Among the hundreds-of-thousands of women that acted in the military during World War II, our very own Toledo had veterans of its own. Read further to learn about five local women who made a difference in the war effort.
The Girls' Activity Friendship Society, a club created by fourteen young girls from Glenwood School in 1943, is not only emblematic of the perseverance by all during the wartime effort, but it also can serve as inspiration to help the Toledo community during current and future hard times. Read more to learn about the GAFS as well as reading suggestions and local volunteer opportunities.
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the Library’s writing workshops will be participating to help you reach your goals. Read further for more information about the month-long challenge, the workshops and the Library’s accessible resources for writers.
With thousands of men enlisted into the war effort, contributions by women were tested. See how American government propaganda not only encouraged women to support the war effort but also reminded women – and the entire country – of their value in dire times.