Genealogy @ Your Library: Cemeteries and Census

Census and cemetery records are two of the most common resources for finding genealogy information and can be accessed through your own computer.  However, knowing what you are looking for and how to use these records to full advantage is key.  Join Barbara Snow of the Washtenaw County Genealogical Society as she shows tips and tricks for getting the most out of your genealogy research.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Cottage Food Industry Workshop

This program is designed for those already with a cottage food business or for those who wish to start your own food business in your kitchen.
Key concepts include:

  • Check list for starting your food business
  • Product and production information
  • Labeling requirements
  • Selling to the public
  • Licensing requirements kitchen safety and requirements, packaging requirements
  • Business start up issues like organization, marketing, social media and financing.

Sponsored by SCORE-a volunteer non-profit that provides free business counseling, mentoring resources, and support at any business life cycle stage.

No registration is needed. 

Upcoming sessions

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Learn to create a spreadsheet with Microsoft Excel 2013.

Registration required. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00-11:30 AM.

Genealogy 101

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Have you always wanted to look for your ancestor's but didn't know where to start?  Join us on Wednesday, July 20 from 10:00 am until noon for a beginner’s look at how to use census, birth, marriage, and death records to start your family research. 

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Grow Your Business With Reference USA

Dan Erker of Reference USA will show how to use this powerful tool in practical business settings. Along the way we'll look at how to access the database, how to create searches, how to manage the results as well as exploring all of the features that make Reference USA a unique tool for business research.

Join us on Thursday, January 14 from 11:00-12:00 PM for this interactive program. No registration required.

 

 

Nonfiction Book Group January 2016

Yes please by Amy Poehler - Amy Poehler's hilarious and candid book is a collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haikus from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers.  It offers Amy's thoughts on everything from her "too safe" childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and "the biz," the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a "face for wigs." Yes Please is chock-full of words and wisdom to live by.  Join us on Saturday, January 16 at 10 AM

Nonfiction Book Group December 2015

Cod : a biography of the fish that changed the world by Mark Kurlansky

Cod spans a thousand years and four continents. From the Vikings, who pursued the codfish across the Atlantic, and the enigmatic Basques, who first commercialized it in medieval times, to Bartholomew Gosnold, who named Cape Cod in 1602, and Clarence Birdseye, who founded an industry on frozen cod in the 1930s, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs, and of course the fishermen, whose lives have interwoven with this prolific fish.  And he brings to life the cod itself: its personality, habits, extended family, and ultimately the tragedy of how the most profitable fish in history is today faced with extinction.  Join us on Saturday, December 19 at 10 AM.  

Nonfiction Book Group November 2015

Cubed: a secret history of the workplace by Nikil Saval

How did we get from Scrooge’s office to “Office Space”? From bookkeepers in dark counting houses to freelancers in bright cafes?  What would the world be like without the vertical file cabinet? What would the world be like without the office at all? In Cubed, Nikil Saval chronicles the evolution of the office in a fascinating, often funny, and sometimes disturbing anatomy of the white-collar world and how it came to be the way it is. Cubed is an all-encompassing investigation into the way we work, why we do it the way we do (and often don’t like it), and how we might do better.  Join us on Saturday, November 21 at 10 AM.

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