Book Night @ your library
Grapes of Wrath by
|January 17, 7pm||Book Discussion|
|Exhibit Opening||January 18, 5-8pm||
d’oeurves, No Host Bar,
Carl Allen presenting
Evening with Woody Guthrie
|Riding the Rails||January 31, 1:30pm||
Movie Screening & discussion
by Carole Simon-Smolinski
At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million
teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the
country by illegally hopping freight trains. This PBS American Experience
documentary tells the story of ten of these teenage hobos -- from the
reasons they left home to what they experienced -- all within the context
of depression-era America.
Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1942
|February 5, 7pm||Presented by Janet Oakley|
Janet Oakley will talk about the history of the Civilian Conservation
Corps camps in Washington and explore the impact they had on our state’s
natural resources and on the men who worked to preserve them.
|Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Movie||February 9, 1:30pm||Movie
The Great Depression hits home for nine-year-old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves home to find work. Abigail Breslin starts as Kit, in the first-ever American Girl theatrical movie. Enjoy the movie and some authentic 1930’s-style snacks!
|Grand Coulee Dam||February 12, 7pm||
Movie Screening & discussion
led by Carole Simon-Smolinski
the darkest days of the Depression when construction started on Grand
Coulee Dam, everything about it was described in superlatives. It would be
the "Biggest Thing on Earth," the salvation of the common man, a
dam and irrigation project that would make the desert bloom, a source of
cheap power that would boost an entire region of the country.”
Explore the controversies and benefits of Grand Coulee Dam in this
PBS American Experience documentary, followed by conversation led by
|Be a Time Traveler!||February 23, 1:30pm||Family Program|
back in time to the 1930s for an afternoon of hands-on fun! Experience
life in Hooverville, shop 1930s-style, learn hobo symbols, perform a radio
show, and taste Mock Apple Pie.
|Dust Bowl, Part I||
February 26, 7 pm Part 1
February 28, 7 pm Part 2
“The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in
American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great
Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly
swept away the breadbasket of the nation.”
Ken Burns’ documentary contains interviews and seldom-seen
footage of the devastation of the dust bowl, bringing to life the story of
incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance.
|Seabiscuit & March of the Bonus Army||March 11, 7pm||Movie Screening|
PBS’ American Experience
tells the story of one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in
history, Seabiscuit, who was the long shot that captured America's heart
during the Depression.
The March of the Bonus Army chronicles the march of more than 45,000 World
War I veterans to Washington in 1921 in an effort to collect the bonus
promised to them for their military service.
The March of the Bonus Army chronicles the march of more than 45,000 World War I veterans to Washington in 1921 in an effort to collect the bonus promised to them for their military service.
Night @ your library
of the Dust by
|March 21, 7pm||Book
When Billie Jo is just
fourteen she must endure heart-wrenching ordeals that no child should have
to face. The quiet strength she displays while dealing with unspeakable
loss is as surprising as it is inspiring. Written
in free verse, this award-winning story is set in the heart of the Great
Depression. It chronicles Oklahoma's staggering dust storms, and the
environmental--and emotional--turmoil they left in their path.
|Hard Travelin’ Trio
|March 23, 1:30pm||Music Program|
musicians Dale Vallandigham, Bob Hopkins and Bill Johnson will share music
from the 1930s and beyond.
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