2020 Community Conversations with Veterans Welcome!

A warm welcome to the participating libraries and local coordinators for Community Conversations with Veterans 2020! California Center for the Book will support 18 Community Conversations with Veterans initiatives at 20 library locations across California. The following library staff members will create community partnerships and engage veterans, their families, and the community. Arcadia Public Library Pat Smith Azusa…

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…