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Many, many congratulations to you, the library staff, and all of the people of the LaSalle community.  You all understand that a library is the heart and soul of any small town.  For me, the library is home, and the books are my brothers and sisters.  I read to learn, to laugh and cry, to find myself, and to understand other.  Books help me breathe and words flow in my veins.

Laurie Halse Anderson
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

The Rise and Fall of the Doughboy: America's Entry into World War I

Event Date: 
Apr 4 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us, on Tuesday, April 4th, at 6:00 p.m. when Actor and Historian, Terry Lynch, takes us back to the time of America’s entry into World War I, one hundred years ago, and the soldiers who fought that war.

The term “doughboy” has come to refer exclusively to American soldiers of World War I, however, the origins of that term go back to the infantrymen of General Scott, who served in America’s war with Mexico. In this program, hear about the efforts of not only the infantrymen of World War I, but of all the doughboys in the “war to end all wars.”

Terry Lynch has performed numerous library and historical society events nationwide for over 10 years.  He has also been a frequent contributor to WGN Morning Show.  All programs are researched by Laura Lynch, a certified educator and member of “Who’s Who in American Education,” and “Who’s Who in Young American Professionals.”

This program is free and open to the public. The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle, IL and is ADA compliant and welcoming. For more information, please call the Library at 815-223-2341.