Discover the history and legacy of the Korean war during a year-long lecture series that launches at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in our Main Branch.

During this first talk, Dr. John Foster will explore the origins of this conflict including:

  • North Korea’s invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950
  • What preceded that invasion
  • The struggle to save the Pusan perimeter
  • General Douglas MacArthur’s daring landing at Inchon that turned the battle’s tide

The program is free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or by calling us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American RevolutionThe Vietnam Wars, and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.