Talk set on Affordable Care Act
Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Do you need to know more about the law and how it will impact you, your family or your business? Dr. Val Arkoosh will be at the William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning on Monday, Nov. 25, at 6: 30 p. m. to answer your questions. Enrollment in the new insurance marketplace ends March 31, 2014, though the cut- off for coverage starting Jan. 1, 2014, ends this Dec. 15. Visit www. HealthCare. gov over the next few weeks for more information. Sign up for this presentation via our interactive calendar at www. jeaneslibrary. org.
Arkoosh is a recognized leader on health reform and the Affordable Care Act. She is senior policy adviser and former president of the National Physicians Alliance — a national nonprofit organization focused on patient- centered health care reform. As president, Arkoosh was heavily involved in the coalition that helped form the framework of what would become the Affordable Care Act and has spent a great deal of time talking with physicians, community organizations and elected officials across the country about how the new health care law affects them, their patients and the community. Arkoosh has been practicing medicine in Philadelphia’s hospitals for more than 25 years and received a master’s in U. S. Health Policy from Johns Hopkins leading up to the health care reform debate.
On a lighter note, join us to watch the comedy “Christmas in Connecticut” on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5: 30 to 8 p. m. This film is a 1945 classic directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Barbara Stanwyck about a food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife. She must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. The program will be held in the Community Room and includes a short introduction and a half- hour discussion afterward. The discussion will be led by local resident and “film buff” Liz Zietz. This is a free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please sign up.
On Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6: 30 to 8 p. m., David Robertson, a professor at The Wharton School and the author of “Brick for Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry,” will be speaking about his book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. If you love LEGOS, or smart business, join us! Signup is also via our interactive calendar at www. jeaneslibrary. org.
And just around the corner, in the new year, we have another art program coming. On Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6: 30 p. m., local resident and a favorite Philadelphia Museum of Art volunteer Helene Jaspan will present an outreach program on the PMA exhibit of local artist Barbara Chase- Riboud, who was born in Philadelphia and educated at the Philadelphia High School for Girls and the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Chase- Riboud now lives in Paris and Rome. She is both an internationally acclaimed visual artist and an award- winning writer and poet. The PMA exhibit is open until Jan. 20, 2014, and brings together more than 40 works, primarily focusing on her important Malcolm u sculptures. Reservations can be made at our website.
More information about library activities for children, teens and adults is available on our website, jeaneslibrary. org.
The tilliam Jeanes Memorial Library and kicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning is located at 4051 Joshua ooad, Lafayette eill, and serves thitemarsh Township and the surrounding communities. If you have any questions about our services, please visit our website at jeaneslibrary. org or call us at 610828- 0441.