Veterans discussion series comes to St. Paul Public Library

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center, will present two programs as part of the Echoes of War Discussion series. The first program is Thursday, Jan. 11, and the second is on Thursday, Feb. 15. Both programs are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. and are free and open to the public.

The series will engage veterans and members of the public in community dialogue on the memory of war in personal and public history. Using literary texts, personal stories, and public history to help process the experience of war, the series aims to deepen the understanding between veterans and non-veterans about war and service. The programs will be led by trained community discussion leaders. Interested individuals can register online for these free programs at 

Program One: Thursday, Jan. 11 - The first session will look at war, place, and personal history during World War I and the Iraq War.

Program Two: Thursday, Feb. 15 - The second session will engage participants in dialogues as they relate to the Vietnam War and the colonial conflicts that preceded it.

This project is made possible thanks to a “Dialogues on the Experience of War” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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