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Money Smart Week 2016 Logo

Money Smart Week is a national public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. It is now a nationwide event with libraries and other institutions throughout the country offering programs to help improve financial literacy. To celebrate, we are offering the following events:

Identity Theft
Monday, April 18, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Learn how to prevent being a victim as well as the steps to follow if someone steals your identity.  Glenn Clark from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and Colleen Godfrey, a consumer education specialist, from the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union will present. Please register here or call 586-574-4564.

Power Over Debt
Tuesday, April 26, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

This workshop will highlight ways to avoid debt and build a more secure future.  Discussions include understanding and improving your credit report and score, as well as steps to tackling debt through identifying spending habits and budgeting.  Colleen Godfrey from the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union will present. Please register here or call 586-574-4564.

Apr 182015

MSW.2015Money Smart Week @ Your Library is a national initiative between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank to provide financial literacy programming at libraries across the country.

The Warren Public Library is proud to several events this week for both adults and children to help you keep your ledgers in the black and your pockets filled with green!

For Adults:

  • Monday, April 20, 6 pm,  Civic Center Library
    • Find Work You Love: Five Ways to Transition from an Ordinary Job to an Extraordinary Career with Career Coach Julie Carr – Frustrated with your job? Then this workshop is for you! Turn your job into a rewarding career with these helpful tips and strategies. To register, call 586.574.4564.
  • Monday, April 20, 6:30 pm,  Arthur Miller Branch Library
    • Family Financial Planning – This is a seminar on general financial planning for you and your family. A representative from Hantz Group will cover various topics relating to budgeting, debt management, mortgages, college financing, and more. There will be a session for kids too! To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 6 pm,  Civic Center Library
    • Marriage & Money with Heidi McCarroll of Primerica – This session is aimed at giving married couples a no-nonsense approach to setting and achieving financial goals. You will learn strategies to set sort and long-term goals how to build a budget. To register, call 586.574.4564.

For Children:

  • Money Smart Week Storytime – At these story time sessions children will learn about money, listen to a story, and make a craft. Each child who attends will receive a free book, “The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense“.
    • Civic Center Library: Saturday, April 18, at 2 pm. To register, call  586-751-0770.
    • Miller Branch Library: Monday, April 20, at 6:30 pm. To register, call 586-751-5377.
    • Burnette Branch Library: Saturday, April 25, at 11 am. To register, call  586-758-2115.