MARSHFIELD — Jaquith Public Library is planning programs that are free and open to the public. Call for additional information: 426-3581 or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.comor visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Chapters in History Two: As the U.S. Emerges:

Saturday Afternoons at 2 p.m.

A Program series co-sponsored by the Marshfield Historical Society & the Jaquith Library

Dec. 8- The Bully Pulpit; Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft and the golden age of journalism Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Sounds Good: Music-Themed Movies

Second or Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Dec. 19 – (2009) A Bollywood-type movie with music and dance numbers about the high drama, passions and (immature) humor among students and faculty at a college of engineering in India. Great fun.

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Talk Series

Christina Ducharme will present the program.

The talks are 30 minutes long with question & answer time.

Thursday nights at 6:30 for five weeks

Dec. 6 Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Stress Reduction: Did you know that regular acupuncture treatments help the body adapt more readily to stressful situations? Come explore how the body responds to stress, and how acupuncture resets the nervous system for homeostatic balance, calms the spirit, and helps reduce the symptoms of PTSD.

Dec. 13 Moxibustion for Health at Home: Moxibustion is the ancient art of burning the prepared herb moxa, known also as Artemesia vulgaris, or mugwort, to reduce pain made worse with cold and damp, to help strengthen the bodies response to illness, to warm an area of the body, and to promote the flow of qi and blood to create healing. Come learn about how moxa can be used at home to help with cold hands and feet, arthritis, and promote health and longevity.

Dec. 20 Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Immune Support: Acupuncture is a phenomenal treatment to help keep immunity strong, and to fight off a cold or flu in the early stages. Frequently my clients who feel “they are coming down with something” have a much reduced length of illness, or fight the cold off entirely with acupuncture. Chinese herbal medicine has been developed over thousands of years to treat the cold and flu as well as to strengthen the bodies ability to fight off illness. Come learn about the benefits of acupuncture during the winter cold season, and how Chinese medicine is beneficial in prevention and healing.

Ducharme is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of VT, L.Ac; and has a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine, MAOM, and is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing (Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, BHSP). She believes passionately in the body’s innate ability to heal itself and restore balance.

ONGOING EVENTS

Story Time and Playgroup

Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with facilitator, Erin Barry. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. We follow the Twinfield Union School calendar and do not hold the program the days Twinfield is closed.

Monthly Book Group for Adults

Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m.

Join us for the Jaquith book group. For copies of the book, stop by the library. New members are always welcome, and it’s only one hour a month.

No Meeting in December.

Jan. 28- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

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