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Andrew Dauphinee, Instruction and Outreach Librarian

May 2019

Career Connections Presents – Master the Art of Networking

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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A critical component of anyone's career goals and advancement is networking.  Finding the right job or career can be all about WHO you know rather than WHAT you know.  Join us as we highlight why networking is so important in today's job environment while addressing the following topics: Identifing, building, and expanding your network Network planning Using social media  

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June 2019

Active Listening and Inquiry for Managers

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Dealing with co-workers, especially if you are in a supervisory role, can be challenging.  Communication is key when managing a workplace and active listening and inquiry are important communication tools in every manager's toolbox.  Aaron Chavis will provide managers and leaders with an introduction into the power and effectiveness of listening and asking high powered questions as a tool to improve supervisory skills, build trust and rapport, and improve employee/manager relations.  Course objectives include: Dispel Myths of Active Listening and…

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Washington Crossing State Park – NJ: A Hidden Gem of Revolutionary War History and Natural Fun

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

As summer approaches and school lets out, outdoor activities and destinations become popular choices for summer fun.  Located just north of Trenton, Washing Crossing State Park offer's the public a host of diverse and fun educational and recreational opportunities.  Join us as the Mark Sirak from the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry will showcase how you can make the most of your visit to the park.  He will discuss the world changing events that qualify the…

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Home Buying

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Looking to buy your first home or looking to move after many years in your current home?  One of the most stressful parts of buying a home is securing a mortgage.  Please join us as the Credit Union of New Jersey will discuss the ins and outs of the mortgage process, especially how to get started so you waste no time when putting in your offer.  They will also discuss the different types of mortgages, credit scores and their impact…

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History of Timbuctoo, NJ: African American Enclave

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

Beginning in 1826, Timbuctoo  was settled by formerly enslaved and free African Americans with the assistance of Quakers. African Americans bought land, as well as establishing institutions such as a school, a church, a cemetery, and a benevolent society.  Guy Weston, whose ancestors purchased a parcel in Timbuctoo in 1829, will discuss the fascinating details of researching his family and their participation in this community that was an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Guy Weston is a family historian…

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Career Connections Presents – Volunteering: A Doorway to Employment

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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if you're looking for a job, you may think your time would be better spent on job-search activities than volunteering.  However, there are several benefits to volunteering.  Come join us as we delve into how volunteering can have a positive impact on not only your job search, but also developing and enhancing import skills and talents sought after by employers. The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development has developed a career navigation framework consisting of expert insights and…

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July 2019

Cancer in Families: A Look at Genetic Risks

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Cancer can be a silent killer and sometimes, it is often too late when our loved one is diagnosed.  Detecting cancer as early as possible allows for greater flexibility in treatment as well as a greater chance of remission or elimination.  As technology has advanced, genetic testing and treatment may help health professionals detect cancer earlier and create personal, targeted treatment options with greater chances of success.  Please join us as Dorothy Lewis, Genetic Counselor from the Capital Health Cancer…

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WEBINAR – Legal Resources Available at the New Jersey State Library

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The New Jersey State Library began in 1796 as the library for the Legislature.  In the beginning, the library created a collection focused on legislation and the law.  Today’s Law Library, located on the third floor, continues that tradition.  In addition to complete collections of the New Jersey Statutes and the New Jersey Administrative Code, the Law Library houses an extensive collection of print and digital materials available for legal research.  Please join Law Librarian Cynthia Lambert for an overview…

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Genealogical Research Stories: The Basse Class

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Regina Fitzpatrick, our Genealogy Librarian, has a secret to tell...she has a dead boyfriend.  Jeremiah Basse, once a governor of New Jersey, has captivated her heart, but like all dead boyfriends, he doesn't say much.  Regina has many questions for him - What does he look like?  Why did he name his son Birchfield?  Why was his wife living with his boss before they got married?  Over the years, Regina has done much research regarding Jeremiah Basse, especially his less documented…

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