Monday, January 3, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
02:00 PM to 03:00 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.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 RoomAge Group:Adult
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
10:00 AM to 11:00 AMContact: Call the Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3.
Join the Library's new Walking with Books walking group. Join other walkers every Saturday morning for a stroll around the Library grounds and adjacent areas. Group will meet outside the Library in the Reading Garden on McFarland Drive.Location:Reading GardenAge Group:Adult
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
11:00 AM to 03:00 PMContact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or email@example.com
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 RoomAge Group:Children