On January 18, 1919, some of the most powerful people in the world meet in Paris, France to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. www.history.com
Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales hosts a five-week reading and discussion series on the aftermath of World War I. This series offers the reading public an opportunity to examine this conflict’s aftermath in detail and to understand the impact World War I had on human lives and the economic, social, and political pressures put on the countries involved.
Dr. Karl Roider, Alumni Professor Emeritus of Louisiana State University, leads five sessions with open discussions supported by the text, Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan. Paris 1919 is an historical narrative about the six months of negotiations that took place at the Paris Peace Conference following WWI. MacMillan gives a dramatic and intimate view of the engaging history made when peacemakers from around the world converged on Paris to shape world peace.
The series, Aftermath of World War I, meets Tuesdays starting November 5 and concluding on December 3, at 6:00 PM. Participation in the series is limited. Readers, who are interested in committing to the five-week program, must register in advance, either in person or by calling the library at 647-3955. Every reader receives a copy of Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan to check out, so a current library card will be needed. Registration begins on Tuesday, October 15.
This series is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Looking for something fun to do during the Thanksgiving holiday? At Ascension Parish Library in Galvez, we’ll have all of our littleBits® sets out and ready for play from 9 a.m. to noon on November 25, 26, 27, and 30, so you can unleash your inner engineer! Make connections and create machines with easy, safe, swappable circuit boards. And because it’s free play, you get to make the project YOU want to make — or invent something all your own! All littleBits® components must stay at the library for future programs, so feel free to bring a camera if you want to record all of the fun.
This program is designed for children in grades 2 and above; younger children may need assistance from a parent or older sibling. For more information, please call Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955, Galvez at 622-3339, Dutchtown at 673-8699, and Donaldsonville at 473-8052.
Hey tweens, the popular online video game comes to life at Ascension Parish Library! Drop in, scavenge for materials, and try to be the last one standing! Join the Fortnite Battle Royale on Saturday, November 2 at 10:30 AM in Galvez, Tuesday, November 19 at 4:30 PM in Donaldsonville, Saturday, November 23 at 10:30 in Gonzales, or Tuesday November 26 at 4:00 PM in Dutchtown. Dance when victory is yours!