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Friday, April 3, 2009

Weathering the Storm

This difficult economic climate presents challenges for all of us. The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is offering a series of timely programs to help people in our community come together to learn more about what we can do to weather the crisis.

Thanks to the many organizations and individuals who have offered to present programs at no charge to the library!

Thursday, April 9th, 7 pm
Finding Balance in Your Budget
If you are trying to figure out how to manage with less, join Matt Calhoun of Edward P. Jones, who will talk about the basics of budgeting and the importance of managing credit and debt.

Monday, April 13, 6:30 pm
Career and Education
Decision-Making for Adults
Are you thinking about upgrading your skills to become more competitive in the employment market? Can you afford to continue your education? Join this interactive workshop for 15 people with Andrea Gould from VSAC, Career & Education Outreach Program
Pre-registration is required by calling 223-3338.

Thursday, April 16, 7 pm
Health Insurance Options
If you are concerned about how you will fund health insurance for yourself or your family, Peter Youngbear, Executive Director of the Peoples Health and Wellness Clinic will discuss health insurance options for Vermonters., as well as health services offered by the Clinic.

Thurs., April 23, 1:30 pm
How to Find a Job
Learn about finding a job from the experts. Sheldon Esch, Career Development Facilitator with the Vermont Dept of Labor Resource Center in Barre will talk about the many free job-hunting services you can get through the Center.

Thursday, April 30, 7 pm
Panel: What Makes a Job Applicant Stand Out?
Do you sometimes feel as though the job application you submitted disappeared into a black hole? Come to hear a panel of human resources experts talk about what makes a job application stand out from the crowd and land that all-important interview.
May 4, 7 pm
Saving Money on Transportation
Receive tips for saving money by walking, biking, driving and taking public transit with Becka Roolf, Going Green Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning & Design Expert.

Thursday, May 7, 7 pm
Programs and Services of the Small Business
Many successful small businesses have started up during a difficult economy. If having your own business is something that you’ve thought about, come to an introductory session of the Small Business Administration and learn about the many free services they offer to help you make your dream a reality.

Thursday, May 14, 7 pm
Caring for your Pets in Hard Times
In hard times, a pet can be an friend and an emotional support. But a beloved pet’s needs can also cause financial strain. Join Erika Bruner, DVM from Onion River Animal Hospital for a discussion on how to keep your pet healthy in difficult times.

Thursday, May 21, 7 pm
Credit Issues & How to Deal with Shortfalls
Are you feeling squeezed by outstanding debt? Join Wendy Rea, Barre Branch President at Merchants Bank for a discussion on how to handle credit issues and financial shortfalls.

Thursday, May 28, 7 pm
Investing in Uncertain Times
Market ups and downs making you nervous? Not really sure what to do? Tom Golonka, Managing Partner in Silverlake Wealth Management, will help you figure out how to balance your investments to meet your long-term goals in any market environment.

Program support by:
Edward P. Jones
Going Green
Green Mountain United Way
Merchants Bank
National Life Group
Onion River Animal Hospital
People’s Health and Wellness Clinic
Silverlake Wealth Management
Small Business Administration
Vermont Department of Labor

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