Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, which originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
You might want to stop by the Cordova Public Library and check out one of these books that offer stories of veterans and branches of the military.
Lords of the Sky, Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16. By Dan Hampton.
The Men Who Stare at Goats. By Jon Ronson.
The Wall: Images and Offerings from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. By Collins Publisher.
Ordinary Heroes. By Scott Turow.
Spy Handler; a memoir of a KGB Officer: the true story of the man who recruited Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames. By Victor Cherkashin.
American Soldier. By Tommy Franks.
Above and Beyond: A History of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War to Vietnam. Boston Publishing Co.
The United States Coast Guard, 1790 to Present. By Thomas P. Ostrom.
The Cordova Public Library is open: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and closed Mondays.
Join us for activities for young and old at your library.
Pokemon Club’s “Pokemon Bowling” is 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Teen Art is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.
After School Art is 3-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.
Seniors, Books and Coffee 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28. We’ll pick out some good holiday reads and holiday brain games. Must be over 50 to attend.
Knit & Lit by the fireplace nook is 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Our knitting book club is reading “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli.