Monday, March 7, 2016

Kimball Library News 3/7/16

LYME PREVENTION AWARENESS: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the United States. In 2014, it was the fifth most common Nationally Notifiable disease.  Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.

Join us on Thursday, April 7, from 6-8pm as David Hunter, a long-time Lyme disease advocate, Co-Chairman of the Bedford Lyme Disease Council and facilitator for the Greater Manchester Lyme Disease Support Group, talks about Lyme Disease Awareness and Prevention.   He will discuss causes, prevention, symptoms, testing, co-infections, treatment as well as the impact that Lyme disease has on children and learning. Lyme disease cases continue to grow and the disease can now be found nationwide but is most prevalent in the Northeast, upper Midwest and Northern California.

This evening of public awareness is free and open to the public.  Invite your friends and neighbors to attend as well. 

MAKE AN EARTH DAY NECKLACE: Earth Day is coming soon and wearing an Earth Day necklace or bracelet will be the perfect reminder of protecting our earth. Children in grades K-5 may join us on Saturday, April 16th at 11am to make this item that they’ll be able to wear with pride! Register your children now for this fun project so we’ll have enough supplies.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES: Unless otherwise indicated, we’ll be showing movies in our ‘theater’ in comfy chairs.  Take a look at the upcoming line-up.

April 5: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
April 19: Revenant
April 26: Trumbo

Movies start promptly at 1pm.  Arrive early to choose the best seat and start in on your popcorn.

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