Fix It — Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Please join us Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the library’s 3rd floor community room for this thought-provoking and informative look at healthcare in the United States. “Fix-It — Healthcare at the Tipping Point” is a 58-minute exploration of our healthcare costs and what we might do to contain them. For those of us still reeling from our hospital’s closure, this non-profit film peels explains how it could happen. The film peels back layers of complex medical coding, inconsistencies in charges, soaring pharmaceutical costs, and runaway cutting-edge procedures that threaten the welfare of our collective economy and personal well being. We hope to have some medical experts on hand to facilitate discussion.

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Friends seek book donations

Spring is coming and the Friends are starting to collect gently used books for their annual fall sale. We ask that you donate books, DVDs, and CDs in good condition that would be suitable for resale. Please no textbooks, condensed books, or moldy books. Puzzles and games in good condition are fine but we are no longer selling VHS or cassette tapes. Thank you for supporting your local library with donations. booksale

Access On Demand adds 169 new titles

If you haven’t experienced “Access On Demand” look under E-Resources and sign up with your valid library card for a host of informational films designed for inquiring minds. Featured this month —ten engineering projects that changed the course of American history. Or ace your “Women’s History Month” term paper by discovering some truly unique American ladies.access

MassHire satellite office

Beginning February 6, MassHire will be holding office hours in the library’s cafe on the first floor from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. We are pleased to partner with MassHire and hope their presence here will support our patrons and residents who may be  looking for work, polishing their resumes, or looking for other employment support. Library patrons are still welcome to read the local papers or select magazines from the cafe but we politely request that you do not use the room for family visits, lengthy phone calls or other types of meetings on that day. You are welcome to take magazines and newspapers into other areas of the library. masshire

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