Next Book Sale
January 25, 26, 27, & 29
(Closed Sunday, Jan 28)
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MORE LIBRARY NEWS
Our next craft program for children will be "Stamping With Fall Vegetables" on Monday, September 18 at 3:00. Another new activity we'll be introducing this fall is "Take and Make Crafts" which children will be able to pick up at the circulation desk and work on at home. Take and Make Crafts will be available on October 21, November 18, and December 16.
Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing 300 solar eclipse viewing glasses that the Library handed out to the public. We have also been making good use of the Friends' generous funding provided for new books and other materials. With the Friends' support the library has been able to purchase extra copies of bestsellers, new books by lesser known authors, a bevy of interesting nonfiction titles, many new picture books, easy readers, and board books for children, as well as eBooks and downloadable audiobooks available through the library's Overdrive platform.
All of the Dunwoody Library staff are looking forward to the renovation of our work area slated to take place this winter. In the meantime we'll keep reaching out and serving the Dunwoody community in every way we can!
On Wednesday, November 15, the Friends of the Dunwoody Library will host a presentation by Dr. Virginia A. Dilkes, "Remembering World War I: Through the Eyes of a WWI Combat Engineer," based on her father's experiences during the war. The public is invited for refreshments at 6:30 followed by Dr. Dilkes' presentation at 7:00 PM.
Dr. Dilkes will present first-hand experiences of the war through the eyes of her father, Charles Edward Dilkes, a combat engineer in the First Division of the American Expeditionary Forces, who also regularly served in combat. Her talk draws on excerpts from his memoirs and pictures of his WWI artifacts. She follows her father's footsteps through the battlefields of France to his triumphant march through Luxembourg and his days in Germany serving in the U.S. Army of Occupation. She includes the roles of Georgia divisions and several Georgia generals involved in the same military campaigns as her father and the names of Georgia soldiers who fought in those battles. Dr. Wilkes is an active volunteer with the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission.
The speaker spent 15 years traveling to museums and archives across the United States and followed her father's route through France and Germany as she prepared a book based on her father's memoirs. The original diary and artifacts, photographs and correspondence now reside at Rutgers University.
The United States began celebrating the World War I Centennial in April of this year, and Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day) is celebrated this week. The Friends invite all to join them on November 15 to learn about "the war to end all wars," as it was called, and to remember those who served our country one hundred years ago.