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Mercy College: Scholarship and Career Opportunity for Veterans

Mercy College recently received an award from the National Science Foundation to provide Veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a Tuition-Free Master of Science Degree in Secondary Math Education.Read More ›

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Hiring Our Heroes on April 21

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will present 2016 Hiring Our Heroes on April 21 at the 69th Regiment Lexington Avenue Armory.Read More ›

Soldiers’ Stories

This Veterans’ Day, when we honor the contributions of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, we’re thinking about books told from the perspective of soldiers, pilots, medical personnel, and everyone who’s served in combat.Read More ›

SBA: Veterans Business Resources Day

To serve veterans and their families, and celebrate the Veterans Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration presents Veterans Business Resources Day on Wednesday, November 4.Read More ›

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Hiring Our Heroes September 10

A free hiring fair for veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.Read More ›

Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian Book List

The Bronx Library Center is one of several libraries hosting an initiative to develop reading and discussion programs for veterans, as well as their families, friends, service providers, and caregivers.Read More ›

All Veterans Career Fair February 26

DAV and Recruit Military will present All Veterans Career Fair on Thursday, February 26 , 2015, 11 am–3 pm at New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan.Read More ›

Five Facts About Women Veterans

Five Facts About Women Veterans is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Latifa Lyles, Director of the Women's Bureau. In this blog Latifa notes that women veterans are now the fastest growing segment of the veteran community. Read More ›

Working For Our Veterans Every Day

In celebration of Veterans Day 2014, Tom Perez, secretary of Labor, presents Working for Our Veterans Every Day.Read More ›

Celebrating All Veterans - Breaking Down Gender Barriers

In celebration of Veterans Day 2014, Dr. Nancy A. Glowacki, manager of the Women Veteran Program at the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service, presents Celebrating All Veterans - Breaking Down Gender Barriers.Read More ›

UPS Partnership with Registered Apprenticeship Program Offers Employees Quality Assurance

This is the Department of Labor post authored by Patrick O'Leary, the human resources and veterans affairs manager for UPS. Patrick describes his company's partnership with the Labor Department's Employment and Training Adminisration's Registered Apprenticeship program, which works with state agencies to set standards for apprenticeship programs, ensure high-quality training and develop new programs. You can learn more about Registered Apprenticeship from the blog post, Apprenticeship 101: Earn While You Learn.Read More ›

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair March 27

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's network of 1600 state and local chambers and other strategic partners for the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation site to learn more.Read More ›

Vietnam Veterans Panel on November 5th: Opening Remarks

Above, left to right: Everett Cox, Joan Furey, Earl Jacobson, Philip Napoli. Photo credit: Alexandra Kelly, NYPL

The following post was written by guest blogger, Philip F. Napoli. Mr. Napoli moderated our November 5th Vietnam Veterans Panel at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building's South Court Auditorium. He is the author of Bringing it All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City's Vietnam Veterans.

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TeachNYPL: World War II and the Double V Campaign (Gr. 10-12)

"The Pittsburgh Courier drew its inspiration for the Double V campaign from a letter by James G. Thompson of Wichita, Kansas, published in the January 31, 1942 issue. Thompson, in his letter titled 'Should I Sacrifice to Live 'Half American?',' advocated for a 'double VV' for a dual victory over enemies to the country and enemies—opposed to equality, justice, and democracy—at home. In its next issue, on February 7, the Courier displayed Double V drawings emphasizing the theme 'Democracy, At Home, Abroad.' The paper announced the Double V 

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A Day to Honor Our Heroes, November 4

Veterans Tell Their Own Stories: Fall 2013 Veterans Programming

At our first Fall 2013 veterans' program at NYPL, veterans from several different generations and branches of services told their own stories, responding to the mainstream media depiction of veterans and military life. This panel was entitled Our Stories To Tell and is the first event in a series of events this Fall 2013 that are collaboratively produced by veterans around New York City as they tell their own stories to both veterans and civilians as a way to fill in the  

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Thursday, November 21: Retail Seasonal Hiring Recruitment and Screening Event at Hamilton Grange

The Career, Education and Information Services division of the Bronx Library Center has partnered with the Bronx Workforce Career Center to host its first Retail Seasonal Hiring Recruitment and Screening Event.

Career Coach, Robyn SaundersSpread the word and invite your friends, family, and neighbors. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Career Coach, Robyn Saunders at the Bronx Library Center's Career, Education and Information Servicers (CEIS).

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hamilton Grange Library 503 W 

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Our Stories To Tell: Veterans Tell Their Own Stories at NYPL Panel

Captain Kristin Rouse describes several news headlines that are problematic in their depiction of veterans and military life.Last Tuesday, October 15th, several generations of American war veterans spoke at the Our Stories to Tell panel at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building's South Court Auditorium, the first panel in the New York Veteran History Series. The panel was produced in collaboration with StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative and was an opportunity for veterans to share their personal military experiences and discuss how 

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Bronx Library Center Hosts Veterans Support Event

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

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Thank You for Your Service, by David Finkel

Thank you for your service. That phrase, the dust jacket; everyone can recognize immediately the title of this book is ironic. Or...is it?

Thank You for Your Service, the latest book from author David Finkel, is about the after-war. Everyone knows the wars: Iraq; Afghanistan. And we have all heard at least a 

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