Veterans Day with the Kenton County Public Library

The Kenton County Public Library is proud to offer databases, programs and displays honoring our Veterans in celebration of Veterans Day (November 11).

fold32015Fold3 is a database of documents, images, and other material covering American military history. Fold3 has significant collections covering African-American history, Native American history, the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and other aspects of American’s history and military organizations and conflicts. Fold3 is free to use through the Library’s website and can be accessed from any device with Internet access.

The Covington Branch Library has a Veterans Day Display including World War II era model airplanes and tanks. Stop by during library hours to check it out.

The Durr Branch Library has the Gilder Lehrman Civil War 150 Travelling Exhibit all month long. The exhibit explores the Civil War, with letters, personal accounts and images. Civil War 150 invites Americans to understand how soldiers, presidents, freedmen and families struggled to address the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war and the role of a president in wartime.

Veterans Day Related Programs

Veterans Day Observance, Wednesday, November 11, 4-5 pm – Erlanger Branch Library
Join us for Veteran’s Day stories and history. We will create “Thank you Veterans” messages to hang in the library. Snack provided. Ages 6-12.

Uncommon Valor – The Common Virtue, Wednesday, November 11, 7-8:45 pm – Covington Library
Join Kentucky author Donald Curtis for a look at the life of Marine Franklin Sousley. Sousley, Kentucky native was one of six famous Marines who raised the flag on lwo Jima during World War II.

Let’s Get Cooking! Civil War Recipes, Friday, November 13, 1-3 p.m. – Durr Branch Library
Cook up Civil War era recipes. Learn to make hardtack, sausage and apples, navy bean soup and idiot’s delight.

steve_ballCivil War Music with Steve Ball, Saturday, November 14, 2-3 pm – Durr Branch Library
Steve will perform Civil War-era tunes on guitars from the mid-1800s.
Several local restaurants are offering free and discounted meals on Wednesday. A full list can be found here.

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