Crete, IL –(ENEWSPF)–September 18, 2017. During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made incredible contributions to the war effort. One of the civilian avenues was through the American Red Cross Clubmobile program, which was essentially a mobile club, featuring doughnuts, coffee, and good old American girl-next-door friendliness, all served up at the front lines in Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia – wherever the troops were to be found.
Learn more about the Clubmobile program and all the ways in which American women helped win the war from Barb Warner Deane at her program “Women of World War II: On the Front Lines and the Home Front” to be held at Crete Public Library on Saturday, September 30 from 1-2:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested by calling the library at 708- 672-8917. After the presentation, Ms. Deane will sell and sign copies of her new historical fiction novel, On the Homefront, published in August 2017.
Barb Warner Deane grew up in the small town of Watkins Glen in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of New York. She graduated from Cornell University, where she met her husband, before later getting her law degree from the University Of Connecticut.
Barb, her husband, and daughters have lived in the Chicago area for the past twenty-five years, other than two years in Frankfurt, Germany and two years in Shanghai, China. She draws a lot of writing inspiration from her experiences, and the incredible people she met, as an expat. On The Homefront was inspired by a trip to Normandy, France.
After giving up the practice of law, Barb owned Barb’s All Romance Book Store and worked in many types of jobs, including her current gig as an IT tech specialist for a high school. In addition to writing, Barb is a genealogy and WWII buff, loves to read, is a huge fan of Harry Potter, and is crazy for both U.S. and international travel. Now that she and her husband are empty-nesters, she’s making plans to expand on her list of having visited 46 states and 37 countries on 6 continents.
For more information, please call the Crete Public Library at 708-672-8017.
Source: Crete Public Library
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