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Judith Enck, former EPA administrator for our region, will be at the Library on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m., to moderate a panel consisting of internationally recognized solar energy expert and UAlbany professor Dr. Richard Perez, and Dennis Phayre of Entersolar. Dr. Perez returns to tell us about the latest research in solar power, and Mr. Phayre will inform us about the many community solar projects in the region including how you, as homeowners and business-owners, can take advantage of them.
No need to register, just come on in.
Got drugs? Get rid of them!
On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can get rid of all your unused or expired medications at a National Drug Take-Back Day drop-off point in the Guilderland Library’s parking lot with no questions asked.
The Library and the Guilderland Police Department have again teamed up for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide Drug Take-Back Day, a one-day collaborative effort between the DEA and state and local law enforcement agencies that focuses on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from your home.
Please don’t let this opportunity to rid your home of these hazards pass you by.
All surrendered pharmaceuticals/controlled substances are destroyed by law enforcement officers. Not only does this program provide an opportunity for community agencies to collaborate and establish a safe collection site, it also brings national attention to the issue of pharmaceuticals and controlled substance abuse.
What CAN be disposed:
• Controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances
• Medication in its original container or removed from its container can be disposed of directly into the disposal boxes. If an original container is submitted, be sure to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
What CANNOT be disposed:
• No sharps and syringes.
Talking with Your Doctor
If you’re puzzled by confusing health information, or hesitant to ask your doctor questions (and many of us are), then come to Talking with Your Doctor, at the Library on Monday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m.
In this practical, 90-minute class, you’ll learn to be an advocate for yourself or a loved one as the presentation covers:
• What questions you should ask your doctor
• How to find health information you can trust
• What you should bring to your medical appointments
Suitable for everyone, this hands-on workshop is presented by Albany Medical College’s Division of Community Outreach and Medical Education and the Schaffer Library of Health Sciences.
Please register for this class by calling (518) 456-2400, ext. 3, or going online guilderlandlibrary.org.
— Mark Curiale