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Wednesday October 28, 2020
VIRTUAL Uplift Your Spirit with Laughter and Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Uplift with Laughter and MeditationResearch shows that laughter is good for the body, mind and soul. Experience the joys of life which accompany a positive attitude and support a spiritual lifestyle. At this workshop you will find ways to replenish your positive energy, let go of worry and connect with your spirit through meditation. Join Markus Schramm, CEO of an International company and longtime meditator for this powerful workshop. 

Markus Schramm - Biographical Highlights

Markus Schramm was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany. After receiving his college degree in Industrial Engineering, he relocated to the USA in 1993. He is the founder and CEO of Manna Organics, LLC, an international food company.

Markus has been practicing meditation for over 30 years and has traveled to India for spiritual retreats more than 30 times. He has attended many conferences in Europe and in the USA on human unity and world peace. Drawing from his experiences in attempting to create a balanced life in his roles as a husband, father, business owner, and life-long meditator, he has put together a humorous look at our daily lives and its normal challenges, and how to deal with them in a calm, rational manner. He has given public talks on various topics involving meditation for the past 22 years, all across the USA, Canada, Germany and India.

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Thursday November 5, 2020
VIRTUAL Healing Creative Hurts with Kate Chadbourne
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kate Chadbourne EventThe creative life offers great excitement, interest, and reward – but also a unique set of hurts that can break your heart. Whether you create art, music, gardens, poetry, beautiful meals or anything else, you are most warmly invited to attend this online event. As a devoted, lifelong creator and as a teacher of artists and writers, Kate Chadbourne has noticed that there are five main hurts that can derail and even stop us altogether from making what we most want to make. Kate will speak about these five hurts and provide a set of strategies to help navigate them and ultimately, to keep going. Afterwards, we’ll open the floor for questions and comments. Come for the inspiration and good company, and come to remember why it’s worth risking the hurts of the creative life, and why it’s essential to learn to heal them.

Kate Chadbourne is a singer, harper, and storyteller, an award-winning songwriter and poet, a scholar and teacher of Irish language and folklore with a PhD from Harvard, and a beloved performer at venues throughout New England.  She has been honored as a “tradition bearer” in the Revels Salon series and in the Gaelic Roots Concert Series at Boston College, and her music has been featured on NPR’s programs, “Cartalk” and “All Songs Considered.”  She has released four solo CD’s, three collections of poetry, and two books to encourage and support artists, musicians, and creators.  Named as one of “The Most Fascinating People” in Central Massachusetts by the Sentinel and Enterprise Newspaper, Kate is also the founder of The Bardic Academy, a school for writers, musicians, singers, and young scholars.  She brings to her audiences the sounds of the harp, piano, tin whistle, Irish flute, and melodeon, a deep love and knowledge of traditional Irish story, a warm and welcoming presence, and a voice often described as “the voice of an angel.” Connect with her online at www.katechadbourne.com.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020
FPL Book Club VIRTUAL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Club 2020-2021

Our in-person Book Club is on hold due to COVID-19, but we are continuing to meet virtually!
Please email fplref@cwmars.org if you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings, and we will send you the Zoom link. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!
Books will be made available for checkout through our Curbside Pickup service.
November 18: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
December 9: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
January 13, 2021: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
February 10: Postmistress by Sarah Blake
March 10: Educated by Tara Westover
April 14: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
May 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
June 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
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Wednesday December 9, 2020
FPL Book Club VIRTUAL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Club 2020-2021

Our in-person Book Club is on hold due to COVID-19, but we are continuing to meet virtually!
Please email fplref@cwmars.org if you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings, and we will send you the Zoom link. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!
Books will be made available for checkout through our Curbside Pickup service.
November 18: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
December 9: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
January 13, 2021: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
February 10: Postmistress by Sarah Blake
March 10: Educated by Tara Westover
April 14: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
May 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
June 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
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Wednesday January 13, 2021
FPL Book Club VIRTUAL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Club 2020-2021

Our in-person Book Club is on hold due to COVID-19, but we are continuing to meet virtually!
Please email fplref@cwmars.org if you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings, and we will send you the Zoom link. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!
Books will be made available for checkout through our Curbside Pickup service.
November 18: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
December 9: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
January 13, 2021: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
February 10: Postmistress by Sarah Blake
March 10: Educated by Tara Westover
April 14: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
May 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
June 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
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Wednesday January 20, 2021
VIRTUAL Healthy Eating: A Powerful Tool to Support a Strong Immune System
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Part one of a series of three diabetes education programs. Parts 2 and 3 will be held on Wednesdays, February 17 and March 17 at 7:00pm.

Our immune system protects us against infections, disease, and serious complications. More important now than ever, we need to find ways to keep our immune systems strong. Healthy eating and exercise have been shown to be  powerful tools to do just that. Attend this program, increase your understanding of healthy eating, how to use MyPlate to prepare healthy, balanced meals for you and your family and how to begin a simple exercise program. Leave ready to begin take action to boost your immune system and lower your risks of chronic disease.

This program is funded by a grant from UMASS Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital's Determination of Needs Fund.

Scherrie Keating is a keynote, educational and motivational speaker on the topics of Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Type 3 Diabetes. 

As a Registered Nurse for over 37 years and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, she has cared for thousands of people living with Diabetes and has seen the devastating consequences of chronic elevated blood sugar. After learning Type 2 Diabetes was preventable, she became a CDC, National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach, Certified Dementia Specialist and started Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC. 

Scherrie’s mission and passion is to make an impact in the prediabetes epidemic, increase awareness, offer risk screening, and help people start their journey to preventing Type 2 Diabetes for life. She uses her personal cancer story and expertise to inspire and provide life changing education, helps people turn that education into action now and offers ongoing support and coaching for lifelong success. She recently created an online school of education and the Diabetes Prevention for Life Program. She offers healthcare professional, community and corporate wellness programs and speaks throughout the US. 

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Thursday February 4, 2021
Weaving with Kathy Litchfield
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Location: Garden Room
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Wednesday February 10, 2021
FPL Book Club VIRTUAL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Club 2020-2021

Our in-person Book Club is on hold due to COVID-19, but we are continuing to meet virtually!
Please email fplref@cwmars.org if you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings, and we will send you the Zoom link. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!
Books will be made available for checkout through our Curbside Pickup service.
November 18: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
December 9: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
January 13, 2021: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
February 10: Postmistress by Sarah Blake
March 10: Educated by Tara Westover
April 14: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
May 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
June 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
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Wednesday February 17, 2021
VIRTUAL Simplifying Type 2 Diabetes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Part two of a series of three diabetes education programs. Part 3 will be held on Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00pm.

Ever feel overwhelmed trying to understand what this condition called Type 2 Diabetes is and how to manage it? Don't worry, you’re not the only one. In fact, there are currently 34.2 million people living with Diabetes in the US. The key is to have a basic understanding of what Diabetes is and the important role daily self- management plays in keeping your blood sugars under control. Attend this program, walk away with need to know, simplified strategies to help you manage your Diabetes, achieve your blood sugar goals, and prevent potential, serious long-term complications.

This program is funded by a grant from UMASS Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital's Determination of Needs Fund.

Scherrie Keating is a keynote, educational and motivational speaker on the topics of Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Type 3 Diabetes. 

As a Registered Nurse for over 37 years and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, she has cared for thousands of people living with Diabetes and has seen the devastating consequences of chronic elevated blood sugar. After learning Type 2 Diabetes was preventable, she became a CDC, National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach, Certified Dementia Specialist and started Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC. 

Scherrie’s mission and passion is to make an impact in the prediabetes epidemic, increase awareness, offer risk screening, and help people start their journey to preventing Type 2 Diabetes for life. She uses her personal cancer story and expertise to inspire and provide life changing education, helps people turn that education into action now and offers ongoing support and coaching for lifelong success. She recently created an online school of education and the Diabetes Prevention for Life Program. She offers healthcare professional, community and corporate wellness programs and speaks throughout the US. 

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Thursday February 25, 2021
Resume Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
FPL Book Club VIRTUAL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Club 2020-2021

Our in-person Book Club is on hold due to COVID-19, but we are continuing to meet virtually!
Please email fplref@cwmars.org if you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings, and we will send you the Zoom link. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!
Books will be made available for checkout through our Curbside Pickup service.
November 18: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
December 9: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
January 13, 2021: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
February 10: Postmistress by Sarah Blake
March 10: Educated by Tara Westover
April 14: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
May 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
June 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
VIRTUAL Take Control of Your Diabetes, Live Healthier & Longer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is the final program in our series of three diabetes education programs.

Did you know that Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations and adult onset blindness? They result from chronic elevated blood sugars. The good news is you can help decrease your risks of developing these complications by achieving your Diabetes ABC goals and having regular screenings recommended by the American Diabetes Association. Attend this program and start taking control of your Diabetes instead of letting your Diabetes take control of you! It is possible to live a long and healthy life with Type 2 Diabetes.

This program is funded by a grant from UMASS Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital's Determination of Needs Fund.

Scherrie Keating is a keynote, educational and motivational speaker on the topics of Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Type 3 Diabetes. 

As a Registered Nurse for over 37 years and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, she has cared for thousands of people living with Diabetes and has seen the devastating consequences of chronic elevated blood sugar. After learning Type 2 Diabetes was preventable, she became a CDC, National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach, Certified Dementia Specialist and started Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC. 

Scherrie’s mission and passion is to make an impact in the prediabetes epidemic, increase awareness, offer risk screening, and help people start their journey to preventing Type 2 Diabetes for life. She uses her personal cancer story and expertise to inspire and provide life changing education, helps people turn that education into action now and offers ongoing support and coaching for lifelong success. She recently created an online school of education and the Diabetes Prevention for Life Program. She offers healthcare professional, community and corporate wellness programs and speaks throughout the US. 

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Wednesday April 14, 2021
FPL Book Club VIRTUAL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Club 2020-2021

Our in-person Book Club is on hold due to COVID-19, but we are continuing to meet virtually!
Please email fplref@cwmars.org if you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings, and we will send you the Zoom link. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!
Books will be made available for checkout through our Curbside Pickup service.
November 18: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
December 9: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
January 13, 2021: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
February 10: Postmistress by Sarah Blake
March 10: Educated by Tara Westover
April 14: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
May 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
June 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
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Wednesday May 12, 2021
FPL Book Club VIRTUAL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Club 2020-2021

Our in-person Book Club is on hold due to COVID-19, but we are continuing to meet virtually!
Please email fplref@cwmars.org if you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings, and we will send you the Zoom link. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!
Books will be made available for checkout through our Curbside Pickup service.
November 18: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
December 9: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
January 13, 2021: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
February 10: Postmistress by Sarah Blake
March 10: Educated by Tara Westover
April 14: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
May 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
June 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
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Location: Online
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Wednesday June 9, 2021
FPL Book Club VIRTUAL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Club 2020-2021

Our in-person Book Club is on hold due to COVID-19, but we are continuing to meet virtually!
Please email fplref@cwmars.org if you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings, and we will send you the Zoom link. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!
Books will be made available for checkout through our Curbside Pickup service.
November 18: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
December 9: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
January 13, 2021: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
February 10: Postmistress by Sarah Blake
March 10: Educated by Tara Westover
April 14: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
May 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
June 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
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Location: Online
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