As a part of the California Reads program, Del Mar Library will be hosting a conversation with local Marine Corps veteran Eric McElvenny on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. McElvenny graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006 and deployed three times. During his third deployment, while serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, McElvenny suffered the loss of his right leg below the knee after stepping on an IED. McElvenny will share some of his interesting and unique experiences in Afghanistan, what it’s like in the military, and being wounded and the process of coming home — including Operation Rebound a program he participates in through the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
This program is being offered through a California Reads grant, which invites Californians from all walks of life throughout our state to participate in reading and discussion programs and related activities hosted by libraries, schools, colleges, bookstores and other community institutions. Visit www.sdcl.org/careads to see a full list.
The Del Mar Branch Library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar. For more information, call the Del Mar Branch Library at (858) 755-1666. For information about San Diego County Library and other events, visit www.sdcl.org.