Oceanside Public Library is proud to announce Book to Action: Homelessness and the Housing Crisis in North County, a multi-event program that includes a community-wide read of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. This grant-funded series aims to increase awareness of a national crisis and spark conversation resulting in locally relevant programming. The Library will host Greg Anglea, Chief Executive Officer of Interfaith Community Services for a presentation on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms at 330 North Coast Highway.
Greg Anglea’s career has been devoted to helping others. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Interfaith since May 2014, overseeing the creation of the Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center, a recuperative care program for homeless exiting hospitals; the launch of a new regional system of care for all persons experiencing homelessness, bringing together more than 30 community agencies in partnership; the opening of the Haven House Year-Round Emergency Shelter, North County’s first year-round emergency homeless shelter for both men and women; and the launch of Recovery & Wellness programs to address addiction and mental health issues.
Evicted follows the true stories of eight families as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. The Library’s book clubs will meet to discuss this Pulitzer Prize-winning work on the following dates:
April 2 at 2 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3861 Mission Avenue; March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway; March 28 at 1 p.m. at the Oceanside Senior Citizens Center, 455 Country Club Lane.
Books are available for checkout at all library locations and limited supplies of free copies of Evicted are available at Civic Center Library and Mission Branch reference desks. This series is made possible through the Book to Action grant program which is sponsored by California Center for the Book and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For more information on library programs and services, please visit the library’s website at oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.