Event Schedule 2019

Tuesday, February 26 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Marion Public Library
Opiate Use in Linn County. Join the Marion Police Chief Joe McHale to learn about the opiate crisis in our community – and what law enforcement is doing to help make Marion safe and healthy for all citizens.

Thursday, March 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Marion Public Library
Chasing Heroin Screening. A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light — telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.

Thursday, March 14 from 7:00-8:00 pm, Marion Public Library
Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition. 
Learn about the Harm Reduction movement, and how the Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition addresses the opioid crisis in Iowa. IHRC works to create health equity in Iowa communities through advocacy, education, and drug user health services.

Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00, Hiawatha Public Library
ASAC will discuss opioids, what the are, their impact, and how to help someone who may have overdosed.

Thursday, March 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Marion Public Library
How Can Parents Fight Prescription Abuse? Community Discussion Sponsored by ASAC. 
Amy Doerrfield of ASAC will help caregivers identify the warning signs of prescription abuse, as well as provide conversation pointers for helping your kids and teens avoid drug abuse.

Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Marion Public Library
Book Discussion. 
Join friends, neighbors, and librarians in a community-wide discussion of the 2019 Linn Area Reads selection.