1. How to Organize and Run a Successful Human Library

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    This is the archive of a live Infopeople webinar presented on April 30, 2014 by Rachel Foyt, Chelsie Harris, and Julie Winkelstein. The Human Library promotes community engagement and combats prejudice by bringing people with unique life experiences together to have open and honest conversations. "Human Books" represent a host of lifestyles and experiences that are often met with misunderstanding and discrimination. Books and Readers have the opportunity to speak personally and in private in a structured, protected space within a limited time but without any further commitment. The Human Library is a low-cost (even free!) program that will change the lives of each and every person who attends.

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    • Futures Inc., Breaking Down Barriers

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      Futures Inc. based in Middletown, Connecticut, is a pioneering non-profit agency specializing in one-on-one educational, vocational and competitive employment services for people with special needs.

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      • Smart Investing @ your library: Everyone Counts!

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        The role of librarians as trusted navigators leading patrons to the most useful information is increasingly valuable. Smart investing@ your library is building the capacity of public libraries and librarians to provide reliable, unbiased financial education and resources to those who need help. Librarians are building collections, delivering programs to people of all ages and economic circumstances and creating a national network of replicable service models. Using data to tell the story, reaching out and working with community partners, and integrating market research into program design are helping build the foundation for a leadership role in financial education. Presenters: Speaker: Aubrey Carroll, Florence County (S.C.) Library System Speaker: Bobbie Rudnick, Naperville (Ill.) Public Library Speaker: Dwight McInvaill, Georgetown (S.C.) Public Library Speaker: Jamie Ritter, Camden Library Speaker: Liz Doucett, Curtis Memorial Library Speaker: Sandy Dixon, State Library of Iowa

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        • Smart Investing @ your library: Program Models That Work

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          Smart investing @ your library grantees are at the forefront of financial literacy programs that reach all economic and interest levels. Learn how they are creating models that use social media to capture attention, design games that appeal to kids, teens and adults, partner with social service agencies and market school programs to provide unbiased, financial education and resources. As more people need and want to learn how to manage their personal finances, these innovative libraries are leading the way. Presenters: Speaker: Jim Blanton Speaker: Karla Heberlig Speaker: Kurtis Kelly, Estes Valley Library Speaker: Nelly Somerman, Schaumburg Township District Library Speaker: Paolo Melillo Speaker: Susan Wolf Neilson

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          • House Calls

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            As the population in the U.S. ages, it means more people are visiting the doctor more often. That can be a problem because many seniors have severe health issues or trouble driving or walking. A throwback to an earlier age, Dr. Rabia Khan, fellowship-trained geriatrician for Lee Memorial Health System, spends her day making house calls. “Fort Myers has a very large geriatric population which benefits from the doctors actually going out to their homes, so it has come around full circle,” says Dr. Khan. At 92 years old, Russell Grasso has chronic leg pain. His wife Priscilla has health issues including balance problems. It’s difficult, even dangerous, to leave the home. “I can’t take a chance, she fell four times,” says Mr. Grasso. “He shouldn’t be driving because he’s so old, but he does. That’s how we get around,” Mrs. Grasso said. That’s when Lee Memorial Health System’s House Calls program comes into play. “We’re going out and seeing anybody that needs our services. They have trouble getting out of the house, either they have difficulty walking, or they’re really short of breath or they have chest pain. Any cognitive issues also, then we will come out to their house and see them,” says Dr. Khan. Doctors are able to spend more time when they come to a patient’s house, about an hour and a half for the first visit. They assess not only the patient but how they function in their own home. “If I notice that somebody is losing a little bit of weight, I’ll open up their fridge and say ‘Hey, you know, what’s going on here.’ If I need to bring in some older adult services, I can order that. If I notice that they would benefit from having a nurse coming out to the home with physical therapy, occupation therapy, we work with the local home health agencies,” says Dr. Khan. In-home visits go a long way in keeping people out of the hospital. “The whole point is to keep them from falling through the cracks,” says Dr. Khan. So the old-fashioned house call is a welcome idea. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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            • ESSE Adult Day Care

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              • DHR Office of Adult Services

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                • Yaesu is an interesting place for adults any time of the night

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                  Just off the train at Tokyo Station and on my way home through Yaesu, Nihonbashi, Hatchobori, and then Shinkawa. The route through Yaesu isn't one that I take often, but there is no good reason for that. Yaesu is a busy "after work" type neighborhood that has lots of little shops, business, restaurants, pachinko, and .... prostitutes for all of the tired salary-men who need to make a stop before they go home. Almost every time that I've walked through this area by myself I've been propositioned in someway or another. I'm not averse to these encounters, and think they are quite fascinating actually, but I've never tested the waters -- and for good reason. It's unfortunate that I wasn't approached while shooting this video, but I can understand why.

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                  • Adult Life programs

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                    Adult Life Programs is a nonprofit organization created to provide support, respite and education to caregivers and affordable, quality day and treatment services enabling adults to remain in their communities.

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