FARMINGTON – Funding from the regional office of the National Library of Medicine has enabled Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Medical Library to offer free workshops to the public on finding health-related information.

The following workshops are scheduled for January:

Friday, Jan. 13: “Health Information for the Golden Years,” SeniorsPlus, 251 Route 2, Wilton, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The workshop is intended for senior citizens and their families and friends who are interested in finding understandable and reliable information in the hospital library and on the Internet to help them manage their health.

Saturday, Jan. 14: “Tips and Tools for Finding Information to Help Your Special Needs Child,” presented by Becky Grant-Widen, parent of a special needs child; Margaret Degon, coordinator for training and information for the Maine Parent Federation; and Emily Scribner, hospital medical librarian, in the hospital’s Chisholm Room, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Light refreshments provided.

Anyone who would like to attend either workshop should call 779-2554 or e-mail [email protected]

The library is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A comprehensive collection of health and medical resources including books, journals, pamphlets, videotapes and online references is available. The library is located in the Ben Franklin Education Center, next to the main reception desk.

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