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Urbandale Public Library/Veterans Day 2017

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11. We are proud to present the following events in November in honor of our nation’s veterans . . .

World War I Camp Dodge: Home Away from Home

Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:30 PM in Meeting Room A/B.
Join Michael Vogt, Curator of the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum in Johnston, as he discusses the role of Camp Dodge as the 88th Infantry Division training center during World War I.

The Great War – WWI . . . America Comes of Age

A three part-documentary that explores how World War I changed America and the world.

Afternoon showings: 2:00 – 4:00 PM, ICN Room

  • Part 1: Sunday, November 5
  • Part 2: Sunday, November 12
  • Part 3: Sunday, November 19

Evening showings: 6:00 – 8:00 PM, ICN Room

  • Part 1: Monday, November 6
  • Part 2: Tuesday, November 7
  • Part 3: Wednesday, November 8


Friday  Flicks for Adults

Our weekly movies for adults this month will feature WWI movies.  All showings are at 1:00 PM.  Age 17 & up.

November 3:  All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, not rated, 140 minutes) – A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war.

November 10: Legends of the Fall  (1994, rated R, 133 minutes) –  An epic Western saga about a woman and the three sons of a Montana rancher who love her, told against the backdrop of World War I.

November 17: Gallipoli (1981, rated PG, 105 minutes) – Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Weir’s epic and profoundly moving portrayal of an event that forged a nation’s spirit and became legend. Two young sprinters from Western Australia, the cynical larrikin Frank and the idealistic Archy meet in 1915, during WWI. Friends and rivals, they enlist and are sent to fight in Turkey. As the two men battle in the chaotic and blood-soaked trenches of Gallipoli, they epitomize the sacrifice, the mateship and the tragic waste of the men whose undying courage in the face of overwhelming odds has defined Australia’s identity today.


Monthly Movie Night for Adults

November 16, 6:00 PM:  Flyboys (2006, rated PG-13, 140 minutes)  – The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country’s first fighter pilots.  Age 17 & up.