Library gets down to business this summer
GREENWICH — During the summer, Greenwich Library is most definitely in business with several programs designed to not only help people navigate the challenges of the market but find a job in it as well.
Free programs will run throughout July and August.
“For the summer we’re going to do a little focus on youth and teens and aren’t doing our usual resume building (workshops),” Business Librarian Michelle Martin said. “We are a little more relaxed. We don’t have any big shot programs but these are going to be very interesting and will help a lot of people.”
The library regularly runs business programs throughout the year focusing on four tracks: jobs and career, investing, small businesses and non-profits. Martin said a number of the programs come from patron suggestions.
People can register in advance at email@example.com.
On Tuesday afternoon, from 2 to 3 p.m. the library will offer a workshop led by Suzanne Cincotta, of Goodwill Career Centers, to help people develop their cover letter and references on their resumes.
On July 18, there will be a 6:30 p.m. workshop for teenagers in high school and college about making the social media service LinkedIn work to their advantage. Jennifer Gaie Hellum, a social media and personal branding consultant, will show attendees how to navigate the site, build a profile and use it to connect and network.
An advanced LinkedIn workshop for young adults will be held on Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Registration, using the Library’s online calendar, is suggested.
On July 19, the library will offer a session on new federal and state tax laws with a focus on the estate tax. That will be followed by a workshop on July 25 titled SCORE: The Art of the Lean Business Canvas, which is designed to show people how to test the ideas they have for their businesses.
Both programs will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. People can register for the SCORE event at www.fairfieldcounty.score.org.
Continuing into August, Howard Berman will talk about his book “The 29 Natural Laws of Sales” at the library on Aug. 8.
“This is a very experimental program,” Martin said. “We don’t usually focus on sales but why not? I know a lot of people in the library still check out sales books. We don’t have a lot of programs to support it and since this is the summer we can do edgier and more offbeat programs and see what the response is.”
The program will begin at 7 p.m. and Berman will have books for sale and signing afterward.
A networking workshop will be held on Aug. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. at which people will be able to learn how to utilize networking techniques to get their foot in the door of potential employers.
The library will also continue to focus on its business databases, as it does every month, with a session on ValueLine Aug. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Value Line Investment Survey is an independent investment research resource in global investment and trading markets which tracks approximately 1,700 publicly traded stocks in more than 99 industries. The database includes online access to the Value Line’s publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.
By going online to www.greenwichlibrary.org/enews people can sign up for the library’s monthly eNewsletter which will provide links to all the business events for the upcoming month.
Martin said business programming will rev up again in fall including an event with Stanley Litow from IBM on Sept. 27.