Rick Rubin, author of “The Last of the Doughboys,” will speak Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, it took Rubin months to find just one living American veteran of World War I. But then, he found another … and another. Eventually, he managed to find dozens, age 101 to 113, and interview them. They were the final survivors of the millions who made up the American Expeditionary Forces, 19th-century men and women living in the 21st century.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling 594-0310. This evening is one in a continuing Thursday evening series of literary, film and musical offerings sponsored by the library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Admission is free.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.