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Durham County Library Hosts CCC 80th Anniversary Celebration

Program: The CCC Is 80
Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: The Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the most popular New Deal programs, put three million young men to work restoring America’s forests, parks and waterways. This spring marks the 80th anniversary of its creation. Durham County Library will present a screening of the American Experience film “The Civilian Conservation Corps” and a discussion hosted by historian Dr. James Lewis of the Forest History Society at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.

The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression, while at the same time implementing a general natural resource conservation program in every state and territory. The program provided shelter, clothing, food and a small wage of $30 a month – $25 of which had to be sent home to the worker’s family. After planting 3 billion trees in nine years of service, the CCC dissolved in July of 1942.

This program is funded, in part, by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Margaret Anderson at 919-560-8598.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

CONTACT: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or grozier@dconc.gov

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