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ARL Good Neighbor Project 2019: Programming

Stories of Recovery: Hope and Help

Wilkes County Public Library

VAYA Health Trainings

Free behavioral health and mental illness classes for anyone. Registration encouraged.

Friday, October 4, 2pm- Depression: From Surviving to Thriving & 3pm- Antidepressants: Not Just for Depression.

Talking About Managing Stress

Monday, October 14, 5:30 pm

Staff from CareNet will focus on how to manage stress, toxic stress, and why so many persons turn to substances to manage stress.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Monday, October 21, 5:30 pm

Learn how mindfulness and meditation can assist in  stress reduction to help avoid addictive behaviors.

Author Visit: Dana Bowman at Thompson Hall, Wilkes Community College

Monday, October 28, 5:30 pm

Dana Bowman, author of Bottled, our 2019 Good Neighbor Project regional read, will discuss her books and her journey as a recovering alcoholic.

Book Club

Tuesday, November 19, 4 pm

A lively discussion about books. This month we’ll read Bottled by Dana Bowman.

Ashe County Public Libirary

The Anonymous People Wednesday, October 23, 12:30 pm

More than 23 million Americans are living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The goal of this movie is to change the conversation from addiction to recovery and build a movement that supports peopling stepping out of the shadows and talking about their lives in recovery—without stigma and shame.

Dana Bowman Wednesday, October 30, 12 pm • at Hensley Hall

Author, mother, blogger, and runner Dana Bowman will discuss sobriety, motherhood, and her best-selling book, Bottled. Tickets are required for this free event.

Nar-Anon Interest Meeting Wednesday, October 30, 6 pm

Nar-Anon Family Groups are primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. Join us as we gauge interest in forming and hosting a Nar-Anon group at ACPL.

Watauga County Public Library

Book discussion about "Bottled: A Mom's Guide to Early Recovery"Bring lunch, we'll have tea and water, Oct 22, at 12 noon

Doug Lail, local artist, talks about his reverse charcoal artwork titled “Hello, My Name Is”, Oct. 26, Sat., at 11 am

Dana Bowman to speak on Tues., Oct. 29 at 5:30 pm (meet and greet at 4:30 pm) at Boone United Methodist Church

Stories of Recovery / Resources in the Community,  Nov. 6 , Wed., at 5:30 pm

“Meditation for Mental Well- Being” with Sophia Ojha, Nov. 8 , Fri at 10 am and Nov. 13, Wed., at  5:30 pm

"The Anonymous People” - showing of the documentary film on Nov. 14 , Thurs., at 5 pm