Sacramento Public Library

USO-style concert

Come see the River City Concert Band perform big band tunes and tributes to USO performers Robin Williams and Bob Hope on Nov. 2. 
California has the largest veteran population of any state. Reaching out to our region’s veterans is a major goal for the Sacramento Public Library. In February, the Southgate Library opened a new Veteran’s Resource Station to connect veterans with services.
With this mission in mind, the Library is encouraging our community to read “What It Is Like To Go To War” by Karl Marlantes. This memoir of the of a decorated Vietnam veteran trying to come to terms with Post-Traumatic  Stress Disorder (PTSD) and combat experiences was named to Top 10 lists for 2011 by Amazon, Barnes & Noble and The New Yorker.


Nov. 2, Sunday, 2 p.m.

One Book - USO-style Concert with River City Concert Band (family/all ages)

Central Library

828 I St.

Join us for a USO-style concert with the River City Concert Band. Hear big band signatures, a salute to Bob Hope and Robin Williams, plus a patriotic sing-along during this family-friendly concert.

The River City Concert Band, based in Rancho Cordova, is an organization of 50 volunteer musicians who donate their time and musical talents to present concert programs with a broad audience appeal. The concert band is under the direction of Tom Seaton.

Schedule of Books Clubs and Discussions

Libraries throughout our system will hold book clubs and discussions of this important book all through October and up to November 2. See a full schedule.

For younger readers, patrons may download a printable booklist of recommended titles for kids and teens related to our One Book selection.

Sacramento Public Library's 2014 One Book celebration is being held in cooperation with California Reads, a statewide multi-year project of Cal Humanities that brings Californians together to explore important topics through reading and discussion.

Author Karl Marlantes spoke at the Tsakopoulos  Library Galleria on Oct. 7, in conversation with Mary Menzel, director of the California Center for the Book.

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