World War II didn’t simply change a region or a generation. It changed the entire world in ways that still resonate today.
In the same breath, the second world war is passing from living memory. The number of men and women who fought in the war, experienced it, even remember it shrinks each year.
So now is an opportune time to revisit World War II.
To that end, Mentor Public Library will discuss and dissect one of the war’s great battles every other month.
Our Great Battles of World War II series begins with The Battle of Midway at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.
The programs will be led by our own reference librarian Dr. John Foster, who earned a doctorate degree in history with a specialization in Modern German History. He has taught topics as diverse as the Holocaust and Napoleon’s rise to power.
If you’re interested in military history, you may also enjoy our Major Topics of the Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site.
In April, we’ll host a pair of Civil War talks.
You can learn about the postwar lives of Civil War leaders like Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee and more at noon on Wednesday, April 13, at our Main Branch. Then, hear about the military campaign that led to the calamitous Battle of Chickamauga at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, also at our Main Branch.
Each talk is free and open to the public. However, we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up on our website or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.