D-Day, World War II to be focus at Books Between Bites May 16
On Thursday, May 16, Batavia's monthly noontime book program, "Books Between Bites," will wrap up its 2018-19 season with Dan Hoefler talking about the book "D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II" by Stephen E. Ambrose.
In this definitive history of World War II's most pivotal battle, distinguished historian Ambrose draws on more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to reveal how the original plans for the invasion had to be abandoned, and how enlisted men and junior officers acted on their own initiative. Hoefler -- who has served on the Batavia City Council, the Historic Preservation Commission, and the Batavia Historical Society board -- is a retired Oswego High School history and government teacher.
The program is held from noon to 1 p.m. in the large Founders Room on the main level of the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. The public is invited to attend this free program and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the lot just south and adjacent to the library.
People are invited to bring their lunch and eat as they enjoy the program and discussion. Lunch items, beverages and baked goods can be purchased at Chapters Coffee House & Café, located just inside the library and adjacent to the meeting room. To pre-order for pickup just before the program, call (630) 406-8005.
Books Between Bites was established in Batavia in 1987 by the late Lee C. Moorehead. The program has been continued by Moorehead's wife, Betty, and his daughter, Becky Hoag, in partnership and cosponsorship with George H. Scheetz and Stacey Peterson of Batavia Public Library.
Now in its 32nd year, the program season is September through May. For information, call Becky Hoag at (630) 482-9157. Visit booksbetweenbites.com.
More than 150 Books Between Bites presentations are available on DVD to view and check out at the Batavia Public Library. Simply search for "Books Between Bites" in the library catalog to find a list of all available titles.
BATV is now posting the programs on YouTube. The links are on the archived past season page, going back to May 2017.