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September, 2010
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letters to Juilet
 Set in Verona, Italy, starring Amanda Seyfried, Chris Egan, and Venessa Redgrave. Rating: PG
 7pm, Tues, Sept. 14
Film Movement
Hannah Maynard, prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, is leading a trial against a former commander of the Yugoslavian National Army who is accused of war crimes. 
  Not recommended for under 17
6pm, Thurs, Sept 16 
Labor Day Weekend Library Hours 
Labor Day Hours
 Saturday: 9am - 5pm
 Sunday:  11am - 3pm
 Monday:  Closed
Hurricane Earl 
Hurricane Earl could influence regional weather by the end of the week. For more information:
*New* Great Books Discussion Group 
Great books
Meet interesting people and participate  in stimulating discussion. Moderated by Dr. Sue Jacobson. Organizational meeting on:
September 23, Thursday - 5:45pm
Make Your Own Hallmark Moments 

Holiday Watercolor cardsCreate a holiday creating watercolor painting with Karen Frattalli. Class size limited, registration required.
10am - 4pm, Saturday, September 25
Coming in October
Art Appreciation Lecture Series with Prof. Cheryl Crews - Starting
Oct 5
Basket Weaving Workshop with Laurie Schiffelbein - 10-4, Oct 2, Register
Personal Safety for Women  with Kathy Crane - 6-8, Oct 4, Register

Great Decisions Discussion Group with Dr. Sue Jacobson - Oct 5, Register
Paper Marblizing Art Workshop (children) with Nancy Leary - Oct 9, Register
Net Picks
12 Events That Will Change Everything - An interactive media version of the article that appeared in the June Issue of Scientific American demonstrates what scientists think would happen in the event of the melting of the polar ice, a Pacific earthquake, fusion energy, cloning of a human, a deadly pandemic, and more.
Bed Bugs - Bedbugs apparently have never had it so good, since they've started making their way into not only hotels, dormitories, and cruise ships, but into apartments and homes as well. Here are the basics on how to recognize the problem, clean it up, and avoid carrying them from one place to another. From the Harvard School of Public Health.
 Healthcare Blue Book - 
The Healthcare Blue Book is a free consumer guide to help you determine fair prices in your area for healthcare services. If you pay for your own health care, have a high deductible or need a service your insurance does not fully cover, we can help. The Blue Book will help you find fair prices for surgery, hospital stays, doctor visits, medical tests and much more.
Muslim Americans (Pew Research Center) -  The Pew Research Center conducted more than 55,000 interviews to obtain a national sample of 1,050 Muslims living in the United States. Interviews were conducted in English, Arabic, Farsi and Urdu. The resulting study, which draws on Pew's survey research among Muslims around the world, finds that Muslim Americans are a highly diverse population, one largely composed of immigrants.
Computer History Museum - Remember the VIC-20, Commodore 64, or the Apple 2E? How about the bad old days of typing programming code on Hollerith cards? So here's a bit of the byte of history. The Computer History Museum offers many online exhibits on a variety of topics related to the history of computing.If this is making you feel like a museum piece, try the Obsolete Technology Website.
Online Recipe Sources - Better Homes and Gardens: Food and Recipes, America's Test Kitchen, Epicurious, Eating Well, Seasoned Cooking, Allrecipes, and Food Network.
Labor Day Recipes - From Allrecipes and Recipetips.
Groceteria.com - Exploring Supermarket History -  Established in 1999, Groceteria.com is a site about the history of the American supermarket, from the 1920s through the 1980s.
Your Complete Guide to Cheap College Textbooks  - See what alternatives are available to paying the (gulp) full price for college textbooks.
15 Things You Shouldn't Be Paying For - U.S. News and World Report.
Consumer Health Ratings - Hospital - Doctor - Nursing Home - Guide to Online Healthcare Ratings. -This site, provided by a former hospital CEO, aims to guide you to otherwise hard-to-find evaluations of health care providers - "the most comprehensive listing of organizations that rate or report performance on specific hospitals, health plans, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies and other health care providers in the United States."
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