Blogbrarian's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/12 en-US Counseling With SCORE - CANCELLED http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/april-counseling-sessions-score-0 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" style="float:right;" />Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003769&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, April 10 from 6:00-9:00 PM</a> with a mentor from SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional.<br /><br />To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com). http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/april-counseling-sessions-score-0#comments Business Adults Seniors Business Resource Center SCORE Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 68113 at http://www.cantonpl.org Greetings and Invitations with MS Publisher http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/greetings-and-invitations-ms-publisher <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Publisher%20Invites.preview.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" />Looking for an easy but affordable way to create greetings or invitations to all your spring and summer functions (think graduations and showers)? Learn how MS Publisher can help you make them! We'll also talk about how you can use the Mail Merge function to print out personally addressed envelopes. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Word and Excel. <br /><br /> Join us in the I-Lab on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003768">Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM</a>. Registration required. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/greetings-and-invitations-ms-publisher#comments Adults Seniors Programs microsoft publisher Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 68123 at http://www.cantonpl.org Understanding Financial Statements http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/understanding-financial-statements-0 <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" style="float:right;" />If you are a small business owner or manager, financial statements can be a constant source of stress if you are not financially literate. Join us on<a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003770&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"> Monday April 7 from 7:00-8:00 PM</a> as we invite SCORE to explain what financial statements are, understand what they say and mean, and how to use them to start, manage, and grow your business. No registration required. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/understanding-financial-statements-0#comments Business Adults Seniors Programs Business Resource Center SCORE Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 68130 at http://www.cantonpl.org Beginning Excel 2010 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-1 <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/excel-guru-level-3-250x250_preview.thumbnail.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" />Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2010.<br /> Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.<br /> Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003735">Friday, March 7</a> from 10 to 11:30 AM http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-1#comments Programs Computer Classes Beginning Excel Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 67702 at http://www.cantonpl.org March Counseling Sessions with SCORE http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/march-counseling-sessions-score-0 <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" style="float:right;line-height:1.22;" height="200" width="175" /><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><div>Thinking about starting a small business but you're not </div><div>sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on </div><div>Thursday, <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003731&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">March 13 from 6:00-9:00 PM</a> with a mentor from </div><div>SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and </div><div>receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned </div><div>professional.</div><br /><div>To register for a session or for additional information, please </div><div>contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).</div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/march-counseling-sessions-score-0#comments Business Programs Business Resource Center SCORE Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 67705 at http://www.cantonpl.org How to Really Start Your Own Business http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/how-really-start-your-own-business <img style="float:right;line-height:1.22;" class="image image-preview selected" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" width="175" height="200" /><div>In this program presented by <a href="http://www.annarborscore.com/">SCORE</a>, you’ll find topics ranging <span style="line-height:1.22;">from testing your business idea to creating a plan, structuring </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">your company, and building a successful team. Use the tips and </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">tactics from to increase your knowledge of cash control, financial </span><span style="line-height:1.22;"> management, funding a business, building business credit, and </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">many other vital topics for new entrepreneurs. </span></div><br /><div><span style="line-height:1.22;">Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003719&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, March 3 from 7-8:30 PM</a>.  No registration required.</span><br /></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/how-really-start-your-own-business#comments Business Programs Business Resource Center SCORE Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:39:13 +0000 Blogbrarian 67704 at http://www.cantonpl.org Year 2013 Top Music CD Picks http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/year-2013-top-music-cd-picks <div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568156"><span class="jacket"></span>Bankrupt! [sound recording]</a> by Phoenix</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566692"><span class="jacket"></span>The beat [sound recording]</a> by Boney James</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575187"><span class="jacket"></span>Can't stop now [sound recording]</a> by Vincent Ingala</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568178"><span class="jacket"></span>Conversation [sound recording]</a> by David Benoit</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575168"><span class="jacket"></span>The Civil Wars [sound recording]</a></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1557466"><span class="jacket"></span>Night visions [sound recording]</a> by Imagine Dragons</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580137"><span class="jacket"></span>The Marshall Mathers LP 2 [sound recording]</a> by Eminem</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1565734"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565734.jpg" /></span>The next day [sound recording]</a> by David Bowie</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1577968"><span class="jacket"></span>Now, then &amp; forever [sound recording]</a> by Earth, Wind &amp; Fire</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1576644"><span class="jacket"></span>Paradise [sound recording]</a> by Lana del Rey</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562636"><span class="jacket"></span>Pitch perfect [sound recording]: original motion picture soundtrack</a></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568180"><span class="jacket"></span>Random access memories [sound recording]</a> by Daft Punk</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572812"><span class="jacket"></span>R.E.V.O. [sound recording]</a> by Walk Off the Earth</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1555049"><span class="jacket"></span>Searching for sugar man [sound recording]: original motion picture soundtrack</a> by Rodriguez</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569824"><span class="jacket"></span>Summer horns [sound recordings]</a> by Dave Koz and Friends</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1564756"><span class="jacket"></span>The 20/20 experience [sound recording]</a> by Justin Timberlake</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1565725"><span class="jacket"></span>Wheelhouse [sound recording]</a> by Brad Paisley</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1564775"><span class="jacket"></span>Whisper [sound recording]</a> by Marion Meadows</p> <br /></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/year-2013-top-music-cd-picks#comments Music/CDs May We Suggest music Staff Recommendations Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:56:32 +0000 Blogbrarian 67505 at http://www.cantonpl.org February Counseling Sessions with SCORE http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/february-counseling-sessions-score <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" style="float:right;" />Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003698&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, February 13</a> from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional.<br /><br />To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com). http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/february-counseling-sessions-score#comments Business SCORE small business Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 67277 at http://www.cantonpl.org Beginning Excel http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2 <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/excel-guru-level-3-250x250_preview.thumbnail.jpg" alt="" class="image image-thumbnail selected" width="100" height="100" style="float:right;" /><div>Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2010. </div><br /><div>Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.</div><br /><div>Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003642">Friday, January 10 from 10:00-11:30 AM</a>.</div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2#comments Adults Seniors Computer Classes Microsoft Excel Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 66879 at http://www.cantonpl.org Job Search Toolkit http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/job-search-toolkit Whether you are looking for a new job or considering changing careers, the library can help! In addition to the great internet resources listed here, the library has many books on <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/dresumes">resumes</a> and cover letters as well as <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/dEmployment+interviewing/demployment+interviewing/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&amp;FF=demployment+interviewing&amp;1%2C167%2C">interviewing tips</a>. <h3>Job Seeking</h3> <ul><li><a href="http://www.americasjobexchange.com/">America's Job Exchange</a></li> <li><a href="http://detroit.craigslist.org/jjj/">Craigslist</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.jobsfed.com/">Federal Jobs Digest</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.indeed.com/">Indeed</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.mlive.com/jobs/">MLive Jobs</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.oakgov.com/hr/jobs/Pages/default.aspx">Oakland County Jobs</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.mitalent.org/">Pure Michigan Talent Connect</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.simplyhired.com/">Simply Hired</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.snagajob.com/">Snagajob</a></li> <li><a href="https://secure.ewashtenaw.org/hrjobs/AppJobPostingList.do">Washtenaw County Jobs</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.co.wayne.mi.us/phr/employmentprocess.htm">Wayne County Jobs</a></li> </ul><h3>Resumes and Cover Letters</h3> <ul><li><a href="http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresumes/a/sampleresume2.htm">About Job Searching</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cover-letters.com/">Career Lab Cover Letter Library</a></li> <li><a href="http://mel.org/index.php?P=SPT--BrowseResources&amp;ParentId=717">MeL Jobs and Careers</a></li> <li><a href="http://rezscore.com/">RezScore</a></li> </ul><h3>Interviewing Skills</h3> <ul><li><a href="http://www.careeronestop.org/ResumesInterviews/ResumesInterviews.aspx">Career OneStop</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.jobbankusa.com/interview_questions_answers/">JobBank USA</a></li> <li><a href="http://0-www.learnatest.com.catalog.cantonpl.org/LEL/index.cfm/learningCenter/workplaceSkills/Job_Career_LEL">Learning Express Library</a></li> <li><a href="http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-preparation/jobs.aspx">Monster</a></li> </ul><h3>Computer Skills</h3> <ul><li><a href="http://www.gcflearnfree.org/">GCF Learn Free</a></li> <li><a href="http://0-www.learnatest.com.catalog.cantonpl.org/LEL/index.cfm/learningCenter/computerSkills">Learning Express Library</a></li> <li><a href="http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/">Microsoft Office Training</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.skyways.org/central/mouse/page1.html">Mouserobics</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ratatype.com/">Ratatype</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.typeonline.co.uk/lesson1.html">Learn to Type Online</a></li> </ul><h3>Careers and Salaries</h3> <ul><li><a href="http://www.bls.gov/">Bureau of Labor Statistics</a></li> <li><a href="http://0-jca.learnatest.com.catalog.cantonpl.org/lel/">Job and Career Accelerator</a> </li> <li><a href="http://www.milmi.org/">Michigan Labor Market Information</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bls.gov/ooh/">Occupational Outlook Handbook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.onetonline.org/">O*NET Online</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/">What Color is Your Parachute?</a></li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/job-search-toolkit#comments Jobs and Career Teens Adults Seniors interviewing jobs resumes Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:33:40 +0000 Blogbrarian 66615 at http://www.cantonpl.org November Counseling Sessions with SCORE http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/november-counseling-sessions-score <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" style="float:right;" />Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003569">Thursday, November 14 from 6:00-9:00 PM</a> with a mentor from SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional. To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com). http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/november-counseling-sessions-score#comments Business Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 66174 at http://www.cantonpl.org Credit Ratings with SCORE http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/personal-credit-and-ratings-score <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" style="float:right;" />If you are business owner, a credit score can affect the success of your business. Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003568">Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-7:30 PM</a> as we invite SCORE to explain how your personal credit score is calculated and how to improve it. Establishing credit for a business and how to get a business loan will also be covered. No registration required. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/personal-credit-and-ratings-score#comments Business Programs small business Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 66176 at http://www.cantonpl.org Financing Options For Your Small Business http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/financing-options-your-small-business <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" style="float:right;" />Together with SCORE, representatives from the <a href="http://www.miceed.org/">Michigan Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED)</a> and TCF Bank will offer insights into the requirements for various types of loans and alternate financing methods at this workshop. Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003528">Thursday, October 24 from 6:30-7:30 PM</a>. No registration required. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/financing-options-your-small-business#comments Business Programs Business Resource Center SCORE small business Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:01:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 65789 at http://www.cantonpl.org October Counseling Sessions With SCORE http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/october-counseling-sessions-score <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" style="float:right;" />Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003526">Thursday, October 10 from 6:00-9:00 PM</a> with a mentor from SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional.<br /><br /> To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com). http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/october-counseling-sessions-score#comments Business Business Resource Center SCORE small business Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 65788 at http://www.cantonpl.org Resume Workshop http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/resume-workshop <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/jobs_thumbnail.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" />Need help putting together a resume? Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003527">Saturday, October 12 from 1-2 PM</a> as Preston Banks of <a href="http://www.resumesolutionsllc.com/">Resume Solutions</a> gives tips and advice regarding creating the best resume possible. Registration required. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/resume-workshop#comments Jobs and Career Programs jobs Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 65808 at http://www.cantonpl.org