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 to get organized in 2020? Start off the new year with a planner that is just right for you! Join us at the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:30 PM to learn some planner basics and see what works best for you. We’ll discuss different planner systems and explore the many different ways to customize your planner to help you plan your best year ever.
Already have a system that works well for you? We encourage you to attend, share tips and tricks, and show off your spreads! For more information, please call the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez at 622-3339.
If you love hearing stories before bedtime, then put on your favorite PJ’s and join us at Ascension Parish Library for a winter themed Pajama Storytime. We’ll sing fun songs, read great stories, and you’ll get to make a snowman paper bag puppet to take home. Pajama Storytime will be held on Tuesday, December 3 in Donaldsonville and Dutchtown, and on Thursday, December 12 in Gonzales and Galvez. All Pajama Storytimes begin at 6:30 p.m.
This program is designed for children ages 7 and younger and their families. For more information on this program, please contact the library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.