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The Pause: Is Estrogen the answer?

15 Starkel Rd

Menopause and its symptoms affect all women in different ways some women may suffer with hot flashes, depression, weight gain and other symptoms while others will breeze through this phase with almost no impact. This program will discuss the impact that menopause has on women's body. We will explain how the lack of estrogen affects each body system (brain, heart, urogenital, skeletal, digestive and overall well being). Discussion regarding treatments for menopause will be discussed. Pharmaceutical and alternative methods for treatment of menopausal symptoms will be critically evaluated and discussed. Explanation of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) research study about hormone replacement (HRT) will be completed. This pivotal study has impacted the prescribing practices of many physicians throughout the US. New information and analysis has recently been released that challenges the assumptions that HRT increases the risk of breast cancer and other untoward medical events. Kerry Rausch will focus on bladder and sexual health which is a common problem for women during and after menopause. Multiple modalities on how to sustain and improve continence and sexual function will be discussed. Kerry Rausch holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). She graduated in 1994 from Yale University. Over the past 25 years she has worked in many different health care settings with women of all ages. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and holds certification as a Menopausal Practitioner and a continence care nurse. She has worked extensively with women with overactive bladder and urinary incontinence.She has published research on hormone therapy and bone health at the University of Connecticut Her many years working in urology has placed her in demand for her services working with women of all ages on their urinary and sexual health issues, including assisting in their health for the years leading up to, during, and after menopause. To register for this program, please click here: https://westhartford.librarymarket.com/events/pause-estrogen-answer-bc

Choosing Native Trees for Connecticut Landscapes

Noah Webster Library

Dr. Carl A. Salsedo will share which varieties of Connecticut’s native trees may work best in your surroundings. Connecticut’s native trees have evolved over thousands of years, and they are good sustainable choices for landscaping. They are also beneficial for insects, butterflies, and other pollinators, while providing habitat (food and shelter) for native wildlife. And native trees also increase our carbon footprint. All of this, while being beautiful and often requiring little maintenance. Please register here: https://westhartford.librarymarket.com/events/trees-west-hartford-choosing-native-trees-ct-landscapes-nwl The names of everyone registered will be included in a drawing to win a copy of the beautifully-illustrated book, "The Hidden Life of Trees" — you must be present to win! It's a tree-mendous book! Dr. Carl A. Salsedo Extension Educator-Sustainable and Environmental Horticulture has been with UConn Extension since 1975. He has worked with the nursery, green house, garden center and green industries as well as the Master Gardener programs. He completed a series on Connecticut Public Television entitled “Gardening with Nature,” five vignettes taped on location in his own yard in Burlington, Connecticut, that promote sustainable practices within the suburban landscape. He has lived and gardened on a Burlington hillside since 1977, creating a garden that is part of the Garden Conservatory’s Open Days Program. In 2011 he purchased a 54-acre farm in western Massachusetts, which is becoming his largest landscape project yet. This program is made possible with generous funding from the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest.

Becoming a Medium

Noah Webster Library

Experience the wonder of spirit communication, even if you weren't born a medium, with Choosing to be a Medium: Experience & Share the Healing Wonder of Spirit Communication by Sharon Farber. Farber shares her amazing story of becoming a medium through study, not birthright, and she explains how you can become one, too. In Choosing to be a Medium, explore what mediumship is and isn't, learn about its roots in Spiritualism, and practice useful techniques such as setting intention, raising your vibration, and smudging. This book shows how to effectively gather information from those you connect with in spirit and how to overcome common fears and challenges. Featuring simple exercises, Q&As with various mediums, and much more, this empowering book demonstrates that anyone can connect with spirits on the other side. Sharon Farber (Connecticut), is a massage therapist, healer, award-winning artist, medium, teacher, and the owner of Dragonfly Healing Arts in Pine Meadow, Connecticut. She gives mediumship readings and demonstrations, facilitates a mediumship development circle, teaches mediumship classes, and leads mediumship development retreats. Learn more about the author at www.sharonfarber.net.

Homebrewing Beer

Noah Webster Library

The main topic to be covered will be how to brew a quality beer in your own home. Equipment, ingredients, procedures, recipe formulation. Jim expects to bring actual examples of equipment needed to get started. Jim will also cover beer styles (lagers and ales) and how they differ. How to brew your favorite beer and what to watch out for to prevent common flaws. Will also discuss fermentation procedures and when and how to bottle the finished product. A homebrewer in Connecticut for 30 years, and a member of the BJCP for 28, Jim worked closely with Pat Baker, the driving force behind the creation and inception of the BJCP, while advancing to Grand Master ranking in 2001. With several decades of judging experience under his belt (along with many fine brews), Jim has served as Associate Exam Director for the BJCP, appeared on Connecticut Public Television in a how to for Homebrewers and worked with international beer experts Michael Jackson and Jim Koch in judging Best of Show for the Samuel Adams Longshot competition in 1995. Jim recently judged at the 2015, 2016 and 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado and has worked extensively with Mark and Tess Szamatulski Co- authors and owners of Maltose Express and Veracious Brewing Company over the past twenty years evaluating beer and judging homebrew competitions. Jim currently writes beer reviews for Beer Connoisseur on line which enjoys a 600,000 paid subscribers list. To register for this program, please click here: https://westhartford.librarymarket.com/events/homebrewing-nwl PARKING: There is ample library event parking in the nearby Isham Garage. Please bypass the garage kiosks and come directly to the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, where you may validate your parking with your license plate number.

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Planting for Pollinators

Noah Webster Library

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