Posts by Sharon, Adult Librarian

Learn About Online Education Fraud

Come learn what role these for-profit education companies play in creating a potential financial disaster that may burden taxpayers for years to come. Robert MacArthur, author of Online Education Fraud: The Diary of a Short Seller, covers 15 years of corporate fraud in online education. He will discuss how the industry remained largely unregulated for years causing a potential burst of the student loan default bubble. He will be in Room B on our second floor on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 PM. No registration needed.
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Home-based Business Seminar

Many well-known corporations started out as home-based businesses – such as Apple, Hershey’s, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. In fact, more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of an owner's home. Join us on Wednesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about working out of your house, starting a home-based business and managing your business within the law. Presented by the Small Business Administration.
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Identity Theft

If you or someone you know has ever been a victim of identity theft, you realize how awful it can be. It can consume time and cost money to repair the damage. We're hosting a workshop on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. where you'll learn what identity theft is, how thieves get and use your personal information, how to protect yourself and what to do if you are a victim. Presented by Chris Dlugozima of GreenPath Debt Solutions.
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Job Search Success Strategies for Today's Workplace

Wednesday, September 10 at 7 PM The world of work has dramatically changed and the approach to managing careers needs to change as well. Do you know some of the most important success strategies needed to help you run a strong job search campaign? Are you aware of what you should be doing (and not doing) to help you enhance your job search results? Join us and gain answers and insights at this workshop.   Presented by Laura Powers, President of Powers Career Coaching, LLC.
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Fixing Credit Scores and Effective Home Financing

Want to repair your credit score? Need to know more about home financing? Looking to earn extra income? Learn little known strategies for repairing credit scores and effective home buying and financing. Brett Copeland will demonstrate effective ways to help you make one of the biggest financial decisions. He will also show how to earn sales income in the mortgage industry without a license.    
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Business Plan Writing

Need to learn how to write a business plan for your small business? This workshop on Tuesday June 17th  at 1:30 is presented by the Small Business Association together with the Women's Enterprise Development Center,  Inc.  Listen to Holly Perlowitz, CPA, Business Development Manager at Community Capital New York discuss the components of a well-written plan.
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Networking Your Way to a Job

Are you applying for jobs online but not getting much response? An overwhelming majority of jobs are found through networking. Attend this workshop on Wednesday, June 18 at 6 pm. Learn how to get started, and how to build, maintain and develop those contacts once they are made. Part of the Allstate Readiness Series, supported by a grant from The Allstate Foundation. 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM  Networking 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM  Presentation by Diane, Machado, career coach 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM  Networking
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Successful Interviewing: What You Need to Know

Do YOU really know what it takes to be a successful interviewee? Do you know all the do's and don'ts of interviews? If not, this seminar will teach you what you need to do in order to put your best foot forward towards getting that job. The workshop will guide you on what to wear, how to act, how to answer common questions and ultimately it will prepare you to give an excellent interview that will help you get the job. Please join us on Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Workshop led by Diane Machado, career counselor
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Join Job Club for Expert Job Seeking Advice

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? The White Plains Library Job Club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, until May 20th. No session on April 15. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you’re able. Part of the Allstate Readiness Series, supported by a grant from The
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Join Job Club for Expert Job Seeking Advice

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? The White Plains Library Job Club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, until December 10th. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Come Join the Job Club

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, from now until December 10th. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Meet Stephanie Evanovich, author of Big Girl Panties

Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. Interested in a sizzling hot beach book? Come and listen to Stephanie Evanovich speak about her debut novel. Big Girl Panties is a funny, clever, and well-paced read centered on a young widow who learns how to build a new life for herself. The author is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park, former actor, holder of a black belt in tae kwon do, avid sports fan and mother of two sons. Refreshments served. Raffle prizes.   Photo credit: Stephanie Evanovich by Ron Rinaldi
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Social Media and Your Job Search: Use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to Land Your Next Interview

Monday, June 17 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.   Social media has helped to create new and unique ways to search for a job. Come hear Bless Vaidian, career coach talk about how to use social media as an ally in your job search. There are many ways to use LinkedIn and other online profiles to find job listings, follow leads, connect with professionals in your industry and promote yourself that will help boost your career. Please come to this most informative workshop. No registration needed.   This program is funded by the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Promoting Your Personal "Brand"

On Monday, May 6 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., job seekers can learn how to set themselves apart from other candidates by promoting their personal brand. Use your resume, social media profile, elevator-pitch and other job search tools to stand out in a sea of job seekers. Determine what your personal brand is saying about you. Bless Vaidian, career coach, offers branding and career advice during this very informative workshop. Photo: Bless Vaidian, career coach
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How To Approach A Foundation: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded

Looking for assistance on how to approach a foundation for support? Come to the FREE fundraising workshop on Wednesday, April 10th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to learn how to get the grants you want. Pre-registration is required. Simply visit npccny.org/workshop.htm to register online. Discover how to communicate effectively with (prospective) funders to build nonprofit-philanthropic partnerships. Susan Shiroma, Senior Librarian of the Foundation Center, will provide hands-on exercises to help you learn important skills critical to raising money from foundations, and the key stages surrounding the grant proposal process. Opening remarks by Lily Lopez of Citi Community Development and Michael
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Seeking Work? Join the Job Club!

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new significant topic to the job seeker such as interview skills and social media. Get support, exchange ideas or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-11:30, from now until April 30. (No club February 12 or March 26.) Come to all sessions or come when you can. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Seeking Work? Join the Job Club!

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new significant topic to the job seeker such as interview skills and social media. Get support, exchange ideas or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-11:30, from now until April 30. (No club February 12 or March 26.) Come to all sessions or come when you can. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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How to Market Your Professional "Brand"

How do you separate yourself from the competition when seeking a job? Learn how to market your professional “brand” using your resume, social media and in-person opportunities. A must for new college graduates, career changers, or anyone looking to jump-start their job search in today’s job market. Come join us on Monday, October 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Bless Vaidian will review ten key points on successful personal branding. Qualified candidates are a product that employers seek. Job branding provides the opportunity to stand out in the crowd and separate yourself from the competition. Identify your uniqueness and develop
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Non-Profits: Find Funding

Join us Friday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. to learn searching strategies for the Foundation Center's foundation funding research tools. Jimmy Tom, director of the Foundation Center's New York Library, will conduct a training workshop on grant seeker research tools. Introduction to Finding Funders The first part of the workshop provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. Guide to Philanthropy In/Sight® The second session explores Philanthropy In/Sight®, an interactive mapping tool that can quickly
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