In October and November, the Folsom Public Library will mark the centenary of America’s entry into World War I with presentations by local authors and historians, and book discussions. Programs include:
World War I and the Sacramento Valley
Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.
Authors James Scott and Amanda DeWilde present stories of our region’s contributions during WWI.
World War I and the Birth of a Genre
Saturday, October 21 at 10 a.m.
Writer Carrie Sessarego demonstrates how WWI helped solidify the genres of science fictionand fantasy. Learn how the war shaped the work of J.R.R. Tolkein, C.S. Lewis and more.
World War I: Over There
Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m.
Colonel Terrance Finnegan (USAF ret.) will present on his book A Delicate Affair on the Western Front: America Learns How to Fight a Modern War in the Woëvre Trenches exploring how differently this war was fought from all that came before.
Folsom Public Library is a recipient of the World War I and America grant, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.