Community Conversations with Veterans 2019 Summary

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Community Conversations with Veterans initiative.  The 2019 infographic shows a summary of library and community participants. We are excited to continue this partnership with Veterans Connect @ the Library into 2020. Library staff members interested in creating community partnerships and engaging with veterans, their families, and the…

CCFB Program Drop In

Do you have questions about Book to Action or Community Conversations with Veterans? Get them answered in this informal Zoom session. No slides, no presentation – just questions, answers, and discussion.  This drop in session is a great time to learn from others and fine tune your 2020 Book to Action and Community Conversations with…

Ventura County Library Partners with Turning Point Foundation Veterans Transitional Housing

Irma Morales, Senior City Librarian at Ventura County Library, partnered with the Turning Point Foundation as part of their Community Conversations with Veterans series. An open house and luncheon at the Turning Point Foundation’s Transitional Housing facility brought together the library, the Foundation, the veterans currently participating in the housing program, and other community partners that help…

Veterans Matched with Local Artists at Oceanside Public Library

Oceanside Public Library participated in the Community Conversations with Veterans project this year, creating a unique series of arts-based community events. Below is the flyer for the opening reception of the Portrait of a Woman Veteran exhibit, which was part of downtown Oceanside’s First Friday ArtWalk. Pairing artists and veterans for this project facilitated powerful conversations…

Veterans and their Homeless Experiences

Kings County Library, in collaboration with WestCare Hanford, created this 21 minute film highlighting the story of five local veterans who, with the help of WestCare, were able to transition out of homelessness and begin new lives.  The flyer below the embedded video shows how Kings County Library organized a screening and Q&A of these…