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.
Ascension Parish Library staff members are excited to announce a board game night centered on the classic tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons. Patrons who attend will be able to select from premade characters and play through a custom-made library themed adventure for level one adventurers. This is an adult program designed for patrons ages eighteen and up, both veteran players and people who have never played before are welcome. The program will take place at the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. All supplies necessary to game will be provided.
Advance registration is required for this program. To register or for more information on this program, please contact the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez at 622-3339.