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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

January 2018

Time and Your Bottom Line

January 30, 2018 @ 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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January is National Get Organized Month and what better way to start than by creating an efficient and effective work space.  Barbara Berman, a certified professional organizer for over 10 years, has developed strategies to optimize both your time and physical environment to increase productivity.  She will share with you 9 quick solutions to get more done every day.  In this session you will learn: How to establish your own goal(s) so that you can stay focused on what you…

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NJSL Presents Career Connections – Master the Art of Networking

January 31, 2018 @ 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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February 2018

Crafting Circle

February 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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 Americans before the New Jersey Supreme Court, 1704-1840

February 21, 2018 @ 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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Please join the New Jersey State Library in celebrating African American History Month by exploring the structure and jurisdiction of New Jersey Supreme Court, focusing on how it factored in the standing of African Americans before the court.   Vivian Thiele, Archivist and Database Developer at the New Jersey State Archives, will present selected civil and criminal cases as examples of how enslaved and free blacks appeared before the court.  Particular attention will be paid to pleadings which are of special interest…

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Career Connections Presents – The Right Career for You

February 23, 2018 @ 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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Career Connections - The Right Career for You

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Introduction to Proposal Writing

February 27, 2018 @ 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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March 2018

Genealogical Research Stories: Women of New Jersey

March 13, 2018 @ 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 Women’s History Month, come hear some Genealogy Research Stories pulled from New Jersey’s genealogical records collections!  Join Regina Fitzpatrick, the New Jersey State Library’s Genealogy Librarian, in exploring stories of some remarkable women who lived here in New Jersey.  Time will be left at the end of the program so that others can share their own stories of remarkable women in their family tree!  

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Crafting Circle

March 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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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Money Smart for Older Adults

March 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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Elder financial abuse is a common and costly problem.  Conservative estimates suggest that elder financial abuse results in at least $2.9 billion a year.*  Elder financial exploitation can result in the loss of the ability to live independently.  It can also result in a decline in health, broken trust, and fractured families.  Money Smart for Older Adults is designed to provide you with information and tips to help prevent common frauds, scams and other types of elder financial exploitation. *MetLife…

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Career Connections Presents – Volunteering: A Doorway to Employment

March 28, 2018 @ 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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April 2018

First-Time Homebuyer Information Session

April 4, 2018 @ 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 looking to move out of a rental property and finally own your first home, but don't know where to start or how to pay for it?  We know that saving for a home purchase can be difficult.  Accumulating the funds for a down payment and closing costs can be a common barrier for potential homeowners.  Please join us as the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency will discuss different options available for first-time homebuyers, including their Smart Start program.  

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Career Connections Presents – Mock Interviews

April 13, 2018 @ 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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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 15 minutes and you…

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Preserving Family Photographs

April 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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Since the introduction of photographic portrait studios in 1840, photographs have been among the most treasured of family records but, while most are long-lasting when stored optimally in archives, in the home environment, they are all too often prone to fading and discoloration.  In this slide lecture, Gary Saretzky, Archivist at the Monmouth County Archives, will provide guidance on how the life of family photographs can be extended so that they can be passed down to future generations.  The lecture…

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Crafting Circle

April 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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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Psychology of Spending

April 23, 2018 @ 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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Please join us as we kick off Money Smart Week, a week dedicated to expanding financial literacy through a wide variety of educational and informational programming across the country.  Our first program of the week comes from the Credit Union of New Jersey.  We all spend money on a variety of things, but there may be more to our spending patterns that we know.  Questions the CUNJ will answer include: What impacts your spending choices? Why we buy what we…

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An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest

April 24, 2018 @ 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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Please join us for the second of three programs in celebration of MoneySmart Week.  "An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest," presented by the NJ Bureau of Securities, will help you as you navigate the maze that is investing.  This presentation will provide information on the work of the state securities regulator, the Bureau, discuss the red flags of investment fraud and ways that investors can protect themselves from becoming fraud victims.  

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Business Registration & Reporting Business Income

April 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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As we continue to celebrate Money Smart Week, the New Jersey Department of Taxation, through their Taxation University, will be presenting their Business Registration and Reporting Business Income program at the NJSL. This course will teach you about: Different business structures Registering a business in New Jersey Legal entity vs. individual structured business registration How to report your New Jersey business income  

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May 2018

Sources and Strategies for Discovering Immigrant Origins

May 4, 2018 @ 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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For many genealogists, tracing the origins of immigrant ancestors can be a difficult task and leave on discouraged.  Melissa Johnson, a Certified Genealogist, will help unlock the mysteries of searching for immigrant ancestors.  Learn about various records and strategies to help discover the origins of immigrants who came to the United States during various time periods. This lecture will cover immigration, naturalization, and alien records, as well as other record sets and strategies for studying groups to identify immigrant origins.…

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The Financial Side of College Graduation

May 15, 2018 @ 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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Successful Gardening

May 16, 2018 @ 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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It's spring and your fancy turns to gardens!  Dreaming of creating a green oasis, or just want to spruce up your outdoor space?  Join Nora Sirbaugh, a Rutgers Master Gardener in Mercer County since 2000, to learn how to improve the odds of having a rewarding garden in 2018. The talk will touch on the importance of soil, compost and fertilizing along with plant placement. There is also a small segment on the gardening tools to use. Be sure you…

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Crafting Circle

May 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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 – Path to Employment

May 31, 2018 @ 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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June 2018

Grant Proposal Writing for Libraries – Registration Closed

June 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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 looking to learn more about the grant writing process?  During this class, we will present a general overview of the proposal writing process including: the basic components of a grant proposal some dos and don’ts when submitting a grant proposal how proposal writing fits into the total grant funding process what to do when you receive a decision, whether yes or no Additionally, we will take a closer look at how to apply…

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Digital Storytelling for the Non-Profit Sector

June 14, 2018 @ 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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  One of the most important aspects of any non-profit is being able to reach crucial stakeholders while also leaving a lasting impression that succinctly communicates the goals of that organization.  A unique and powerful tool that can help your non-profit standout and provide an edge in the digital environment is digital storytelling.  Please join us as Grace-Anne Alfiero, an expert in the field of non-profit consulting and self-advocacy for marginalized populations, discusses the basics of digital storytelling and how…

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Crafting Circle

June 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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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Slavery and Emancipation Laws in 19th Century New Jersey

June 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Come celebrate Juneteenth, marking the official end of slavery in the United States, at the New Jersey State Library with a lecture on Slavery in 19th Century New Jersey.   We’ll be discussing slavery and slavery laws in New Jersey in the 19th Century (1800’s).  The class is designed to provide historical context and background information for those working on genealogical research during this time period.  

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Washington Crossing Historic Park Talk

June 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

With the approach of summer and June being Great Outdoors Month, what better way to celebrate the warm weather and Great Outdoors Month than by highlighting a local attraction that is sure to provide a variety of fun filled activities as well as important historical significance to our area.  Please join us as Maggie Wallner, Environmental Education Special for the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,  gives us a presentation on all that Washington Crossing Historic Park has to…

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Career Connections Presents – Top Notch Resumes 1: The Basics

June 27, 2018 @ 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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July 2018

Start, Manage, and Grow your Business with ReferenceUSA

July 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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Join us to hear Thomas Pridell from InfoGroup discuss how ReferenceUSA can help you target new customers, research competitors, and gain competitive advantage by leveraging targeted information to cultivate your business growth.  Catered to the business community, this program teaches business owners how to identify their vertical market & generate sales leads based on what community is most likely to buy their products and services.  Other concepts are taught through the database like competitive analysis, market research, and varying outreach methods to…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Ancestry.com Account

July 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Have you always wanted to know how to use some of the useful features in your Ancestry.com account?  Please join us as Lew Meixler, chair of the Mercer County Jewish Genealogy Society at Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor will delve into how to create family trees, correct records, link to primary documents, and add more information about your ancestors to share with others.  

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Crafting Circle

July 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

July 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

We often associate healthy living with proper diet and regular exercise to ensure that our physical body is healthy.   However, we often forget that our brain is just as important and maintaining cognitively healthy can be just as difficult.  While we would all like to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is often very difficult to make time to ensure that we eat properly and exercise regularly.  However, the Alzheimer's Association is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to optimize their…

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Career Connections Presents – Top Notch Resumes 2

July 25, 2018 @ 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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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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August 2018

How to Sleep Like a Baby

August 14, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

We all know that getting deep and restful sleep contributes significantly to our health and energy during the day.  However, many of us struggle to get enough sleep on a daily basis.  Please join us as Dr. Subooha Zafar, MD, a sleep medicine specialist from Capital Health, will explore how to get good sleep and what makes it go bad.   She will also discuss what to do to get your sleep pattern back on track.  

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Crafting Circle

August 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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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Introduction to Proposal Writing

August 21, 2018 @ 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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Career Connections Presents – LinkedIn 101

August 22, 2018 @ 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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Career Connections - LinkedIn 101

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Records at the Camden Historical Society

August 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Historical societies provide a wealth of information related to local histories as well as the families associated with those locales.  These often overlooked and underappreciated institutions hold valuable resources that are sometimes found nowhere else.  Please join us as Bonny Beth Elwell, , Library Director of the Camden County Historical Society, discusses the genealogical resources available in the CCHS archives, including city directories, cemetery records, naturalization records, newspapers, photographs, family files, Family Bibles, yearbooks, and other documents.    

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September 2018

Financial Aid Information Session

September 11, 2018 @ 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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Paying for college can be a complex and confusing process, from finding scholarships, to applying for financial aid, to determining which student loans are the best fit.  Sharon Austin from The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority will help to clear the confusion through their Financial Aid Information Session.  This session will provide useful information on all of the Federal and State grants, scholarships and loan programs available through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Key information and requirements…

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Introduction to Fundraising Planning

September 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support Diversifying your organization's fundraising base Creating a plan of action  

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Home Buying

September 19, 2018 @ 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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Crafting Circle

September 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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

September 26, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

Resolving Conflict in the Workplace

October 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

The workplace can be a very stressful environment, especially if there is conflict between co-workers.  Conflict and tension can create a toxic environment where employees feel unsafe, agitated, and powerless which can have a drastic impact on productivity and resources.   However, there are many tools and techniques we can use and implement to reduce the likelihood of conflict between co-workers as well as strategies to help diffuse tense and escalating situations.  The interactive session is designed for those who wish to…

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Retirement Planning

October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

The notion of retirement often conjures images of relaxation, joyfulness, and engaging in activities we love, but quite the opposite can occur while trying to figure out how to plan for retirement.  Ensuring that we have enough tucked away to financially support us after we retirement can be daunting and a major source of stress and anxiety.  To help us ease through this transition and plan for a financially stable future, Arlene Ferris-Waks,  Director of Complaints and Investor Outreach for…

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Some New, Free and Exciting Genealogy Websites

October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

The internet has made many things in our lives easier, including genealogy research.  As a result, there are many electronic resources out there for any caliber of genealogist.  Lew Meixler, Chair of the Mercer County Jewish Genealogy Society at Beth El Synagogue will present on a wide variety of online genealogical sites, both popular and hidden gems.  While many of the sites are free, he will cover some fee sites.  The talk will provide examples of how using a number…

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Documenting Your Past with iBiographer

October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Genealogy is an ongoing process that requires time and dedication.  While we may feel a sense of relief after hunting down elusive documents or references, we often forget that we still need to compile this information in a way that is easy to share with others as well as survive the test of time.  Determining how to organize your research, whether for publication or personal use, as well as how to store your information can be a hassle.  Please join…

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Crafting Circle

October 26, 2018 @ 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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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 – Acing the Job Interview 1

October 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

You put in hard work searching for jobs, applying to as many as you could, and you finally got an interview!  Now what?  How do you make sure that you ace the interview and land the job you have worked so hard to get?  Career Connections Presents - Acing the Job Interview 1 can help you prepare for the last crucial step in securing that job.  This first of two sessions will cover the different types of interviews you may…

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November 2018

Take the Wheel – Tips for Buying a Car

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

The car-buying experience can be very stressful, especially as salespeople try to pressure you into buying a car immediately or perhaps a car that you do not like.  Learning the in-and-outs of negotiating and buying a car takes time and practice, time that many of us don't have to spend.  It can also be difficult determining how a person can afford when considering whether buying a new or used car or perhaps leasing a car.  Fear not, as the Credit…

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Crafting Circle

November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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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Introduction to Finding Grants

November 20, 2018 @ 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.

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Career Connections Presents – Acing the Job Interview 2

November 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

As a continuation of Career Connections Presents - Acing the Job Interview, this installment will delve deeper into tackling interview questions.  Participants will learn the benefits of participating in mock interviews, the S.H.A.R.P and S.O.A.R methods for answering questions, when to use each method, and other key points to remember during the interview.  

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December 2018

Exploring Languages with Pronunciator

December 7, 2018 @ 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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Introduction to Proposal Writing

December 11, 2018 @ 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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Career Connections Presents – Mock Interviews

December 19, 2018 @ 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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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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Crafting Circle

December 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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 2019

Managing Your Credit and Credit Reporting

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Creating and maintaining a healthy credit history can be difficult, but is necessary for many things in our lives, from getting personal loans, mortgages, car loans, or obtaining a credit card.  Please join us as the CUNJ and Experian will present on how to better understand credit reporting and provide general information about how you can manage your credit reports so that you can get the credit you need and want.  Specifically, it will touch on: How your data is…

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WEBINAR – Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in New Jersey

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Join the Federal Trade Commission on January 14 at 1:00 PM for “Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in New Jersey,” a free, one-hour webinar. You'll learn about: The top scams reported in New Jersey Tips to help people recognize and avoid scams Free resources you can use to help people in your communities protect their identity and report identity theft Speakers will include staff from the: Federal Trade Commission Office of the New Jersey Attorney General Better Business Bureau Serving…

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Effective Communication Strategies for Alzheimer’s

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.  As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies…

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Crafting Circle

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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NJSL Crafting Circle

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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Using the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for Genealogical Research

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

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the preeminent institutions for Holocaust-era research. Known worldwide as a museum, it is also invaluable to genealogists. This talk will cover strategies for using the Victims and Survivors database, the International Tracing Service Inventory Search, and the museum’s archival holdings (particularly those that are available online) of artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, and personal stories. Methods in which the print collection in Washington DC may be used will be described.  Finally,…

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Career Connections Presents – The Right Career for You

January 29 @ 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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Career Connections - The Right Career for You

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February 2019

From Dorothea Dix to the Post-War Era: Historic Reports of New Jersey’s Psychiatric Hospitals

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

New Jersey opened its first state hospital for those needing psychiatric care in 1848.  Known as the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum, this hospital was established in direct response to Dorothea Dix’s patient advocacy campaign and, as such, offered a revolutionary approach to patient care, one that emphasized holistic treatments and protected patient dignity.  Yet over the next century, these approaches would be challenged by changing social, political, and scientific norms.  The New Jersey State Library’s recently digitized collection of…

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Forging Effective Public / Private Partnerships through Corporate Day-of-Service Projects

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Successful, engaging community projects are often completely overlooked opportunities that can foster far more substantive relationships than any proposal ever can by offering a chance for executives to work side by side with youth and families in the communities that they serve … and ultimately become your organization’s ambassadors. Please join Leontyne Anglin and learn to develop a strategic plan to get your foot in the door, lead successful large-scale projects and potentially generate thousands of dollars in support. Leontyne…

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Crafting Circle

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
NJSL Crafting Circle

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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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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Crafting Circle

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm 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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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 off 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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Understanding Social Security

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

As people prepare for retirement, one of the biggest factors revolves around Social Security.  Popular questions include "How much will I get?", "Will it be enough?", and "Can I still work?".  Please join us as the Credit Union of New Jersey and Member Wealth Management unravel the intricacies of Social Security, including: Social Security Eligibility Filing for Benefits Benefits for Spouses Working after you begin collecting NOT A CREDIT UNION DEPOSIT; NOT NCUA INSURED; NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT…

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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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Grow Your Own Veggies

April 9 @ 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 joys of gardening is being able to grow your own food.  The spring is the perfect time to start making the necessary preparations to grow your favorite vegetables.  Please join us as Mike Gliddon, Rutgers Master Gardener in Mercer County for 9 years, introduces the benefits of vegetable gardening and  where to grow your vegetables, what to grow in this area and how to grow them. Brief details will be given on potential pests and diseases. Also…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 important 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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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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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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August 2019

Shining a Light on Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in all Levels of New Jersey Government

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Our tax dollars fund the State of New Jersey so it is important to ensure that our money is being spent properly.  Fraud, waste, and abuse cause unnecessary burdens to be placed on not only the taxpayer, but different branches, departments, and agencies.  In 2007, the Office of the State Comptroller was created to battle fraud, waste, and abuse through accountability, audits, and investigations.  It also provides an avenue for citizens and groups to report suspected abuse, fraud, or waste…

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Introduction to Proposal Writing

August 13 @ 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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Time Management

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

Time always seems to be against us, yet there are many things we can do to manage our time to make the most out of it.  HESAA, the Higher Education Student Assistant Authority, will share helpful tips about time management everyone can use, regardless of their age.  While this course is designed to help student examine the habits of successful people and discuss how to most effectively manage their time, there are many takeaways for busy adults, including advice for…

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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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