Expanding minds. Empowering individuals. Enriching our community. The Friends of the Corona Public Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our Library in providing the best programs, services, materials and experience for Library visitors. Friends memberships, BookShop and Adopt-a-Book all help make this possible. Friends of the Library believe that the strength of a library lies not only in its collection of books and materials but also in its programs and services.
Free author event in support of the "Wall That Heals" On Saturday, October 9 at 1 pm at the Corona Public Library The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to our city on October 7 - 10, 2021 and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public. The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the 58,279 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Corona is the only stop in California for the 2021 National Tour! More info from the city will be forthcoming. In support of this event, the Friends of the Corona Public Library will be hosting a FREE author panel featuring authors who wrote on the Vietnam experience. We will feature Lew Jennings, a retired Army Officer, former airline pilot and business executive who flew 726 Air Cavalry Cobra helicopter gunship combat missions in Vietnam, receiving over 50 combat decorations including three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor and 36 Air Medals. Joining him will be NYT Best-Selling author Tatjana Soli. “Set amid the twin infernos of Cambodia and Vietnam in the early 1970’s, The Lotus Eaters draws the reader into a haunting world of war, betrayal, courage, obsession, and love. Tatjana Soli’s spare, lucid prose infuses this novel with a dramatic clarity that makes us eyewitnesses to the collapse of two civilizations. More than that, The Lotus Eaters helps us to see and hear and feel the terrible human costs of that conflagration.”-Tim O'Brien, National Book Award-Winning Author of "The Things They Carried". Rounding out our panel is Mabel Ngo, who wrote a book about her father-in-law Van and his escape from Vietnam with his family during the aftermath of the Vietnam War. This is a free event and plan to arrive early as space is limited. Their books will be available for purchase and signing

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