Kern County Library’s Ridgecrest Branch will host two Community Conversations with Veterans events in March 2020. On Saturday, March 7, John Anderson of Ridge Writers, the East Sierra Branch of the California Writers Club, will share stories from the recently published book Scenes from Lives of Service: High Desert Veterans of WWI through Desert Storm. On Saturday, March 21, Silver Paw Ranch, a nonprofit partnering service dogs with veterans, will share their program and service dog information with the community. Event flyers can be found below.
Community Conversations with Veterans is a partnership between California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. The initiative offers California libraries the opportunity to connect more closely with veterans and their families, while also helping veterans and their families connect to the community and resources. In 2020, California Center for the Book is support ing 18 Community Conversations with Veterans initiatives at 20 library locations across California. Library staff members will create community partnerships and engage veterans, their families, and the community.