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West Hartford Library Offers Upcoming Programs

Noah Webster Library. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

The Noah Webster Library in West Hartford Center has several upcoming free programs open to the public.

Noah Webster Library. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Noah Webster Library. Photo credit: Ronni Newton


Primal Posture For A Pain-Free Life

Learn how to stand straight and reduce back pain with Linda Huntting Congdon on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main St., West Hartford. Linda Huntting Congdon practices The Gokhale Method to reduce/eliminate back or neck pain; muscle or joint pain; prevent muscle and joint degeneration and injury; increase energy, stamina and flexibility; and reduce stress and improve your appearance

Registration is required by going to: www.westhartfordlibrary.org. Please do not sign up anyone other than yourself for this free program; sign up only if you are certain you will attend.

Please park in the nearby Isham Garage and bring your parking ticket to the program for validation.


Author Talk & Signing: Finding North with George Michelsen Foy

AUTHOR TALK: Navigation is the key human skill. It’s something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship’s course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, GEORGE MICHELSEN FOY’S Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand this most basic of human skills – and why it’s in mortal peril.

In 1844, Foy’s great-great grandfather, captain of a Norwegian cargo ship, perished at sea after getting lost in a snowstorm. Foy decides to unravel the mystery surrounding Halvor Michelsen’s death – and the roots of his own obsession with navigation – by re-creating his ancestor’s trip using only period instruments.

At the heart of Foy’s story is this fact: navigation and the brain’s memory centers are inextricably linked. As Foy unravels the secret behind Halvor’s death, he also discovers why forsaking our navigation skills in favor of GPS may lead not only to Alzheimer’s and other diseases of memory, but to losing a key part of what makes us human.

Monday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

REGISTER for this AUTHOR TALK by going to: www.westhartfordlibrary.org.

Copies of Finding North will be available at the event for purchase and autographing by the author. You may park in the nearby Isham Garage and bring your parking stub to the event for validation.


Back To School And Kid Health

Lisa Wilson, an international speaker, writer, consultant, certified health, nutrition and wellness counselor, and mom to 3 kids, will teach you what to pack in your kid’s lunch, healthy family activities, and boosting immunity for the back to school season. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a night of health and robust immunity! Register for this program by going to: bit.ly/foodandkids or calling the library at: 860-561-6990.


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