Channel 16 Hosts WWII Movie Marathon
The City of Baytown is showing World War II movies on Baytown TV (Comcast Channel 16) this weekend. Beginning Friday at 5 p.m., Baytown TV will return to the 1940’s, with movies airing continuously through Sunday evening. Movies will include Submarine Alert (1943), Aerial Gunner (1943) and Dawn Express (1942). Short programs containing war memories of actual Baytown residents will air between the movies.
The special presentation is part of the City’s Sterling Municipal Library’s One Book, One Baytown program. The annual “One Book” program encourages community members to read the same book and come together to discuss it in a variety of settings.
The selection for this year’s One Book, One Baytown is “Wings and a Ring: Letters of War and Love” from a WWII pilot by Texas City author Rene Palmer Armstrong. Armstrong and a friend transcribed 295 letters they discovered from a young WWII airman to his sweetheart. Using these letters and military documents from that time, Armstrong weaves together a fabulous true story of life and love during wartime.
Sterling Library has also created a unique Reader’s Experience to encourage readers to discover more about World War II. The Library is making available special “Ration Books” that readers can take to a variety of World War II related locations and events throughout Baytown and Houston. For each experience readers complete, they will receive a stamp in their “Ration Book.” Readers who complete 5 or more of the experiences will receive a prize from the library.
For more information about participating in One Book, One Baytown, contact Susan Chandler, Community Connections Librarian at 281 422-1145, firstname.lastname@example.org