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‘Paper Tigers’ at Moundsville Library

MOUNDSVILLE — It’s more than just a film showing to kick off American Education Week. On Monday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library the focus will be on Adverse Childhood Experiences and how the library can help youth succeed in an ever more challenging world. The award-winning documentary “Paper Tigers” will be shown with a special introduction by Jane Lambie.

Lambie has worked as a registered nurse for 45 years and is now a certified Connections Matter ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) educator and a substitute school nurse in Marshall County Schools. As a community-based initiative, Connections Matter explores how the connections we make in life impact the brain’s growth and our abilities to cope and thrive.

The organization educates the public on the intersecting topics of Adverse Childhood Experiences, trauma, brain development and resilience. Lambie’s own passion for these topics comes from personal experience. Through a brief introduction and follow-up Q&A, Lambie will offer her own insight, information from the ACEs Coalition of West Virginia, and touch on the film’s revelations.

Directed and written by James Redford, “Paper Tigers” chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington. The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse. The film shows the results of a radical change in the school’s approach to discipline. Acclaimed as “absolutely riveting, profoundly important,” this documentary is a must-see for educators and parents. Released in 2015, “Paper Tigers” has a runtime of 102 minutes.

This event is free and open to the public — anyone who works with children and teens is especially encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be available. Call the Moundsville Library at 304-845-6911 for more information. The library is located at 700 Fifth St. in Moundsville.

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