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Prelude to War: The Events that Drew the U.S. into World War I at Scotch Plains Library

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Tim White will present on WWI at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Sept. 18 Credits: Scotch Plains Public Library
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​SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As we mark the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I, the Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to present the World War I and America series, which will run from Sept. 18 through Nov. 9. 

As one of only four New Jersey institutions to have received the World War I and America grant, and with a generous gift from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League, the library will offer original programming to commemorate the centennial of American involvement in WWI and to explore the ongoing experience of veterans who have served in our lifetimes.

Opening the series on Monday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m., Tim White, Associate Professor of History at New Jersey City University, will orient the audience to the time period (April 1917 through Nov. 1918) that will be covered in the subsequent lectures, readings, discussions and films.  The focus will be on the major events up to the time of U.S. entry and the developments that preceded U.S. involvement in the conflict.

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