Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

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

Upcoming Programs

 

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

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Friday, September 18th: Job Searching Tools

Discover BPL databases and internet sites useful for job seekers.

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

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Tuesday, September 29th: Oxford Union Debate: Was the American Revolution Bad for Modern Business?

Boston Public Library, in association with the Oxford Business Alumni Network of Boston, will hold a debate in the style of the Oxford Union. Up for discussion in this session is the following motion: this house believes the American Revolution was bad for modern business. Moderated by the Oxford Union and including perspectives from across the business community, attendees are invited to add their voices to the discussion and enjoy a lively evening at the Boston Public Library. Moderator Anthony Goodman is an experienced advisor to c-suite executive teams and non-executive directors in the US and Europe, specializing in the alignment of leaders and organizations for effective corporate governance and improved relationships with stakeholders.

This program is presented as part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration. To see a full list of programs, visit www.bpl.org/revolution.

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Thursday, October 1st: Job Search with Linkedin

Discover the best way to use social networking in your job search.

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

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Tuesday, October 6th: 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: Commonwealth Salon

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Wednesday, October 21st: Budgeting 101

Hale Barnard Services presents two introductory workshops on the best strategies for budgeting and money management to accomplish your financial goals. Participants receive handouts and expense worksheets, and questions will be answered at the end of each session.

Time: 9:00 –10:30 a.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Wednesday, October 28th: Budgeting 101

Hale Barnard Services presents an introductory workshop on the best strategies for budgeting and money management to accomplish your financial goals. Participants receive handouts and expense worksheets, and questions will be answered at the end of each session.

Time: 9:00 –10:30 a.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

 


Thursday October 29th: Foundation Maps

Foundation Maps brings philanthropic data to life, making it easy to understand who is funding what and where around the world.

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