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Money Smart Week®, Earth Day and Little Green Library

Ready to start making smart money decisions? Find out how during Money Smart Week® at Broward County Library. Celebrated this year from April 20-27, Money Smart Week® is an initiative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association.

Pink piggy bank with a pile of coins on the side.Money Smart Week® Events

April 20 – SCORE Workshop: Starting a Small Business, call 954-923-5022 for details, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
April 23 – Résumé Writing for Veterans: Turn your valuable skills into a job, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
April 23 – Mortgage Planning and Credit Presentation by Regents Bank, 2 to 3 p.m. Door prizes; adults, registration required: 954-262-5477, 2nd Floor, Room 2053, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
April 23 – Shari Olefson presents Financial Fresh Start: Your Five-Step Plan for Adapting and Prospering in the New Economy, 6 to 7 p.m., Main Library
April 24 – Identity Theft: City County Credit Union teaches you how to protect your vital information and what to do if your identity has been stolen, 2 to 3 p.m. Adults, registration required: 954-262-5477, 2nd Floor, Room 2053, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
April 23 – Afterschool S.T.E.M.: Money Smart Week! Make your own duct tape wallet and let the savings begin, ages 8-12, registration required: 954-262-5477, 1st floor, Program Room 1017, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center

Free Online Financial Webinars from Morningstar Investment Research Center

Attend free online financial webinars from Morningstar Investment Research Center this month in honor of Money Smart Week®. On Wednesday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m., Morningstar financial experts will discuss how to prepare your finances for life events ranging from college planning to retirement. The next webinar/teleconference will be held on Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m., and will focus on navigating the Morningstar database, using the portfolio analysis tools and more. More information on attending.

Online Courses in Finance, Money Management Available Free From Your Library

Savvy consumers can take free online courses in a range of financial subjects from Universal Class, a free, non-credit online learning portal that offers courses to anyone with a Broward County Library card. Classes include: Accounting and Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone; Budgeting and Saving 101; Credit Report Repair; Investing 101; Retirement Planning and more.

 Books and Resources on Money Management and Budgets:

Book Jacket for: Frequently asked questions about budgeting and money management Frequently Asked Questions About Budgeting and Money Management, by Matthew Monteverde (Teens)
Book Jacket for: The debt-free spending plan an amazingly simple way to take control of your finances once and for all. The Debt-Free Spending Plan, by JoAnneh Negler
Book Jacket for: The 250 personal finance questions you should ask in your 20s and 30s [electronic resource] The 250 Personal Finance Questions You Should Ask in Your 20s and 30s, by Debby Fowles (eBook)
Book Jacket for: 365 ways to live cheap your everyday guide to saving money / [electronic resource] : 365 Ways to Live Cheap: Your Everyday Guide to Saving Money, by Trent Hamm (eBook)
Book Jacket for: Your life, your money [videorecording] Your Life, Your Money (DVD)

Hands of different ethnicity holding up the earth.Make Living Green a Priority on Earth Day

The first Earth Day, which was celebrated on April 22 in 1970, is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement and developing worldwide awareness of the importance of people working together to preserve the Earth’s environment.

Working on doing your part to save energy on Earth Day? At your library, you can research ideas on recycling and saving electricity, water and fuel. Visit the library’s online research section and read the latest magazine and journal articles on conservation, or browse Broward County Library’s online catalog for books, DVDs, videos and more on how you can help.

Honoring Earth Day at Broward County Library -- Events for the Whole Family:

April 16 – Earth Day Celebration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest Library
April 22 – Earth Day Flea Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
April 22 – Super Monday Earth Day Celebration, all ages, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
April 22 – Earth Day Story Time, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library

Honor Earth Day with a Visit to Broward County Library’s Little Green Library

Little Green LibraryLooking for information on green building, energy-efficient technology, urban farming and other sustainable initiatives? Visit the Little Green Library and Environmental Learning Center, located at 1033 N.W. 6th St., Suite 102, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-712-7444, and get information on how to lead more efficient and self-sufficient lifestyle. Created through a cooperative initiative between the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Library, the Little Green Library will showcase a variety of green building techniques that can be practiced at home. As a special library focused entirely on residential green building and sustainable living, the Little Green Library provides limited library service including self check-out only. The library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Earth Day Books for All Ages:

Book Jacket for: Beyond Earth Day : fulfilling the promise Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise, by Gaylord Nelson
Book Jacket for: Celebrating earth day : a sourcebook of activities and experiments Celebrating Earth Day: A Sourcebook of Activities and Experiments, by Robert Gardner (Children)
Book Jacket for: Earth Day Earth Day, by Marc Tyler Nobleman (Children)
Book Jacket for: Earth Day : keeping our planet clean Earth Day: Keeping Our Planet Clean, by Elaine Landau (Children)
Book Jacket for: To save the earth : the American environmental movement To Save the Earth: The American Environmental Movement, by Jules Archer (Children)
Book Jacket for: The official Earth Day guide to planet repair The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair, by Denis Hayes