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 fall, 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 through December include:

Saturday, October 22     Turtles! Turtles!! Turtles!!!

  Phil Miller from The Bushy Hill Nature Center in Ivoryton will describe our native turtles and talk about their anatomy and behavior. He will have live turtles for observation.

Saturday, November 19   Creepers & Leapers: Native Amphibians and Reptiles

   A naturalist from Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic will have live native frogs, toads, snakes, and salamanders and will discuss their anatomy, behavior, and interesting adaptations.

Saturday, December 3     Landforms: The Forces that Shape the Earth

A naturalist from Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will present an informative and entertaining look at the dynamic processes like volcanic activity, earthquakes, glaciation, and erosion that shape the earth’s surface.

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.

Free Computer Assistance

The library now offers free one-on-one sessions most Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can sign up for a 30 minute session with Brittany Pearson to help you with any type of computer or electronic device, websites or computer programs. Call any time to set up your appointment or, simply, walk in for help.

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

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