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Did you know?

¨ Women over 55 are the fastest growing age/gender workforce category. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)              

¨ Increasing longevity has spurred unprecedented economic growth and new opportunities for personal fulfillment. (Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging series)

If you are thinking about preparing for a new career, retirement, continuing education, managing your finances, travel, greater involvement in your community, spending more time with your grandchildren, or a host of other subjects, we have resources to ease your concerns and stimulate your mind.

You are invited to explore everything we have to offer on Dowloads and Electronic Resources pages for a full selection, and browse this list of highlights:
Overdrive – For audiobooks and ebooks.
New York Times – For free access.
Kanopy – For feature, documentary, and educational films.
Hoopla – audiobooks, ebooks movies, videos, and TV shows.
RB Digital – For audiobooks and ebooks.

Coronavirus Scam Warning !

While Congress is finalizing another stimulus package, the Federal Trade Commission reminds us to be on the lookout for scammers who try to trick us into paying for such things as mortgage relief, job opportunities, or even stimulus checks.  Between January 1 and August 23, the Federal Trade Commission received 31,875 financial fraud reports related to COVID-19, amounting to $60 million in losses. While about 24% of those scams are against people 60 and over, Americans 70 and older reported the highest median losses.

A government entity will never contact you by e-mail, phone, text or social media and ask for financial information. (Connecticut Department of Banking at https://portal.ct.gov/DOB/Consumer/Alerts).

Never  give your Social Security number or other personal information to anyone over the phone.  Hang up the phone or ask them for their number so you can call them back.  They’ll probably hang up or won’t give it to you.  Stay safe!

Recently, the library held a virtual 8 week Memoir Writing class on Zoom with author and novelist Bettina Drew. Participants explored their histories, the process of writing, remembering, reading, editing, and much more.  As a result, the following are three of the wonderful short stories for your enjoyment written by novice writers:

Joanne Courtemancke – ”Ding, Dong, Ditch”
Eileen McKenna – ”The Coach”
Ronni Rabin – ”Atta Girl!”
Turkey Dilemma by Clare Courtney

For more information  contact: Kate Cosgrove 203-946-7001  or  Kcosgrove@nhfpl.org