Wartime Poetry

It’s National Poetry Day, and we’re celebrating by introducing you to wartime poets! From the Great War through World War II, take a look at these collections of poetry and stories about poets from the home front to the frontlines of battle. 

By Sea By Air By Land: Military Art and Artifacts 100 Years after the Great War

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will present in October and November the exhibit, By Sea By Air By Land: Military Art and Artifacts 100 Years after the Great War. Featuring maritime, aviation, and figurative artwork in painting, drawing, and photography … More By Sea By Air By Land: Military Art and Artifacts 100 Years after the Great War

Flag Day 2018

Happy Flag Day! Today commemorates the official adoption of the flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a collection of books that feature our beloved stars & stripes on their covers. 🇺🇸  

Discovering D-Day

On this day in 1944, some 156,000 Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches and turned the tide of the Second World War. D-Day and the battles that followed led to the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s grasp, and less than one year later the war in Europe was over and Allied victory was … More Discovering D-Day

[Excerpt] War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation

Happy Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate than with a special excerpt from Cindy Hval’s War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation? From blind dates to whirlwind romances to long separations, War Bonds highlights stories of couples who met or married during WWII. During history’s greatest war it was no time to start a relationship. But … More [Excerpt] War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation