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New Hampshire

October 16, 2012

New Hampshire in A Minute

HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Public Library is holding two events for seniors this week, featuring the ServiceLink Resource center of Rockingham County.

ServiceLink is a source for information on aging, adult disabilities, chronic illness and family caregiving.

A representative from ServiceLink will run a “New to Medicare” workshop tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the library. The representative will answer questions about Medicare and cover a number of topics, including the basics of the program, prescription drug coverage, supplements and preventing fraud.

If you’re new to Medicare or either you or a loved one will be on it soon, this meeting is for you. To register, call the library at 329-6411.

On Thursday, at 9:45 a.m., a ServiceLink representative will be on hand to present an overview of the organization and its role in the community. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Hampstead Public Library is located at 9 Mary E Clark Drive.

Author to present river program

HAMPSTEAD — Author Michael Tougias will present a narrated slide presentation called “400 Miles Down the Connecticut River” at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.

The program is based on Tougias’ book, “River Days: Exploring the Connecticutt River from Source to Sea.”

The 400-mile river played an important role in the state’s development during the days of the first settlers, the French and Indian Wars, and other key historical moments. Today, it represents an environmental success story.

A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow the presentation. The event is sponsored by the N.H. Humanities Council, and it’s free and open to the public.

Tougias is a lecturer and award-winning author of 18 books, including “Fatal Forecast: An Incredible Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea” and “Ten hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do in the Blizzard of ‘78.” For more on the author, visit michaeltougias.com.

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