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…

Veterans’ Writing Group Workshop & Readings at Moreno Valley Public Library Mall Branch

Please spread the news about the upcoming workshop and readings to be held as part of the Community Conversations with Veterans program.  The Veterans’ Writing Group of San Diego County is working in partnership with the Moreno Valley Public Library Mall Branch.  After the events, we will be sharing (with permission) some supporting materials for…

Animals and Art bring Community Conversations with Veterans to Life at Azusa City Library

Supporting our local veteran community and their families was the ultimate goal of the Azusa City Library’s endeavor to implement the Community Conversations with Veterans program from California Center for the Book. While deciding what programs to implement, Library staff contemplated an array of events. In fact, we became overwhelmed by all the possibilities. We…

Community Conversations with Veterans series at Riverside Public Library – March 2019

Riverside Public Library is producing a series of Community Conversations with Veterans events in March 2019. These include an Inlandia Institute Veterans Writing Workshop with Dr. Carlos Cortes, a screening of Visions of Warriors with director Ming Lai, and a “Proud to Be of Service” Art program. Please spread the word about this important series for…