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Adults: NNLM

Information for Adult Programming and Resources

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

The Carteret County Public Library System is a Network of the National Library of Medicine registered affiliate.  

This designation allows the library access to free health and science resources for our community. Through this network the library has access to grants and materials to increase our health literacy initiatives across the county.

Join us in our first NNLM sponsored program, The NNLM Reading Club.

This grant sponsored program is designed to help libraries support the health information needs in their communities. Through the fun and interaction of a book club environment, readers will discuss health and wellness topics important to them and their loved ones as well as discover NIH National Library of Medicine evidence-based consumer health resources.

February 2021 selection

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a virtual discussion of the New York Times Bestseller: 

The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir  by: Michele Harper, MD 

"An African American emergency room physician reflects on how 'the chaos of emergency medicine' helped her come to terms with a painful past and understand the true nature of healing. Though Harper grew up a member of the Washington, D.C. “black elite,” the beautiful homes she shared with her parents held a dark secret: domestic violence. Determined to 'fix people' rather than hurt them the way her abusive father hurt her family, Harper became an ER doctor. Her path was difficult. After she accepted her first post-residency job, the man she had met at Harvard and later married walked away from their relationship. Braving a life on her own in a new city, night shifts in an urban hospital, and the life-and-death dramas of the ER ward, Harper began a period of intense soul-searching. Observations of her patients and the struggles they faced taught her abundant lessons in human brokenness-especially her own-and resilience." -from the publisher