The annual meeting of the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle will take place May 25th at 8:00PM in the upstairs club room. Go to Facebook to RSVP.
On Friday, May 3rd we will be celebrating Polish Constitution Day.
The event starts at 7PM.
To find out more about this event or to RSVP, go to Facebook.
And now a look at historical item from our collection. This is the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle’s guest book. The earliest signature dates from 1896.
This reads, “Ksiazka Pamiatkowa KDIAM”.
One of the most famous people to sign our guest book is Cardinal Karol Wojtyła in 1969 who later became Pope John Paul II.
In the note, Cardinal Wojtyła asks God to bless AMLDC and Our Lady of Ostrabrama to protect it.
We have quite a few books on Pope John Paul II. Here is a selection.
In the footsteps of Pope John Paul II : an intimate personal portrait by John M. Szostak
BX1378.5 .S95 1980
The people’s Pope : the story of Karol Wojtyla of Poland by James Oram
Man From a Far Country by Mary Craig
BX1378.5 .C72 1979
John Paul II, the Pope from Poland by Tadeusz Karolak
BX1378.5 .K37 1979
Come to the Library and check these out!
Wroclaw: Portret Miasta by Tadeusz Drankowski.
Call number: DK4780.1 K36
“In this speechifying autobiography, Poland’s president delivers a dramatic and self-dramatizing account of the rise of the Solidarity movement, his role in the labor strikes of 1988, his battle with the Polish Communist party and his election to the presidency. Interspersing transcripts, Walesa presents a witty, Kafkaesque replay of government wiretapping and judicial harassment of him through 1986, and vividly re-creates the news-making kidnap and murder of the Rev. Jerzy Popieluszko in 1984. He credits Solidarity’s survival as due in large measure to the moral support of the Roman Catholic Church. In down-to-earth prose, the former electrician writes about his father’s internment in a Nazi concentration camp, his own religious faith, and the joys of family life and of raising eight children. But in denying the existence of “racially based” anti-Semitism in Poland, past or present, he ignores history. Glaringly short on specifics about his plans for Poland’s future, his self-portrait is padded with accounts of a blur of meetings, talks and travel, as well as encounters with Elie Wiesel, George Bush, Elton John, Pope John Paul II and Francois Mitterrand, among others.”
Call number: DK4452 .W34 A3
Call number: ML410 .C54 S47
Come to the library and check out these books!