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The League of Wives by Heath Hardage Lee

Hobart Book Chat

2023-02-21 11:00:00 2023-02-21 12:00:00 America/Chicago The League of Wives by Heath Hardage Lee Our February 2023 book chat title is *The League of Wives* by Heath Hardage Lee. Pick up a copy at the Hobart branch to chat virtually or in person! Contact hobart@lcplin.org for more details. Hobart

Tuesday, February 21
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-21 11:00:00 2023-02-21 12:00:00 America/Chicago The League of Wives by Heath Hardage Lee Our February 2023 book chat title is *The League of Wives* by Heath Hardage Lee. Pick up a copy at the Hobart branch to chat virtually or in person! Contact hobart@lcplin.org for more details. Hobart

Hobart

Children's Program Room, Hobart Zoom Room

Our February 2023 book chat title is *The League of Wives* by Heath Hardage Lee. Pick up a copy at the Hobart branch to chat virtually or in person! Contact hobart@lcplin.org for more details.

The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington--and Hanoi--to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam.

On February 12, 1973, one hundred and sixteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton.

Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would learn that their rescuers were their wives, a group of women that included Jane Denton, Sybil Stockdale, Louise Mulligan, Andrea Rander, Phyllis Galanti, and Helene Knapp. These women, who formed The National League of Families, would never have called themselves "feminists," but they had become the POW and MIAs most fervent advocates, going to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands' freedom--and to account for missing military men--by relentlessly lobbying government leaders, conducting a savvy media campaign, conducting covert meetings with antiwar activists, and most astonishingly, helping to code secret letters to their imprisoned husbands.

Hobart

Phone: 219-942-2243

Branch manager
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Hours
Mon, Mar 27 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Tue, Mar 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Mar 29 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Thu, Mar 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Mar 31 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 02 Closed

About the branch

The Hobart Branch is conveniently located at 100 N. Main Street in downtown Hobart. The current building was built in 1967 and an addition was added in 1979 and then remodeled in 2007. The Hobart Branch is known for its unique architecture and fabulous views of Lake George. The interior areas have slight floor elevation differences which help provide a cozy atmosphere.

The Hobart Branch has many amenities for the community. The library has a private small group room, and a public meeting room that can accommodate up to 100 people. Every month we hold many preschool, toddler, infant, and family and adult classes and events. From computer classes, to arts and crafts, to teen gaming, we've got something for everyone, no matter your age!

Upcoming events

Tue, Mar 28, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Children's Program Room

Wed, Mar 29, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Children's Program Room

Sat, Apr 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Program Room

Wed, Apr 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children's Program Room

Wed, Apr 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Programming Room

Thu, Apr 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Program Room

Sat, Apr 08, 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Children's Program Room

Mon, Apr 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Program Room

Tue, Apr 11, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Children's Program Room

Fri, Apr 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Program Room

Fri, Apr 14, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Children's Program Room
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Apr 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Program Room,Hobart Zoom Room

Wed, Apr 19, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Children's Program Room

Wed, Apr 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Program Room

Thu, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Program Room

Tue, Apr 25, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Children's Program Room

Wed, Apr 26, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Children's Program Room