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WORLD WAR 1 Remembered Through Photographs

Saturday, November 29th, 2014


World War One in Photos: A Century Later

Verdun 2014

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Trees stand where the village of Fleury once stood, near Verdun, on March 5, 2014. A hundred years after the guns fell silent in World War One, nine villages wiped out by fighting on France’s bloodiest battleground continue to lead a ghostly existence. Their names still appear on maps and in government records. Mayors representing them are designated by local authorities. But most of the streets, shops, houses and people who once lived around the French army stronghold of Verdun are gone.


CANARY Issue Number 26, Fall 2014

Friday, November 14th, 2014


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Editor, Gail Entrekin

A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis

Canary is a literary journal that explores one’s engagement with the natural world. It is based on the premise that the literary arts can provide an understanding that humans are part of an integrated system. Our theme is the environmental crisis and the losses of species and habitat as a result of this ongoing disaster. Our mission is to deepen awareness of the environment and enrich the well-being of the individual and in turn society as a whole.

Published by Hip Pocket Press
Managing Editor, Charles Entrekin
All work reprinted by permission of author

“Anything not saved will be lost.”
Computer message.

Zoos are beginning to rethink their mission and become “the last refuge against a rising tide of extinction.”

© 2014 Hip Pocket Press

Issue Number 26, Fall 2014

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Renowned poet Gerald Stern reads at Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church (Albany, CA), Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30pm

Thursday, November 13th, 2014



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2014 Robert Frost Gold Medal Winner for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry

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Introduced by former U.S. Poet Laureate

Reading at 7:30pm,
Friday, November 14, 2014,
with book-signing & reception to follow

Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave (at Curtis)
Albany, CA 94706

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GERALD STERN grew up in a home with no books, except for a Hebrew Bible. Born in 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Eastern European immigrants, Stern once described himself as also the child of his public library. His hours of reading in the library stacks led him to an education at Columbia University and a celebrated life of letters.

Stern’s writing frequently references his working class roots and the disconnect between his upbringing in America and the suffering endured by relatives and fellow Jews during the Holocaust.

In a rare West Coast appearance, Stern will debut his just-released collection, Divine Nothingness, and will read from his 2012 In Beauty Bright (both from Norton).

Stern is the recipient of a National Book Award and the Library of Congress 2005 Wallace Stevens Award and 2012 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize. As this year’s Robert Frost Gold Medalist for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry from the Poetry Society of America, Stern is one of the country’s most honored poets. He has been writing for over seventy years. With seventeen books of verse and two memoirs, Stern is also one of the country’s most prolific poets.

This program is free and is sponsored by
Friends of the Albany Library.
Books provided by Pegasus.

Saint Alban’s is wheelchair accessible.
An ASL interpreter will be provided if requested 7 days in advance. Voice 510-745-1400 or TDD (888) 663-0660.

Produced by Catherine Taylor & Joyce Jenkins