Oak Park kicks off WWI & America series

Through music, author events, lectures, book discussions, film screenings, and more, the Oak Park Public Library community is exploring America's entry into World War I in 1917 this October and November.

Highlights include a staged reading of letters that young Ernest Hemingway wrote to his parents and others from Italy during the early days of World War I, a family pickle preservation workshop, and discussions with U.S. veterans from World War II, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan. See all events at oppl.org/ww1.

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of 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.

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