Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sharing & Preserving the Stories of Local Veterans

In partnership with Northwest Public Television and Radio, Whitman County Library presents “Vietnam: sharing and preserving the stories of local veterans” on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at The Center at Colfax Library.

During this program, Northwest Public Television and Radio hosts look at the war through scenes of the PBS documentary and through the eyes of local veterans, including two in attendance, Bob Wakefield and George Stockton. This very rich program also features exhibit items, insights and encourages community conversation.

Whitman County Library was selected as one of 50 libraries in the U.S. and the only one in Washington State to receive a “Vietnam War” programming kit for use in community programs. This kit includes “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick along with the companion book “The Vietnam War: An Intimate History” by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns. Both are now available for checkout by request from any library branch or the online catalog.

In conjunction with this grant provided by the American Library Association and WETA Washington, DC, the library will provide additional Vietnam War programs in the coming months including St. John and Tekoa on Monday, Nov. 13. For details, please visit library’s events calendar or call 397-4366.

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