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posted: 7/22/2014 11:54 AM

Reading program commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I

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By Krista Coltrin
City of West Chicago

The West Chicago City Museum has teamed up with the West Chicago Public Library District to offer a new reading discussion program, Historiography, commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I with the book "Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914" by Christopher Clark.

The discussion group continues to meet monthly in July and August on the second floor of the museum, 132 Main St.

The museum has two copies of the book available for the public to read. The meetings will be full of supplemental materials, activities and questions intended to further the discussion of the topics at hand. Participants are not required to have read the chapters, but are encouraged to do so. The schedule for the discussions are:

• 3 p.m. Friday, July 25, (previously scheduled for July 18), Part 2 of the book, "One Continent Divided" (Chapters 3 to 6)

• 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, Part 3 of the book, "Crisis" (Chapters 7 to Conclusion).

In conjunction with the discussion group, the city museum will host a World War I lecture presented by Shereen Ilahi, assistant professor of history at North Central College, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.

For information, contact or (630) 231-3376.