The Palo Alto City Library will host a special community reading program called “War Comes Home” from mid-September to mid-November.
According to the City of Palo Alto’s press release, the program aims to address the ways the community can support California war veterans when adjusting back to civilian life.
In the upcoming weeks, multiple library locations will host book discussions, author visits, creative writing workshops and family nights for veterans and community members, according to the program website.
Cal Humanities, an organization that seeks to engage Californians in diverse conversations, awarded the Palo Alto City Library with a $5,000 grant to fund this program, as part of its 2014 California Reads Initiative.
The library kicked off the series with a discussion of the program’s central book, “What it is Like to Go to War” by Vietnam Marine Lt. Karl Marlantes on Sept. 18.
The next “War Comes Home” event will feature a live conversation with Marlantes on Oct. 11.