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May 2015

Introduction to Proposal Writing

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal 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…

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May 6-The Great Dissent author talk with Thomas Sealy

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Please join us on May 6th for this free author talk.  No right seems more fundamental to American public life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the 20th century that freedom was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government policies.  Free speech as we know it came from a most unexpected source: Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. He was a lifelong skeptic of all individual rights, but in 1919, it was…

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How to Read: Step by Step Instructions to Reading for Pleasure

May 7 @ 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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Tara, a reader’s services advisor at the Talking Book and Braille Center, a former youth services librarian, and longtime lover of reading will lead a hands-on interactive discussion on how to read for pleasure. Open to all; avid readers to beginners, all ages and reading levels welcome (note that children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). This session will cover: Book selection using Library resources Online resources (reviews) Blogs Genre guides …and more! Reading “types” Getting…

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May 12, 2015 – Book Cafe

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Please join us for the May book cafe.  This month is an open read. So come tell us about a favorite book of yours.  No genre or topic specifications. Tell us what you like in your books.  Tell us a favorite author. By sharing with each other, we can find some good reads for the future.  Join us for good conversation about books. The Book Cafe is held in the Level 2 Reading room from noon to 1 p.m. the…

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Genealogy 2: Using Ancestry.com to Search U.S. Census Schedules

May 14 @ 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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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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eLibraryNJ and OverDrive Open House

May 20 @ 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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Join us at the library for an informal and open session that will help to familiarize you with downloading e-books and audiobooks via the OverDrive app on your portable device! Bring your own Kindle, iPad or iPhone, or Android device and any questions you may have! The library will also have a few different devices available on hand to experiment with. Please note: In order to use eLibraryNJ through the New Jersey State Library, you must be a New Jersey…

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Exploring Languages with Pronunciator

May 22 @ 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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June 2015
Free

June 9 Book Cafe

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Please join us for the June book cafe. This month is an open read. So come tell us about a favorite book of yours. No genre or topic specifications. Tell us who your favorite author is or name a book from your favorite genre.  By sharing with each other, we can find some good reads for the future. Join us for good conversation about books. The Book Cafe is held in the Level 2 Reading room from noon to 1 p.m. the…

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