‘Lest We Forget’ project tells World War 1 stories of Yolo County residents

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The Yolo County Library invites the community to attend the second presentation in the “Lest We Forget” series. This four-part series, which began earlier this year, reveals the story of Yolo County during World War I. Now residents are encouraged to experience part two, entitled “In it for the Long Haul.”

The following programs are free to attend and will showcase that location’s community and their response and aid in the “Great War.”

~  Oct. 4: 6-8 p.m., Yolo Branch Library, 37750 Sacramento Street in Yolo

~  Oct. 7: 1-3 p.m., Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento

~  Oct. 10: 6-8 p.m., Knights Landing Branch Library, 42351 Third Street in Knights Landing

~  Oct. 19: 6-8 p.m., Esparto Regional Library, 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto

~  Oct. 25: 6-8 p.m., Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th Street in Davis

~  Nov. 2: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Woodland Public Library, 300 First Street in Woodland

~  Nov. 4: 1-3 p.m., Clarksburg Branch Library, 52915 Netherlands Avenue in Clarksburg

~  Nov. 9: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters

In part two of the series, the presentations focus locally on how Yolo County’s “boys” were disbursed throughout the nation for training, the need for constant fundraising, and the formation of ultra-patriotic groups. On the military front, the presentations will follow the soldiers and sailors, the troops overseas, and Yolo County’s very first casualties.

This series is supported by the Yolo County Library, the Yolo County Archives and the Friends of the Yolo County Archives. The Yolo County Library encourages community memory and champions the local rich history of Yolo County.

For more information about this series, contact Mel Russell at: yolocountyWW1@gmail.com. For more information on the Yolo County Library, visit www.yolocountylibrary.org or connect with the library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

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