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YOU MUST REGISTER VIA THE LIBRARY'S WEBSITE TO RECEIVE A VIDEO INVITE: https://berlinpeck.org/events/votes-for-women/ Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame In 2020 we mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. The fight for women’s right to vote was long and took many twists and turns. Join us to learn about the Connecticut women who fought on a local, state, and national level and on whose shoulders we stand. Be inspired by their stories to use your vote to give a voice to women.
YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH THE LIBRARY'S WEBSITE TO RECEIVE A VIDEO LINK: https://berlinpeck.org/events/lessons-from-apartheid/ Join author Manju Soni to hear about her experience growing up in South Africa under the system of racial separation called Apartheid, drawing parallels with America's own past and present experiences with racism. ------------------------------------- Manju Soni is a former eye surgeon turned author. Originally from South Africa, she now lives in Mystic, Connecticut. In this talk, Soni will give a brief overview of her experiences growing up in South Africa under the system of racial separation called Apartheid, drawing parallels with America's own past and present experiences with racism. This is especially important as the recent Black Lives Matter protests sweeping through the nation have made many Americans question their own beliefs and long held assumptions about race and privilege in America. Soni's debut nonfiction book, When Lions Roared: How Brave Young People Defied Apartheid, was published by Amazon Kindle Singles in 2016. Her first short story, a psychological suspense, was published by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2017, She the winner of the Leon B. Burnstein/MWA-NY Scholarship, and the 2020 runner up to the Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award. She’s currently working on her #OwnVoices mystery/suspense which is set in a small town not that different to the one she lives in.
YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH THE LIBRARY'S WEBSITE TO RECEIVE A VIDEO LINK: https://berlinpeck.org/events/myths-lies-and-all-the-latest-dirt/ Join gardening expert, author, radio host, and "plant geek" C.L. Fornari to learn about fertilization, mulching and planting. Fornari is the host of WXTK radio show GardenLine, co-host of the Plantrama podcast, and author of several gardening books. Read more about her online at GardenLady.com.
RSVP to Patty O’Brian:[masked] to receive a video invite. Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to: • Develop a support system. • Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions. • Talk through issues and ways of coping. • Share feelings, needs and concerns. • Learn about community resources.