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Andrew Dauphinee, Instruction and Outreach Librarian

December 2019

How to Manage Debt

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Debt and credit impact our lives in many ways, from determining what we can afford to interest rates on loans.  Managing your debt effectively can open financial doors and is a great indicator of your financial health.  Please join us as the Credit Union of New Jersey will discuss debt management, including: • The different kinds of debt • The benefits and costs of credit • The warning signs you have too much debt • How to improve your credit…

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“So, You Think You Know Trenton” Quiz Challenge

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Do you know your Trenton history?   What about restaurants, Janet Evanovich, pork roll, home town heroes, or manufacturing?  Finally, all your Trenton smarts will pay off!  Compete in this lunch time trivia challenge, presented by Eric Maywar from the City of Trenton's Division of Economic Development, for bragging rights and the title of 2019 King/Queen of Trenton!  Individuals and teams welcomed.  

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that can oftentimes be written off in the early stages as old-age related conditions.  However, being able to identify early signs of Alzheimer's can better prepare individuals and their families on how to handle all the stages of the disease.  Please join us as the Alzheimer's Association will cover the following topics: Typical age-related changes Common signs of Alzheimer's and dementia Tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns The importance of early detection…

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January 2020

Understanding Credit

January 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Please join us as the Credit Union of New Jersey talks about all things credit and credit-related.  They will cover the following topics: The benefits—and costs—of credit cards The different types of credit The difference between your credit report and credit score How to figure your credit limit How to build a good credit history  

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Nutrition for Weight Management Made Simple

January 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

One of the most popular New Years Resolutions is to loose the weight...and keep it off.  Yet, for so many people, it is difficult to find the time to dedicate to keep that resolution.  Nutrition is a key component to healthy living and an easy way to change our approach to weight loss.  John Wojciechowski, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, will teach you everything you need to know about nutrition in practical, non-scientific terms in order to lose fat…

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The Aging Eye

January 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Joan Micucci, COMT, from Matossian Eye Associates, presents a comprehensive overview of the many conditions that can affect a person’s vision throughout the natural aging process, specifically cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Joan will discuss prevention and treatment of these conditions with a brief overview of each.  

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Mock Interviews

January 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

One of the best ways to develop your interview and communication skills is to practice, whether it be in a formal setting, with friends, or by yourself in the bathroom mirror.  Mock interviews provide you with a chance to rehearse you answers while also identifying areas for improvement based on feedback from someone active in the workforce.  The New Jersey State Library will be hosting a limited number of Mock Interview sessions.  Each session will be 30 minutes and you…

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Petty’s Island: A Journey Back to Nature

January 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Petty’s Island is a piece of land situated on the Delaware River between Camden and Philadelphia (but technically a part of Pennsauken Township).  For over 100 years, this Island was owned by Citgo and utilized for industrial purposes.  In the early 2000’s, however, a bald eagle nest was found on the Island, forever changing its fate.  Taylor Melodick-Robinson, from the Alliance for Watershed Education, will be showing the documentary, Petty’s Island: A journey Back to Nature, is a 22-minute film…

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