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May 14 – Book & Author Dinner: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

It is not often that the Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA sponsors a Book and Author Dinner, however the topic of this event is too important not to share with the greater DC Library Community.

Book and Author Dinner

Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

Join the Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA for a Book and Author Dinner on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Hear Kayla Williams , former U.S. Army Sergeant and Arabic Linguist, speak about her most recent book , “Plenty of Time When We Get Home, “ the story of a journey from trauma to healing after her husband Brian McGough sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in Iraq and subsequently developed post-traumatic stress disorder. Kayla is also the author of “Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U. S. Army” with Michael Staub.

WHO’S INVITED: Friends and Colleagues of DC/SLA and other Interested Parties

WHAT: Book and Author Dinner, featuring Kayla Williams….MLG’s first in a long time. Bring your copies of either of Kayla’s books for signing. Sorry none available at this Dinner.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Networking/Registration; Dinner 6:45 p.m.

WHERE: Vaso’s Mediterranean Bistro, 1118 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314 , 703-566-2760

DIRECTIONS: METRO, King St on Blue/Yellow lines, 5 blocks walk or take FREE Old Town Trolley

REGISTRATION: Please RSVP below by Monday, May 12 NOON

COST: $32.00 per person

MENU SELECTION: Choice of –

  1. Chicken Francois with lemon/butter/wine sauce with pasta
  2. Eggplant Parmesan with pasta

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p>All meals served with salad, bread/butter, coffee or iced tea and baklava for dessert.

POINT OF CONTACT: Jill Lynch – jill.a.lynch

CLICK here to Register: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=292

** Attendance is limited so reserve & pay early.**

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