Spring Book Club: When Books Went to War

For the spring CoALL Book Club, we’ve selected When Books Went to War, a history of the Armed Services Editions, the books printed with funding from the government and shipped to soldiers during World War II. The American Library Association initiated a program earlier in the war to send donated books to the troops, and the War Department and a coalition of publishers continued the effort with ASEs.

When Books Went to War
The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
By Molly Guptill Manning

Wednesday, June 1
Noon to 1 pm
Denver: If you would like to host the book club discussion, please let me know. Otherwise, we can have it at H&H.
Boulder: We can set up a conference call, if anyone there would like to coordinate location.

Coverage of When Books Went to War

New York Times Book Review
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/books/review/when-books-went-to-war-by-molly-guptill-manning.html?_r=0

NPR Author Interview
http://www.npr.org/2014/12/10/369616513/wwii-by-the-books-the-pocket-size-editions-that-kept-soldiers-reading

Wall Street Journal
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-paperback-books-helped-the-u-s-win-world-war-ii-1416520226

More on the Armed Services Editions

HistoryNet
http://www.historynet.com/armed-services-editions-a-few-square-inches-of-home.htm

Library of Congress blog
http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2015/09/books-in-action-the-armed-services-editions/?loclr=ealocb

Feel free to RSVP now, but I’ll send out a reminder to do so in a couple weeks. Have a great week!

Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-8061
amlindquist@hollandhart.com

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Brown Bag: Space Planning Roundtable

The next Brown Bag event will be a roundtable discussion on space planning, with a tour of the new Holland & Hart Library. Have you renovated lately? Have questions on how to weed without panicking the attorneys? Come ready to chat about the challenges and benefits of a new space.

Wednesday, April 6
Noon to 1 pm
Holland & Hart, 555 17th St. (check in with Reception on floor 32)
RSVP to amlindquist@hollandhart.com by April 5

If there’s interest in a call-in option, please just let me know, and I’ll set that up.

Hope you can make it!

Abby

Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-8061
amlindquist@hollandhart.com

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