Did you know that during the Normandy Campaign, there were 125 millions maps handed out? June 7th, 1944, was the second day of Operation Overlord and Operation Neptune at Normandy, France. The Operations would continue until late August, when the Allies defeated the Axis in the battle of the Falaise pocket, culminating in the Liberation of Paris on the 25th. 
Read more about the brave soldiers by clicking here and seeing all the books we have on the D-Day invasion. Of the 9,387 Americans buried at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, 4 are women. Click here to read the story of one of them, Elizabeth A. Richardson, by the National Archives. The three other women were part of the famous “Six Triple Eight”, the African-American Battalion of the Women’s Army Corps formed at the behest of Eleanor Roosevelt. This Patch article looks to learn more about their individual stories as well as gives a short description of the Six Triple Eight. 

Did you know that during the Normandy Campaign, there were 125 millions maps handed out? June 7th, 1944, was the second day of Operation Overlord and Operation Neptune at Normandy, France. The Operations would continue until late August, when the Allies defeated the Axis in the battle of the Falaise pocket, culminating in the Liberation of Paris on the 25th. 

Read more about the brave soldiers by clicking here and seeing all the books we have on the D-Day invasion. Of the 9,387 Americans buried at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, 4 are women. Click here to read the story of one of them, Elizabeth A. Richardson, by the National Archives. The three other women were part of the famous “Six Triple Eight”, the African-American Battalion of the Women’s Army Corps formed at the behest of Eleanor Roosevelt. This Patch article looks to learn more about their individual stories as well as gives a short description of the Six Triple Eight. 

As the time dictated, they each wrote under male pseudonyms in order to have their works published. Click on Link to Catalog to see which titles the library carries and to see if they are available. Then either request the book to be held for you, or come in to the library and take it off the shelves. 
Emily Bronte (Link to Catalog) (Project Gutenberg)
Charlotte Bronte (Link to Catalog) (Project Gutenberg)
Anne Bronte (Link to Catalog) (Project Gutenberg)
Because these works are out of copyright, you could also download the ebook versions via Project Gutenberg. Just click on the Project Gutenberg link to see which titles are available, then click on the title to download the title in various formats. 

As the time dictated, they each wrote under male pseudonyms in order to have their works published. Click on Link to Catalog to see which titles the library carries and to see if they are available. Then either request the book to be held for you, or come in to the library and take it off the shelves. 

Emily Bronte (Link to Catalog) (Project Gutenberg)

Charlotte Bronte (Link to Catalog) (Project Gutenberg)

Anne Bronte (Link to Catalog) (Project Gutenberg)

Because these works are out of copyright, you could also download the ebook versions via Project Gutenberg. Just click on the Project Gutenberg link to see which titles are available, then click on the title to download the title in various formats. 

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Women's History: This Day in Women's History: Kate Chopin, American author (often considered to be the forerunner of feminist authors) of...

Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century.

From 1892 to 1895, she wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such…

The Brentwood Library holds the Complete Works of Kate Chopin as well as the Awakening as a Book on Tape or CD.

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"Because whatever the consequences, people, standing side by side, have expressed who they really are, and that ultimately they believe in the love of the world and each other enough to be that - which is the foundation of activism. The alternative, however, not to act, and therefore to miss experiencing other people at their best, reaching toward fullness, has never appealed to me."

Alice Walker (via thistr3reads)

Pick up books by Alice Walker at the Library by clicking the link here. A collection of her work could be found via Goodreads with reviews of her work readily available.

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