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Veterans Book Group

2022-02-05 10:00:00 2022-02-05 12:00:00 America/New_York Veterans Book Group A book discussion series for veterans led by Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin. Registration required; space is limited. For more information contact Kimberlé Fields at 301-863-8188 or kfields@stmalib.org. Online - Zoom Room 3

Saturday, February 05
10:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-02-05 10:00:00 2022-02-05 12:00:00 America/New_York Veterans Book Group A book discussion series for veterans led by Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin. Registration required; space is limited. For more information contact Kimberlé Fields at 301-863-8188 or kfields@stmalib.org. Online - Zoom Room 3

Online

Zoom Room 3

A book discussion series for veterans led by Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin. Registration required; space is limited. For more information contact Kimberlé Fields at 301-863-8188 or kfields@stmalib.org.

This book discussion series is tailored for veterans and their families. We are privileged that is led by Vietnam veteran, author, and College of Southern Maryland professor Wayne Karlin. Service members of all eras, their spouses, and adult children are welcome.

This year we will read and discuss four non-fiction books: a former infantryman exploring how to be a parent; a former Navy pilot struggling with the tug between pride and guilt about his service; a journalist discussing in detail the erosion of honor in an elite force; and a former nurse’s very personal memoir of loss and trauma from World War I. Each book is written in a very different style but connected by themes of war, courage, honor, and trauma.

Meetings will be held the first Saturday of the month 10 am - 12 pm via ZOOM. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. Materials provided. Book descriptions are from Amazon

The Veterans Book Group is coordinated statewide by Maryland Humanities and is presented locally in partnership with St. Mary’s County Library. It is supported in part by Lockheed Martin, David Bruce Smith, and the Wawa Foundation.

June 4th: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Wayne’s note:  I think this is one of the most devastating accounts of World War One. It is told not by a soldier but by a woman from a sheltered background who volunteered as a nurse and suffered the severe losses that marked her generation.

In 1914, Vera Brittain was 20; when war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later, her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era.

Testament of Youth, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived those agonizing years. Brittan recounts how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation. It made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time. This book has lost none of its power to shock, move, and enthrall readers since its first publication in 1933.

 

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lifelong Learning | Books & Reading |

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Online

virtualservices@stmalib.org
Phone: 301-475-2846

Hours
Mon, Oct 03 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Oct 04 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Oct 05 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Oct 06 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Oct 07 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 08 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 09 Closed

Upcoming events

Mon, Oct 03, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Register with an email address to receive the link to a trivia game and test your knowledge! The game is multiple choice questions and speed matters!

Tue, Oct 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join fellow crafters who love all things fiber - virtually! Registration is required (with an email address). You'll receive an email with a link to join the Zoom meeting before the program.

Thu, Oct 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Room 2
Join us virtually as Barb Whipkey, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Lexington Park and LaPlata, MD, shares lots of fall bird feeding tips with us.

Thu, Oct 13, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room 1
Join us each month to discuss Becky Chambers' Wayfarers Series. This month, we will be discussing book 2, A Closed and Common Orbit

Mon, Oct 17, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Register with an email address to receive the link to a trivia game and test your knowledge! The game is multiple choice questions and speed matters!

Canceled
Wed, Oct 19, 9:00am - 11:00am
St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties are collaborating on a joint partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor. Join us for monthly virtual classes relating to employment and training.

Canceled
Wed, Oct 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties are collaborating on a joint partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor. Join us for monthly virtual classes relating to employment and training.

Wed, Oct 19, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room 1
Each month we will discuss a different romance novel. All books will be available in both eBook and audiobook format on Hoopla. October's Title is The Black Lily by Juliette Cross

Mon, Oct 24, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Register with an email address to receive the link to a trivia game and test your knowledge! The game is multiple choice questions and speed matters!

Tue, Oct 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join fellow crafters who love all things fiber - virtually! Registration is required (with an email address). You'll receive an email with a link to join the Zoom meeting before the program.

Thu, Oct 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 1
Come to the Nonfiction Book Club to learn about interesting information and true stories! We will meet via Zoom on the last Thursday of every month.

Mon, Oct 31, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Register with an email address to receive the link to a trivia game and test your knowledge! The game is multiple choice questions and speed matters!

Mon, Oct 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 1
Dr. James Gibb will discuss burials in cemeteries.