St. Johns Reads 2018: The Library System commemorates the “War to end all wars” with “Dead Wake”

The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to announce the next book for our annual community-wide reading program, St. Johns Reads. Erik Larson’s book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania will be the focus of library programming throughout February 2018.

The concurrent story of the last voyage of the Lusitania and the German U-Boat that sunk the British liner is the latest of “dual-stories” told by Larson. The St. Johns Reads Committee felt this tale was especially relevant as 2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I, the “war to end all wars.” The sinking of the Lusitania is often cited as one of the reasons the United States finally entered what was primarily a European conflict.

This is the 13th year that the Library System has hosted St. Johns Reads. As in years past, a variety of programs will be staged at all library locations throughout the month of February.
The period of 1914-1918 saw great societal change in fashion, art, technology, and music. To highlight the changes over the last 100 years, the Library System is hosting food and art programs, movies, lectures, children’s programs and much more.

You can visit the Library’s website for a full listing of events, or pick up a program at your local library.

To read Dead Wake, or to learn more about St. Johns Reads 2018, contact your local library.

january, 2019

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tue22jan6:30 pm7:30 pmSt. Johns Reads: RiverKeepers6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Bartram Trail Branch

sat26jan10:30 am12:30 pmNo more spaces leftSt. Johns Reads: Watercolor Beach Scenes with Kasha Fahy10:30 am - 12:30 pm Main Branch18 Guests are attendingNo more spots left!

thu31jan11:15 am11:45 amSt. Johns Reads: Preschool Story Time with a St. Johns Riverkeeper!11:15 am - 11:45 am Bartram Trail Branch