A Universe of Stories

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All of us probably know some areas where we could boost our health and happiness. That might mean exercising more, eating healthier, learning stress management techniques or nipping a bad habit in the bud. Making a change can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This series will show you how to incorporate knowledge and simple...

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What does the process of creating art do for the artist? Is it cathartic? Is the artist able to work through things that they otherwise can't? How does creating art feel? What thoughts and emotions does a dancer, for example, transform into movement? Join dancer, choreographer & performer Tessa Priem as she performs excerpts from her solo show and discusses how the process of creating art has impacted her. "It can work on you, even as you work on it," she mentions. What will you make?

To read Tessa's bio and to learn about her recent dance creation, "Inner Reformation: an...

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People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy and an increased motivation to care for your family pets and all living things.

Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. A live animal will be present at this program.

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What does the process of creating art do for the artist? Is it cathartic? Is the artist able to work through things that they otherwise can't? How does creating art feel? What thoughts and emotions does a dancer, for example, transform into movement? Join dancer, choreographer & performer Tessa Priem as she performs excerpts from her solo show and discusses how the process of creating art has impacted her. "It can work on you, even as you work on it," she mentions. What will you make?

To read Tessa's bio and to learn about her recent dance creation, "Inner Reformation: an...

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When a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s is detected in its early stages, preventative measures and treatments as well as lifestyle changes can be applied to effectively slow disease progress. A cure for Alzheimer’s is not currently known yet doctors and scientists have made great strides in treatment. Early detection allows for more effective treatment options. Sandwiches and sides will be served.

Learn more about early detection from presenter Michelle Niedens, LSCSW. She is director of MyAlliance for Cognitive Health, a community-based program focused on early detection,...

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