Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

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

Upcoming Programs

View our April – May  Calendar of Events Flyer


Tuesday, April 21st: Basics of Investing

Sofia Faruqi and Ariel Fromer Babcock, Charter Financial Analysts with the Boston Security Analysts will explain how to understand your own personal investment objectives and translate them into a portfolio of assets that will work for you. Common pitfalls in implementing an investment plan will be revealed.


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: Commonwealth Salon


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


Friday, April 24th: Mutual Fund Research

Conducting Mutual Fund Research with Morningstar. Get to know the Morningstar Investment Research Center online resource. Learn how to search for funds, conduct a screening, and download reports. Part of Money Smart Week.

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Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Tech Classroom, McKim Building


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


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


Tuesday, May 12th: Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop

All nonprofit start-ups are invited to attend this legal seminar led by two experienced nonprofit attorneys. In this session, we will provide information about the complicated process of formalizing a nonprofit in Massachusetts including: discussion on For-Profit or Not-for-Profit and what are the factors used to select an entity; state and federal filing requirements to form a nonprofit organization in MA and to obtain federal tax exempt status; and ongoing state and IRS reporting requirements and regulations to maintain nonprofit status.

Cosponsored by Goodwin Procter, Lawyers Clearinghouse, Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston / VLA, and BPL’s Kirstein Business Library.

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Time: 4:00-6:30p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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