WWII

The Train to Crystal City: This year's Gulf Coast Reads selection

Did you know that from 1942 to 1945 secret government trains regularly delivered American civilians to an internment camp in Crystal City, 110 miles southwest of San Antonio? The trains carried Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American-born children; the vast majority of whom were deeply loyal to the United States, were never charged with a crime, and were unable to understand why they had been forced to leave their homes. Jan Jarboe Russell, a writer at large for Texas Monthly and other publications has written a gripping record of the World War II Crystal City, and it has been chosen as the Gulf Coast Reads selection for this year.

Dancing in Bomb Shelters this Friday @ your library

Local author Joanna Wycoff will be speaking at this Friday's under50over program. She will talk about her book - Dancing in Bomb Shelters: My Diary of Holland in World War II.This presentation is sponsored by both The University of Houston-Clear

December Fridays @ your library

Calling All Adults!
 
The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library looks forward to Fridays as it continues the under50over Program in December. The schedule of events for December 2010 is to the right.* In December, under50over will host presentations on Nazi-occupied Holland and Holiday Piano Music. Additionally, there will be a Movie Day.
All presentations except for Movie Day start at 10:30 am each Friday morning. On Movie Days, under50over begins promptly at 10:15 am.
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