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Sat, Oct 22



Public Book Reading: Merrimac Public Library

Families are invited to join local author Amanda Bacon-Davis and her dog "Dog-Dog" for a reading of "This Thing Has a Name."

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Public Book Reading: Merrimac Public Library

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT – Oct 23, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT

Merrimac, 86 W Main St, Merrimac, MA 01860, USA

About the event

Families are invited to join local author Amanda Bacon-Davis, her daughter Ella, and her dog "Dog-Dog" (featured in the story) for a reading of her book, This Thing Has a Name.

This Thing Has A Name is a children’s book, for all ages, demystifying childhood anxiety. The book demonstrates that feelings can pop-up uninvited and may bring along fear, rage, or confusion - and sometimes make our bodies feel icky. This book walks children and their Loved Ones through the ups and downs of emotions, and to welcome them rather than avoid them. It also describes ways to help recognize those big uncomfortable feelings and help normalize them. There are tools for helping children cope with these emotions by finding safety within themselves and with their Loved Ones.

Amanda will read the story, answer questions, invite families to meet Dog-Dog, and do a craft. Recommended for ages 5+.

Copies of her book will be available to purchase and be signed, after the program.

This program is being hosted by The Friends of the Merrimac Library.

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