Veterans find outlet in Towson library book group

January 22, 2018

Source: The Baltimore Sun, January 8, 2018

by Margarita Cambest

Sherwood Libit didn’t realize the power of speaking to other veterans about his experience in the Vietnam War until decades later.

The Towson resident and retired pediatrician served as a Navy officer from 1973 to 1975, but it wasn’t until he began participating in the Veterans Book Group at the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library that he found like-minded people who were interested in discussing their time in the military, he said.

We get to relate [the books] to our lives in that time and now and how it’s changed us,” Libit said. “It not only makes you mature, it makes you think a lot about what’s going on around you.”

The third installment of Veterans Book Group, a small group meant to bring veterans of all ages together to discuss military-related literature, will return to the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library Jan. 29.

The free program is coordinated statewide by Maryland Humanities and presented locally in partnership with the Baltimore, Harford and St. Mary’s County public libraries.

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