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Danbury Library Marks 70th Anniversary Of WWII With Special Talks

Author Charlotte Bonelli will speak at the The Danbury Library as it marks the 70th anniversary of World War II. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Danbury Library marks 70th anniversary of WWII with programs. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury Library is commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II with a series of three free programs in September, October, and November. 

Author Charlotte Bonelli will give a talk about her book, “Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany” on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. 

The book and talk are based on correspondence during World War II.

Professor Diane Cypkin from Pace University will conduct an entertaining concert and lecture on “While You’re Away: Love Songs of World War II” on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. 

Cypkin talks about the vital role that music made in the morale both on the home front as well as at the battlefront. 

On Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Brigid Guertin, executive director of the Danbury Museum and City of Danbury Historian, will close the series by providing insights to what it was like in the Danbury area during WWII. 

Guertin will start with people’s experiences from the national home front perspective and narrow it down to the local Danbury experience. She’ll share some music, a few short film clips, and images from the time of Danbury city streets. 

All programs are free and require registration. 

Registration is available online at, click on “events” or call 203-797-4527. 

The Danbury Library is located at 170 Main St.

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