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Inglewood Public Library Hosts Inglewood’s First Veterans’ Resource Fair
By Sentinel News Service
Published November 13, 2014

 

Along with the Veterans Resource Fair on November 15, California Reads will also sponsor “Service”, an exhibit by the Veterans’ Art Project on display in the Main Library through November 29, 2014.

As part of California Reads:  War Comes Home, the Inglewood Public Library is proud to host a resource fair for veterans and their families, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Inglewood Main Library, 101 West Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90301.  Free parking will be provided for the public.

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Veterans and their families are welcome to browse tables throughout the library where representatives of many local veterans’ support groups will be available to offer their services.  Representatives will be available in person, and some groups will also be presenting speakers and Q&A sessions in the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall, just across from the library entrance.

Some of the groups attending the Inglewood Veterans’ Resource Fair are:

-West Los Angeles Vet Center

-California Employment Development Department (South Bay One Stop Business and Career Center)

-Callie Rose Literary Arts Café

-New Directions for Veterans

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-Community Health Council (Covered California)

-PFC Adrienne L. Mitchell All-American Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2122

-UCLA FOCUS Early Childhood Program

This event is part of Cal Humanities “California Reads:  War Comes Home” project.  California Reads provides a springboard to think about and discuss ideas using thought-provoking books about issues that are of importance to our state.  California Reads invites Californians from all walks of life throughout our state to participate in reading and discussion programs and related activities hosted by libraries, schools, colleges, bookstores and other community institutions. 

This program focuses on the veteran experience, aiming to increase public understanding and empathy for those who have served, as well as to spark a public conversation on how best we can support the process of reincorporating our veterans into the fabric of civilian life.  Along with the Veterans Resource Fair on November 15, California Reads will also sponsor “Service”, an exhibit by the Veterans’ Art Project on display in the Main Library through November 29, 2014.

Our local partners include the West Los Angeles Veterans Center, Carrie Rose Literary Arts Café, the Veterans Art Project, Inglewood VFW Post 2122 and New Directions.  Some of the many books purchased with this grant will be on display at the library, in conjunction with the programs listed above, through November 26, 2014.

California Reads is a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book.  It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Cal Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information about California Reads: War Comes Home, call (310) 412-5380, e-mail [email protected], check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/inglewoodpubliclibrary or visit http://library.cityofinglewood.org/ .

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