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Free Library Vet Fest 2020 Serves Veterans and Military Families Online
- Gateways to library and community resources presented November 7th -
BROWARD COUNTY, FL The upcoming Broward County Library Vet Fest 2020, a multi-faceted event connecting veterans, their families and first responders with free library and community resources, is scheduled online for Saturday, November 7th from 11AM to 1PM.

In collaboration with multiple community organizations, Vet Fest 2020 features musical entertainment by Navy Band Southeast and exposure to resources of every kind available for veterans, including health, art, PTSD care and the Broward County Library’s award-winning Veteran’s Hotspot Program. A representative from Nova Southeastern University will discuss educational resources for veteran families. 

Special guest speakers include Joe Marino, Executive Director of Veterans Florida; Jeff Michael, Veteran Community Executive of Humana; Brittany Curtis of Coral Springs Art Museum; Dr. Robert Raggi, Chief Medical Officer of Broward Health, Imperial Point; Matthew Chenworth, Director of Veterans Affairs for Nova Southeastern University; Sybil Allison, Director of Mission United; and Kelvin Watson, Director of Broward County Library. For a full schedule of the day's events, please see the attachment at the bottom of the page.

“Broward County Library welcomes the opportunity to display our pride and gratitude to the veteran community,” says Library Director Kelvin Watson, a veteran himself. “Vet Fest is only one of many initiatives we have for our military community, past and present.”  

For additional information, including, sponsor and vendor opportunities, contact Michael Bryant,, 954-357-7435. Registration and the event are online.  

Vet Fest 2020 is generously funded by grants from the Broward Public Library Foundation and Humana. #BCLVetFest.

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Divisionnamed 2020  Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association and the 2020 American Library Association's Library of the Future, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

DATE: October 13, 2020
Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division

Vet Fest 2020 Schedule.pdf