Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Exciting Events for Fall 2016!

After a fantastic Summer of reading that saw more people than ever participate in GDL's Summer Reading Challenge, it's now time to look to Fall and the fantastic programs planned for our community. As always, the Grand Blanc-McFarlen branch and the GDL Business Center will be bustling with activity and I want to highlight some of the upcoming FREE opportunities.

Genesee/ Shiawassee/Thumb MichiganWorks! Career Counseling

Join us for another counseling / career services workshop with our local Michigan Works office right here in the Grand Blanc library.  Be sure to bring your resume and look your best as Michigan Works is actively seeking to fill open positions in our area. Also bring your resume and interviewing questions, as staff will be on hand to help you through the application and interview process and explain what is most important to potential employers. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Arrive at 2 PM)
Registration available here via Genesee District Library calendar.

Fall Legal Series
 The Genesee County Bar Association's Speaker's Bureau has made available three practicing attorneys for our series coming in October and November. Focusing on Estate Planning & Trusts, Starting a Small Business, and Social Security, each session will include plentiful time for Q&A with the attorney after and during the presentation. These lawyers are here to help you navigate these complex issues, so please take advantage of this opportunity to gain insights from legal experts. each session will last approximately 1 hour. Register for each session by clicking on the topic(s) of your choice below.

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Attorney: Sherri Frame, JD, LLM
Location: Grand Blanc-McFarlen Branch (515 Perry Rd.)

Topic: Starting a Small Business
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Attorney: James Trembley, JD
Location: Grand Blanc-McFarlen Branch

Topic: Social Security
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Attorney: Brian Barkey, JD
Location: Grand Blanc-McFarlen Branch

Genealogy 101 Classes

I will again be offering Genealogy 101 this Fall here at the Grand Blanc branch, once each in October and November. This is an introductory class and every resource discussed is freely available. This class is a lot of fun and whether you're new to genealogy or been working your lineage for years, you'll enjoy this discussion-based workshop exploring genealogical resources. To register for either class (they are the same) click on the desired date below. Wifi will be available should you wish to explore the resources during the session, but bringing a PC or tablet is not required.
Genealogy 101:
Session A: Thursday, October 6, 2016: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Session B: Saturday, November 5, 2016: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

We hope to see you this Fall and, as always, please call us with questions about these or any other programs at Genesee District Library branches!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Upcoming Library Events!

Adult and Children's Programs

It may be cold outside, but Genesee District Library remains buzzing with activity during this Winter season. As always, our programs are always free, and additional details can be found on our Event Calendar where you can search by branch or by topic. To make a reservation for events below, click the corresponding hyperlink.

All events below take place at our Grand Blanc-McFarlen branch
515 Perry Road

TED Talk Showing - "Love, No Matter What," with discussion to follow
Thursday, February 4, 6:00PM - 7:30 PM
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Saturday, February 6, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Sponsored by Friends of the Library
Saturday, March 5, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Presented by: State of Michigan
Wednesday, March 9, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Free Career Assistance - Genesee/Shiawassee MichiganWorks
Thursday, March 10, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Genealogy 101 - Introduction to Genealogy Research
Saturday, March 12, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

 Join us for these exciting events and check back to our event calendar for additional library events or to make a reservation today!