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Our CSA Can't be Beet!
Back by popular demand: The library's CSA from Brookford Farm! Sign up and receive a box of fresh mixed veggies delivered every week for convenient pick-up at the library. Full and partial shares available. For prices and details, click here: www.brookfordfarm.com/register
Deadline to sign up: June 1
Don't Get Ticked!May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Learn how to protect yourself from ticks and Lyme disease these special seminars on June 6.
New Hampshire has about 1,500 case of Lyme disease per year, making it one of the highest incidence states in the country. Tick bites can cause Lyme disease, but in 2015, there were also 110 cases of anaplasmosis reported and 53 cases of babesiosis.
Carolyn Fredette, a disease epidemiologist for the NH Department of Health and Human Services, is our guest speaker for the afternoon program. Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during afternoon program, which should last about 45 minutes with a question & answer period at the end. There will be handouts available. The program is free and open to the public. Register here for the 1PM seminar.
Plaistownians Ed and Susan Hale are our guest speakers for the evening program at 6:30PM. Ed is an outdoorsman, gardener, and has a degree in Environmental Science. Susan is the head Microbiologist for Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Register here for the evening program.
NOTE: The Town of Plaistow website has many helpful links to information here.
Should You Cut the Cable Cord at Home?
The average cable bill is over $100. Many households pay up $200 or more. What can you do? At this program, you'll learn how to lower your monthly cable bill, or un-cable your television completely!
But then what? Subscribe to a streaming video service? Should you go with an established integrated provider Apple, Google, Amazon, or Sony? Or spunky startup like Roku, Hulu, or Vudu? Oh my! The choices for TV streaming services are dizzying.
We'll show you what your options are and help you compare plans, prices, and channel packages. We'll even touch on cheaper solutions. (How does free sound?!) Register here.
Chasing the Golden Light
The photographs of Howard Muscott are on display at the library throughout the month of May. On this evening, he'll give a presentation "Engaging the Heart and the Head in Nature Photography" and tell us the stories behind the pictures -- where he was, what he encountered, and the technical details of the camera and photo processing. This is a great opportunity to learn how a professional photographer plans and executes photos in nature, despite unpredictable conditions and sometimes unwilling subjects. Prints will be available for purchase. Register for this program here.