Dancing with the Stars winner to speak at Ontario Convention Center

Ontario City Library will host J. R. Martinez, actor, inspirational speaker, radio talk show host, and author of “Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit,” at the Ontario Convention Center on April 10.
Martinez will deliver his message of hope, “Facing Adversity with Optimism and Resilience,” followed by a book sale and signing. Martinez most recently won the 13th season of the television show “Dancing With the Stars.”
In addition, Martinez has received many awards and honors for his military service and his commitment to helping others: the 2012 National Red Cross Spirit Award, the 2012 National Disabled American Veteran of the Year Award, and the 2012 California Disabled American Veteran of the Year Award, to name a few.
He has also appeared on numerous television programs, and he is involved with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Rebuilding American Warriors, and the USO.
Martinez was born in Shreveport, La. He was raised in Shreveport and in Dalton, Ga. Growing up, he was an athlete who enjoyed playing football in high school. Following his graduation, Martinez joined the U. S. Army and viewed his enlistment as a way to give something back to the country that had given so much to him and his family.
After Martinez underwent basic and advanced training, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.
He was deployed to Iraq. Less than a month into his deployment, while driving a Humvee, he hit a roadside bomb.
Trapped inside the vehicle, he suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to 34 percent of his body.
He spent 34 months in recovery and underwent 33 different surgeries, including skin grafts and cosmetic surgery.
This event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free. It is open to the public of all ages.
For more information, call 909-395-2252.
Ontario Convention Center is at 2000 E. Convention Center Way in Ontario.
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Holocaust survivor to share his story at Ontario Library

Holocaust survivor, Stephen Nasser, will share his survival story on Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Ovitt Family Community Library.

In 1943, when Nasser was 12 years old, his entire family was taken from their home in Budapest.

He was separated from his parents and witnessed the violent deaths of other close family members. During the presentation Nasser will describe his life in the concentration camps of Auschwitz, and Muhldorf, during World War II, and he will tell of his liberation by
American troops.

The library is located at 215 East C Street in Ontario. For information please call 909-395-2252.

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‘Curiosity Quest’ is topic of discussion at Ontario library

On Jan. 14, the public is invited to an evening with television personality Joel Greene, host of three programs on public television: “Curiosity Quest,” “I.E. Explorer” and “Curiosity Quest Goes Green.”

At 6:30 p.m. an episode of “Curiosity Quest” will be shown in the meeting room of Ovitt Family Community Library. After the screening, Greene will talk with the audience and answer questions.

For more information, call 909-395-2252.

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Holocaust survivor to speak at Ontario Library

Holocaust survivor Stephen Nasser will share his survival story on Jan. 28  at 7 p.m. at the Ovitt Family Community Library.

In 1943, when Nasser was 12, his entire family was taken from their home in Budapest by the Nazis. He was separated from his parents and witnessed the violent deaths of other close family members.

During the presentation Nasser will describe his life in the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Muhldorf, during World War II, and he will tell of his liberation by American troops.

The event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 215 E. C St., Ontario.
For information, call 909-395-2252.

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Careers with animals

The Ovitt Family Community Library will present a program for adults about careers with animals on January 9, 2013.

This interesting and informative program will be particularly useful to those looking for a new career path and who want to make a positive change. Lynne Hildebrand, Humane Educator of the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley, will discuss a variety of positions that involve hands on work with a variety of animals.

This program is free and open to the public age 16 and older. The library is located at 215 East C Street in Ontario.

For information please call 909-395 – 2252.

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Ontario Library to host Wicked Lit performers

The Ovitt Family Community Library will host dramatic readings by Wicked Lit on January 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. The Wicked Lit performers bring to life classic works of

horror literature. This free program is recommended for age 13 and older. The Ovitt Family

Community Library is located at 215 East C Street in Ontario. For more information please call 909-395-2252.

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