In 1918-1919, the world experienced a lethal outbreak of influenza that took the lives of millions. What was it like to live through the Influenza Pandemic of 1918? In this program presented by Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ll look at archival images, letters and newspapers to explore this topic, including sources left by Connecticans who experienced the flu first-hand. Registration begins December 10, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.
About the Speaker: Natalie Belanger is the Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women's history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to learn how to start the New Year off in a healthy way! No more calorie counting or juice cleanses; you’ll learn how to determine if a diet is fad or fact. You’ll also have the chance to cook along and make a delicious lunch-prep recipe: Sweet Potato Fajita Bowls with Guacamole. You’ll need the following ingredients:
Registration begins December 15, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.
Sarah Soboleski, LCSW is a licensed social worker and trained professional organizer. She will present her talk, “Organizing: A Plan of Attack for Any Space,” to celebrate National Get Organized (GO) Month! Participants will learn proven steps for tackling any of life’s organizing challenges, the three main causes of clutter, and easy how-to’s for simplifying your space. Sarah will share "before and after" pictures of her own projects with clients and will talk about the process in working with a professional organizer. Registration begins December 22, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.
About the presenter: Sarah Soboleski, LCSW is a therapist and professional organizer. She is the owner of Classically Organized and provides therapeutic support and decluttering services to individuals struggling with hoarding and chronic disorganization. Sarah is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO), and is a past president of the CT Chapter of NAPO. She has appeared on WFSB’s "Better Connecticut" and been featured on NBC-CT.