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September 24, 2018

Library to Honor Veterans at Book Launch


The city of Fulton welcomes its veterans home from war. The Fulton Public Library has collected stories from city residents about World War II and the Korean War. A book of these stories has been published and a program to honor its authors will take place November 17.

The city of Fulton welcomes its veterans home from war. The Fulton Public Library has collected stories from city residents about World War II and the Korean War. A book of these stories has been published and a program to honor its authors will take place November 17.

FULTON – The Fulton Public Library has announced the date for its 2016 Memoir Project presentation.

The project is a local history program designed to commemorate significant events in Fulton by helping its residents preserve their memories.

The presentation will take place November 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cayuga Community College’s Fulton campus community room.

“Since we began The Memoir Project in 2013, we have collected more than 150 memoirs,” said Betty Mauté, the library’s project coordinator. “As we did for the project’s first three years, we have assembled the stories from 2016 into book form. At the presentation, we provide each of the participants with a complimentary copy of the book. Additional copies go on sale that night, as well after that at the library, which provides us funds for a variety of projects for our patrons.”

“This year’s project theme was suggested by one of our previous memoir writers,” said Jim Farfaglia, who has worked with the program since its inception. “Mary Kimball suggested that we focus on Fulton’s World War II and Korean War veterans. Betty and I thought it was a great idea and we began promoting the project theme to the veterans and their family members. Mary ended up interviewing over 50 community members who have ties to those wars.”

The November 17 event will include a salute to the memoirists, a multimedia program by project team member Joe Abbate and a reading of excerpts from a sampling of this year’s stories.

The presentation is free and refreshments will be served.

No registration is necessary, but those interested in more information may contact the library at (315) 592-5159.

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