Adult coloring, Obamacare and credit debt programs planned at library

Adult coloring
If you're the type of person who sees a color-in kid's menu at a restaurant and feels a nostalgic twitch for the feeling of a crayon between your fingers, here's an event for you.

Milford Public Library is hosting a “cookies and coloring” event on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome, and there will be relaxing music to color by.

Adult coloring books, with complex, intricate designs, have become all the rage lately. The intricate "Secret Garden," by Johanna Basford, is the most in-demand, and has sold more than 1.4 million copies.

This fad is part nostalgia and part creativity, with the designs taking on more complexity than the ones today’s adults did as children.

There will be good designs and classic Crayolas, as well as colored pencils, available.   Participants may bring their own supplies if they wish.

Cookies and cider will complete the evening.
Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – is starting its third year.  For many people, the details of this law remain a mystery.

The Milford Public Library will be hosting an information session on Monday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m., to explain some of the details. This presentation will be led by Trish Pearson, of Trish Pearson Insurance Services, LLC.

Pearson has been following the changes in this national health care law, and has written several articles that have been published in local newspapers. She will bring the latest information on rates and plans, as well as an overview of how the health exchanges operate in Connecticut.

The presentation will outline the various options that are available and will explain the subsidies the Affordable Care Act provides. There will be plenty of time for questions, and light refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-783-3292. Registration is not necessary.
Credit cards and debt
Based on research done by the Federal Reserve, the average credit card debt is

over $15,000. Too often this leads to an individual or a family being overwhelmed with debt and unable to pay off their credit cards.

On Nov. 5 at 2 p.m., Michael Buchas, from the  CT Department of Banking, will take on the topic of debt and how to avoid it. He will give advice about managing debt, and how to repair credit.  Learn why a credit report is important and how to improve a credit record.

This  workshop is free and open to all. It will be held at the Milford Public Library at 57 New Haven Avenue in Milford.