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Sulphur Springs Public Reader Community Read Programs And The Wall That Heals

Sulphur Springs Public Library is pleased to announce our 2022 Hopkins County Reads program, designed to encourage the citizens of Hopkins County to connect through the reading and discussion of an ordinary book. The library even has a giveaway cell phone stand with the Hopkins County Reads logo as a conversation starter.

Strength, Honor and Remember: the legacy of the Vietnam War is the subject of our program. The kickoff is Tuesday, November 9 at 10:30 am at Sulphur Springs Public Library, 611 North Davis. We welcome author Allen B. Clark of Dallas, TX, who has written three books, including this year’s Community Read choice …Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior, and founded Combat Faith Ministry. This lay ministry dedicated itself to educating, training, arming, and equipping individuals to utilize principles from the teachings of Jesus Christ to heal from negative emotions and thoughts caused by sin, wrong choices, or by trauma or injury to body and soul or spirit.

In addition, the Wall that Heals will be in Sulphur Springs from Thursday, November 4 through Sunday, November 7. The library will temporarily display all items left behind beginning Monday, November 8 through November 19 in the music box displays. These items give visitors a better understanding of the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the collection of items left at The Wall.

Hopkins County Reads will continue the Strength, Honor, and Remember program in 2022 with a Spring program Tuesday, January 25 at 10:00 am. 

We will discuss the impact, importance of items left behind at the Washington wall. The library will then present the stories of items left here in Sulphur Springs. After the program, the library will open a Question & Answer session for veterans hosted by Tommy Allison and Phil Smith.

Visit www.vvmf.org, call the Sulphur Springs Public Library at 903-885-4926, or find us on Facebook @Sulphur Springs Public Library.