Local author to be featured at Bloomfield library program

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Look for the works of a local author to be the focus of an upcoming program at the Bloomfield Public Library.

Kathy Wolf, of Bloomfield, will speak about her book "Letters from Toledo: The Adventures of a Female Sailor During The Cold War" -- which is a combination of letters she received while in the service as well as memories of the time.

John Helling, director of the Bloomfield Library, provided additional details on the program -- which is slated for 6 - 8 p.m. on Jan. 18.

"I think it's a really good opportunity for her to come here and talk about her life experiences. She's led an interesting life and has a lot of stories to share, " he added. "We're trying to help out a local author and promote local authors."

Look for Wolf to also share information about the book publishing process as well as how to get your own works published, he noted.

"Letters from Toledo" chronicles Wolf's four-year enlistment in the service. She joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 18 and by the time her four-year enlistment ended in 1981 she was an antisubmarine warfare specialist.

She was responsible for detecting, locating, tracking and plotting positions of Soviet submarines lurking off the west coast of the United States.

Wolf, who was raised in Toledo, Ill., has included in her book many of the letters that were sent to her during her enlistment.

Her book was also recently featured in the Anchorage Daily News.

Wolf is a former employee of the Bloomfield Public Library who is now a student at Indiana University.

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