The Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion is offering the following adult education classes. All classes are free and limited in registration. Please call the library at 508-748-1252 or email Judie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Get on TV! – Thursday, March 14 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Don Cuddy from ORCTV will explain how to borrow video equipment from ORCTV, how to use the equipment and how to get your sporting events, plays or TV show on the air.
• Chinese Export Porcelain – Thursday, March 21 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Charles Brown, owner of China Trader Antiques, will discuss 17th through 20th century Chinese export porcelain. He’ll bring several examples of porcelain imported to Europe and the United States during this period. Charlie has been the owner of China Trader Antiques for 15 years, has traveled to China over 20 times, and has a collection of over 200 pieces of Chinese porcelain.
• Retirement Planning Strategies – Thursday March 28 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. CFP Gene Lonergan has over 26 years of experience in finance and will talk you through the four basic principles of retirement: covering essential expenses, assuring your lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected, and leaving a legacy.
• Let’s Talk Fashion! – Thursday, April 4 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Presented by Michelle Michaud. Spring is upon us, and it’s time to trade layers for lightweight coats and wellies for sandals (pedicures required). Here are the top 10 trends every woman must have in her closet come springtime. Michelle was a born fashion-lover and has never stopped playing dress up. She has worked in the fashion industry for six years (currently in PR and social media for the women’s boutique, Haven) and is the author of the fashion blog Pink Champagne.
• What Your Dog Wish You Knew! Dr. Melanie Bikis, DMV, and her canine BFF, Lizzie, will share some of the things that dogs wish you knew. You will learn how to introduce yourself to a new dog, why you shouldn’t share your unwanted dinner with your pet, and why your dog needs exercise. Dr. Bikis will give some tips on the best way to bring a new puppy into your home and how to make sure your pet knows who is in charge. This is a family event and questions are encouraged! Melanie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine.
• Why and How Solar Energy Connects to Climate Change – Thursday, April 11 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, presented by Dr. Jennifer Francis. Jennifer grew up in Marion and has a doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington. Presently, she is a Research Professor with the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and studies Arctic climate change and Arctic-global climate linkages. Her research has been widely discussed on NPR, the BBC and even on front page of the New York Times! Jennifer serves on the Marion Energy Management Committee and will discuss the proposal for a new bylaw to guide solar panel installations in town.