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Peterborough Town Library’s Literary Book Club to read “When Books Went To War” – Monadnock Ledger Transcript

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Published: 11/17/2021 8:00:17 AM

Peterborough Town Library’s Literary Book Club will meet Friday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. to discuss the New York Times bestseller, “When Books Went To War” by Molly Guptill Manning. The club meets monthly and is run by library Assistant Director Mary Hubbard.

From the author’s website: “When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged l…….

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Published: 11/17/2021 8:00:17 AM

Peterborough Town Library’s Literary Book Club will meet Friday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. to discuss the New York Times bestseller, “When Books Went To War” by Molly Guptill Manning. The club meets monthly and is run by library Assistant Director Mary Hubbard.

From the author’s website: “When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and rucksacks in every theater of war.”

Copies of the book are available at the library. Register on the library events page at peterboroughtownlibrary.org to receive discussion questions prior to the meeting.  For information, call the library at 603.924.8040. 

Peterborough Town Library is at 2 Concord St. in Peterborough and is open Monday through Saturday.

Source: https://www.ledgertranscript.com/brpbWWIIhistory-ML-111821_-43371621