80003

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Sally Drucker portrays Emma Goldman
Red Rocks Community College, The Den

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Michael Kazin presents The Anti-war Movement in the United States
Metro State University, Baerreson Ballrooms A, B, and C in the Tivoli Union

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Emma Goldman and Eugene Debbs debate.  Moderated by William Convery
Metro State University, Roger Braun Multicultural Event Lounge

Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Michael Kazin presents The Anti-war Movement in the United States
Regis University, Mountain View Room, Claver Hall. Reception to follow.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Emma Goldman and Eugene Debbs debate.  Moderated by William Convery
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 North Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, CO  80003

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Charles Pace portrays W.E.B. Duboise
Red Rocks Community College, The Den, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Charles Pace portrays W.E.B. Dubois
Metro State University, Roger Braun Multicultural Event Lounge

Friday, October 27, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Charles Pace portrays W.E.B. Dubois
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada History Museum
6901 North Wadsworth Boulevard, 80003

Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.. Reception to follow.
Dr. Chad Williams, Torchbearers of Democracy
Regis University, Mountain View Room, Claver Hall

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Dr. Chad Williams, Torchbearers of Democracy
Location and time TBD


All events are free and open to the public

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