Fall WWII Series will start with

SEPTEMBER - FOURTH TUESDAY (3rd Monday talk- we will be the first Cookbook Club meeting)

7 PM Tuesday September 26,

Stark Decency: New Hampshire's World War II German Prisoner of War Camp.

New Hampshire Humanities Council is sponsoring Dr. Allen Koops, PhD,

During World War II, 300 German prisoners of war were held at Camp Stark near the village of Stark in New Hampshire's North Country. Allen Koop reveals the history of this camp, which tells us much about our country's war experience and about our state.

Allen Koop earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Koop currently teaches European and American history at Dartmouth College and has published books and articles on New Hampshire and American history including Stark Decency: German Prisoners of War in a New England Village. (And yes, an article on German POW camps in the US was on the radio, AFTER we scheduled Dr. Koops.)

3rd Monday October 16 at 7 PM : More than Rosie the Riveter: with Linda Shenton Matchett

Thanks to Norman Rockwell's iconic illustration, most people are familiar with Rosie the Riveter, and the work women performed in the defense industry during WWII. But young and old, single, married, and widowed women worked and volunteer in other ways, many of which have been forgotten. Learn about the ladies who served at home and abroad while their brothers, fathers, and husbands were off at war.

Linda Shenton Matchett was born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, I have lived in historical places most of my life-from Edison, New Jersey (named for the famed inventor of the lightbulb) and Washington, DC to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (reputed to be the oldest summer resort in America).A freelance writer for over ten years, my articles and devotionals have appeared in numerous print and online publications. A varied career has included stints as a crisis counselor, human resources professional, bed and breakfast owner, and youth center director. I am currently the Front of House and Catering Manager for a boarding high school. I am a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and a Trustee for the Wolfeboro Public Library.

Ramblin' Richard returns Monday November 6 at 7 PM for an early Veterans' Day Celebration with "Soldiers, Veterans and Patriots" Richard has “EDUTAINEDus in the past with the history and singing of songs.