Money Smart Week 2018

Introduction to Grant Resources

Monday, April 23, @ 10:30am
Meeting Room 3

To kick off Money Smart Week at the Russell Library, please join this discussion and hands-on session related to grant seeking. Participants will be introduced to several online resources that describe grants and funding options, as well as providing information on the grant seeking process. There will be some formal instruction and then time to explore your own needs. These sources are most helpful for individuals in the nonprofit world, with some options also for individual needs.  If you have an interest in pursuing grant funding, please consider attending the workshop on Friday, April 27 at 10am, 'How to Secure Grant Funding from Foundations,' led by Judi Margolin.
Registration is required for both events; available online or by calling 860-347-2520.

Money, Money, Money: a special story time for Money Smart Week

Tuesday, April 24, @ 6:00pm
The Activity Room

Russell Library is celebrating Money Smart Week!  Children ages 3 - 6 will learn the value of saving money through related stories and crafts.  No currency is needed.
For ages 3 – 6.
Drop in; no registration required.

Become a Master of Your Money: a workshop on organizing your personal finances

Tuesday, April 24, @ 6:00pm
Meeting Room 3

To celebrate National Money Smart Week, the Russell Library offers an exciting workshop to help you organize your finances.  Using Excel to Manage your Investments, presented by Bob Carlson (a.k.a.”Count da-Mo’ney”), of Russell Library’s staff will focus on creating and using a spreadsheet to list all of your investments, bank accounts, savings and stock information in a single location (in case of an injury or death in the family).  Financial security topics will also be discussed.
This hands-on class is taught using library- supplied laptops on Windows 7 and Excel version 2013. Seating is limited to 8 students.

Money Smart Week: Budgeting with Excel

Wednesday, April 25, @ 1:30 pm
Meeting Room 3

In this introductory course, participants will learn how to create a monthly household budget using Microsoft Excel. Topics will include working from templates, formatting spreadsheets, and creating basic formulas. Bring a rough draft or working file to start simplifying and streamlining your budget in this hands-on workshop. A general understanding of computers and comfort using the keyboard and mouse is recommended. Class capacity is 8 seats. Registration recommended; drop-ins suggested if there’s room.  
Please sign up on-line or call the Information Services Desk at 860-347-2520.

Job Group - Jason Smith - Assist Vice President Liberty Bank
Careers in Finance

Thursday, April 26, @ 10:30
Hubbard Room

From Millennials to Boomers - Financial Advice Built for the Generations presented by Peter Leponnes-Apella Capital

Thursday, April 26, @ 6:30pm
Hubbard Room

No matter our age, we experience many of the same financial pressures. For all of our differences, there’s much we can learn together about how to overcome the challenges we face. Whether you’re just starting down the path of your life’s financial journey, or you’ve already walked a mile or two, attend this seminar for some helpful strategies and financial habits to help get you headed in the right direction. Learn about 'debt traps, investment vehicles, creating and sticking to a financial plan, how fees (obvious and not so obvious) reduce returns, insurance coverage, and how to turn assets into income later in life.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.
Drop in; no registration.

How to Secure Grant Funding from Foundations led by Judi Margolin

Friday, April 27, @ 10:00am
Hubbard Room

Foundations are mysterious institutions to those unfamiliar with them. This workshop demystifies the process of securing foundation funding. It provides a thorough grounding in what foundations are all about, including how many there are, who runs them, trends in foundation giving and how to learn more about them.  The workshop focuses on what motivates foundations to give and helps participants determine why a funder might or might not support their organization. Built into this session will be an overview of the Foundation Directory Online, the premier source for finding funders, available at the Russell Library. Light refreshments included. 
Registration is required; available online or by calling 860-347-2520.
This program is made available through the generosity of the Friends of the Russell Library.

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