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Savvy Seniors: December 2015

Looking for information?  Gale Cengage Learning* databases provided by Canton Public Library include tools and special features to make information accessible in a variety of circumstances. When a document is opened the “Listen” feature icon is displayed and enables a user to hear the article/information read aloud. 

*Gale databases include: Academic OneFile,  InfoTrac, General Virtual Reference Center, and General OneFile.

Cartooning in the Digital Age

Cartooning in the Digital Age is a two-hour program by veteran cartoonist Bill Barnes (Unshelved, Not Invented Here).
The first part, The Basics of Cartooning, is a fast and fun workshop for middle schoolers through adult, covering every step in creating a comic strip: creating memorable characters, writing dialog, lettering, pencilling, inking, and coloring.
The second part, The Technology and Business of Cartooning, is oriented towards mature teens and adults. Bill demonstrates how to use computers to create and publish comic strips to the Internet, and how to make money doing it.
Join us on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30-8:30 for one or both parts of this smart and information workshop!

What We're Reading: September 2015

This month we're not reading, but watching.  Check out these films.

SuperMensch [videodisc]: the legend of Shep Gordon.  Recounts the career and times of talent manager and Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, told through interviews with Shep Gordon himself as well as Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Douglas, Anne Murray and many of his other clients and friends.  Mike Myers directed this film.

  

Birders [videodisc]: the Central Park effect.  A look at the vast variety of wild birds which can be found in Manhattan's Central Park and the birdwatchers who flock to the park to see them.


Donald Trump On Business

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is making history with his bid for the Republican nomination for president of the United States.  Although he is making political history right now, he's best known for his views on business and wealth.  Check out one of these titles for a uniquely Trump-ed up perspective.

Savvy Seniors: 80 Years of Social Security Act

On August 14, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. In addition to the program we now think of as Social Security, it included unemployment insurance, old-age assistance, aid to dependent children and grants to the states to provide various forms of medical care.

Savvy Seniors: July 2015

A recent publication from the Michigan Attorney General's office can help prevent consumer scam, particularly those targeting Michigan's older adults.   PROTECT YOURSELF, PROTECT YOUR FUTURE includes tips on protecting your personal information and reducing your exposure to identity theft, including directions for getting your name off unwanted telemarketing and junk mail lists and for exercising your right to receive free annual credit reports. The information and advice in this Guide is supplemented by other free publications of interest to consumers. You can view Michigan Senior Brigade's consumer alerts online by visiting their website, www.michigan.gov/ag or by calling the Consumer Protection Division, toll-free, at 1-877-765-8388.

Starfish Family Services: Babysitting Class - CANCELLED

Summer is here! Babysitting is an excellent way to spend your time and possibly make a few extra bucks in the process. On Saturday, July 11th from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM the staff from Starfish Family Services will teach young men and women from 6th-8th grade the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive training in first aid. This is an all day event, so don't forget to bring a sack lunch. Registration begins on June 15th.

Triple Crown Time


Congratulations to American Pharoah winner of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and the first since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Come on in and see our display dedicated to the eleven Triple Crown winners and the beautiful traditions of the three highly acclaimed races:  the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.  Also featured are materials available for check-out containing  awe-inspiring stories of horses like Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and many others that have had an impact on our nation

Your Credit Score and You

Your FICO score is 90% of a credit decision and can affect your ability to buy a home or be part of a new business venture.   In this program, the representatives from SCORE will teach you how to calculate your credit score and potentially fix it. They will also teach you the elements that make a good credit rating and how it affects your decisions and relates to business.

Join us on Monday, April 27 from 7:00-8:00 PM.  No registration required.

Social Networking for Small Businesses

Learn the basics and etiquette of social networking for your small business with SCORE. Content will include how to leverage social networks to help grow your business while reducing your marketing costs. Benefits, disadvantages and tricks of the major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) will be discussed.  

Join us on Monday, March 23 from 7:00-8:00 PM.  No registration required.

Business Research With Reference USA

Through a series of case studies, Rick White training expert at ReferenceUSA, will show how to use this powerful tool in practical business settings.  Along the way we’ll look how to access the database, how to create searches, how to manage the results as well as exploring all of the features that make ReferenceUSA a unique tool for business research.
Explore topics such as  
  • locating hard to find vendors, both locally and nationally
  • creating marketing lists 
  • understanding community demographics 
  • surveying locations for expansion 
  • conducting competitive analysis 

Join us on Monday, March 9 at 10:00-12:00 PM for this interactive program.  No registration required.  

Where's It Hanging? Keys to Selling More Art


'Where's It Hanging? Keys To Selling More Art' is a training session for artisans, creators, and handicrafters.  
The purpose of this program is to think about art in business terms and to market your creative works so you can sell them.  We will look at marketing art and engaging customers in a new and dynamic way!
 
Join us on Monday, March 30 from 7:00-8:00 PM as Steve Feinman, District Director for SCORE, provides insight and tips to the creative community so that your hard work and creativity can find a home.  

No registration required. 

How To Really Start Your Own Business

In this program presented by SCORE, you’ll find topics ranging from testing your business idea to creating a plan, structuring your company, and building a successful team. Use these tips and tactics to increase your knowledge of cash control, financial  management, funding a business, building business credit, and many other vital topics for new entrepreneurs.

Join us on Monday, January 12 from 7:00-8:30 PM. No registration required.

Vending Services for Canton Public Library

The Canton Public Library requests proposals from qualified vending firms for snack and beverage machines and services. Our current full-service Café will close on December 17, 2014. It is the library’s intention to provide three (3) vending machines in the newly renovated café area scheduled to open in February of 2015. See the attached Vending Café Request for Proposal document for full details.

Support Women's Small Business on November 5th

Support local women entrepreneurs by visiting to our 
Women's Small Business Expo on November 5th.  
Join us in the Community Room from 6:00-8:00 PM 
as many talented local women display their goods and
services and show the spirit of entrepreneurship and 
creativity.  No registration required.  

Franchising 101 With SCORE

Franchising is an alternative for would-be entrepreneurs who have little previous business experience but who want to dive into the world of business ownership.  However, is it the right choice for you?  Join us on Monday, October 6 from 7:00-8:30 PM as the business experts from SCORE talk about the details of financing including choosing the right one, location and financing.  No registration required.  

Build Your Own Minecraft Server

At this program, brought to our library by Kidpreneur, kids aged 9-13 will learn how to build, maintain and update their own Minecraft server. They will focus on building a server by installing a GUI and configuring port forwarding on modem; learn administrator/OP commands like white list, banning users, giving items and more; updating the server and adding important plugins. No coding skill is required. All attendees must bring their own PC/Mac laptop and have an active Minecraft account. This program takes place on Saturday, July 12 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM. Registration for this program begins on May 29.   

Kidpreneur offers an environment for learning skills in coding, robotics, web design and more that is taught by top practitioners with real-world experience. By providing a space that encourages entrepreneurship, mentoring young thinkers, and collaboration, Kidpreneur cultivates a community of like-minded kids united by common goals, similar interests, and the occassional gaming challenges.

Loan Workshop for Small Business

Are you in need of a small business loan or line of credit? Then our workshop is for you! Learn directly from financial institutions and small business consultants about:
  • What is necessary to obtain financing
  • The key elements of a loan package
  • Options available for financing
Let us answer your questions and provide you with essential information to achieve your goal of starting a business or growing your existing business.

Join us on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM as Schoolcraft College Business Development Center and local lenders answer your questions and provide you with essential information. Please note: Registration is required through Schoolcraft College.

Business Research: Feasibility and Growth for Growing Businesses

Are you thinking of starting your own business and want to research your business idea? Are you a business owner who wants to benchmark your profit margin and other measures against similar size businesses in your industry? Do you want to know about market trends and opportunities to grow your sales?

Join us  here at CPL on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 PM, as Karen Bitterle of the Schoolcraft College Business Development Center highlights the best business research resources for small businesses. Please note: Registration is required through Schoolcraft College.