Thursday, January 28th
During World War II, more than one thousand women volunteers completed the WASP military pilot training program. They endured terrible Texas weather, snakes, spiders and scorpions, as well as the hostility of some male instructors. Graduating WASPs piloted every kind of military aircraft, tested new and overhauled airplanes (some with defective parts or dangerous reputations), delivered more than 12,000 planes, and flew over 60,000,000 miles (sometimes towing targets that soldiers shot at with live ammunition!) Thirty-eight of them died serving their country. Then they were told that men needed their jobs and they were dismissed and forgotten. Carol Simon Levin tells the story of the amazing WASPs through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, the Jersey girl who trained as a WASP, became the only American woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war, and the first American woman to fly a jet airplane!
Register and we will send you a zoom link prior to the program.
Thursday, February 4th
Abigail Adams, in a letter to her husband John, dated March 31,1776, exhorted him to "Remember the Ladies". In this lecture we listen to Abigail, and we "REMEMBER THE LADIES. They questioned! They resisted! They boycotted! They fought! They spied! They even dueled! Joel Farkas will be leading participants in a lecture on the women of the American Revolution. Please register to receive the Zoom link prior to the event.
Abigail Adams, oil on canvas by Gilbert Stuart, 1800-15; in the National Gallery...
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of Mrs. Robert Homans, 1954.7.2
Wednesday, February 10th
Lets get crafty via Zoom! Join the fun and make Valentine's Day Cards using quilling papers together. Register to attend the program, pick up your supplies at the library and join the group with Zoom to work on the project together. Once you register, we will send you a link to join the Zoom craft session
Registration is required. To register click here
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