World War I came to a close on November 11, 1918 at 11:00 am and was declared a national holiday by Congress in 1938. This Monday, November 12, 2018 the library will be holding two events:
- Veteran’s Day Ceremony presented by the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 in front of the Library’s flag pole from 10:30-11:00 am.
- 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day youth program (Grades 4-8) from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Register here!
At the youth program, we will be looking at The Great War Google Expedition using our Virtual Reality goggles. In addition to learning about World War I and life in 1918, we will be using 3Doodler pens to create a 3D poppy. The poppy became a symbol for World War I and Armistice Day after John McCrae wrote his famous poem, In Flanders Field.