Special to the Herald
NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Public Library has two adult programs on the way.
On Wednesday, Aug. 9, “Paws for Safety’s Sake: Getting to Know CT EARS” will take place. This program about the Emergency Animal Response Service will feature stories from the job as well as an appearance by Coyote, the EARS search and rescue dog
CT EARS is on duty 24/7 for animal emergencies, assisting veterinarians, first responders and owners.
The event runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration is recommended, but not mandatory.
On Wednesday, Aug. 30, “Refugee Resettlement in Connecticut and the U.S.” will be offered by IRIS, the Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services.
The event covers the status of refugee resettlement. Chris George, the executive director of IRIS, will discuss refugees’ escape from persecution in the home countries through the screening and vetting process, and how nonprofits like IRIS help with the welcome to the United States.
Recent executive orders from President Donald Trump concerning refugee settlement and other legal actions will also be a part of the discussion.
Registration is required for this event, which runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
To register for either program, call the library information desk at 860-224-3155, ext. 125. Both events are free.
The library is at 20 High St.