Sterling Public Library will provide a special program in connection with our events for the Northern Colorado Common Read on Thursday, Oct. 18th at 7:00 p.m. Smile, a quartet of Mary Ann Anderson, Teresa Swank, Ce Merrigan and Chris Wolf will sing songs from the 1940’s. Mary Ann is from Sterling and the other three women are from Scottsbluff, NE.
SMILE’s program salutes Rosie the Riveter and the over six million women who took wartime jobs or filled in at the workplace while the men were drafted or enlisted in the US military. Many more volunteered for the Red Cross, USO clubs like the Salvation Army or served in the military as well. The “We Can Do It” attitude was history in the making - a new found independence and freedom for all women of this great nation!
SMILE is a barbershop quartet that is a part of the Windsong Chorus and Sweet Adeline’s International. Smile has been singing together for about 6 years. The women of SMILE proudly support our servicemen and women and our country, as well as entertain the troops! We are four busy gals that love to make time for singing and lots of laughs. They’d love to sing for you!
The library will also provide our second book discussion of Unbroken on Oct. 25th at 2:00 p.m. Unbroken is the story of Louis Zamperini. When the war began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight and time in Japanese prisoner of war camps. It is a fascinating story to discuss.
Another part of the celebration includes celebrating our veterans. Our veteran have done or are doing so much for our country that we want to honor them. The library asks that any veteran or family member bring in pictures of veterans to be displayed. Pictures may be brought to the library now and will be displayed through Nov. 12, 2012.
We will provide the program What’s Happening at Home on Monday, Oct. 29th at 7:00 p.m. Library staff and several special local guests will talk about what life was like at home during the war.