LEWISTON — The annual meeting of the Friends of LPL will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, featuring Maine author Scott Douglas. Douglas will discuss his latest book, “Running Is My Therapy: Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier.”

The Friends business meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. and the author’s talk will begin at 6. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. Both the meeting and talk will take place in Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall and are free and open to the public.

With a mix of distilled research, runners’ stories, insight and autobiographical anecdote, “Running Is My Therapy” describes how and why millions of people use running to help manage their mental health. The book explains how running can be either an effective stand-alone treatment for many cases of depression and anxiety, or how running can be combined with other forms of treatment. Douglas hopes that after reading “Running Is My Therapy,” readers will understand how running benefits the brain as much as it does the body.

Scott Douglas has run more than 110,000 miles since starting in 1979. He is a contributing editor for Runner’s World and author or co-author of several books. Douglas and his wife, photographer Stacey Cramp, live in South Portland.

Copies of “Running Is My Therapy” and other books by Douglas will be available for sale at the event and a signing will follow the talk.

FMI: contact the LPL Adult & Teen Services desk at 207-513-3135 or [email protected] The library is at 200 Lisbon St.

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