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The County Library will use the books as the overall theme around which book discussions, lectures, panel discussions, and film programs....

Veterans Film Series
Florence Library, Sat, Oct 4, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Florence Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Graham Library, Sat, Oct 4, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Graham Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Florence Library, Sat, Oct 11, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Florence Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Graham Library, Sat, Oct 11, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Graham Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Book Discussion: What It Is Like to Go to War
East Los Angeles Library, Wed, Oct 15, 6:00 PM

What its like to go to war coverJoin us for a book discussion on Karl Marlantes' What It Is Like to Go to War.

Special Book Discussion
Agoura Hills Library, Wed, Oct 15, 6:30 PM

As part of the California Reads 'War Comes Home' project, we are having a special book discussion.  The California Reads selection this year is Marlantes What It Is Like to Go to War. All are welcome to this important discussion.

California Reads Book Discussion
Rosemead Library, Wed, Oct 15, 6:30 PM

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 This fall, communities across California will come together in discussions focused on the experience of veterans returning home from war.

Veterans Film Series
Florence Library, Sat, Oct 18, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Florence Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Graham Library, Sat, Oct 18, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Graham Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Chinese American Veterans from WWII to Afghanistan
Rosemead Library, Sat, Oct 18, 2:00 PM

Wilem WongAuthor Victoria Moy will discuss her forthcoming book, "Fighting for the Dream:  Voices of Chinese American Veterans from WWII to Afghanistan.

Film Screening and Discussion: East L.A. Marine
East Los Angeles Library, Sat, Oct 18, 2:30 PM

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CA Reads: War Comes Home Book Discussion of 'What It Is Like To Go To War'
Norwalk Library, Mon, Oct 20, 6:30 PM

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The library will be hosting a discussion for the book "What It Is To Go To War" by Karl Marlantes, a Vietnam War Veteran.

Veterans Film Series
Pico Rivera Library, Sat, Oct 25, 12:00 PM

Join us at the Library for weekly screenings of "Coming Back with Wes Moore", a film that tells intimate stories of veterans returning from war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Florence Library, Sat, Oct 25, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Florence Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Graham Library, Sat, Oct 25, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Graham Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

CA Reads: War Comes Home Film Screening
Norwalk Library, Sat, Oct 25, 2:00 PM

Join us for a screening of the Oscar winning film detailing the experiences of soldiers from an elite team of bom disposal.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant. Check our calendar for additional California Reads grant Veteran's programs.

War Comes Home-a Personal Veteran Experience
Agoura Hills Library, Tue, Oct 28, 6:30 PM

Mervin Roxas served in the 3rd Battalion/7th Marines and earned the military rank of Corporal.  This Purple Heart recipient served in Iraq and was wounded by an IED.  Mervin has spent his time since his active service giving back to the Veteran community.

Veterans Film Series
Pico Rivera Library, Sat, Nov 1, 12:00 PM

Join us at the Library for weekly screenings of "Coming Back with Wes Moore", a film that tells intimate stories of veterans returning from war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Florence Library, Sat, Nov 1, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Florence Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Graham Library, Sat, Nov 1, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Graham Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

CA Reads: War Comes Home - Film 'The Way We Get By'
Norwalk Library, Sat, Nov 1, 2:00 PM

Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary "The Way We Get By".

What seems to be just a heartwarming story about troop greeters - a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, turns into a compassionate story about how our culture casts our elders, and too often our soldiers, aside.

Veterans Film Series
Pico Rivera Library, Sat, Nov 8, 12:00 PM

Join us at the Library for weekly screenings of "Coming Back with Wes Moore", a film that tells intimate stories of veterans returning from war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Florence Library, Sat, Nov 8, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Florence Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Graham Library, Sat, Nov 8, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Graham Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Florence Library, Sat, Nov 15, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Florence Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Graham Library, Sat, Nov 15, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Graham Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Resource Fair
Rosemead Library, Sat, Nov 15, 2:00 PM

Please join us for our free Veterans Resource Fair. We will be joined by a number of our local veteran organizations who will be here to explain the various resources they have to offer veterans and to answer any questions you may have.

Veterans Film Series
Florence Library, Sat, Nov 22, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Florence Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Graham Library, Sat, Nov 22, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Graham Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Florence Library, Sat, Nov 29, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Florence Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

Veterans Film Series
Graham Library, Sat, Nov 29, 2:00 PM

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 PM in September, October, and November at Graham Library for weekly screenings of classic and contemporary films about veterans and war.

Funding generously provided through a California Reads grant.

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About the Author

Author Karl Marlantes

Karl Marlantes, best-selling author and Vietnam veteran

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