NELA 2016 Annual Conference

16th to 18th October, 2016


16th to 18th October, 2016 07:00 am - 09:00 pm


DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923

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October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm

Library Programming: Coming to Grips with Personal Mortality & Our International Future


ISIS and Middle Eastern alliances. Climate Change. Cuba and the USA. The United Nations. These and other stimulating topics were passionately discussed and debated at Portsmouth Public Library’s international affairs discussion and lecture series this past year. Drawing audiences from 20 to 120, these programs tapped into a community need to better understand the world and left participants demanding more from their library. Come learn why you should offer a series too.

Medical professionals from Cooley Dickinson Health Care teamed up to sponsor community conversations based on the NYT best-selling book, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, MD with 15 surrounding public libraries in Western MA . The goal of the initiative was to help community members prepare for the later stages of life, as well as better understand the aging process, death & dying, and advanced care planning.

Hall: North Shore B B120 Track: Adults and Teens Type: Adults and Teens