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Winter Storytime

toddlerThe Erie County Public Library announces new Winter Storytime sessions at the branch libraries. The sessions will run from Feb.14 to March 31, 2016. The new sessions at the Iroquois, Lincoln Community Center and Millcreek branches will include a Toddler Storytime and a Preschool Storytime. The Edinboro branch will continue to offer a Family Storytime. All sessions are free and open to the public without registration.

Edinboro Branch
413 Plum St, Edinboro, PA 16412
(814)451-7081
Every Monday
Family Storytime 10 a.m.

Iroquois Branch
4212 Iroquois Ave, Erie PA 16511 (814)451-7082
Every Tuesday
Toddler 10 a.m.
Preschool 11 a.m.

Millcreek Branch
2088 Interchange Rd, Suite 280, Erie PA 16565
(814)451-7084
Every Wednesday
Toddler 10 a.m.
Preschool 11 a.m.

Lincoln Community Center Library
1255 Manchester Rd, Erie PA 16505
(814)451-7085
Every Thursday
Toddler 10 a.m.
Preschool 11 a.m.
The Toddler Storytimes are designed just for toddlers ages 18 months to 36 months. The program features interactive books, songs, fingerplays, crafts and games designed to reach this specific age groups abilities. Preschool Storytimes are designed for children ages 3 years to 5 years. Preschoolers will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and crafts that will spark their curiosity and inspire a love of learning. The Edinboro Family Storytime is for ages 0 to 5 years.

Please email library-childrens@eriecountypa.gov or call 451-6936 for more information.

Fiscal February

The Erie County Public Library in conjunction with the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) is offering Fiscal February, a selection of free financial lectures this February. The lectures will be offered at the Blasco Library and the four branch libraries.

SOFA is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide financial education across America, one community at a time. The members of SOFA are professionals in the financial, insurance and credit industries who use their credentials when they donate their time for the free financial programs.

Below are the programs which will be offered at ECPL outlets this February.

Getting Fiscally Fit: Advice on basic principles of cash management; roadblocks to financial success; accumulating wealth; the importance of having a financial blueprint; and locating and maximizing discretionary income.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 3
    11 a.m.
    Iroquois Branch
    4212 Iroquois Ave, Erie PA 16511 (814)451-7082
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3
    1 p.m.
    The Lincoln Community Center Library
    1255 Manchester Road, Erie PA 16505 (814)451-7085
  • Thursday,  Feb. 4
    11 a.m.
    Edinboro Branch
    413 Plum St., Edinboro, PA 16412
  • Thursday, Feb. 4
    1 p.m.
    Millcreek Branch
    2088 Interchange Rd, Suite 280, Erie, PA 16565

Retirement Planning Basics: An overview of the retirement planning process – a roadmap for success which includes: establishing retirement goals; estimating retirement income; tax advantaged savings vehicles; and investment considerations.

  • Thursday, Feb. 11
    11 a.m.
    Edinboro Branch
  • Thursday, Feb. 11
    1 p.m.
    The Blasco Library
    160 E. Front St., Erie, PA 16507

Solving the Retirement Puzzle: Designed for those looking towards retirement or those in retirement. This one hour presentation will cover: three major retirement risks; potential sources of income; transition from accumulation to distribution; the process of managing retirement income; and how to avoid running out of money.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 17
    11 a.m.
    Iroquois Branch
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17
    1 p.m.
    The Lincoln Community Center Library
  • Thursday, Feb. 18
    11 a.m.
    The Blasco Library
  • Thursday, Feb. 18
    1 p.m.
    Millcreek Branch

Please email library-reference@eriecountypa.gov or call 451-6927 for more information and to register. You may also register at your local branch.

 

hoopla

Library card holders can visit hoopladigital.com or download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. No waiting and hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.

Learning Express Database Updated

The GED test is brand new, effective January 2, 2014.  And, we have just the thing to help people who want to take the test.

Our Learning Express Library database was recently updated to version 3.0, which features the brand new GED test preparation.  The GED test now has a new format, different content, and it tests new skills. The test also is completely computerized.  No pencil and paper tests will be given now.

Learning Express Library has practice tests for the new GED test in both English and Spanish.  The practice tests simulate the content, timing, and format of the new 2014 GED test.

Erie County Public Library Welcomes Jude Shingle as Artist in Residence Program’s Inaugural Artist

jude_portraitThe Erie County Public Library, with generous support from the Friends of the Erie County Library, welcomes Fine Artist, Videographer and Director of Box of Light Studios, Jude Shingle as its very first Artist in Residence. Jude’s residency will begin in late February and will last through March with classes being offered at Blasco and all four Library Branches located throughout Erie County.

The focus of this first Artist Residency will be Animation. Jude Shingle will offer classes in Claymation, Found Art Animation, LEGO (Brick Film) Animation, and Cel Painting. All equipment is provided and classes are FREE, but registration is required as materials are limited.

In addition, Jude is our featured artist in our new Art Display Space at the Blasco Library. You can see his work hanging along with a display of Claymation and LEGO movies that can be checked out with your library card.

For more information about classes offered, class schedules, and how to sign up, call 451-6927, check our website, watch for Facebook updates, or, simply pick up a brochure at the Library nearest you.

Another Way to Search for Jobs

The ReferenceUSA database has a new module which enables you to search for a job and prepare for a new career.

You can search by job type, keywords, geography, and estimated salary in the U.S. Jobs and Internships module.

The Business Records portion of the database provides information on company location, news updates, and key contact information.

You can also get valuable tips to help land your ideal job. Topics include: Interviewing; Job Searching; Aptitude and Continuing Education Testing; Resume Writing; and more.