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Lectures and outreach visits

Library staff offer outreach visits to schools and educational settings. Library staff can also attend at air base open days and other community events.

These visits are tailored to your needs. Please contact us to discuss:

Talks currently available from the American Library

They can be delivered live in person, live via Zoom or MS Teams, or pre-recorded for your group with a two-week notice period.

All talks are accompanied by images, are delivered by the Trust Librarian and last approximately 40 minutes.

Specific requests for tailored talks can be considered - please email Currently taking requests for talks and events up to end March 2024.

The 2nd Air Division in WWII East Anglia

An Introductory history of the 2nd Air Division using images and documents from the 2nd Air Division Archive.

Virtual Tour of the American Library

This war memorial and public library was first envisioned in 1945, opened in 1963 and has most recently been refurbished in 2020. Hear more about the evolution of this unique public library war memorial.

American Women at War: The Women's Army Corps in the 2nd Air Division Archive

Explore the experience of these American service personnel through diaries, scrap books and images.

Wartime Brides and GI Sweethearts

Stories of love, loss and friendship in the 2nd Air Division.

In their own words: American airmen at war

Testimony and memoir from the 2nd Air Division Archive, giving us a glimpse of WWII Europe from the perspective of these service personnel.

Life on the Ground: The 2nd Air Division in WWII

Explore life on a 2nd Air Division Bomb Group Base through images, documents and personal testimonies.