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Posted on: August 12, 2019

SML talks Tough Topics this fall

Tough Topics Discussions

Join us at our libraries this fall for a special series of programs focusing on Tough Topics. We will have special guest speakers sharing information about difficult topics, such as mental health, alcoholism, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse, and death.

Our job in the library is to help you find useful information, and sometimes that includes information on topics that may be uncomfortable or difficult to talk about. This series of programs will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about these tough topics and ask questions of people with specialized knowledge about the subjects.

You may have noticed Tough Topics posters at our libraries providing information on how to find books about these difficult subjects. Please remember that as librarians, we are here to help, not judge. We hope you are able to come to one of the programs and learn more about these Tough Topics.

The Tough Topic Discussions are recommended for adults age 18 and up. Registration is not required for the programs.

Tough Topics Discussions

Mental Health, with Robena Petterway of Shreveport Behavioral Health Clinic

Monday, September 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wallette Branch, 363 Hearne Ave. (Facebook Event)

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, with Zeaporia Washington of Young People in Recovery

Monday, September 16 from noon to 1 p.m., Main Branch, 424 Texas St. (Facebook Event)

Child Abuse, with Alex Person of Gingerbread House

Monday, September 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop (Facebook Event)

Suicide, with Barbie Hutches, Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Monday, September 30, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., West Shreveport Branch, 4380 Pines Road (Facebook Event)

Death of a Loved One, with Jwayne Rogers, Chaplain for Life Path Hospice Care

Monday, October 7, from noon to 1 p.m., Hollywood/Union Ave. Branch, 2105 Hollywood Ave. (Facebook Event)

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