A Year of Anniversaries Part 2: The 1940’s

2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!


1942 – Casablanca

Film classic Casablanca hit the screens 75 years ago! This acclaimed film stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as estranged lovers meeting in Casablanca. The movie won 3 Oscars and is still held as a film from Hollywood’s classic era.



1947 – Anne Frank’s Diary Released

70 years have passed since Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl was published. Anne Frank was a Jewish girl born in just before German’s Holocaust era. She and her family hid for years in concealed room in her father’s place of work, where she kept a diary from June 1942 to August 1944. Shortly after her last entry, her family was discovered and seperated. After being sent to a concentration camp, Anne Frank died at the young age of 15. While her life was filled with tragedy, her story is widely held as an inspiration of a youthful woman’s hope. She is widely regarded as one of the most well-known victims of the Holocaust. Below are links to her journal, and well as other items on Anne’s experiences.

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1947 – Goodnight Moon creates a Children’s Classic Bedtime Story

September 3, 1947, was when the classic bedtime story Goodnight Moon was first published. A bunny preparing for bed begins to tell everything around him goodnight. It is still widely regarded as a classic children’s book for adults to remember and kids to enjoy. Other “Goodnight” stories are featured below as well.

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – 1957 through 1967!


About Kaylee

Hello all! I am the Marketing Specialist at Eckhart Public Library, and do lots of fun work on our social media, posting blogs, and writing weekly emails. I can also be seen at the Auburn Plaza Temporary Location and Teen Library.
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