September 23, 2015 | welz
Cartooning in the Digital Age is a two-hour program by veteran cartoonist Bill Barnes (Unshelved, Not Invented Here).
The first part, The Basics of Cartooning, is a fast and fun workshop for middle schoolers through adult, covering every step in creating a comic strip: creating memorable characters, writing dialog, lettering, pencilling, inking, and coloring.
The second part, The Technology and Business of Cartooning, is oriented towards mature teens and adults. Bill demonstrates how to use computers to create and publish comic strips to the Internet, and how to make money doing it.
Join us on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30-8:30 for one or both parts of this smart and information workshop!
September 5, 2015 | madame librarian
This month we're not reading, but watching. Check out these films.
SuperMensch [videodisc]: the legend of Shep Gordon. Recounts the career and times of talent manager and Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, told through interviews with Shep Gordon himself as well as Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Douglas, Anne Murray and many of his other clients and friends. Mike Myers directed this film.
Birders [videodisc]: the Central Park effect. A look at the vast variety of wild birds which can be found in Manhattan's Central Park and the birdwatchers who flock to the park to see them.
August 20, 2015 | Blogbrarian
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is making history with his bid for the Republican nomination for president of the United States. Although he is making political history right now, he's best known for his views on business and wealth. Check out one of these titles for a uniquely Trump-ed up perspective.
August 14, 2015 | madame librarian
On August 14, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. In addition to the program we now think of as Social Security, it included unemployment insurance, old-age assistance, aid to dependent children and grants to the states to provide various forms of medical care.
June 11, 2015 | madame librarian
A recent publication from the Michigan Attorney General's office can help prevent consumer scam, particularly those targeting Michigan's older adults. PROTECT YOURSELF, PROTECT YOUR FUTURE includes tips on protecting your personal information and reducing your exposure to identity theft,
including directions for getting your name off unwanted telemarketing and junk mail lists and for exercising
your right to receive free annual credit reports. The information and advice in this Guide is supplemented by other free publications of interest to consumers.
You can view Michigan Senior Brigade's consumer alerts online by visiting their website, www.michigan.gov/ag or by calling the Consumer Protection Division, toll-free, at 1-877-765-8388.
March 17, 2015 | Blogbrarian
Your FICO score is 90% of a credit decision and can affect your ability to buy a home or be part of a new business venture. In this program, the representatives from SCORE will teach you how to calculate your credit score and potentially fix it. They will also teach you the elements that make a good credit rating and how it affects your decisions and relates to business.
February 9, 2015 | Blogbrarian
Learn the basics and etiquette of social networking for your small business with SCORE. Content will include how to leverage social networks to help grow your business while reducing your marketing costs. Benefits, disadvantages and tricks of the major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) will be discussed.