Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"War Comes Home" Final Events Scheduled by Tulare County Library

The Tulare County Library is hosting two events on November 20 and 22, as the wrap up for the "War Comes Home" project featuring war veterans and their concerns and issues.

A Panel Discussion on Veterans' Issues will be held on Thursday, November 20, at 6 pm.  Representatives of the Employment Development Department (EDD), AMVETS and other community and government agencies will discuss employment opportunities and training, suicide prevention, local resources and benefits for veterans.  The goal is to provide awareness and access to those affected so they can make use of the various resources already available in our community.  Veterans, their families and friends are encouraged to attend.

A Veterans History Project presentation is scheduled for Saturday, November 22, at 6:00 pm.  The oral history event will show segments of interviews with local veterans conducted by the library's Teen Advisory Group. Each interview, in its entirety, will be sent to the Library of Congress as part of the Veteran's History Project, and a
copy will be retained for the Annie Mitchell History Room here in Visalia.

The public is encouraged to attend November 22 at 6:00 p.m. to view the movie, meet some of the veterans and learn more about those who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. "War Comes Home" programs have been held over the past three months as part of a Cal Humanities grant received by the library.  Both the
concluding events will be at the Tulare County Library Visalia branch at 200 West Oak Street.  The public is welcome and no reservations are necessary.  For more information, call 713-2703.