Money Smart Week: Illinois Offers College Savings Plans and I-Cash

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Andrew Hefferman from the Illinois State Treasurer's office will present information on college savings plans and I-Cash. Bright Start is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings program. It is similar to a 401k plan that helps families pay for college. You can receive state and federal tax benefits if you are an Illinois resident. There are no monthly or yearly requirements. Contribute when you can. https://www.brightstartsavings.com/doc/Bright_Start_Consumer_Brochure.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Civil War: Leslie Goddard portrays " Civil War Nurse Clara Barton"

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program presented by Leslie Goddard introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war’s front lines.

Want to learn more? "Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War" by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Celebrating Seniors: "Your Front Page" with Matt Baron

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Do you know someone about to reach a notable birthday, anniversary or other milestone event? Longtime journalist and publicist Matt Baron of Inside Edge PR shares the interviewing, story-telling and organizational insights that will help you create an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind keepsake: a personalized “front page” story about one special individual, complete with headline, photos and more.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Money Smart Week: Craft Supply Swap

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

If you like to knit, scrapbook, sew, or pursue some other craft, you probably have plenty of "leftovers." Why not trade those things you no longer use for "new to you" materials?

To celebrate Money Smart Week, crafters are invited to bring craft supplies in good condition to the Main Library Lobby on Saturday mornings, April 11 and 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Donors will receive a coupon good to redeem for "new to you" materials at the Craft Supply Swap on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space

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