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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 2019

Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery

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

In honor of African American History Month, please join us for as Dr. Judith Geisberg and Margaret Jerrido showcase a wonderful resource for tracking down ancestors who were slaves.  Before slavery came to an end, enslaved families were routinely separated when “owners” sold mothers away from children, husbands from wives, sisters away from brothers.  The heartbreak of these separations has lived on to their descendants, who today try to fill in their family trees.  For two years, Dr. Geisberg and…

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Career Connections Presents – Path to Employment

February 27 @ 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 struggling to find employment or tired of your current job?  Please join us for Career Connections Presents: Path to Employment to learn about the best practices for finding a job as well as some powerful resources from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce.  Topics we will cover include: Creating a job search plan Job searching Career Connections Jersey Job Club  

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March 2019

Finding Your Women Ancestors in New Jersey Records

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

Are you trying to research a female ancestor from New Jersey and don’t know where to start?  Regina Fitzpatrick, Genealogy Librarian at the New Jersey State Library will review how to find women in popular New Jersey genealogical collections.  Learn smart research strategies within individual collections and more about collections you may not have thought to check for your ancestor.  

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Legal Resources Available at the New Jersey State Library

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

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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Introduction to Finding Grants

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Are you new to the field of grant seeking?  Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory class.  This class will cover the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, and you will have an opportunity to do some hands-on funding research using the Foundation Directory Online Professional database. *Seating is limited to 16 participants.  Only register if you are able to attend*  

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Career Connections Presents – Top Notch Resumes 1: The Basics

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

Resumes are a critical part of getting a job.  Oftentimes, resumes, coupled with cover letters, are your introduction to a potential employer.  Resumes should communicate your skills, talents, abilities, and accomplishments while also making a strong and lasting impression on those reading your resume.  Please join us as we go over tips and tricks to strengthen your resume.  

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April 2019

Money Matters

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Money plays a critical role in our lives, from how we operate day-to-day to our long term financial goals, such as retirement, purchasing a car, or buying a house.  Educating ourselves on our money, especially spending and saving, are important for ensuring financial stability and becoming financially literate.  As such, the NJ State Library is proud to kick of this year's Money Smart Week with Money Matters from the FDIC.  The Money Matters module will show participants how to manage their…

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Small Business Administration Resources and Services

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Starting and maintaining a small business can be difficult without the right funding and help.  The Small Business Administration can provide small business owners with the tools and resources to help start and grow your business.  Please join us as Erika Pearson from the SBA will present resources and services the SBA has to offer new and existing entrepreneurs and small businesses. There are local resources available, for little or no charge, that offer training and counseling services developed to…

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Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers – Late Stage

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

People who suffer with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia require different care at different stages of the disease.  In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care-giving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease.  Please join us and the Alzheimer's Association for this program where you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.  

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Introduction to Proposal Writing

April 17 @ 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 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 to follow up whether the answer is yes or no  

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