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Saturday, April 22, 2017

various times; check Library Events Calendar

Fairfield, CT

Money Smart Week® 2017 at the Fairfield Public Library

1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT

website: fairfieldpubliclibrary.org

The Fairfield Public Library is offering a variety of programs to celebrate Money Smart Week 2017 (April 22-29), a national initiative to further financial literacy.  This is the fourth year the Library has joined the Money Smart Week celebration.  Here is a list of events:

“Budget Planning Using Microsoft Excel”, a hands-on class in the computer lab, Saturday April 22, 9:30 am
“Crowdfunding”, Monday April 24, 7:00 pm;
“Cupcake Shop”, for children in grades 2-5, Tuesday, April 25, 6:00-6:45 pm;
“How to Build Your Business as an Artist”, Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 pm;
“How to Pay for College Without Bankrupting Yourself . . . or Your Children”, Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 pm;
“Craft Swap Party”, Thursday, April 27, 6:00-7:30 pm (at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library); and
“Tax Planning Strategies”, Thursday, April 27, 7:00 pm

During Money Smart Week we are also kicking off a “Women and Money Roundtable”, on consecutive Wednesday mornings.  Programs in this series are:

“Behavioral Finance: Why Smart People Make Bad Investment Decisions”, Wednesday, April 26, 11:00 am;
“Children and Money”, Wednesday, May 3, 11:00 am; and
“The Keys to Building Your Investment Portfolio”, May 10, 11:00 am

“One-on-One Financial Counseling” continues to be offered on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 10:00 am until noon.  Sign up for a 30-minute session with a financial coach and create a budget, set financial goals, review your credit report and more.  Sign up on our website or call the Information Desk at 203-256-3160.

For more detailed descriptions of these programs, please visit the Events Calendar on our website at:  www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or pick up a Money Smart brochure when visiting the Library.  Unless noted, programs take place at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.  Registration is requested.

Money Smart Week is a national education campaign designed to provide financial literacy programs for all stages of life.  Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, public and private organizations offer thousands of free classes and educational activities as part of this initiative.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free.  To register, or for more information on these and other programs, visit us online at:  fairfieldpubliclibrary.org, or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter @fairfieldpublib and Facebook @fairfieldlibrary.

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