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Staff finds info for WW2 memorial overseas

ThisWeek Grove City Record published a story about the efforts of Menno Polderman of the Netherlands to build a memorial to the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber shot down near his grandfather's farm in 1943. Among the crew was Grove City High School Class of 1935 graduate Ernest Trickett, who died in the crash. 

Polderman continues to work with the library's reference department to find information about Trickett. Anyone with any information or material about Trickett can contact the library's reference department at 614-875-6716, extension 503.

Click the link here for the full story.

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

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