The Library is partnering with Oaklawn, St. Joseph County Cares, and Self-Healing Communities of Greater Michiana to bring a series of programs focused on mental & emotional health to every Library location this summer. Learn about the power of resilience and mindfulness in everyday situations, understand how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect health throughout life, and take a free Zumba class with Carlitos.
Learn about the power of resilience and how to put it into practice.
Hear from Leslie Weirich, local suicide prevention advocate, about how youth and adults can identify their unique strengths and how to lean into those strengths when hard times come.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Presentation
Understand how childhood trauma affects health throughout life.
Introduction to Mindfulness
Learn about the power of mindfulness in everyday situations and how to create your own mindfulness toolbox.
Community Resources 101
Understand the basic framework of community mental health, from services and supports that are available to everyone to more intensive services for identified mental health issues.
Self-Healing Communities Events
Space is limited, register with the links below.
Stress and You
Join us for a conversation about how modern society activates the human stress response, the impact of burn-out and stress on the brain and body, and practical ways we can help reduce that stress.
The Power of Community Connections & NEAR-P Science
Join us for a conversation on the importance of NEAR-P Science: the scientific evidence surrounding Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, and Positive Childhood Experiences.
Zumba with Carlitos Events
Spreading Joy with Carlitos events will be taking place at every library branch location throughout the summer as a part of our Summer of Care series. Carlitos has been a ZIN™ member since 2017, and he absolutely loves teaching Zumba classes. Space is limited, register with the links below!