SPECIAL INTEREST

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SPEECHCRAFT  INSTRUCTED BY TOASTMASTER CLARK WELLS

Thursdays, September 11. 18 & 25 and October 9, 16 & 23 from 6:15-7:45 pm in the Community Room. It is required to attend all six workshops. Speechcraft gives participants an edge in public speaking by providing the opportunity and the tools to develop and hone communication skills in a supportive environment. These interactive fun sessions will put power in your presentations. The program covers:

• Speech topics for thinking creatively

• Impromptu speaking for responding on the spot

• The value of time – getting your message across

• Speaking to an objective – speaking with clarity

• Running effective and productive meetings- time efficiency

• The art of constructive feedback

Workbooks will be provided by Toastmasters International. A certificate of completion will be given at the last workshop. Sign up today, as space is limited to 12 participants.

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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS IN SEPTEMBER INSTRUCTED BY
KATIE JACKSON
Making Cents of Money
is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor
Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library ® a partnership
with the American Library Association. 

  • HOW TO SELECT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND IDENTIFY INVESTMENT SCAMS 
    Saturday, September 20 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room 
    Find out which type of investment professional benefits you most. Learn about “red flags” when choosing an advisor or investment. Resources will be shared.

  • CREDIT SMART: Borrowing and charging and making it work for you 
    Tuesday, September 23 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room 
    Learn about your credit score, who uses them, and how debt affects your ability to borrow. Find out about the advantages of gas cards, hotel cards, and airline cards. Discover all the ways your credit card can benefit you as you explore the benefits of having ample credit for financial stability. Resources will be shared.  

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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS IN OCTOBER INSTRUCTED BY 
KATIE JACKSON
Making Cents of Money
​ is made possible by a grant from the FINRA
Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library ®
a partnership with the American Library Association.

  • BUDGETING FOR LIFE 
    Saturday, October 4 from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Community Room
    Discover what to consider while developing your household budget. Find out what debts should be paid down first. Explore student loans, mortgage and other loans. Learn about recommended savings for college and retirement. Resources will be shared. 
     

  • SAVING FOR AND DURING RETIREMENT 
    Friday, October 10 from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Community Room
    Designed to cover topics for those who will retire in 5 years, or who have already retired. Find out how to determine if you have saved enough, credit options prior to retirement, and how you should distribute or invest your wealth. Discover how to utilize a trust officer, their services, and insurance options. Resources will be shared. 
     

  • TRUSTS, JOINT ACCOUNTS, AND BENEFICIARIES: How to title your financial accounts to ensure they meet your needs 
    Tuesday, October 14 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
    Learn who can access your financial accounts even if you have a will. Discussion will cover several types of of accounts and the benefits and limitations of each. Find out what to consider prior to titling your accounts, and how often they should be reviewed. Learn about utilizing a Power of Attorney and the powers it grants when placed on a bank account. Resources will be shared.

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green-halloween-GREEN HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP & SHOP

Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 am -11:00 am in the Community Room. Costume collection begins NOW! Drop off your gently worn costume at the Help Desk and receive a swap voucher, or bring it to the event to swap or shop. Costumes may be purchased for $5. All proceeds will go to charity.

 

VACATION DESTINATION: IRELAND AND THE EMERALD ISLE FROM CASTLES TO PUBS  PRESENTED BY REGINA DUNBAR HENDRICKSON

Tuesday, October 21 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Join us for an introduction to Ireland and the Emerald Isle. Explore fascinating stops from Castles to Pubs. Experience life as it was centuries ago. Learn about the land’s rich history while enjoying its natural beauty.

All attendees may receive a $50.00 Visa Gift Card from E4 Travel and Events – when booking any vacation package for Ireland/ The Emerald Isle. Other Resort/Cruise Options may qualify for a Visa Gift Card. Value of gift to be determined by value of vacation package purchased. Range – $25.00 to $100.00. NOTE: Gift Card will not be presented until vacation package is paid in full and/or one week prior to travel.

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CREEPY CUPCAKES  INSTRUCTED BY JANYNNE STAHL

Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30-7:45 pm in the Community Room. This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to decorate their four creepy cupcake each in a different design. Participants will take home their icing decorating supplies along with their four decorated cupcakes. There is a supply fee of $10 (cash only) and is due by October 1 to secure your participation. Register is limited to 8 participants.

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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS IN SEPTEMBER INSTRUCTED BY
KATIE JACKSON
Making Cents of Money
is made possible by a grant from the FINRA
Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library ®
a partnership with the American Library Association.

  • INVEST WISELY: What to know before your money can grow 
    Monday, September 15 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room Learn about individual investing styles and the terminology. Discover your financial personal risk tolerance. Find out investment types best suited for young families, those nearing retirement, and those already retired. Resources will be shared. 

  • HOW TO SELECT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND IDENTIFY INVESTMENT SCAMS 
    Saturday, September 20 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room 
    Find out which type of investment professional benefits you most. Learn about “red flags” when choosing an advisor or investment. Resources will be shared. 

  • CREDIT SMART: Borrowing and charging and making it work for you 
    Tuesday, September 23 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room 
    Learn about your credit score, who uses them, and how debt affects your ability to borrow. Find out about the advantages of gas cards, hotel cards, and airline cards. Discover all the ways your credit card can benefit you as you explore the benefits of having ample credit for financial stability. Resources will be shared.
     

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A PLETHORA OF PENS

A Plethora of Pens writing group meet on the first Monday of the month from
6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. The writing group will encourage each other’s creativity with plot scenarios and character development, and will give support to one another’s work. Limited help with self-publishing will be available. 

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