Discover, Discuss, Connect: Caregiver Book to Action Series Update at South San Francisco Public Library

South San Francisco Public Library’s Book to Action initiative will facilitate learning and discovery of ways for family members to survive the transition from loved one to caregiver and thrive. A variety of informative presentations and workshops led by library staff and partner organizations will “clear the path” of obstacles that may be preventing adults from taking care of themselves when caring for others. Participants will receive Zoom invites to events and a free copy of Holding the Net and The Conscious Caregiver: a Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself.


  • Self-Care and & Stress Management presented by Family Caregiver Alliance
  • Understanding Alzheimer’s Series by Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California
    • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
    • 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
    • Healthy Living for your Brain & Body


Book Talk with Author, Melanie Merriman, Holding the Net


Care, Connect, Thrive: A Podcast Listening Group

More Information

Please see the SHEDULE OF EVENTS PDF or image above, the Author Event image above, and visit for more information.  Follow South San Francisco Public Library on Facebook and Instagram @ssflibrary for updates.

The original Book to Action series, scheduled for April, was shared in a blog post in late February 2020. Like many Book to Action initiatives across California, plans were cut short due to the coronavirus. Thank you to Stacy Lein and the team at South San Francisco Public Library who planned a dynamic series not once, but twice, all with the added pressure of library closures and partial re-openings, not to mention navigating the additional challenges of living through this time. 

About Book to Action

Book to Action is a framework that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. Librarians work closely with a community partner to develop a series of programs. Community members read and discuss an engaging book on a current topic, attend author or speaker events, and put their new-found knowledge into action by participating in a community service project or civic engagement activity related to the book.