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Tue, April 19
@ 6 p.m.
Financial Information
Credit Scores & Identity Theft – What Can Hurt You?
Learn how identity theft takes place, how to report it and how to fix the damage to your credit score if it happens to you. Clare Stenstrom is a Certified Financial Planner™, whose practice consists of comprehensive, holistic financial planning and investment advisory services. Clare is also a Sudden Money Institute™ advanced advisor and a member of the Financial Planning Association of NY. Sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of New York.…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Wed, April 20
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn & How To Use It In Your Job Search
John Crant will show you how to build and manage your Professional Network with LinkedIn. Learn about networking and how to do it effectively; how to get started with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles; how to expand your network; and how to utilize your new network in your search for your next career challenge. Don’t wait until you are looking for a new job –today is the day you should be building your network for tomorrow so that you don’t get left behind.…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople,
Adults,
Job Seekers
Thu, April 21
@ 6 p.m.
Small Business How-to Seminars
Creating, Protecting and Managing Brand Name in Global Environment
Monica Murray shows you how to avoid pitfalls and successfully create, protect and manage brand name and symbols in today's global business environment. Monica Murray is the CEO and founder of eMurrayDirect, which specializes in Integrated Direct Marketing & Brand Development. She has more than 10 years experience in starting and growing small businesses and counseling entrepreneurs. Seating is limited. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople,
Adults
Tue, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Effective Research into Unfamiliar Areas and Job Options
Part of the series, How to Find Satisfying Work, Win Sheffield addresses effective practices and actions to find work and to keep your career productive and interesting to you. One of the biggest problems we face in a job search is not knowing what we could do. One reason we stick in our current job or specialty is because we don't recognize our underlying skills and abilities that are relevant elsewhere. Discover on and off line resource available to you. Learn which people to approach…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople,
Adults,
Job Seekers
Tue, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Financial Information
Bond Basics
A bond represents the indebtedness of its issuer. Learn what obligates the issuer to pay the bondholder a specified sum for the use of their money and how the bondholders are repaid. Sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of New York. Seating is limited. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Wed, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Small Business How-to Seminars
KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play
KaBOOM! Founder and CEO Darell Hammond discusses his new book, KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play , a detailed account of how he inspired corporate America and communities throughout the U.S. to fund and build 2000 playgrounds in all 50 states. Sponsored by the Social Enterprise Alliance.…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, April 27
@ 6 p.m.
Climate Change as a Health Crisis: Disease, Disasters, and a Path to Resilience
Join Dan Ferber, Ph.D., journalist and coauthor of Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It. Much of the public discourse about “global warming” has focused on temperatures, melting glaciers and slowly rising seas. But climate change is already harming the health of people around the world. In their new book, Changing Planet, Changing Health, Dan Ferber and coauthor Paul Epstein, MD, associate director of the Center for Health an…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults
Thu, April 28
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
StartUp! Workshop 4: Presenting Your Plan
This is the fourth training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2011 Business Plan Competition. Learn how to present your business plan. This session will be offered three times in April. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallBusinesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 11 a.m.
Financial Information
Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL
Click here for the Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL schedule of events - www.nypl.org/fed Classes Budgeting • Investments • Long Term Healthcare • Paying for College • Retirement Planning • Social Security & more… Counseling Certified Financial Planners offer 30 minute private sessions Database Demonstrations Staff demonstrations of resources to assist you with your personal finances Financial Fair Financial information from organizations such as the Securities & Exchange Com…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 11:15 a.m.
Financial Information
Planning For Your Dream Retirement
To be confident of achieving your retirement goals, it is important for you to know where you are in life and what steps need to be taken to build or maintain your retirement nest-egg. Since retirement has become for many of us the longest stage of our lives, understanding asset accumulation, asset growth and asset preservation is critical. Gail Linn is a Certified Financial Planner, A Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, and a Chartered Advisor for Senior Living, with over twenty years…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 11:15 a.m.
Financial Information
How to Find the Right College, and Pay for It
Allan Katz, CFP discusses how to identify the right college or university, with the most cost effective fit for you. Learn about the actual cost of college, various forms of financial aid and loans, and the financial aid application process. Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL, click here for the day's schedule of events - www.nypl.org/fed Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 11:15 a.m.
Financial Information
10 Tips on Saving and Investing
Saving for the future and learning to invest may seem difficult when you are thinking about life's everyday expenses, but they are necessary. This presentation will discuss key ways you can start to save and invest for your financial future, including the key concepts of understanding risks and avoiding fraud. Kathy Floyd is the Deputy Director for Investor Education in the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Floyd develops programs…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3
Susan E. Wanger High School
Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Understanding Powerful Investment Tools: ETFs v Mutual Funds
While mutual funds and ETFs share similar traits, there are differences between the two that investors must consider when deciding which to use. Familiarize yourself with the differences between the products to ensure you make the appropriate investment decisions. Sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of New York. Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL, click here for the day's schedule of events- www.nypl.org/fed Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise no…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Understanding Your Social Security Benefits
A general overview of Social Security as a foundation for planning your future. Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL, click here for the day's schedule of events- www.nypl.org/fed Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Protecting Yourself and Your Investments
Learn how to invest wisely. Topics covered include: understanding and recognizing risk recognizing sales and persuasion tactics prevention strategies to help deal with brokers Andrew Kampel is Senior Counsel in the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), previously the New York Stock Exchange Division of Enforcement. He has been involved in a variety of investigations and was actively involved in establishing the "Elder…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 3:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Long Term Care: What’s Your Plan?
Many people are unaware of the devastating cost of long term care for those who cannot continue to live on their own, and are not sure how to plan for it. Find out whether long term care insurance is right for you. In this session, Katherine Sayer, CLU explains how long term care insurance works and the options available. Katherine Sayer, CLU has been a financial services professional for over twenty years. She has a degree in mathematics from NYU and has earned the CLU designation. Her p…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 3:15 p.m.
Financial Information
How to Start Investing, Even if You Have Only $100
In this seminar, Suzanne Matthews will offer tips on saving for the future and making appropriate investment choices. She'll cover the basics of investments and will outline a process that you can use to build savings and investments over time, even if you have only $100 a month.Topics covered include the importance of having a plan and setting goals, implementing a regular savings program, utilizing tax-deferred vehicles, understanding the principles of risk and return, and how these principle…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 3:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Budgeting: Cash and Credit
This class introduces savings and budget concepts. Reviews banks and banking products including debit and credit cards and introduces investment principles. Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL, click here for the day's schedule of events - www.nypl.org/fed Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Businesspeople,
Adults
Tue, May 3
@ 6 p.m.
Financial Information
Long Term Care: What’s Your Plan?
Many people are unaware of the devastating cost of long term care for those who cannot continue to live on their own, and are not sure how to plan for it. Find out whether long term care insurance is right for you. In this session, Katherine Sayer, CLU explains how long term care insurance works and the options available. Katherine Sayer, CLU has been a financial services professional for over twenty years. She has a degree in mathematics from NYU and has earned the CLU designation. Her p…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Tue, May 3
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Seven Steps For De-stressing Your Job Search
Stress can prevent you from doing your best and promoting yourself to an employer in the most positive way. In this lecture, career counselor Renee Lee Rosenberg will introduce strategies to help keep your spirits up when your job search has gotten you down. Learn how to counter negative thinking by using quick and easy positive interventions. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers
Wed, May 4
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Organizing and Managing Your Job Search
John In this special lecture format, you’ll learn to look at your job search from a different angle –one that shows you to a new way to look at searching for your next career opportunity. John Crant will demonstrate how to plan, set goals, and manage your job search. Get out of line, and get on to your next great career opportunity.…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Job Seekers
Thu, May 5
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Interview Training Sharpens Your Job Search Process--Tips for Maximizing Every Interview
Executive career coach Beth Ross illustrates the importance of being prepared, articulate, and knowledgeable on the interview. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Job Seekers
Tue, May 10
@ 6 p.m.
Financial Information
A Practical Guide to Buying a Co-op, Condo, or House
Carmen Lee Shue, President/Owner, Lee Shue Realty, Inc., discusses ins and outs of buying a home for those embarking on the process for the first time. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults
Wed, May 11
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Resume Renovation
In this special lecture format, John Crant will show to how to increase the value of the items on your resume, and how to make the cuts necessary, to be seen as a stand-out during your job search. Resume: ‘New’ Definition Resume Goals Understanding ‘Stacks of Incoming Resumes’ ‘3 Second’ Test One Page Resume, Unless It’s Two :-( Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen Degrees of Degrees The Headless Horseman: Don’t Send a Word Doc. Seating is on a first…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Job Seekers
Thu, May 12
@ 6 p.m.
Starting and Growing Your Business
Business Ownership Workshop for New Entrepreneurs
Alan Goldberg, FranNet of NYC, on available franchise opportunities, components of a franchise agreement, legal obligations of ownership, and creative funding solutions. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Businesspeople,
Adults
Thu, May 12
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Bringing Your Best to Job Search: Using The Skills You Have To Find Your Next Job
Part of the series, How to Find Satisfying Work, this lecture will address effective practices and actions to find work and to keep your career productive and interesting to you. Surprisingly, many of the skills you bring to your current job can help you in your job search. Coach Win Sheffield demonstrates effective approaches to your career and job search so you can find a job you want sooner. Learn how to understand the job market and how to bring your strengths to finding your next job. Seat…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Job Seekers
Tue, May 17
@ 3 p.m.
Social Media and International Trade
Social media are changing the way international business is done. All practitioners in international trade must be aware of social media outlets and know how to effectively leverage them to add value to their daily activities. This seminar will provide an overview of social media technologies useful in international trade. You will learn how to use these important and popular tools in your business. The presentation will be made by Barney Lehrer, Vice President of FITA Online (http://fita.…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople,
Adults
Tue, May 17
@ 6 p.m.
Financial Information
How to Start Investing, Even if You Have Only $100
In this seminar, Suzanne Matthews will offer tips on saving for the future and making appropriate investment choices. She'll cover the basics of investments and will outline a process that you can use to build savings and investments over time, even if you have only $100 a month.Topics covered include the importance of having a plan and setting goals, implementing a regular savings program, utilizing tax-deferred vehicles, understanding the principles of risk and return, and how these principle…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, May 18
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn & How To Use It In Your Job Search
In this lecture, John Crant will teach you about NETWORKING and how to do it effectively; how to get started with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles; how to expand your network; and how to utilize your new network in your search for your next career challenge. • Your LinkedIn Profile, and Creating Your Own Personal Network • Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network • Whom should I ‘link’ with on LinkedIn? • Joining Groups will Benefit You in ways that You May Not Realize • Why Your…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople,
Adults,
Job Seekers
Thu, May 19
@ 10:30 a.m.
Basics of Export/Import Compliance and Methods of Payment
Michael Allocca, President of Allocca Enterprises, an international trade compliance consulting firm, will present an introduction to the basics of export and import compliance as well as methods of international payment. The following is his description of the program he will give: Upon completion of this program, you will be aware of the export security requirements for all exporters. You will have an 11 point checklist to guide you to full compliance on every export. You will become aware o…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople
Thu, May 19
@ 6 p.m.
EABO: The Venetian Variety–From Tourism to Nanotechnology: Trade and Investment Opportunities in Veneto
EABO: The Venetian Variety – From Tourism to Nanotechnology: Trade and Investment Opportunities in Veneto, a Vibrant Italian Region with Venice, Padua, Verona, Vicenza and Treviso as the Main Commercial Hubs The European-American Business Organization, Inc. in cooperation with the Association of Chambers of Commerce of Veneto, Italy cordially invites you to an event on: The Venetian Variety – From Tourism to Nanotechnology Trade and Investment Opportunities in Veneto, a Vibrant Italian Region…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Businesspeople
Mon, May 23
@ 1 p.m.
Book Discussion Group
Join us as we discuss Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Participants are responsible for getting a copy of the book.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, May 24
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Refocus Your Job Search By Developing And Redefining Your Targets
Ever feel overwhelmed by your job search? Do you feel you are doing everything you can and it's still not working? Career counselor Renee Lee Rosenberg will teach you ways to approach your job search by exploring the steps you can take to create a more proactive and positive and successful approach to your your job search. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Job Seekers
Tue, May 24
@ 6 p.m.
Financial Information
Living Large on Less in NYC
Living beneath your means is one way to accumulate wealth. Learn tips on lowering your expenses and taking advantage of free or nearly free stuff. Jenifer Lee, CFP®, CPA, MBA, has more than 15 years experience in providing tax and financial planning services to individuals and small businesses. She advises individuals and families facing competing financial goals and provides guidance in anticipation of life changing events. Sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of New York. Se…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Wed, May 25
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Interview Checklist: Preparing Before, and Follow-up After An Interview
Success during an interview depends on how well you prepared beforehand. In this lecture, John Crant will teach you how to research a job opportunity that you are about to interview for, and fully prepare for interview success. And, with the right follow up after your interview, it’s an opportunity for you to remain memorable –so that your success is not simply left to chance. This lecture is based on the secrets that executive recruiters use to prepare their candidates to win. • Success is ab…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Job Seekers
Tue, May 31
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Marketing Yourself with Confidence
The first of three workshops in the “Job Search Essentials” Series , David Lees shows you how to stand out from your competition to land a job. Connect with who you are and what makes you unique. Learn: • How your Personal Core BrandSM can help you gain a competitive edge • How to identify what’s unique about yourself to gain further insights to your specific strengths and distinctive qualities • How to use your Personal Core BrandSM on your resume, in an elevator pitch, in social media, and…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults
Tue, May 31
@ 6 p.m.
Financial Information
Constructing a Diversified Portfolio for Beginners
By diversifying your investment portfolio, you are more likely to reduce volatility (risk) and enhancing potential returns. Learn key elements of diversification. Sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of New York. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Wed, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Staying Motivated Throughout the Job Search Process
Looking for a job can be a long, arduous journey that requires much time and patience, especially in this economy, to see results. Staying positive and motivated throughout the process can make you a less stressed and a more effective applicant, which can in turn accelerate the outcomes you desire. In this seminar Kristina Leonardi shows you how to: Re-evaluate your overall career and job search strategy Review out-of-the-box approaches to finding a job Learn techniques to ma…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, June 2
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Self Assessment and Career Goals
Whether you’re looking to make a career transition or simply make a shift within your existing career, it has never been more important to understand your individual skills and how to position them in today’s marketplace. In this workshop Eileen Sharaga shows you how to you identify who you are, what you do best, and where you want to go. Learn how to package yourself and develop the right career focus for you. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018
Roosevelt Island Day Nursery: Classroom C
Businesspeople,
Adults,
Job Seekers
Fri, June 3
@ 12 noon
Job Search Central
Resume Renovation
In this special lecture format, John Crant will show to how to increase the value of the items on your resume, and how to make the cuts necessary, to be seen as a stand-out during your job search. Resume: ‘New’ Definition Resume Goals Understanding ‘Stacks of Incoming Resumes’ ‘3 Second’ Test One Page Resume, Unless It’s Two :-( Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen Degrees of Degrees The Headless Horseman: Don’t Send a Word Doc. Seating is on a first…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
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