Memory In the Mirror: A Workshop For Any Woman Who Has Experienced The Loss Of A Mother

Sunday May 5, 2013: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

At this time of year when everyone is preparing to celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day, it is important to create a time to honor the memories of parents who have died, whether the death was recent or in the past.

This workshop, presented by Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services, will focus on ways to include our parents in the legacy we create in our own lives. Participants will share experiences and reflect on how their parent's death has influenced their lives.

University of Michigan Open Forum On Diabetes Prevention, Treatment And Cure

Wednesday May 1, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) has been working to help assess future directions in diabetes care and research as well as how UM can make an impact on the future for diabetes and diabetes care for both individuals at risk and those with diabetes.

UMHS invites the community to come together to strengthen our impact on diabetes with this open forum to obtain input from the community. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with a panel of UMHS experts to provide input and perspectives about the future direction of diabetes care, research, and education.

Did somebody say "veg out"?!

It's Veg Week! Ann Arbor Veg Week 2013 is brought to you by VegMichigan, the state’s largest vegetarian organization promoting awareness of the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet. The campaign encourages people to take the 7-day pledge and eat vegan or vegetarian for a week, and features a variety of events around the community.

Things kick off tonight at Downtown Home & Garden with special guests John Salley & Ann Arbor Mayor John Heiftje. There are special events happening every day this week, including a viewing of the Award-Winning Documentary Vegucated at the Downtown Library on Tuesday. Local restaurants are also featuring special vegan dishes this week! Be sure to check the schedule to see what's happening where. It’s a great week for seasoned vegans and vegetarians and for those who are pondering a plant-based diet to give it a whirl and ask questions.

And to cap it all off, the library has a ton of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks to entice you with yummy recipes beyond this week.

Film & Discussion: Award-Winning Documentary: Vegucated (Not Rated)

Tuesday April 23, 2013: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

"Vegucated" follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before. But can their convictions carry them through when times get tough?

This film screening, co-sponsored by VegMichigan and shown as part of Ann Arbor Veg Week 2013, will be followed by remarks by Detroit-based physician, Dr. Joel Kahn.

Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research 2013 Community Engagement Symposium

The Ann Arbor District Library is proud to be a part of the upcoming Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research 2013 Community Engagement Symposium, taking place Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. All events take place at the University of Michigan's North Campus Research Complex.

The purpose of MICHR's Annual Community Engagement Symposium is to enhance collaboration between researchers and community-based, nonprofit, and governmental organizations interested or engaged in clinical and health research. Academic and community partners will have opportunities to network, share their research and experience, and develop skills to become engaged and effective partners.

This theme of this year’s symposium The Power of Partnerships: Improving Research and Health Outcomes will focus on the importance of community involvement and leadership in the research process and how both communities and researchers benefit from partnership approaches. This event is FREE and open to the public with registration. For all the details, and to register, visit the event website.

Free Cervical Cancer Screening

The University of Michigan Health System will offer free Pap screenings on Saturday March 23 at the Briarwood building 2 U-M Briarwood Center for Women, Children, & Young Adults, Suite B, 400 E. Eisenhower Pkwy. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the U-M Cancer Answer Line at 800-865-1125.The U-M Health System Cervical Cancer Screening Project will serve women over 21 who have not had a Pap test in the last three years and do not have health insurance that covers Pap tests. For more resources about cancer take a look at our compilation of select sites for health.

Bright Nights Community Forum: Current Treatments For Adolescent Eating Disorders

Tuesday March 19, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress or extreme concern about body shape or weight.

Join us as Daniel Gih, MD and Renee Hoste, PhD, from the U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, give a brief overview presentation on eating disorders and treatment options. Their presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field. An audience Q&A is included.

Grief 101: What To Expect When Grieving

Tuesday March 19, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Presented by Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services, this educational meeting will provide you with the resources and information you are looking for when coping with the loss of a loved one. The session will help examine what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care, and what support is available to you. There will be time for questions at the end.

Childhood Obesity

Tuesday March 5, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Susan Woolford, MD, MPH, and Kim. A. Eagle, M.D., M.A.C.C., present information on the childhood obesity epidemic and clinical programs that are trying to reverse the trend. Behavioral and surgical treatment options for children and adolescents with obesity will be additionally be covered, along with the use of mobile technology to enhance treatment outcomes. Information on Project Healthy Schools, a school-based program to increase physical activity and encourage healthier food choices, will be provided.

The U.S. is experiencing a childhood obesity epidemic. Over the past 30 years, childhood obesity has doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. Don't miss this important informational session that can jump start the path to a healthier life for your children.

Yoga for Women

Monday, February 11 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Downtown Multipurpose Room

Begin Valentine’s week with a special treat for yourself! Come and join us as we do Kundalini yoga, relax, and celebrate womanhood.

As women we dedicate much of our time to nourishing others. Don’t miss this chance to take a little time for yourself and pick up yogic tips from instructor Victoria Duranona.

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