Library receives programming grant

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BEACON FALLS — The Beacon Falls Library has received a $5,241 Library Services and Technology Act grant to provide aging and lifelong learning programs.

A press release issued by the library cited projections from the Connecticut State Data Center that state the percentage of people 65 years old and over in Beacon Falls will increase from approximately 17 percent currently to over 24 percent by 2025.

“Our library has welcomed many residents from our two active adult communities. Our staff met with community representatives and surveyed older adult residents to determine their interests and needs,” Beacon Falls Library Director Sue Dowdell said in the press release.

The grant will fund workshop series that were mentioned by older adult residents, Dowdell said.

The library will offer the eight-session Tracing Your Family Tree series in September. The series will show participants how to conduct online and on-foot genealogical research.

A Healthy Cooking four-part series will also be offered in September and cover topics such as advanced meal planning and creative cooking.

The library’s Wisdom Beyond Years Healthy Lifestyle series is also made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

For more information, call the library at (203) 729-1441.