On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. A stunning military accomplishment, it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the Nazis into believing that the Allied attacks would come in Calais and Norway rather than in Normandy. It was the most sophisticated and successful deception operation ever carried out, ensuring Allied victory at the most pivotal point in the war. This epic event has never before been told from the perspective of the key individuals in the Double Cross system, until now. Together they made up one of the oddest and most brilliant military units ever assembled. Books are available for checkout at the library. Open registration; all welcome.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
03:30 PM to 04:30 PMContact: Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or email@example.com
Join us for a discussion of the Printz Honor book, Nothing by Janne Teller.Copies are available att eh Circulation Desk.
"When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make him come down, not even by pelting him with rocks. So to prove to Pierre-Anthon that life has meaning, the children decide to give up things of importance. The pile starts with the superficial"a fishing rod, a new pair of shoes. But as the sacrifices become more extreme, the students grow increasingly desperate to get Pierre-Anthon down, to justify their belief in meaning."Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Teen
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
07:00 PM to 09:00 PMContact: Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhonda Denet and the SilverFox Duo invite you on a musical journey from the time when the "First Lady of Song", Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the "Queen of Soul", Aretha Franklin ruled the airways.
*Made possible by generous funding from the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation*Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
02:00 PM to 05:00 PMContact: Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or email@example.com
Starring William H. Macy, Keke Palmer and Ned Beatty. The lonely superintendent of a rundown apartment building becomes the unwitting guardian of a feisty and precocious child left in his care. Rated PG-13; 103 min.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
01:00 PM to 03:00 PMContact: Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high-school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Rated PG; 113 min.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult