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January 2015

Using eLibraryNJ and OverDrive for eBooks and Audiobooks

January 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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Interested in downloading eBooks to your iPad? Or maybe you’re hoping to find a new audiobook – one that will help you stay awake on that long drive home? If so, join us for an instructional session that will walk you through the process of downloading eBooks and audiobooks through the NJSL website and eLibraryNJ.  You will learn about using the Overdrive application on your mobile device and how to transfer titles using a computer. Please note: In order to…

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Effective Volunteer Management I: How the What Serves the Why

January 28 @ 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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Volunteerism has always been around. Most of us have volunteered at some point in our lives. But in recent years, it has been a steadily-growing phenomenon. Many people feel a driving need to help the community and many organizations need that help. So how can you make this work for your department? Whether you currently use volunteers or have never supervised volunteers before, this workshop will show you how to use your own volunteer experience together with the talents and…

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Library Financial Education Webinar Series

January 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

◦Conference number: PW1172198
◦Audience passcode: LIBRARY
•Then, dial 888-947-8930 and enter participant passcode, LIBRARY.

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February 2015
Free

Battleship New Jersey oral histories program-February 3

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Level 2 Reading Room,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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In honor of the 24th anniversary of the decommissioning of the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62), the New Jersey State Library will present a free lunch-time program, ORAL HISTORIES OF THE BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY with Ron Gottardi, executive director of the oral histories project. DATE:  Tuesday, February 3 TIME:  noon to 1 p.m. PLACE: Level 2 Reading Room The project’s start and how it has grown over 14 years will be discussed as well as how personal memories of U.S. Navy crewmembers, U.S.…

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

February 12 @ 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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8 Great Online Resources for Health

February 19 @ 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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Health is one of the most popular topics that people search for on the Internet. There are some great websites that provide high-quality, comprehensive and trustworthy information on medical topics. In this class we will explore 7 websites, and 1 database, that provide information on medications, nutrition, doctors, herbal remedies and general health topics.

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Grantseeking Basics and Introduction to Finding Funders

February 27 @ 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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