Jersey Library service will be marking the centenary of World War 1 with a series of events designed to give the local community opportunities to reflect on the past and discover more about the history of the conflict.
Military operations maps & books based on official documents will be on display on the first floor of the Town Library throughout the four year anniversary, charting key events during the Great War.
From August 2014 the Library Service will be working in partnership with the Jersey Privateers Gaming Club to reenact major engagements from the conflict, to enable Library customers to learn more about the tactics used by the different armies. On Saturday 9 August from 10am a demonstration game will be held in the Town Library. Admission is free to all; there is no need to reserve a place for this event.
Jersey Library will also be holding an art competition, inviting local residents to submit their personal artistic interpretations of poppies. Entries can be submitted in three categories, either art, textiles or 3D (collage and sculpture). Submissions will be accepted from 4 August, with the closing date for entries on Friday 10 October. For full terms and conditions and further information on this and other Library events please visit www.facebook.com/Jersey or www.gov.je/library.
These activities just mark the start of a range of events Jersey Library has planned to commemorate the Great War. Further details will be released as the centenary progresses.