Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

Second Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142

Upcoming Programs

View our June – July Calendar of Events Flyer

 

Thursday, June 4th: Business Legal Clinic

Do you have questions about starting a business? Do you need assistance reviewing contracts? Do you have questions about hiring?

This clinic will provide an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an experienced business attorney who can help address your business concerns.

Space is limited, so please contact Sarah Gautier by Thursday, May 28, to schedule an appointment at 617.988.0605 or sgautier@lawyerscom.org

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Time: 6:30 – 8:30
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Tuesday, June 9th: How to Hire a Contractor

The Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation will present what you need to know before you hire a home improvement contractor. Topics include:
* Contractor registration requirement.
* Checking a contractor’s complaint history.
* What a home improvement contract must include.
* What to do when something goes wrong.
* Home Improvement Contractor Arbitration Program.
* State Guaranty Fund

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Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Tuesday, June 23rd: Johnson Building Renovation Public Roundtable: Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center and Retail Space

As the renovation of the Johnson building continues, the library will be holding a series of public roundtables to talk about the exciting new services becoming available for users. The Lower Level of the Johnson building houses the Kirstein Business Library, with business resources and programs for job-seekers, entrepreneurs and small-business start-ups. With a new design, the space will be expanded to become the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center. Join library staff and City of Boston representatives, innovators and residents to hear how the new space will encourage innovation, creation, learning, and experimentation in a collision of art, technology and business. Share your ideas on how to program this space in a way that allows for maximum community involvement.

In addition, hear about the process by which the library is selecting a partner for the retail space on the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets. What would you like to see in that space? What would you not like to see in that space? This space will be an integral part of the library, with transparent flow between spaces, rather than a business that is separate from the rest of the library.

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Abbey Room, Central Library

 

Tuesday, June 25: Take a Staycation

Take a Staycation – We’ll surf the web and find free/or nearly free things to do in Boston and beyond.

tech cenral

Time: 2:30-3:00
Location: Tech Classroom, McKim Building

 

Tuesday, July 7th: Writing a Business Plan

John Kogan, SCORE Boston Co-chair, and Mike Sandman, Certified SCORE Business Counselor will cover what it takes to be an entrepreneur and the structure and content of a business plan. We will also discuss the purpose and uses of a business plan and describe the process for building one. More than just listening, attendees will be given time to begin the outline of their business plan.

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Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon, Central Library

 

Tuesday, July 21st: Startup Tuesdays – Intro to the Boston Startup Community

An orientation for newcomers to the tech scene, with an overview of key events, people, companies, issues, and more.

general assembly

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Tuesday, August 18th: Startup Tuesdays – Web Development: Let’s Break it Down

An introduction to web development and programming.

general assembly

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Tuesday, September 15th: Startup Tuesdays – Intro to User Experience (UX) Design

A practical and simple introduction to UX, the human-computer interaction experience in the business context.

general assembly

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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