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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

April 2019

Career Connections Presents – Top Notch Resumes 2

April 23 @ 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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Free

Career Connections Presents - Top Notch Resumes 1: The Basics focused on the 2 main types of resumes and what should be included on them.  In Top Notch Resumes 2, we delve deeper into maximizing our resumes and other supplemental material that accompany them.  Topics covered will include: Mining job postings/descriptions for important details Tailoring resumes to specific jobs Converting resumes from Chronological to Functional Cover letters  

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Crafting Circle

April 25 @ 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 note: because of a holiday on the third Friday, we are having the Crafting Circle on the fourth Thursday, April 25. In May, the date is again the third Friday. During this time, we have 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…

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May 2019

Diving Deeper into Genetic Genealogy

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

Genetic genealogy is becoming much more popular, allowing people to connect with unknown relatives and even becoming a tool for law enforcement to solve cold cases.  Please join us as professional genealogist Melissa Johnson dives deeper into genetic genealogy.  Learn more than the basics about DNA testing and how it can be useful to supplement the traditional paper trail for genealogical research.  Discover more about using the testing companies’ websites to analyze and compare test results, how to use third…

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WEBINAR – Understanding Your Pension Benefits for State Employees

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

The Division of Pension and Benefits has released a variety of informational webinars regarding retirement and pensions for state employees.  Whether you are a new hire or have been a member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) or the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) for a while, this class will give you a basic understanding of your pension benefits. Topics covered are enrollment criteria, membership tiers, the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS), beneficiary designation, group life insurance coverage,…

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Exploring Languages with Pronunciator

May 8 @ 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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In honor of Learn a Foreign Language Month, the NJSL will be offering an informational session on using Pronunciator.  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…

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WEBINAR – Retirement Planning for PERS and TPAF Members

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

The Division of Pension and Benefits has released a variety of informational webinars regarding retirement and pensions for state employees.  This is a live, interactive web presentation designed for members of the Public Employees' Retirement System or Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund who are planning to retire. This webinar takes a step-by-step approach to the retirement process and explains what happens after you submit your application. We explain your benefits, survivor options, group life insurance, loan repayment provisions, and the…

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Financial Side of College Graduation

May 14 @ 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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In November, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority presented a program on how to pay for college.  As graduation dates creep ever closer, HESAA is back to talk about what to expect financially after graduation.  The feelings of joy and accomplishment after graduation can quickly fade as the real world of financial obligations start to set in.  Samantha Benson, Training Administrator for HESAA, will cover topics such as credit scores, student loan repayment programs, aggregate loan limits, and the cost…

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Crafting Circle

May 17 @ 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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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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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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Crafting Circle

June 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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July 2019

Crafting Circle

July 19 @ 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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August 2019

Crafting Circle

August 16 @ 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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September 2019

Crafting Circle

September 20 @ 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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October 2019

Crafting Circle

October 18 @ 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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November 2019

Crafting Circle

November 15 @ 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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December 2019

Crafting Circle

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 15, 2020

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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January 2020

Crafting Circle

January 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 15, 2020

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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February 2020

Crafting Circle

February 21, 2020 @ 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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