Virtual Event: The 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic, World War I, and Wilson

On Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm the DeKalb Public Library is proud to present historian Jim Gibbons will take you on the roller coaster ride of your life: the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, the decade of the 1910’s and World War I.

The year is 1918. Thousands of U.S. troops are involved in World War I and millions will die. In the U.S., an additional war is forming. It is called “influenza and it will take between 40-100 million more lives. Gibbons will describe all the ups and downs, twists and turns, fear, mourning and joy of the 1910’s that will take you into the excitement of the Roaring 20’s!

This program is free and open to everyone.

Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before.

For additional information or help with registration, please contact Teresa at or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2114.


May 13 2021


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


DeKalb Public Library