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September 2014

Genealogy 1: Finding Your Ancestors at the Library

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Level 5,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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This forty-five minute session is designed to introduce you to the Genealogy and Local History Collection at the State Library.  You will learn about the library’s most useful genealogical resources and find out where they are located in the library.  The presentation will also include a brief introduction to what genealogy is all about and provide a few pointers on how to begin searching for your ancestors.

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Civil War Surgeons of New Jersey-Author Talk-September 24

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2nd Level Reading Room,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Join us from noon to 1 p.m. on September 24, 2014 when retired medical editor and Civil War researcher, Valerie Josephson will use her book: Stirring Times: The Lives of New Jersey’s Civil War Surgeons to share about the lives and contributions of New Jersey’s first Civil War surgeons. Commenting on the book, Richard J. Blumberg, past president of the Houston Civil War Round table and book reviewer for Civil War News and the Blue and Gray Education Society says,…

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Finding Foundation Support for Your Education

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Are you looking for undergraduate scholarships, seeking doctoral support or looking for funding for continuing education? This class will provide an introduction to the Funding Information Center’s collection of resources for education. Learn about different sources of funding, ways to leverage existing connections to funders, and online resources that provide information on scholarships from foundations, including the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online database.

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Hands-on Raspberry Pi 5: The Pi Store

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Demos Raspberry Pi Camera and Pi NoIR How to set up a home theater with Netflix In this fifth tutorial we will explore the Raspberry Pi Store (http://store.raspberrypi.com/) and install the RPi Monitor application. Please note: You do not need prior experience with Raspberry Pi to attend this class.  Beginners welcome!

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October 2014

Exploring Languages with Pronunciator

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Pronunciator is a language learning program that covers 80 languages that can be learned in any of 50 languages.   Whether you want to learn a new language or just familiarize yourself with a few phrases for a trip abroad, Pronunciator can help.  The database includes courses for each language including different types of drills, quizzes, audio lessons, pronunciation analysis, and phrase books.  Customize your courses to learn what you want and how you want.  This class will show you how…

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Free

NJ Center for the Book to Celebrate State’s 350th Birthday at Grounds for Sculpture

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Grounds for Sculpture,
18 Fairgrounds Rd , Trenton, NJ 08619 United States
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The New Jersey Center For The Book (NJCFB) will be celebrating the 350th birthday of the great state of New Jersey on Saturday, October 18, at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, from 1-4:30 p.m. In addition to showcasing its 12 grant-winning NJ libraries and those libraries that have been designated NJCFB/Library of Congress Literary Landmarks, the NJCFB will be hosting a New Jersey authors’ alley of 50 selected NJ authors. As an honorary members of the NJCFB, all NJ libraries are invited to…

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PsycARTICLES for New Jersey State Library

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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PsycARTICLES is a full-text psychology database containing articles from highly-cited and landmark journals published by the APA, its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. This one-hour session will cover the different search modes in EBSCOhost, how to refine results using the Narrow By and limiters as well as printing, emailing and saving results. PsycARTICLES is available for New Jersey State Library authorized users to access remotely (New Jersey…

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Genealogy 2: Using Ancestry.com to Search U.S. Census Schedules: A Hands-on Workshop

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Discover the power of searching census records online using Ancestry, a major collection on online genealogy databases.  Discover what census schedules will tell you about your relatives, and learn a few tricks to make your searching more effective.

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Grantseeking Basics and Introduction to Finding Funders

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? New to fundraising? Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this two-hour class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.  You will also find out how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDOP), a premier research database for nonprofits, which provides detailed…

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November 2014

Proposal Writing Basics

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover: How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals Please note, this class will…

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