Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

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

Upcoming Programs

View our June – August Calendar of Events Flyer

 

Tuesday, July 7th:  Grantspace.org

Learn how to find and use the resources available through Grantspace.org

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Time: 2:30-3:30
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: Intro to the Boston Startup Community

This summer the Boston Public Library will open its doors to General Assembly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We will host some of our most popular classes at the Central Library’s Commonwealth Salon – from Web Development to Digital Marketing – to give you the practical, hands-on training you need to pursue work you love.

Robby Bitting, Director of Marketing at MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition, gives an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting tech world in Boston. We will give you the inside scoop on key events and meetups to attend, people, companies, venture capital, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more.

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Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

 

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

This summer the Boston Public Library will open its doors to General Assembly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We will host some of our most popular classes at the Central Library’s Commonwealth Salon – from Web Development to Digital Marketing – to give you the practical, hands-on training you need to pursue work you love.

Thinking of learning to code, but getting lost in the alphabet soup (AJAX, PHP, CSS, etc)? Whether you’re interested in building your own web sites and applications, or looking to change careers, this class will introduce you to the world of web development (and programming in general). We’ll take a dive into specific programming languages, tools and real life examples. We’ll also discuss what you need to get started as a web developer, as well as how you can break into this dynamic field.

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Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

 

Tuesday, August 25th: Usings Screens in S&P Capital IQ

Learn how to screen companies, equities, and other entities using Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ. Screens can be used to identify companies or equities meeting particular criteria, or to identify startups.

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

 

Tuesday, September 15th: Lean Marketing for Startups and Small Business

This summer the Boston Public Library will open its doors to General Assembly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We will host some of our most popular classes at the Central Library’s Commonwealth Salon – from Web Development to Digital Marketing – to give you the practical, hands-on training you need to pursue work you love.

If you’re a startup or small business, you’re likely time-poor and resource constrained, so on top of growing your business and acquiring users and customers, how do you also market your company brilliantly?

If you want to reduce your marketing mistakes and increase your successes—this is the class for you. Packed with practical tips on how to fast track your business growth through proven lean marketing strategies, this session will help you get started on effectively getting the word out about your business.

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Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon