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December 2014

Exploring Languages with Pronunciator

December 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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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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January 2015
Free

Owning New Jersey author talk

January 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What things can a deed or title tell you?  Stories to help us know history can be found in these documents.  Educator, lecturer and title researcher Joseph A. Grabas has examined over 100,000 land titles in five states and all 21 counties in New Jersey. While New Jersey’s land records and deeds are unlikely sources for a thrilling tale, they reveal some little-known and fascinating history. The archives hide bizarre and mysterious tales, as well as heroes, like the freed…

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Genealogy 1: Finding Your Ancestors at the Library

January 8, 2015 @ 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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Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

January 13, 2015 @ 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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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is the Foundation Centers database for individuals looking for funding.  This valuable resource includes information about scholarships, fellowships, and other grants for students as well as grants for filmmakers, artists, writers, and more.  During this class, you will learn effective strategies for locating funders that support individuals with the Foundation Center’s online funding database.

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Free

Book Café-January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Start the year with good conversation about good books you’ve read and enjoyed. Beginning in February, the Book Cafe will be held on the second Tuesday of every month. Join us on January 14th to talk about books about the sea: fantasy, history, adventure… Whatever the genre come and tell us your good find. Then others will have word of mouth about a book they may enjoy reading. This is a free event and all are welcome. RSVP is appreciated…

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Using eLibraryNJ and OverDrive for eBooks and Audiobooks

January 23, 2015 @ 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, 2015 @ 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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