Event box

Date:
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Categories:
Adults, History, Movies, Special Event

Come explore New Mexico history through film! This is a free event!

Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle lived in New Mexico from 1940 until his death in 1945.  In 1948, the house he and his wife shared became Albuquerque’s first branch library. Learn why Pyle was America’s most beloved journalist with this PBS special, G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story.

No one wrote more movingly and realistically about the common man in war than he did, telling the story of World War II from the perspective of the G.I. in the foxhole and on the front line from the bombing in London (1939) to the end of the war in the Pacific (1945). The film includes commentary by Former President Gerald Ford, Walter Cronkite, and Charles Kuralt. Oscar winner Tom Hanks wrote "G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story is the best documentary film ever done about the true heroes of World War II, the common soldier.”

 

 

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Upcoming Library Events
at all branches

Feb
15
All Day Event, Westgate Library.
Feb
16
9:00am - 10:00am, North Valley Meeting Room, Rudolfo Anaya Library.
Feb
16
10:30am - 11:00am, Taylor Ranch Library.
Feb
16
10:30am - 1:30pm, Genealogy Center,
Main Library (Downtown).
Feb
16
10:30am - 12:30pm, San Pedro Library.
Feb
16
11:30am - 12:30pm,
Main Library (Downtown).