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Fall 2013 Programs for Adults and Seniors at Albert Campell Branch

September 16, 2013 | Winona | Comments (0)

And we're back! Our doors are open again after a two-week closure for the installation of Express Checkout and a minor renovation. If you haven't been in yet, why not drop by to see our new look, say hello, find something good to read, or sign up for one of our upcoming programs? We have lots of free programs and workshops for adults of all ages coming up this fall. Check it out!

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To register for any of our programs please visit us or call 416-396-8890

Download ACD 2013 September Adult Children Teens Calendar (PDF)

Download ACD 2013 October Adult Children Teens Calendar (PDF)

 

BOOK CLUBS

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  • Mandarin Book Club - Join us and share the joy of reading Chinese books at each monthly meeting. Tuesdays, October 8, November 5, December 3, 6: 30-8: 00 p.m. 
  • Adult Book Club - Join us for a lively group discussion of a specific book at each meeting. Wednesdays, September 25, October 23, November 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Seniors' Book Club - Open to all interested seniors. Fridays September 27, October 25, November 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

BUSINESS, LEGAL, and PERSONAL FINANCE

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  • Common-Law Couples Financial Planning Advice - Living common-law has its own unique set of financial consequences that need to be carefully considered. Come and learn a few tips for making the relationship work, financially! Wednesday October 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Money Talk for Women - Learn what impact a longer projected life expectancy and possible time away from the workforce can have on your financial plans. Tuesday October 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Starting a Small Business - Gain strategic information and practical tips about the benefits of self-employment, sources of financing, the impact on taxation, and more. Tuesday October 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Money Management and Budgeting - Learn how to create a realistic budget, manage your credit cards responsibly, and how to reach your financial goals. Wednesday November 6, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

CAREER and JOB SEARCH

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  • Social Media Networking - Find out how social media can help job seekers communicate online and share career-related information. Tuesday October 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Resumes That Get Results - A representative from Centennial College Job Connect will instruct participants on how to create effective resumes and cover letters. Bring your resume and/or cover letter for feedback and tips for improvement. Wednesday October 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Impress Those Interviewers! - Prepare for a job interview, discuss common interview questions and answers, and get practice through role-play. Wednesday November 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Networking and Communication - Learn how to: Develop the confidence to effectively express your thoughts; expand your industry-specific knowledge and terminology; get and stay connected with professionals in your field; gain valuable knowledge about communication norms and etiquette. Wednesday November 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

COMPUTER and LIBRARY TRAINING

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  • Move That Mouse! - Learn basic mouse and keyboard skills in this hands-on class. Thursday September 19, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Web Basics I - Explore the Internet using web addresses and search engines. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are required. Thursday September 26, 1:30-3:00 p.m. and Thursday October 31, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Web Basics II - Learn more about search enginges and the library website. Prerequisite: Web Basics I. Thursday October 10, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Email Made Easy - Learn to use web-based email services, set up a free email account, and send your first message. Thursday October 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Blogging Basics - Learn how to set up a blog using Blogger. Thursday October 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Book a Librarian - Meet one-on-one with a librarian for 30 minutes to help find job search information, create an email account, navigate the library's website, download eBooks to your mobile device, and more.
    • Monday September 23 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
    • Wednesday September 25 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
    • Wednesday October 23 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
  • Cell Phone Workshop for Seniors - Having trouble using your cell phone? We can help! Older adults will learn cell phone basics, how to use phone features, and participate in an interactive activity. Please bring your cell phone with you. Tuesday October 8, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

 

NEWCOMER and ESL PROGRAMS

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  • Newcomer Settlement Services - New to Canada? Speak to a Settlement Worker for information on employment, housing, language learning, schools, getting a library card, finding books in your home language and other topics. Tuesdays to December 17, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • English Conversation Group - Learn about Canadian culture and practice your English communication skills in an encouraging and supportive environment. Tuesdays to December 17, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

HEALTH and WELLNESS

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  • Yoga and Meditation - Relax, renew, and reflect. Learn simple meditation exercises and tension-relieving stretches from a yoga instructor. Relieve your stress and anxiety and restore your sense of well-being and calm. Saturdays, September 21, October 19, November 16, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

 

HOBBIES, CRAFTS, and GAMES

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  • Seniors' Board Games - Seniors and older adults are invited to have fun with board games, including Uno, Jenga, Dominos, Taboo, Cards, Monopoly, Chess, and more. Join us to share your expertise, learn something new, and have fun! Fridays, September 13, October 11, and November 15,  2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Seniors' Films - Join us for our series featuring films about and starring seniors. We'll show classics, new release and movies of the season. Fridays, September 20, October 18, November 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Culture Days: Origami Workshop - Lean the traditional Japanese art of paper folding! Participants will be taught basic origami principals and folding techniques. Saturday September 28, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

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