"It's Our War, Too!" American Women in World War II

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Urbandale Public Library
Meeting Room A

Event Details

When Americans were called to action, women "did their part" despite stereotyping and discrimination. The war spurred many women to enter the workforce for the first time, all while managing a household alone and upholding wartime duties. Women answered the call of Uncle Sam and enlisted in military auxiliary groups, fulfilling critical roles stateside and abroad. 

Hear accounts from real Rosie the Riveters and women near the battle fronts. Visit the Hollywood Stage Door Canteen and discover how starlets, singers, and celebrities lifted the spirits of our troops. Learn about the lasting legacy of women's contribution to the war effort in WWII.

This event will be presented live at the library via Zoom by The National WWII Museum.


This program ties in with our 2024 All Urbandale Reads book, "The Nightingale," but reading the book is not required. 

All Urbandale Reads is a “one book, one community” reading initiative that attempts to get everyone in a city to read and discuss the same book. The goal of All Urbandale Reads is to unite the community and promote literacy through one inspiring read. Click here to learn more about this initiative and to see a list of past titles. 

All Urbandale Reads reading material and programming funded by the Urbandale Public Library Foundation

Event Type(s): Class
Age Group(s): Adults

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