Service of Supply: A Year In The Quartermaster Corps, 1918-1919
with Charl Maynard
Thursday, September 6 at 7pm
For a year, one young officer writes colorful letters to his sweetheart describing his life behind the lines in World War 1. His first letters are from a huge 25,000 person supply depot in central France; and later, from the Effects Depot in St. Nazaire, France. From his departure to Europe until his return, we see his patriotism, his off-duty activities, and his curiosity as he travels around France and England on military leave. We also hear of his work, his frustrations, transportation issues, and the impact of the Great Influenza Epidemic.
Charl Maynard, retired Burlington Public Library Children's Librarian, tells this story through the eyes of one young officer, her grandfather. The presentation is based on nearly 100 letters her grandfather wrote to her grandmother in 1918-1919.
Jazzin' the Blues
with Paul Speidel
Thursday, September 20 at 7pm
A lively excursion through the history of American Jazz & Blues music with commentary and performance!
Enjoy both a concert and an historical experience with Blues and Jazz guitarist Paul Speidel as he takes listeners through the music from the 20th century to the present with examples of the Blues origins in Jazz, Latin, Soul and a little Rock-n-Roll.
Paul has performed at major clubs and festivals in the Greater Boston area.
About Paul: Paul Speidel has produced 9 albums and been critically received nationally, including a 3½ star review in Downbeat in 2011. He performed live on WBUR’s “Radio Boston”program last year to nearly 500,000 listeners and has appeared on countless other area radio shows. Paul has shared a stage with renowned artists such as Patti Page, Howard Alden, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, James Montgomery and Shirley Lewis, to name just a few…
An educational and entertaining program for adults, sponsored by the Friends of the Burlington Public Library. Admission is free and light refreshments are served.
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