WINTER HARBOR — Based on the premise that knowledge is empowering, two Schoodic Peninsula libraries are offering talks on topical health issues.
Dorcas Library and the Winter Harbor Library are partnering with Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) to offer the quarterly series.
The first talk took place at Dorcas Library Aug. 12 and featured a diabetes specialist at MCMH.
The next talk will be in November or December and will be on the subject of dementia.
The talks are free and open to the public and include healthy refreshments.
Karen Wilcock of the Dorcas Library has been involved in discussions on health issues in Penobscot, Hancock and Washington counties for several years.
“It’s clear that more knowledge on the part of people affected by any one of a list of chronic problems can help them manage their conditions more effectively,” she said. “The library seemed like a good partner for health talks given by health professionals.”