Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

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

Upcoming Programs

View our March - April Calendar of Events Flyer

Tuesday, March 3rd: Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves

Former academic dean Rose A. Doherty discusses her book Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves, which examines how in 1911 Katharine Gibbs, a 46-year-old widow with no income, two sons to support, and only a high school education, founded a secretarial school that became the best in the world. An entrepreneur who educated women for business when they were not welcome, Gibbs gave women the skills needed to support themselves.

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Time: 6:00
Location: Commonwealth Salon

 

Tuesday, March 17th: Tech Tuesdays: Dash Hack Night – Learn to Code

Register for this Event

Dash is the easiest tool to learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Come meet and work alongside other hackers in the making as we navigate our way through fun online tutorials. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of front-end web development and will meet like-minded friends who are also new to code. You’ll also build something awesome along the way. This will be a casual, self-paced session.

Bring your laptop!

Presented by General Assembly.  Sponsored by Kirstein Business Library.

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

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Tuesday, March 26th: Getting Started in Business

This popular workshop provides a complete overview of business start-up and planning considerations, oriented to those planning a venture as well as existing small business owners. Topics include the entrepreneurial lifestyle, feasibility, business strategy, business plan preparation, marketing, financing, and additional resources.

To register, please call 617.287.7750 or visit our website at www.sbdc.umb.edu/training.

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

 

Tuesday, April 7th: Investing for Retirement

Firoza Panthaki and Kate Dumas, of the Boston Security Analysts Society, will cover the investment fundamentals of retirement. A review of the concepts supporting retirement savings, the types of retirement plan options, their relative advantages, and the assets that are commonly put to work in those plans. Strategies to encourage retirement savings, and a questions and answers session will conclude the presentation.

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Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

 

Thursday, April 9th: Budgeting Basics with Google Sheets

Learn how to keep an inventory of monthly expenses and budget for future goals using Google Sheets. Part of the Google Apps series. A Google account is required for all Google classes.

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

 

Tuesday, April 21st: Basics of Investing

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

 

Wednesday, April 22nd: Planning Your Dream Retirement

Eric Roberge a financial expert who has appeared in many major publications, such as the Boston Sunday Globe and the Huffington Post will lead a discussion on why the old model of retirement does not work for today’s retirees and explain a new strategy for the next stage of your life. You will learn:

  • How to create the ideal vision for your future
  • Why saving extra money may not provide the best chance at a successful retirement
  • The reason why you should pay close attention to your neighbors

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Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Abbey Room, McKim Building

 

Thursday, April 23rd: Credit Management

Did you know that poor credit is one of the main reasons business owners can’t grow their businesses and prospective homeowners can’t get a mortgage? It doesn’t have to be. Learn credit management tips, how you can request your credit score and the best ways to build or repair your credit. Hear from expert presenters and learn more about the various resources available to new and existing businesses. Presented by AccionUSA, Boston Impact Initiative and the City of Boston’s Office of Business Development.

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

 

Thursday, May 7th: Getting Started in Business

This popular workshop provides a complete overview of business start-up and planning considerations, oriented to those planning a venture as well as existing small business owners. Topics include the entrepreneurial lifestyle, feasibility, business strategy, business plan preparation, marketing, financing, and additional resources.

To register, please call 617.287.7750 or visit our website at www.sbdc.umb.edu/training.

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