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Program: Medical Quackery

ScienceQuest: Medical Quackery

Monday April 30, 2018  7-8pm

The late 19th and early 20th century is considered the “Golden Age of Quackery”; a time when snake oil salesmen sold patent medicines to an unsuspecting public. This lecture presents many of the scientific and medical “quack” tonics and devices so prevalent during this time period as well as their modern counterparts. Can you tell scientific fact from fiction or will you fall prey to the snake oil hucksters of today?

Northern Essex Community College Professor Dr. Michael Cross will return for what is sure to be a very interesting discussion!

Reserve your seat now!  To register for this program, CLICK HERE.

This program is brought to you through the Northern Essex Speakers Bureau.

For more information, contact Sarah  at 978-686-4080 x20  or  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org

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Program: Science of Chocolate

The Science of Chocolate – The Secret Indulgence

Monday February 12th, 2018   6:30-7:30pm

Learn which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence. During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality and how to eat it, too!

We will have chocolate available for tasting.

Our presenter is Dr. Mike Cross, department chair of Natural Sciences at Northern Essex Community College where he teaches chemistry and forensic science.  This event is brought to you through the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau.

Registration is required for this free program, so CLICK HERE to register.

For more information, contact Sarah at 978-686-4080 x20 or ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org


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Program: Radioactivity in Your Life

ScienceQuest: Radioactivity in Your Life

Monday November 13th, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Are you aware of your exposure to radiation?  Is this something you should be worried about?  We always worry about nuclear power plants, but smoke detectors, cigarettes, and even table salt contain radioactive material.  Learn how you encounter radiation in your daily life and whether this exposure should concern you.

Our speaker tonight is Mike Cross, Ph.D.  He is department chair of Natural Sciences at Northern Essex Community College where he teaches chemistry and forensic science.  He believes that education should be fun and exciting and he enjoys incorporating demonstrations and magic tricks into his teaching.

We are pleased to present this program with the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau, and is funded by a grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To register for this program, CLICK HERE.  For more information, contact Sarah at 978.686.4080 x20
or ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org


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Program: Be Happy! The science of happiness & how to be happier

Be Happy! The Science of Happiness and How to be Happier

Monday October 23rd, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could feel happier?  Many of us do and we think we will feel happier as a result of something – such as finding a new job, finishing a project, losing 10 pounds, etc.  However, psychologists and neurologists are now realizing that happiness can be more readily achieved through changing the way we think.

Lizzie Linn Casanave, professor of philosophy at Northern Essex Community College, will explain this revolutionary concept and provide you with practical tools for achieving this new mindset.

This program is brought to you through the NECC Speakers Bureau.

To register, CLICK HERE.  For more information, contact Sarah at 978.686.4080 x20 or
ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org

 


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The Science of Sunshine

ScienceQuest: The Science of Sunshine

Monday Sept. 18th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Yes, we need to be concerned about skin cancer, but did you know more sun can be healthy?  In this presentation, we will discuss “healthy” doses of sun and the benefits of more sun exposure.

Our speaker tonight is Mike Cross, Ph.D.  He is department chair of Natural Sciences at Northern Essex Community College where he teaches chemistry and forensic science.  He believes that education should be fun and exciting and he enjoys incorporating demonstrations and magic tricks into his teaching.

We are pleased to present this program with the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau, and is funded by a grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To register for this program, CLICK HERE.  For more information, contact Sarah at 978.686.4080 or ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org