Presentation on WWI issues in Sacramento set for downtown library

A historian will deliver a talk Sunday at the Central Library about Sacramento during World War I in observance of the Great War Centennial.

Sacramento Public Library librarian James Scott will speak from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Central Library, 828 I St. The free talk will be in the downtown library’s west meeting room.

Scott’s presentation, “Great War in the Great Valley,” will encompass war mobilization, agriculture, the draft, war industry, pilot training, education, xenophobia, war bonds and the region’s post-war public works projects.

In addition, a free showing of Stanley Kubrick’s classic anti-war film about World War I, “Paths of Glory,” with Kirk Douglas, will occur in the same meeting room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 25.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.