Join us from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, as we explore the fascinating history of destroyer escorts and the lives of three men who served in the United States Navy during World War II and are tied in some way to these trim but deadly warships. The first is Frank Slater, killed in action at Guadalcanal and for whom the U.S.S. Slater is named. The second is Leonard Roy Harmon, who received the posthumous distinction of being the first African American to have a ship named in his honor. Finally, the remarkable story of a destroyer escort, the U.S.S. Samuel B. Roberts, will be examined, highlighting the actions of Paul Henry Carr.
Healthy You, Healthy Earth
Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 as we discuss the science of climate change, as well as its impact on our physical and mental well-being. Interspersed with erratic weather patterns, raging forest fires, stultifying drought, violent hurricanes, melting glaciers and flooding, acidifying oceans, we witness the plight of environmental refugees fleeing unspeakable upheaval. Local author Maia Boswell-Penc, Ph.D. will present both facts and solutions. No registration needed.
Second Sunday Film: ‘Dunkirk’
This Veterans’ Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, stop by the Library at 2 p.m. to watch as “Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II” (IMDb) Starring Fion Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Ryland. 2017, Rated PG-13, 1h 46m. Light refreshments served.
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