Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Lower Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617 536-5400, businessref@bpl.org

October KBLIC Program Highlights

Posted on October 4th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

batmanThis month we will be offering a variety of exciting programs.

  • October 6: Navigating Illustrator in the Exchange at 1 and 6
  • October 13: Garageband in the Exchange at 1 and 6 and Urban Beekeeping at 6 in Rabb Hall
  • October 20: Our Future with Bees at 6 in Rabb Hall
  • October 25: Starting a Specialty Food Business at 6 in the Commonwealth Salon
  • October 26: Writing Business Plans at 10:30 in the Community Learning Center
  • October 27: Create with Photoshop at 1 and 6 in the Exchange and History of Horror Films at 6 in Rabb Hall
  • October 28: Job Searching Online at 10 in the Community Learning Center

For more information, click here .  Please join us.

Boston Public Library Web Development Academy Started September 12

Posted on September 12th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

ryan-mitchell Ryan Mitchell, author of Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web and Instant Web Scraping with Java  is teaching basic web design from September 12 through November 7 in the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center’s training room, The Exchange. Twenty adults are learning how to create websites from scratch, using simple tools that are probably on their computers right now. Participants are learning about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; what they are, how they’re used, and how they work together to create every website on the Internet today. Along the way, students will work on projects of their choosing, and get expert help and advice, as well as help and feedback from other students.

 

New Arrivals at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Posted on August 27th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

The new books have arrived,

 

so please check them out.

September Programs

Posted on August 18th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

gekowWe have a great line-up of programs for September.  Gary Gekow, employment counselor,  returns on Tuesdays at 6 in the Exchange with the following programs: September 6: Interview Workshop,  September 13: Interview Workshop Part 2: Behavioral Interviewing, September 20: The Importance of LinkedIn, and September 27: Tell Me about Yourself.  On September 8, General Assembly returns with Digital Marketing Strategies at 6:30 in the Commonwealth Salon, and Thursday computer classes at 1 and 6 in the Exchange include Basics of 3D Printing, Navigating with Photoshop, and Create with Photoshop. SCORE small business mentors will be here on Saturday September 10 and Saturday September 24 from 1-4.  Registration is required for SCORE small business mentoring by calling 617 565-5591 or at https://scoreboston.org/KL .

Web Development Academy Orientation September 7

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

webdesignRyan Mitchell, author of Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web and Instant Web Scraping with Java will teach basic web design at the Boston Public Library from September 12 through November 7 in the Exchange at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. (excluding Columbus Day). An orientation session will be held on September 7 at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon. Attendance at the orientation is required to register for the course. Class size will be limited to 20.
The course will show attendees how to create websites from scratch, using simple tools that are probably on their computers right now. Participants will learn about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; what they are, how they’re used, and how they work together to create every website on the Internet today. Along the way, attendees will work on projects of their choosing, and get expert help and advice, as well as help and feedback from other students.

By the end of this eight-week course, attendees will have constructed an interactive website from the ground up, and have a solid foundation in web development that they can build upon to pursue a career or hobby in programming and web development.

Participants will need to have laptops that they can bring to class, and that they have access to outside of class in order to work on project assignments. They should anticipate spending 2-4 hours per week outside of class (6-8 hours per week, with classes) to be successful.

Although attendees aren’t expected to have any programming or web development experience, they should be proficient at using the Internet, both for browsing and looking up information. They should know how to create and save files and folders on a computer, install software, and use a text editor.
Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-development-academy-orient…