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Life of WWII Veteran to be Told by Granddaughter at LBI Library

October 09, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “It Was Fate: A War, a Massacre, a Romance” 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.

Gina Maguire’s grandfather, Nick Venturella, entrusted his photos, letters, and a narrative of his life. Maguire compiled them into his memoir and will present these treasures that give a personal and historical perspective of his experiences.

Maguire is a professor at Stockton University.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library.

The branch is located at 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.

Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480 or visit

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