Library hosts WWI program series and traveling panel display

Grants Pass, October 20, 2023— Adults and teens are invited to join Grants Pass High School teacher and past Oregon History Teacher of the Year Lois MacMillan to explore the art, music, and people that shaped World War I during a three-part series at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library on the first three Thursdays in November.
To support the program series, community members are invited to view the World War I and America panel exhibit by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History on display during open hours at the Grants Pass branch from November 7–December 2. Viewers will learn about life on the homefront and at war through documents, posters, and photos from the Gilder Lehrman Collection.
Art of WWI | Thursday, November 2 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Grants Pass branch
Jazz and the 369th Infantry | Thursday, November 9 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Grants Pass branch
Women in WWI | Thursday, November 16 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Grants Pass branch
All three sessions will also be available to watch remotely. Community members can find the Zoom link on the library’s website calendar at josephinelibrary.org/calendar or by emailing info@josephinelibrary.org.
Lois MacMillan teaches American and World History at Grants Pass High School. After earning her National Board Certification in Early Adolescence-Social Studies, MacMillan won Oregon’s 2006 History Teacher of the Year award. She serves on the National Council of History Education and has participated in fellowships with Monticello, Ford’s Theatre, James Madison, and the Pulitzer Center. In 2018 she won Grammy Museum’s Jane Ortner Award for incorporating music in the non-music classroom. In the fall of 2018, she took a one-year sabbatical in New York City where she worked with Title I high school teachers and students in fourteen cities around the country on Founding Era curriculum, culminating in their attendance to the Broadway show, Hamilton.
This series is offered at no charge and is open to the public. A library card is not needed to participate.
For more information about library programs and services, visit josephinelibrary.org, email info@josephinelibrary.org, or call 541-476-0571.