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.
Register at http://bit.ly/1CxFc7D for this event, held in collaboration with the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.
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 wars front lines.
Want to learn more? "Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War" by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.
An opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.
Play your favorite board game with a twist. We'll modify this classic game to feature the faces of your favorite Doctor Who characters instead. Play against your friends and family to see who will become the champion in all of Who-verse. Registration necessary.
Learn the cutting edge strategies for getting a job today. Presenter: Mohammed Faheem of Business and Career Services, operator of the Illinois workNet Center in Northern Cook County.
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.
Get acquainted with Windows computers during this introductory class. Learn how to manage multiple windows, how to create and save documents, and how to navigate folders. This is the perfect class for beginners.
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to help you organize your life or gain a new job skill. To attend: must be familiar with basic computer functions.
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.