Library News & Information
CCS (Center for Creative Studies) Art for Middle School Students
Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
For Middle school students with a serious interest in art and strong family support.
This workshop helps students prepare their personal art portfolio and encourages
them to apply to Detroit’s quality high school art programs. Middle school students
Math tutoring for algebra, geometry,
trig and pre-calc. Teens & adults
Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hollywood's goal is to expose young people to educational
opportunities through the sport of Golf. Emphasis is on
golf, citizenship, and good living. Children/Teens ages 4-18
Rosedale Park Girl Scouts
Monday, March 10, 24, 5:30 - 7:30
Daisy Girl Scouts through Senior
Scouts - 5 troops. Girls, grades 1-10
DCAD (Detroit Communities Against Diabetes)
Tuesdays, March 5,12,19,26, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Diabetes Education and management support. Adult
Junior Youth Empowerment
Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 4:00 - 7:30
Life skills for elementary and middle school kids.
Redford Book Club
Saturday, March 29, 11:30 - 1:00
When Washington was in Vogue by
Edward Christopher Williams. Adults
Knit & Crochet Club
Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 5:30 - 7:30
Bring your own projects, join in the fun.
Wednesday, March 5, 19, 6:30 - 8:00
Toastmasters fosters confidence, the
ability to communicate, persuade and lead. Adults
Saturday, 3/8/2013, 2:00 - 4:00
Bring your projects and ideas; some sewing machines
available email@example.com. Teens – Adults
Saturday, March 8, 1:30 - 5:30
Bring your scrapbooking supplies and
enjoy the company of other scrapbookers
as you create your memorable pages. Adults
Saturday, March 22, 12:30 - 5:30
Study of Ancient African History. Families
Saturday, March 15, 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Grief support for youth that have lost a loved one
Illuminate Spoken Word
Monday March 17, 6:00-7:30
Poetry , students demonstrate skills under the guidance of artist
Teacher's Choice "Weekdays by Appointment"
Teach your students how to use the library for homework help by bringing them on a field trip.
We offer several types of programs including "Library Lessons and Stories", "Research Basics",
and training on select Detroit Public Library databases. For grades 1-8. Reservations required.
Calling All Book Clubs
We would like to support your book club. Please
talk with us if you are looking for a comfortable
meeting location, book swaps, or special events. Adults
Become a Literacy Tutor
Share the joy of reading with someone by becoming a volunteer tutor.
For more information, go to www.Detroit-Reads.org or call (313)481-1362.
St. Patrick's Day!
Everybody is Irish on St. Paddy's Day.
Crafts & Shamrock construction for Children
Preschool to age 12.
Children’s Area Monday March 17th
From 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
Hip-Hop Dance Troupe
Library Acts of Culture - Wednesday March 5th, 2014 @ 6:00pm
Get Ready...Here's What's Happening in April
April Sewing group Will host a Sewing Pillow Case Dresses for Africa event. Participants will be asked to bring one 100% cotton pillow case that will be fashioned into a little girl's frock to be sent to Africa.
We will furnish the case if necessary. Bring trim,lace bric-a-brac and let's have some fun helping those who need help.
Eliminating Diabetes-Related Health Disparities
Redford Branch Library is hosting six weeks of workshops to aid and assist families challenged by diabetes related issues. In the Spring of 2014 they will partner with Redford Branch library in the planning of a Summer Bicycle Tour de La Detroit connected with the bicycle clinic house in the Detroit Pistons Teen Center sponsored by AAA.
Health begins where we live, work and play it begins with you. Come be a part of a healthier Detroit
National Kidney Foundation
For more information Contact
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Ok, we're adding to the mix. We've got news and info on health and fitness, now we're adding a little
financial info as well. Who couldn't use more money?? And we all probably need advice on managing what we have a little better.
Health & Wellness
For job security, try something on the side
By Michelle Singletary, Published: January 31
Do you fear losing your job?
If so, you are like a lot of people these days — and you’ll be interested in “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life” by Kimberly Palmer. It is the Color of Money Book Club selection for February.
Palmer, senior money editor and consumer blogger at U.S. News & World Report, argues that in a world of zero job security, you need to create a stream of income in addition to your regular 9-to-5 job.
“Relying solely on a single employer is a sure-fire way to end up struggling, as so many Americans do,” Palmer writes.
Palmer is pretty pessimistic about the American job market.
“Those of us lucky enough to hold on to our jobs face pay cuts, benefit reductions and longer hours, along with the unsettling feeling that those jobs could disappear at any moment.” And she adds, “We can’t pretend that our employers have our best interests in mind or even that they will continue being our employers for much longer.”
This should strike fear in anyone’s heart, especially as we continue to see reports about how long it takes for many people to find work after they’ve lost a job. Palmer cites a Gallup survey that found that many workers worry about being laid off or fear a reduction in benefits. But as my niece, who is a therapist in New York, likes to remind me, “Feelings aren’t facts.”
Unemployment is still too high, but millions of people have built a good life just working for others, and many will continue to do so. Yet Palmer has a point. You can help control your financial fate by creating income that is independent of your day job. There are so many side-gig options, especially with the Internet and social media.
“Not everyone wants to be self-employed, and voluntarily leaving a job in today’s economy can sound as crazy as burning provisions in a famine,” she said.
This is part 1 of the article, come back next month to read the part 2 which will include some of the characteristics most successful side businesses have.
Community News & Information
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