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The 2018 Foundation Speaker is Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Tiffin University’s Marion Center

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The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will welcome Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic on Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Tiffin University’s Marion Center as part of the second annual Foundation Speakers series.

Dreamland is the story of how the unfettered prescribing of pain medications and an influx of black tar heroin led to the opiate epidemic ravaging the United States. The author specifically examines its origins and effects in the state of Ohio. Copies of the book are available at the Library. The eBook is available for instant checkout with no holds from the Ohio Digital Library.

An opiate awareness resource fair will be held at the venue starting at 5:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase at the event, and a Q & A session and book signing will follow the author’s presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

The Foundation Speakers series brings an outstanding writer, artist, or public figure to inform and engage the community once each year and provides the chance to gain insight and inspiration directly from those helping to shape our culture and our world.  The series is made possible through generous funding by the Tiffin-Seneca Library Foundation and the many donors who have contributed to the Foundation over the years. 


Additional Events include:

Thursday, October 18

4:30-6:30 p.m.

in the Junior Home Room

Hidden In Plain Sight Interactive Exhibit

Adults are welcome to stop by and see this interactive exhibit from CARSA (Community Action for Reducing Substance Abuse). Participants will inspect a model of a teen’s bedroom to learn common places drugs and alcohol may be hidden and to identify indicators of substance use and high-risk teen behavior. This is a free event and open to the public. No registration required.

Thursday, October 18

“Joey’s Story: A Son Lost to Addiction”

Local couple Lavin and Tom Schwan will share the story of their son’s struggle with addiction. This is a free event and is open to the public. No registration required.

 

Thursday, October 25

 Book discussion of Dreamland

 Dreamland is the story of how the unfettered prescribing of pain medications and an influx of black tar heroin led to the opiate epidemic ravaging the United States. The author specifically examines its origins and effects in the state of Ohio. Copies of the book are available at the Library. The eBook is available for instant checkout with no holds from the Ohio Digital Library.

Thursday, November 1

What’s happening in Seneca County?

A panel will discuss the opiate epidemic in Seneca County, the PIVOT program and drug court, and recovery resources in Seneca County. Panelists include representatives from Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Counseling and Recovery Services, METRICH Enforcement Unit, and the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Tuesday, November 13

Where do we go from here?

This follow up discussion to the Sam Quinones visit will talk about what is being done in other communities and what our community can do to combat this epidemic. This is a free event and open to the public. No registration required.

All events will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Frost Kalnow Room (unless otherwise noted) of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library .  

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

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