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Life Happens

Life happens sometimes. Let us help!

This series of resources gives you library-purchased and librarian-approved resources to help you through a rough time in your life. It could be something like bereavement or divorce or job loss. It could be something like the diagnosis of a medical condition—either you or somebody that you love.

Each page centers around one topic and contains places in our databases, on the web, or, sometimes, in our book collections, where you can go to get credible, authoritative information and viewpoints from multiple perspectives on the issue. It contains resources that some of the staff have personally found helpful in that situation. We hope that they help you as well.

Sometimes you will see hard-copy resources collected in an “Experience Bag.” These bags are available for checkout at the information desk and check out for a six-week period.

If you would like a page created on a particular subject, or think that an experience bag is warranted, please do not hesitate to contact Katharyn Jones by email at

It’s Hard—Medical Diagnoses

  • Breast Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension

It’s Hard—Life Events

  • Divorce
  • Retirement
  • Bereavement
  • I’m Stressed!!
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