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Sunday, March 1, 2015

First World War and its global impact 100 years later. This Spring at the Baldwin Library.

 Since 2014 the world has been commemorating the centennial of World War I. Baldwin will be continuing its remembrance this spring with a program series that includes:

The Dug Outs: The Music Hall Music of World War I 
Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community House

Book Discussion: Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the  Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson.

Thursday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Baldwin Public Library
This discussion will be led by Library Director Doug Koschik
When asked about the program series, Doug Koschik, Library Director, offered, "One hundred years on, the Great War still haunts us. There is a direct line from World War I to World War II and now to the Middle East wars of the 21st century. Baldwin is proud to be offering a series of programs that explore the impact of the Great War on politics, literature, and the arts."

Fleur de Lys Chamber Ensemble: Music of Ralph Vaughn Williams
*New Date* Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library.

Note that the date for the Fleur de Lys Chamber Ensemble performance has been changed. The program has been rescheduled for Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Those who come to the Library on the original date, Sunday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m., will enjoy a classical performance by violin duo Andrew Wu and Melody Wootton.

The Baldwin Public Library is located in downtown Birmingham at 300 W. Merrill Street and can be reached at 248-647-1700 or through the Library’s website at  

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