Library hosts Opioid Crisis Series

April 11, 2022 | By: Communications Staff

The Library will host a series of programs in May aimed at educating our community on the opioid epidemic. Learn more about supporting your community in the opioid crisis from local Bendable collection author Joanne Kelley Codgell.

An Evening with Sam Quinones: Examining America’s Drug Epidemic

Wednesday, May 4 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Main Library, Community Learning Center

Join us as to hear from journalist Sam Quinones, author of the groundbreaking book “Dreamland: True Tales of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” which ignited awareness of the U.S. opioid epidemic.

How the Opioid Crisis is impacting our community: A panel discussion

Thursday, May 19 | 6 – 7 p.m.
Main Library, Beutter-Kernan Hall

Hear from a local panel of experts with lived opioid experience about opioid use and what is happening in our community, then have your questions answered on the issue and how to address it.

Narcan 101: presented by the St. Joseph County Department of Health

Monday, May 23 | 6 – 7 p.m.
Main Library, Classroom D

Join us to learn about Narcan, a life-saving tool to assist those who are experiencing an overdose, and how to administer it from the St Joseph County Department of Health.

Become an Opioid Overdose Responder

Wednesday, May 31 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Main Library, Classroom D

Learn to become a Naxos Opioid Overdose Responder who volunteers to go to the scene of an opioid overdose, administer naloxone, and provide resources and support.

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