Two upcoming speakers at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson St., will discuss acting, athletics and the women of World War II. Both events are free and open to the public.
Cleburne resident Jay Cornils will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss his book “The Cross of Lorraine,” which takes place in France during World War II.
Locally, Cornils is known for his acting skills having appeared in about 75 productions by Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players, Plaza Theatre Co. and Granbury Theatre Co. Before he moved to Johnson County in 2004, Cornils taught English in the Pueblo, Colorado school district and later served as athletic director coaching volleyball and track and field. Cornils led the Widefield High Schools girls track team to the 1979 state championship. Cornils also officiated state, district and regional football and basketball games and track meets and served on the board of directors of the National Federations Interscholastic Officials Association.
Ann Haub, lead archivist of the National WASP World War II Museum in Sweetwater will speak at 6:30 p.m. March 2.
The museum focuses on the history of Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPS.
Haub, who served more than 30 years as an early childhood educator and director, began volunteering at the museum archives in 2014 after her retirement.
Haub’s mother worked as an aircraft mechanic during World War II and as part of the WASP training program.
The Cleburne Public Library hosts activities and events year round for all interests and ages. For information, call 817-645-0934 or visit cleburne.net/library.