august, 2021

16aug7:00 PM- 8:00 PMDenville in World War II - Booktalk by Peter ZablockiVirtual Program7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Event Type :Adults

Event Details

UPDATE 8/10/21 – This program will be held over Zoom

Peter Zablocki, Denville resident and local historian will lead a book talk based on his latest book, Denville in World War II.

The bucolic small-town life of Denville in the 1940s would change forever with the outbreak of World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the town mobilized, creating the Denville Local Defense Council, designating air wardens to watch the skies and establishing air raid sirens. Schoolchildren gathered around home radios to learn if there were enough supplies to heat the school, and families learned to live within the confines of a ration book. The Denville Salvage Committee proclaimed Bomb ’em with Junk as it collected waste goods for the war effort. Hundreds of Denville men served valiantly in all theaters of the war, some earning prestigious military accolades and many tragically never returning.


IMPORTANT PROGRAM PARTICIPATION INFORMATION can be found here.  Please sign and bring this COVID Waiver to the program.  This program will be recorded and posted to the Library’s website after the program is held.



(Monday) 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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