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First Sunday Lecture Series

Documentary Film Screening
World History: World War I

Sunday, November 5, 2017
3:00 pm
Downstairs Meeting Room

Moderator: Dr. William Marchione

This documentary film screening will introduce participants to the basic context and history of World War I. Dr. Marchione will provide a Q&A after the film and will present a full lecture on WWI the following Sunday on November 12.

It is called by many names: The Great War, The War To End All Wars, World War I. The conflict that engulfed the world between 1914 and 1918 left an indelible mark on the 20th century and shaped the world in which we live today. In this informative program, you will learn about the tumultuous events that led to World War I, the nations that were drawn into the conflict, the Russian Revolution and the rise of communism, how the submarine and airplane altered the nature of combat and more.

The First Sunday Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library and Smyrna Library.


First Sunday Lecture Series

The Transformational Consequences of World War I
Sunday, November 12, 2017
3:00 pm
Downstairs Meeting Room

Speaker: Dr. William Marchione

2017 is the centennial anniversary of America's entrance into "The Great War." In a lecture and slide presentation, Dr. Marchione will examine the consequences of World War I. Its transformative effects include the human and material damage, the Russian Revolution, the collapse of imperial dynasties, American isolationism, the onset of the Great Depression. In little more than a decade Europe and the world at large found itself on the road to a second devastating conflict.

The First Sunday Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library and Smyrna Library.


Special Event
Takes The Place of December First Sunday Lecture

Holiday Celebration with the Ffriends of the Smyrna Library

Saturday, December 9, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library

The Friends of the Smyrna Library cordially invite you to get into the holiday spirit. Join us for a Holiday Celebration with the Ffriends of the Smyrna Library! Come out and enjoy an evening of light deserts & refreshments, great gifts, stocking stuffers and caroling with the Pebblebrook High School Singers. Festive attire, please!



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