NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The New Rochelle Public Library features a host of events and activities to close out November.
“To End All Wars: Music of World War I” Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.
The folk and popular songs of World War I were patriotic and inspiring. Some were filled with pathos, describing tragedy, loss and the fears and hopes of those who were affected. In his program, Rick Spencer, known internationally for his work as a historian, researcher, singer, songwriter, performs both well-known and obscure songs of the period along with a discussion of the issues, events and personalities of World War I.
The Golden Age of Illustration and the Great War Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
Professor George Fernandez will present this digital slide program highlighting the importance of war posters, a number, in fact were created by New Rochelle artists such as Howard Christy Chandler, Coles Phillips and Joseph Leyendecker. This program is presented in partnership with the New Rochelle Art Association and is made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.
New Rochelle's Part in the Great War League of Women Voters Coffee and Conversation Friday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Eight months after America entered into World War I, a drama of national proportion arrived at New Rochelle's doorstep. When the December 1917 crisis began to subside, the city had achieved countrywide fame and praise. Ironically, the rave reviews came on the heels of the community's highly publicized fall from grace.
City Historian Barbara Davis will present a digital slideshow on the extraordinary story of Recruit Week and New Rochelle's other contributions to the War effort.
More information: 1 Library Plaza, (914) 632-7878, www.nrpl.org .
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