NNLM All of Us CEN Newsletter - November 2019

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November 2019

November Title Selection

Announcing the November 2019 NNLM Reading Club Book Selections

Knowing your family’s health history paints a picture of potential health problems from one generation to the next. This knowledge is a powerful tool for early detection or prevention of diseases you may be at risk for. Want to learn how to find and share your family health history with your doctor? Let National Family Health History Day on Thanksgiving Day help get the conversation started this holiday season and throughout the year.

For November 2019, the NNLM Reading Club announces three new NNLM Reading club books. Visit Book Selections and Health Resources for Family Health History to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding family health history information or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book Kit!

A Living Person's Guide to Dying - Sharon Public Library

For many, death is not an easy subject to discuss, and yet it is universal. Libraries are uniquely positioned to start conversations on the topics of death and dying for their patrons, with the aim of helping them prepare for the inevitable.

Thanks to a generous grant from the All of Us program, the Sharon Public Library (Sharon, MA) has assembled speakers on topics related to end of life, including: an end of life doula; an obituary writing seminar; and presentations on home funerals, practical planning for death, in-utero loss, grieving around the holidays, pet loss, digital estate planning, green burials, death cleaning, and children and grief.

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Attendees are given booklets from The Conversation Project to take home to help guide further discussions.

The series is evolving as people hear about the talks and suggest additional topics, with additional programs being added through April 2020. A panel discussion on death will conclude the series, as representatives of religious and cultural groups in Sharon meet to talk about different death traditions and customs.

Free PLA Webinar -
Fostering Creative Community Connections
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 1-2 p.m. Central

Short Story

In 2017, PLA received funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to launch a new initiative, Fostering Creative Community Connections. PLA partnered with the French company Short Édition to bring their Short Story Dispenser and digital content creation platform to a pilot group of select U.S. public libraries. In this webinar, participants will hear how pilot libraries are leveraging the dispensers to strengthen and develop new local programming and connections with library and/or community partner programs and services, as well as creating new interest in literacy and literature through innovative access to a growing collection of more than 100,000 short stories. Register now!

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Creating a Medical Family Tree

Genetics is one piece of personal health and can help you understand your risk for inherited disease. Creating a simple medical family tree is considered one of the best genetic tests to share with your doctor. Best of all, it's free! Learn more here.

Upcoming NNLM Webinars:

Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education
Dec 5, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm CT

More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Professionals
Dec 10, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm CT

PNR Rendezvous: Staying Healthy Abroad
Dec 11, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm CT

That's Not Funny! Or is it?
Jan 22, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm CT

PNR Rendezvous: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing
Feb 19, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm CT