Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

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

Upcoming Programs

 

Tuesday, February 16th: Break into Tech: Join General Assembly for an Ask Us Anything-

Learn how you can make a successful transition to tech, presented by Leon Noel, Co-Founder & CEO, SocialSci.

general assembly

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

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Thursday, February 25th: Online Learning from Lynda.com

Learn about Lynda.com, a new resource for BPL cardholders. Lynda.com is a web-based video service that provides courses for learning the latest commercial software, business, creative skills, and more.

Lynda

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

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Tuesday, March 1st: Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop

This workshop provides nonprofits with an overview of issues related to nonprofit formation. Presented by Lawyers Clearinghouse.
LawyersClearinghouse

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Tuesday, March 15th: Break into Digital Marketing

Learn how people land jobs as digital marketers, walk away with practical tips on moving into digital marketing, and understand what it is like to be interviewed for the role, presented by Kara Hendrick, Digital Marketing Strategist at Velco and General Assembly

general assembly

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

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Thursday, March 31st: Grantseeking Basics

This introductory course provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.

foundation

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

 

Tuesday, April 5th: Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

The Internet can be an amazing resource for attracting customers, but how do you sort through the seemingly endless options to find the best ones to market your business? And how do you keep social media marketing from taking up every spare moment of your time? Join us for this free overview of social media marketing concepts, options, and strategies.

Comments from previous sessions included: “The speaker and presentation were terrific! I learned a lot.” and “This was really well presented and extremely useful information.”

This free workshop is co-sponsored by the Boston Chapter of SCORE and the Kirstein Business Library at the Boston Public Library. It is led by Susan LaPlante-Dube of Precision Marketing.

score

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

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Thursday, April 14th: Industry Research Sources

Need to research an industry or company? Learn about some of our favorite electronic resources for conducting business research.

tech cenral

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

 

Tuesday, April 26th: Money Smart Week: Investing Basics

Sean Fullerton and Jerry Holly of the Boston Securities Analyst Society explain how to develop a comprehensive investment plan and construct a diversified portfolio. Concepts include detailed budgeting, identifying investment goals & objectives, basic types of investments (cash, bonds, equities) and the implementation of an investment plan. A question and answer session follows.

For additional information contact the Kirstein Business Library at 617.859.2142 or businessref@bpl.org

invest

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

 

Wednesday, April 27th: Money Smart Week: Home Buying

Are you thinking about buying a home? Buying your first home can be a daunting task. Discover some resources and useful websites to help you understand the buying process. Presented by Betsey Lippmeier, the Curator of the Kirstein Business Library and a homeowner.

For additional information contact the Kirstein Business Library at 617.859.2142 or businessref@bpl.org.

home

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

 

Thursday, April 28th: Money Smart Week: Planning for Retirement

Money Smart Week: Planning for Retirement
Join Certified Financial Planner Jeanne Gibson Sullivan to learn about what you need to know to prepare for retirement. She will cover how much you need to have saved, where to put your savings/investments before retirement, which assets to tap first, when to take Social Security, and strategies for managing investments.

For additional information contact the Kirstein Business Library at 617.859.2142 or businessref@bpl.org.

retire

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