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Consumer Information Online

Monday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

This month we are featuring one of the many free databases available via the Library's web site in our new program, Consumer Information Online. The lecture will introduce the Consumer Reports database, which includes automobiles, electronics, household products, appliances, and health topics. Learn how to find valuable consumer information (Consumer Reports ratings and more!) via the Library's web site. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Read, Return, Repeat: 2011 Teen Summer Reading Program

June 27th-August 26th

Use the library and be green this summer. Check some great books from the library, bring them home and read them, then return them and do it all over again! Each book you read gives you the chance to win a prize of your choice. Summer Teen events include MLB Live!, Duct Tape, Origami, Wii Tournaments, Karate, Yoga on the lawn and more! Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Entry forms will be available beginning Monday, June 27th.

Dessert With a Doc: Reading Food Labels

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Join Lisa Pranger, Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator, to learn the basics of reading food labels and be aware of what you are eating and how much you are consuming. Refreshments will be served. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Healthy: A Holistic Approach to Living Long and Living Well

Monday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Embark on a journey that focuses the mind, body and soul, with an emphasis on brain fitness, healthy aging and personal growth. This thought-provoking presentation will help you make small but effective changes in your life to live longer, stay healthier and prevent age-related illness. This lecture is cosponsored by the Whitney Center and is part of their Healthy, Wealthy & Wise lecture series. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

New Look For Our Online Catalog

We are excited to announce a new interface for our online catalog coming this Friday, June 10th. We hope the new look will make it easier for you to find materials, place holds, and manage your account. As always, your feedback is welcome.

Documentary Film: Lurking in the Trees: The Asian Longhorned Beetle

Thursday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

This true story depicts the devastation, cooperation, and renewal experienced by a community infested with an invasive tree-killing insect.

In the last 20 years, an invasive pest called the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has been discovered in several US cities. Yet in the city of Worcester, MA, the ALB has apparently been spreading for at least 12 years, only to be discovered in 2008 by a vigilant citizen who called the authorities about a bug she didn’t recognize. The ALB has put Worcester’s trees at risk, but more ominous is the fact that with one camping trip, the bug could spread deep into the heart of New England’s forest canopy.

Worcester is fighting back. They’re making the ultimate sacrifice - cutting down over 25,000 trees, to protect trees throughout the Northeast.

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