“Smoke Signals screening, food in the trenches on tap at library

Trench room gives museum visitors an idea of where soldiers lived and fought. “War to End All Wars" continues at the Wood County Historical Museum through December.

Thursday, April 13 Community Reads presents the award-winning film, “Smoke Signals,” based on Sherman Alexie’s short story collection, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven.” The PG-13 film, with screenplay by Alexie and featuring Adam Beach, Evan Adams, and Irene Bedard, will be shown in the second Floor Meeting Room at 10 a.m., with an encore presentation at 6:45 p.m.

Ever wonder what American dough boys ate in the trenches of World War I? Saturday, April 15, come hear author and food historian Nathan Crook (“A Culinary History of the Great Black Swamp”) talk about the good, the bad, and the unusual food that fueled the front for U. S. soldiers during the Great War.

The library will be closed Sunday, April 16, and will resume regular hours on Monday, April 17.

All programs are free and open to all. For more information, contact the library at 419-352-5104,

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