Join us on May 17th at 7:00 pm at the Kirtland Public Library as reenactor Peter Booth brings the story of an American soldier to life. Told in the first person, Peter shows us what it was like for American soldiers landing on the beaches of Normandy, France on D-Day in June 1944.
To help bring this story more fully to life Peter will be bringing historical objects from the time period to show what types of equipment and weapons American soldiers used and foughtagainst. The public is invited to bring any items of historical interest along to the event, however we ask that any weapons be left at home. This event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Kirtland Public Library.
The library has many great resources, for adults and young readers, which can help illuminate more fully the story of D-Day and America’s involvement in the Second World War. If you don't see the book you want on this list ask a librarian and they will be able to help you find what you want.
Books for Young Readers
The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins: A World War II Soldier by Walter Dean Myers
Books for Adult Readers