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Dialogues on the Experience of War


The Elmore County Historical Society & Museum will host a reading-discussion group for the community beginning in September 2016.  The topics will focus on World War I and the Vietnam War.  Participants will receive free books and DVDs that will be used for the discussions.  All meetings will be 6:30 to 8:00 at the Elmore County Museum on the following evenings:

     September 2016         Scarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir of a World War I Medal of 

                                     of Honor Hero, by John Lewis Barkley

     October 2016              Short Stories from World War I Anthology, by Davis, Bellah, March, and Bordon


     November 2016           Film: The Big Parade


     January 2017              The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien


     February 2017             Dispatches, by Micahel Herr


     March 2017                 Film: Platoon



We anticipate high interest in this discussion group and seating is limited.  Reservations can be made by calling 334-567-1308 now!





The Friends of the Wetumpka Library (FOWL) has monthly meetings which feature speakers that have something to do with the world of books or local interest.  Past Speakers have included Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Leslie Bailey,  Kathryn Tucker Windham, Deborah Ford, Julia Spencer-Fleming,  JoAnn Ross , Rob Dalby and Julia Oliver just to name a few!  Meetings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.