On June 28, 1914, a young Serbian nationalist killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Tensions in the Balkans were on the rise and the assassination led to a series of events that exploded into the world’s first global conflict, known at the time as the “Great War.”
By the end the war in 1918 more than 20 million soldiers had lost their lives and 21 million more were wounded. Know WWI at Deschutes Public Library this August.
All programs are free and open to the public.
A Soldier Returns
Sean Davis, Iraq War veteran and author of The Wax Bullet War.
The Guns of August
Bob Boyd brings a human perspective to the experiencers of French and German soldiers on the Western Front.
The Great War
The history and legacy of WWI, and what we can still learn from it.
WWI and WWII Soldiers on Film
Jake Agatucci explores the perceptual difference of WWI and WWII soldiers through a comparison of selected WWI and WWII films.
Beyond All Quiet on the Western Front
Explore new, classic and eclectic WWI titles with Community Librarians Nate and Paige. They’ll have suggestions for your next WWI read.