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For more information or to register for programs, stop by the library, call 860-668-3896, check suffield-library.org, or follow us on Facebook. All of our programs are free! Most of our programs are funded by The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library. Become a member. Please register for programs.

Exploring Other Cultures: Vellamo-Modern Finnish Folk Music

Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the 2nd Baptist Church

Hyvää iltaa. That’s “good evening” in Finnish and on September 6 it will be a good evening of music when the ethereal sounds of Vellamo will be heard. Pia Leinonen from Lapland, has a gorgeous voice likened to Joan Baez and Marlene Dietrich (quite a contrast!), and Joni Tiola plays a virtuosic guitar. He is from Kokkola, a western port city. In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea and Vellamo’s music reflects the sea in haunting melodies which have been characterized as “baptized by trolls and Norse elves“. Vellamo has produced three music albums. This is their seventh visit to the United States where they will travel from New England to the Pacific Northwest through 20 states and over 30 concerts. We are lucky to have them come to Suffield.

Ask George! For Computer, Video Game and Digital Tech Help

Saturday, September 23 – Please make an appointment for 10, 10:45 or 11:30 a.m.

Astronomy Tonight!

Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 20 at   7:15 p.m., 61 Ffyler Place

Earthing with John Manning

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m., 61 Ffyler Place

“Earthing” also called “grounding” stems from the idea that in modern life we no longer have direct physical contact with the Earth. Therefore, we are losing out on purported health benefits of exchanging electrons with the surface of our planet. A handful of small studies have found that grounding appears to provide some general health benefits. Come find out for yourself.

Author Talk: Lessons from the Road by Margaret Webster

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m., 61 Ffyler Place

What happens when an upbeat, sociable, single, empty nester in midlife, outdoor enthusiast, critter gal, science geek, history buff, treasure hunter, embarks on a 4-month road trip in her Chevy pickup truck which is loaded with a tent, kayak, bicycle, 5 changes of clothes, her laptop, and cell phone for what turned into a 4-year road trip?

Come for lots of laughs, travel tips and info on interesting destinations. Her book will be available for purchase.

Deep Brain Stimulation with Dr. Mohamad Khaled, Neurosurgery Specialist

Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m., 61 Ffyler Place

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of electrodes in the depth of the brain that are connected to a pulse generator (brain pace maker) to treat the symptoms of a variety of disorders, most commonly the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, and walking problems.

Dr. Khaled will discuss what the procedure entails, FDA approved devices and other research involving DBS.

Exploring Other Cultures

Author Sabeeha Rehman discusses her journey from a Pakistani Muslim to an American Muslim.

Saturday, October 7 at 7 p.m., Suffield Senior Center.

Scare-It-Up Suffield and Scarecrow Contest

Saturday, October 14 from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Suffield Senior Center

Book Discussions
New members welcome! Discussions at 61 Ffyler Place unless noted.

Tuesday, September 12 at 1 p.m. Cookbook Club

Thursday, September 14 at 12:30 p.m. Thursday Book Group discusses Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth.

Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. World Book Group discusses Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald.

Books in the Parlor: Tuesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. discusses In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick.

Meeting is at the Phelps Hatheway House Visitor Center.

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