[September 16, 2013 ~ St. Petersburg, Fla.] On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Friends of the St. Petersburg Main Library’s free public program will feature a presentation by the University of South Florida Student Veterans Association. The program will help bring awareness and understanding of the efforts military veterans face in resuming civilian lives on campus and in the community. Student Veterans Association president Ray Mollison, an Army veteran of two tours in Iraq, will be the speaker.
Beginning at 2 p.m., the program will be in the auditorium of the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue North, St. Petersburg. The Friends will provide light refreshments following the Student Veterans Association presentation. Ample parking is available on both sides of the Library.
WUSF radio reporter and producer Bobbie O’Brien has been closely linked with the Student Veterans Association and returning veterans from around the Tampa Bay Area as she has focused on the issues facing military men and women making the transition from areas of conflict to re-entering the world of family, community, continuing educaiton, and civilian employment. She frequently reports on activities of the USF Student Veterans group and is often a participant in their presentations to groups.
Friends of the St. Petersburg Main Library was founded over 50 years ago. Its purpose as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit has been and continues to be funding Library programs, such as the children’s summer reading projects and programs to inform and enrich. Each year we provide resources for equipment and furnishings that update the Library so that patrons’ needs can be met comfortably and completely.
Annual dues help pay for all of the Friends’ activities and purchases on behalf of the Library. Individual memberships are $15 per year and family memberships are $25. To obtain a membership application, go to http://www.splibraries.org/FOL_Main.htm All memberships include a Friends newsletter and notice of public programs throughout the year, all of which, with the exception of one annual fundraiser, are presented free of charge.