Appreciation for Farewell My Country

Dear Alvin and Yetta,

Thank you so much, for travelling to the Sight Center for our National Library Week 2015 program which was a great success. After you made the captivating presentation on your book Farewell my Country, Alvin, during which one could have heard a pin drop, several library patrons stepped forward to tell me how much they appreciated the opportunity to meet such a talented author. One person even posted a message on Facebook!

Kathryn Hayes Braille InstituteNews travels fast and Ivan Johnson, our materials development coordinator at the Main Library, is making sure sufficient copies of CDB 2840 Farewell my Country are available for our patrons to read in its entirety and savor the original verbiage. In response to request from Nate Streeper, our library coordinator at Santa Barbara Center, copies have been mailed for patrons to browse in the stacks at the branch library.

It was a great pleasure to meet both of you at the Los Angeles Main Library and I look forward to seeing you again when I am in Santa Barbara.


Kathryn Hayes
Information Resources Librarian
Braille Institute Library Services
741 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90029-3514