October 18th, noon to 4p.m.

This years festival will focus on life after military service. We are thrilled to have T. Jefferson Parker speak about his new book Full Measure. His book is placed in Fallbrook and stars a newly discharged Marine who fought in Afghanistan and now has to deal with emotional and family issues. This stunning book is a tense and compelling drama of the wars without and the wars within. Also hear from two local authors during a panel discussion. Dan Sheehan wrote After Action,about his two tours as a Cobra helicopter pilot in Iraq and the personal burdens he grappled with as a result, and Sue Diaz, whose son also served two tours in Iraq, is the author ofMinefields of the Heart, where she explores how combat veterans and their loved ones can bridge the divide that war creates between them. All three authors will be available for questions and book signings. Last, there will be a children's hour with stories, face painting, a mini-Seal boot camp, working dogs and more.

There will also be ongoing activities. The North County Quilt Guild will display quilts and raffle off two, with the proceeds going to the Camp Pendleton Hospital. Warrior Kitchen, a non-profit which trains vets for culinary careers, will sell food, with a portion of the costs funding scholarships. Veteran run Bullets2Bandages will sell jewelry and other items made from recycled spent bullets, with 15% of its profits going to veteran charities. Origami cranes will be folded as a wish for peace in many countries around the world. It is hoped that 1000 paper cranes will be created to send to the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan. The North County Photographic Society will have a display in the Community Room.

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Ask one of the librarians about opportunities to help.
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New Bookstore Hours
The Bookstore is now open on SUNDAY!
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