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Iwo Jima: Hell's Volcano

Seventy-one years ago, the United States Marines landed on Iwo Jima, beginning a 37-day battle that led to the capture of the island. This controversial battle remains the costliest engagement in United States Marine Corps history.

Join MSgt. Stephen Walter USMC Ret. and Cp. Bob Swanson, USMC 1954-1958, at Grove City Library, 3359 Park Street, for this two-part series on the Battle of Iwo Jima and the iconic flag raising.

Part 1 will be on Thursday, February 18, and part 2 will be on Thursday, February 25. Both start times are 7 p.m.

Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day Week

Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day Week at Westland Area Library will run February 8-13. The schedule includes:

February 8 - Stop in and make a float.

February 9 - Fat Tuesday. Let's make a Mardi Gras mask. Snacks provided.

February 10 - Stop in anytime and help us find the Baby that was in the King cake.

February 11 - Celebrate Valetine's Day at Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

February 12 - Stop in anytime and make a Valentine.

February 13 - Cupid's Bash, for grades K-4, at  11 a.m.

Winter 2015 Newsletter

The Winter 2015 Happenings at SPL Newsletter is available. You can pick up a copy at either Grove City Library or Westland Area Library or click below to download a PDF copy.

Happenings at SPL

Local History Available Online

The Grove City Library's Reference/Adult Services Department maintains a joint collection of local historical images with the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.

Using a tool called Content DM, reference staff are making these images available online for the first time to the public. The online collection can be accessed through SPL's home page. Under "Digital Image Collection," click the "Enter" button to access the website. The same link appears under "Research" and "eBooks and more."

New images will be continually added to the online collection from the more than 6,000 images that are currently part of the archive.

For more information about the collection, contact the Reference Department at 614-875-6716 ext. 503 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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