April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I — the Great War that stretched across Europe from 1914 to 1918. Among the stories of tragedy and heroism from that time is the true story of the beloved children's book character, Winnie the Pooh.
As the One Read focuses on literature of World War I, young and old readers will treasure the featured book, "Finding Winnie, The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear." It all began when a Canadian veterinarian, on his way to fight in the war in 1914, bought an American bear cub he named for his hometown of Winnipeg, and together they traveled to his training camp in England.
We'll also highlight the award-winning "Maisie Dobbs" mystery series that explores the aftermath of World War I.
Daily, April 1-30 at Library Center concourse; artifacts provided by Ron Leverenz, of Doughboys.
Daily, April 7-29 at Waverly House Gifts & Gallery, reception Friday, April 7, 5 p.m. The winner of the show will be announced at the reception. More
During April, Library Center Reading Room.
During April, Park Central Branch Library. Works by three selected artists, inspired by the Missouri Over There project, missourioverthere.org. This exhibit is sponsored by Springfield Regional Arts Council.
Try these titles for adults and kids...