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Job Corps Presentation at Westbrook Public Library

The Job Corps, based in New Haven, will present a program explaining their services at the Westbrook Public Library on Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. Presentations about Job Corps’ current trade programs last about 30 minutes depending on the amount of people present as many may have questions. This presentation is open to young adults 16-24 years old.  Job Corps provides a free education to low-income young adults ages 16-24 centered around the career path of their choice along with the college campus experience. Our current trade offerings are: Culinary Arts, Certified Nursing Assistant, Carpentry, and Building Construction Technology. Along with these programs, the students live on center (or off center arrangements for special circumstances) and enjoy three meals a day. They earn their driver’s license here on center if they don’t already have one, and many advanced training options are made available to those who excel in the program. Website: http://newhaven.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx.

Sign up for the event at Eventbrite RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-new-haven-job-corps-information-session-tickets-30169296177 , or call the Job Corps at

800-733-5627.

Series of Free Family Nature Programs at Westbrook Public Library

Potapaug Audubon Society and the Friends of the Westbrook Public Library are sponsoring a series of free family nature programs this winter and spring. Everyone is welcome and no pre-registration is necessary. The programs are generally one Saturday a month and begin at 1 p.m. The programs are usually held in the Westbrook Public Library community room on the lower level of the library.

Programs coming up include:

Saturday, January 21     Maple Sugaring

Phil Miller from Bushy Hill Nature Center will present  a program on maple sugar.

Saturday, February 25     Animal Tracking Workshop

Phil Miller from Bushy Hill Nature Center will explain and demonstrate how to follow animal tracks and identify the animals they belong to.   

Free Medicare Counseling

A certified Medicare counselor will be at the Library Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to Noon beginning January 13, 2016 by appointment. The counselor from Senior Resources Agency on Aging can answer questions and explain all the parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) and Medicare Savings Plans. Call the Library Tuesday through Saturday at 860 399-6422 to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled  for other times if necessary. After December 14 our counselor will be off for two weeks. Appointments begin again on January 4, 2017.

Check out more events and programs on our Events Page, Children’s Page or the Teen page.

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ResearchItCT is a free information service from the Connecticut State Library. You can find periodical, journal, and newspaper articles and many other resources here. 

FindItCT is a free service, from the Connecticut State Library. You can local materials throughout the various libraries in Connecticut. Please note, the feature to request items from other libraries is yet to be available. However, you can fill out this form and we will get it for you.

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