Books As Medicine: A History of Bibliotherapy

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Books As Medicine: A History of Bibliotherapy

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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In the First World War bibliotherapy began to be used with wounded patients. Doctors, with the help of librarians, began “prescribing from the bookshelf.”

Join us for a fascinating account of “Books as Medicine: A History of Bibliotherapy,” presented by Dr. Mary-Margaret Mahoney, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at Trinity College.

Dr. Mahoney specializes the history of self-help literature, the therapeutic uses of fiction, and the practice of bibliotherapy today. Dr. Mahoney’s work includes also audio stories, podcasts,and work with museums and archives to produce both physical and digital exhibits. She co-hosts the podcast American Girls which relives the American Girls series, book by book, and has been featured in the NY Times.

No charge. Presented live online via Zoom. A valid email account is required to register.

Registration: Please call the Circulation Department at 860.584.7787, 7788 or 7789.

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