Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

  • 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her."  The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and -- despite her prosthetic leg -- helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it.

    Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day.

    Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall--an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war.

    Books are available at the Library; new members are welcome!

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Friday, January 7, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

  • 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Join other enthusiasts for a fun-filled, lively afternoon!  Space is limited to 12 players.  Registration not required.

     

     

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
    Contact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Where's Waldo?  Drop by on Saturday, January 8 between 11:00am and 3:00pm to create a large Waldo that we will place around town and in other interesting spots.  From January 10 to February 26, pick up a clue sheet at the Library and try and find all the Waldos.  If you can find them all, come in and get a Where's Waldo? book of your very own!  Ages 6-10.

    Location:
    Activity Room
    Age Group:
    Children
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Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Monday, January 10, 2022 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

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