MYSTIC, Conn. - The Mystic & Noank Library continues to offer digital programs via Zoom. For more information, call (860) 536-7721 or visit the website. These are online events.You must register at, www.mysticnoanklibrary.org, to attend this program.To protect the security of the meeting, the zoom join link will be provided to participants the day of the meeting via e-mail.

Programs for kids

Harry Potter Trivia Night

Join us and test your knowledge during our Harry Potter Trivia Night, July 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. Wizards are welcome, Muggles are tolerated, during this fun digital event. Feel free to represent your Hogwarts house by decorating your dormitory! Robes are encouraged.

Percy Jackson Trivia Night

This night is a battle of knowledge during our Percy Jackson Trivia Night! Test your skills against your fellow Half-Blood campers during this fun digital event, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Team up with your cabin mates or campers from other cabins! No monsters allowed.

Digital tech class

Information spreads online like wildfire, whether it's trustworthy information or not. A recent study of the Internet habits of 3,000 Americans in the journal “Nature: Human Behavior” found that Facebook, in particular, referred people to untrustworthy websites 15 percent of the time, a rate many times higher than other social media platforms and search engines like Google. Regardless of how you find information, it's important to take the time to critically evaluate that information. In the spirit of the old adage, "You shouldn't believe everything you read," come learn about some helpful fact checking resources, learn more about how unreliable information circulates online, and start a discussion about meaningfully interrupting "echo chambers" online, July 27 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Natural Stress Reduction Seminar

The "fight or flight" response is real. Stress affects not only your mind but also your physical body, and research continues to show us the links between stress and chronic disease. Join us for this seminar, July 22 from 4 to 5 p.m., to learn tips and techniques to help you with stress management, including foods, habits, micronutrients and more that may be supportive for you.

Dr. Kathleen Cannon is a naturopathic physician and supports individuals with a range of health concerns, including endocrine issues, neurological problems, autoimmune conditions, chronic disease, and general wellness. In addition, Dr. Cannon has specialty training in classical homeopathy. Dr. Cannon recently moved her practice to Stonington. For more information, visit her website at drkathleencannon.com.

Writing the college application essay

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering a two-part virtual class for teens on how to write the college essay used for the common application. This class is intended for high schoolers planning to apply to colleges for the first time in the fall, but it is open to all.

Writing the College Essay: Class 1

Learn the basics of what makes a strong college application essay, Aug. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Read essay examples together of the good, the bad, and the just plain bizarre. Participants will then be able to brainstorm about potential topics for their own essays, and discuss the pros and cons of different topic ideas. In the week between classes, students will practice writing a draft based on one, or a couple, of their potential topics.

Writing the College Essay: Class 2

Get feedback from a writing tutor and others in the meeting on draft essays, Aug. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants will discuss and reflect upon what challenges they had while writing, what they'd like to change, and whether or not they want to try a new topic. Close with some stress reduction tips about the college application process, and where to go for more help.

You can find more resources, technology tutorials, and assistance on the Mystic & Noank Library's website, YouTube channel, and on social media platforms.

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