Wednesday, July 7, 2010

One Book One Alliance

Capt. Robert D. Rae of Service Company, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment prepares for a training jump in Alliance, Nebraska, in 1943. (image and caption found at courtesy of Albert "Bud" Parker)

In celebration of Alliance's new military cemetery, we will be hosting a One Book, One Alliance reading event. All interested persons are encouraged to stop by the library and check out the book World War II: Prairie Invasion by Gloria Clark. The book is Ms. Clark's master thesis which is centered around the Alliance Army Air Base. A number of copies are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

In August, in conjunction with the city-wide celebration of the cemetery opening, we will be hosting a program in which the author will give a presentation on the history of the air base. So in preparation for the program, make sure you come in and check out a copy of the book, available now!