Songs of World War I

In honor of Veteran’s Day and the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Brookline Coolidge Corner Library invites you to listen to the Songs of World War I, performed by tenor and guitarist Doug Schmolze. In this centennial retrospective, Doug will present a variety of songs from the 1910s, including patriotic songs. With anecdotes and historical notes, the program provides insight into the mood of the era that ushered in the “War to End All Wars.” Audiences will recognize (and are encouraged to sing along to!) patriotic songs such as “Over There” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag” by George M. Cohan that remain popular. Other lesser known waltzes, ragtime, and romantic songs by composers of the era will be performed as well.
Visuals and lyrics to sing-a-longs will be provided by an accompanying PowerPoint presentation.
This program is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room
31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA 02446


The Coolidge Corner is located on the ground floor of the Coolidge Corner Library. There are three methods of access: (1) Use the main entrance, which is equipped with a ramp and door openers, followed by the lift in the far east corner of the ground floor. (2) Follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the ground floor entrance, which is equipped with a door opener, followed by three stairs from the hallway into the room, or (3) follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the back entrance, which is equipped with a door opener. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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