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New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor

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185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
(609) 278-2640 https://www.njstatelib.org

February 2020

Crafting Circle

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
Free

Please join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for an informal crafting circle where participants can work on their project in the company of other craft enthusiasts.  Share patterns, tips, and tricks or just enjoy a relaxing hour away from the office or home.  There is no fee to participate and no registration is required.

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African American Cemeteries in New Jersey

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

History is made everyday by ordinary people, much of which relates to our own family history.  The story of our families is unique and well-worth preserving.  One way we try to preserve that history and the memories of our loved ones are through cemeteries.  As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, Cherekana Feliciano, from the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical, will touch on this very personal aspect of history by examining African American cemeteries in New Jersey.  She will provide…

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Chair Yoga

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Yoga is both physical and mental originating in India dating back to 3300 – 1900 BCE. The physical practice of yoga consists of asanas, which means body postures. In modern yoga, props such as blocks and straps are widely used. In chair yoga, we are simply adding one more prop to help us. You will still get all the benefits of traditional yoga classes including a good stretch and a general sense of well-being. Samantha Benson is a 200 RYT…

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March 2020

Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

We live in a busy world. We are often consumed by schedules and to-do lists that don’t make time for self-connection. Mindfulness practices have been shown to reduce stress, improve physical and mental health and brighten our overall outlook on life. Chelsea Hoagland, a licensed clinical social worker from Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists will speak on the powerful effects of incorporating mindfulness into your daily life.  

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Census Data for Grant Writers and Business Owners

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

Census data can provide a wealth of information for the non-profit and private sector, allowing you to target your marketing campaigns or reach-out to your core demographic to promote your services.  David Kraiker, from the U.S. Census Bureau's Data Dissemination and Training Branch, will demonstrate how you can use free census data and online tools to get demographic and economic data for grant writing and business plans. Whether you want statistics about your target market or are writing an assessment…

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Publishing Your Genealogy for Amateurs

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

A popular way to memorialize and share genealogical research is through publishing.  However, the road to publication can be confusing and daunting.  Please join us as Lew Mexler, Caryn Alter, and Stephen Cohen, discuss their experiences regarding publishing genealogical research and stories.  Lew Mexler will focus on his father-in-law's memoir and his collaboration with academic colleagues while Caryn and Stephen will discuss their genealogy workbook titled What’s in a Name? A Young Person’s Jewish Genealogy Workbook, which serves as a wonderful…

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Activate and Communicate

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

Learn and practice how to use mindfulness techniques to improve your communication skills both in and outside of the workplace. Discover all the tools available to improve your communication skills and get tips on how to lead effectively by mastering the choices you have to deliver your message and, more importantly, hear the messages of others. Nonprofit Consultants, Strategists, and Authors, Grace-Anne Alfiero, MFA, and Danielle Rottenberg, M.Ed. will provide the audience with hands-on experiential methods, videos and role-play activities…

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April 2020

Introduction to Proposal Writing

April 1 @ 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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Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This introductory class will provide you with an overview of the basics of writing a grant proposal for foundation funding. It will include: The basic elements of a grant proposal The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no  

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Planning for College

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

Proper planning for a child’s education is a critical part of financial well-being.  With the rising cost of education and the burden of student loans, it is as important as ever to prepare financially for your child's higher education.  Please join us as Britney Enelow, Financial Advisor from the Credit Union of New Jersey discusses: Understanding college costs Funding college Financial aid Options for decreasing costs  

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Searching Your Irish Roots

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

All genealogy research requires special attention to the ethnicity of those individuals you are investigating.  Learning the idiosyncrasies of the language, customs, and record keeping practices of specific nationalities can help assist you in your research.  Casey Zahn will explore how to research your Irish ancestors by highlighting a vast array of resources and strategies, both in the United States and overseas.  

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Become A Commercial Drone Pilot

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Drones are now essential tools in search and rescue, agriculture, construction, property management, infrastructure inspection, mass transit, public safety, research, environmental protection, port operations, healthcare and much more.   Major business titans like UPS, Google, Walmart, Amazon, Merck, Uber and others have aggressive plans to integrate drones into their operations in the very near future.  Likewise, governments throughout the world are beginning to do the same. Join Beverlyn Grissom, transportation lawyer and FAA Certified Remote Pilot, for a 45-minute workshop on…

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