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One Book Dedham is a community program for all ages providing education, compassion and strategies for living with depression and anxiety

Read one or all of the following books: “Reasons to Stay Alive” by Matt Haig; “Darius the Great Is Not Okay” by Adib Khorram; “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier; “The Science of Breakable Things” by Tae Keller; and “Isaac’s Story” by Leigh Hallisey.

Here is the schedule for One Book Dedham:

Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library – Middle School Youth Action Team PSAs

The Dedham Middle School Youth Action Team worked with the Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Awareness to create Public Service Announcements. They will be presenting their PSAs at the library and will also discuss some of the things they learned during the project.

Feb. 12 at 7:15 p.m. at the Main Library – Me2/Boston Flute Choir

Me2/Orchestra is the world’s only classical music organization created for individuals with mental illnesses and the people who support them. Enjoy various works for flute ensemble, brief mental health testimonies, and a Q&A with the musicians.

Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library – Journaling for Kids

Children will be provided with their own journal and guided through different and creative ways to express themselves other than simply writing. Registration required.

Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library – Teen Painting

Teen Painting is FREE and open to middle school and high school students. Tap into your creative side for this paint program! Youths will be guided through the steps to complete their own piece of art. Space is limited; registration required.

Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library – Journaling for Teens and Adults

Participants will be provided with their own journal and guided through different and creative ways to express themselves other than simply writing. Registration required.

March 4 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library – “Left on Pearl” Documentary

Join us for a screening of “Left on Pearl,” a documentary film about a highly significant but little-known event in the history of the women’s liberation movement. One of the film’s executive producers, Susan Jacoby, will be on hand to introduce the film as well as answer questions after the film.

March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Endicott Estate (656 East St) – Mental Health Panel Discussion

Mental health professionals will discuss issues and their experiences related to mental health. There will also be time to ask the panelists questions.

March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library – Sleep Workshop

This 90-minute presentation will demonstrate techniques for overcoming common sleep problems like “trouble falling asleep,” “difficulty staying asleep,” “excessive thinking,” “waking too early” and “daytime sleepiness.” Rick Clerici C.Ht., is a certified clinical sleep educator and has helped thousands of people increase the quality and quantity of their sleep.

March 17 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library – Paint Night for Adults

Adult Paint Night is FREE and open to adults only. Tap into your creative side for this paint program. Adults will be guided through the steps to complete their own piece of art. Space is limited; registration required.

March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library – Mental Health Book Discussions

Book discussions for the five books will take place on the same evening. We will have mental health professionals on hand the help answer some of the tough questions/issues that might arise.

Programs are subject to change; some programs require registration.

Please visit the library’s website for up-to-date program and registration information.

One Book Dedham is sponsored by the Dedham Human Rights Commission, the Dedham Public Library, the Dedham Library Innovation Team and the Friends of the Dedham Library.

 



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