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Col. Theodore Gatchel speaks on 20th-Century Vietnam
The South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale, 1057 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale RI 02879, will present a talk by Col. Theodore L. Gatchel, USMC (ret), a Naval War College Professor Emeritus, on Sunday, February 24, 2 PM.
“Language, Culture, and Tradition: Understanding 20th-Century Vietnam” will illuminate the history and culture of that country and give historical context to a novel set there, The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb, selected by Reading Across Rhode Island for 2013.
Col. Gatchel, whose monthly columns appear in the Providence Journal, served two combat tours in Vietnam during his 30-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a special advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He has published on a wide range of military and naval topics, and is currently writing a book on the evolution of infantry weapons and tactics.
The Beauty of Humanity Movement weaves together the stories of an elderly Vietnamese street vendor, a Vietnamese-American art curator and a young Hanoi tour guide, moving from the 1950’s to the present day.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact Jessica Wilson, 789-1555 xt 110.
|Where||Peace Dale Library 1057 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||2:00 pm–3:30 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Seniors|
|Phone||401-789-1555 xt 110|
More About Peace Dale Library
Though the Peace Dale Library Association was founded in 1853, it was not located in the idyllic location it resides in now until 1891, a gift in memory of Rowland Hazard. The landmark building sits high above Kingstown Road, but don't let its imposing visage fool you. Inside are thousands of square feet to roam and over 35,000 items to browse within the surprisingly modern facility. The circulation and information centers are newly-renovated and feature a self-checkout option at the reference desk. Enjoy some quiet time in the elegant front reading rooms, or surf the Web at their computer center.
Other events here
- Storytime for Ages 3-5 Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:30 am–11:15 am
- Amaryllis Recorder Ensemble Performs June 9 Sun, Jun 9, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
- Exploring the Art of Fiction with Jennifer Mills Kerr Monthly, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
- Learn Speed Reading Weekly on Tuesdays, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm