On September 26th the Bronx Library Center hosted an event to celebrate and support veterans with disabilities. This inspiring day helped connect veterans to services in their community. The participating organizations tabled and were invited to speak about their programs. Library staff and volunteers were able to conduct oral history interviews for the NYC Veterans Oral History Project.
One of the organizations featured was the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center, a Veteran Affairs program in Connecticut that helps veterans who are losing or have lost their vision.
Another Veteran Affairs program featured was My HealtheVet, an online heath profile for veterans, active duty members, and their dependents.
Additionally, NYPL presented programs, such as tech connect classes, and the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library discussed the BARD program and new iPhone app. Veterans who are part of the BARD program are put at the top of the holds list, when requesting talking books.
Look for powerful oral histories from the Bronx Library Center on the NYC Veterans Oral History Project page soon! We are so grateful and honored that these veterans were able to share their stories with us.
Also, please visit the Bronx Library Center on November 12th at 6:30 p.m. for a special Veterans Day screening of Lioness.
If you are a veteran interested in recording your story, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.