A Moment and a Memory: WWII Stories through Sketches

William H. Frake III (Bill) has rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood’s most renowned elite and has walked the red carpet at some of its glitziest events, but if you ask the award-winning animator what encounter in his illustrious career stands out the most, he will tell you it’s no one you’ll find on the silver screen. For him, there are no bigger American heroes than our military veterans especially those from World War II. Frake has used his artistic talent to pay tribute to these brave men and women in his “A Moment and a Memory: WWII Stories through Sketches.”

Join Mr. Frake for a discussion about his books composed of hundreds of personal collections of illustrated stories of WWII friends and acquaintances. He has been privileged to have known many WWII veterans and has gone on several WWII reunions and met them, their wives, and their families. Bill gathered these "memories" from the men and women who experienced these "moments" as WWII veterans. It is they who Bill draws for. If he can bring a smile and a good laugh, then he has accomplished what these book were intended to encapsulate. Several of the WWII veterans featured in the books will be in attendance. Books will be available for sale. Please register.

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Sunday May 19, 2019
2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Gail Brown    518-765-2791    gail.brown@voorpl.org
Library Community Room