WWI Centennial Commemoration

WWI Centennial Commemoration

"On April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered World War I ... By the time the war ended, nineteen months later, the global world order had dramatically shifted, and decisions made one hundred years ago are still having an impact on our world today." World War I Centennial Commemoration

Lafayette Public Library is a partner in the WWI Centennial Commemoration, a collaboration between the Colorado WWI Centennial Commission, Colorado Humanities, libraries throughout Colorado, and the Lafayette Historical Society.

The Arvada Center is the lead for statewide events commemorating the war, with events held at locations throughout Colorado. Check out their website for details on the many centennial events and programs.

Throughout the Centennial Commemoration in 2017 and 2018, Lafayette Public Library will host six book discussions led by local university professors. We will have ten free copies of each book to distribute to the community, provided by the Colorado Humanities.

WWI Centennial Books for Discussion

WWI Centennial Commemoration Book Discussions

See the full reading list in our catalog.

Thursday, August 10, 6pm

All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque

Join us for a group discussion of All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, facilitated by Metro State History Professor Dr. Andrea Maestrejuan. 

  • Stop in an request a courtesy copy (available to the first ten people who register).
  • Additional copies can be requested through our library catalog.