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Avoiding Scams/ID Theft

Posted By Apryl Gilliss, New Castle Public Library , Friday, May 18, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

None

Partnership

Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities

Description

This presentation by the PA Department of Banking and Securities examined ways that identities can be stolen and outlined steps to take towards recovery. Common scams and frauds were covered, along with what to do if presented with an offer that sounds “too good to be true.” Emphasis was made on the 2017 Equifax breach. Participants received a list of resources and materials.

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First Time Home Buyer

Posted By Marija Skoog, Branch Manager, Conshohocken Free Library, 610-825-1656, mskoog@mclinc.org, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

None

Partnership

Chris Derr, Mortgage Professional

Description

Join us and three home buying professionals for this free guide to home ownership! This free workshop will educate and inform on best practices for first time homebuyers including purchasing, inspection and getting your first home mortgage!

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Starting a Side Hustle

Posted By Jonathan Dunkle, Director, Manheim Community Library, 7176656700, jdunkle@manheimlibrary.org , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

Feeling like you need some extra money now that tax season is over? Want to turn your hobby into something more? Tired of your job and wanting to try something new? Whatever your reasons, Manheim Community Library’s new program series, Starting a Side Hustle, can help you discover what it takes to run your own side hustle. Inspired by Chris Guillebeau’s book Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 days and as part of our commitment to Financial Literacy, this program will help you think of, create and launch side projects to supplement your paycheck or maybe even turn into a future business for you. Every Tuesday night from 7-8 PM for four weeks (April 17th to May 8th), we will help you learn the tools necessary to get your own side project off the ground.

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Money - Working Lunch Series

Posted By Tom Meyere, Director, Lansdale Public Library, 2673421981, director@lansdalelibrary.org, Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$50.00

Partnership

Beneficial Bank

Description

Lansdale Public Library partnered with Beneficial Bank for a working lunch series of talks to enhance the financial literacy of our patrons. There were two events scheduled in May 2017. The first session was entitled "Pay Yourself First" and focused on explaining why savings are important. The second session was entitled "To Your Credit" and explained how credit history impacts future borrowing.

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Wednesday Afternoon Munch & Learns

Posted By Amanda DeKnight, Library Director, South Park Township Library, 4128335585, deknighta@einetwork.net, Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Approx. $100 per program

Partnership

Baughman Family Grant

Description

The library invites adults to attend our Wednesday afternoon Munch and Learns. On a quarterly basis we provide a variety of speakers that are both free and paid to offer information that cover a range of topics and literacies. We also provide a snack to those who attend. This spring our theme is history, and we have coordinated with several historians and speakers to offer topics ranging from the Castle Shannon Bank Robbery that took place locally in 1892 to a historian that specializes in speaking about the life of Winston Churchill. Past themes included art, financial, and health information.

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Financial Literacy and Story Time with the Berenstain Bears

Posted By Karen Hilbert, Technician Librarian, Ludington Public Library, 6105251776, khilbert@lmls.org , Monday, February 26, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Program was free to the public and the library.

Partnership

FRANKLIN MINT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Description

Franklin Mint staff read a story about the Berenstain Bears at the Credit Union and were greeted by Brother and Sister Bear for photo shoots. Children learned about financial practices to get them started in life long savings.

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The Basics of Financial Wellness

Posted By Erin Weaver, Assistant Director, Bridgeville Public Library , Monday, February 26, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Partnership

Primerica

Description

Heidi Davis, an independent representative of Primerica, will teach patrons the basics of investing, how money works, and how to prepare for retirement. Attendees will learn important fundamental financial principals that do not change. No financial experience needed for this free workshop. Bridgeville's sister library, South Fayette Township Library has partnered with Heidi and Primerica for financial programs in the past. The company does outreach for free with the goal of promoting financial literacy in the community. he library will market this program through Constant Contact, our local newspaper, flyers, Facebook, and Eventkeeper.

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Ways to Pay Your Bills

Posted By Melissa Behm, Assistant Librarian, Myerstown Community Library, 717-866-2800, mbehm@lclibs.org , Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Funding is provided by a grant from The Bishop Foundation.

Partnership

Offered in conjunction with Fulton Bank Lebanon East Branch Office.

Description

In this class developed by the Consumer Financial Program Bureau, patrons will learn how to use technology to manage their budget, and the risks and benefits of managing their finances using the internet & wireless networks. No goods or services are sold during this class; all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Cut the Cord : Switching from Cable TV to Streaming Services

Posted By Chelsea Weibley, Executive Director, Palmyra Public Library, cweibley@lclibs.org, Thursday, December 21, 2017

Library Type

Public

Description

This workshop provides information on streaming services so patrons can select one(s) that work within their budget and interests.

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Adulting 101: Basics of Taxes

Posted By Robin Pundzak, Director, Community Library of the Sheanango Valley , Monday, December 11, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

None

Partnership

Liberty Tax Service

Description

Our Adulting 101 programs are geared toward high school and college students but are open for all to attend. Each presenter who comes knows that this will be a time of basic learning and to be prepared for many questions. For the tax program, the library partnered with Liberty Tax Service. They sent down a representative who had handouts and a power point program. She was wonderful as she was not only able to answer questions about basic tax forms, but she also was able to help out a local business who had recently opened and needed help on how to handle the tax side of the business. Overall, it turned out great as she had many helpful tips from her own experiences on how to make taxes easier for each person. She even gave tips on how to store important documents for taxes and which ones need to be kept and for how long.

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