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January 2021 Issue

   
  1. Introduction
  2. Money Smart 365
  3. Wellington Branch & Lantana Road Branch Closing
  4. Writer's LIVE! Coming in February
  5. Informed & Engaged
  6. Gale LegalForms

Welcome to the January Issue of
Books & Bytes!

There is always a lot going on at the Library, so be sure to visit our website, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter page often to keep up-to-date!

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Money Smart 365

Get fiscally fit on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm with our partners at Consolidated Credit. From getting out of debt to building your nest egg, we'll explore a different topic every month. Spanish versions of the activities available on the second Wednesday of the month.

Recovering from a Holiday Debt Hangover?

Wed, Jan 06, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Learn how a debt management program might be the cure for what ails you. Get free expert help to overcome the debts you just racked up and create a painless, high-tech budget that will keep you out of debt. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

Como Reorganizar Las Finanzas Personales Después de Las Fiestas

Wed, Jan 13, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Aprenderá como un programa de manejo de deudas puede ser la solución que necesita. Obtener ayuda experta gratuita para superar las deudas que acaba de acumular y crear un presupuesto efectivo que lo mantenga alejado de las deudas. Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

Tax Tips from the Experts

Wed, Feb 03, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Three tax pros share practical tips that saved their clients both money and aggravation. You will learn how to decipher IRS lingo into plain English and the best way to find a tax expert who can help you. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

Consejos de Expertos Sobre los Impuestos

Wed, Feb 10, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Tres profesionales de impuestos comparten consejos prácticos para ayudarlo a ahorrar diner. Aprenderá los términos comunes del IRS y la mejor manera para encontrar un buen asesor de impuestos. Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

Your Consumer Rights: What They Are & How to Use Them

Wed, Mar 03, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Learn your 8 basic consumer rights, 3 consumer protection laws, and how government agencies can protect you and your family. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

Sus Derechos Como Consumidor: ¿Cuáles Son y Cómo Usarlos?

Wed, Mar 10, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Aprenda sus 8 derechos básicos y las 3 leyes de protección del consumidor y cómo el gobierno puede proteger a Usted y a su familia. Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

Which Is the Best Debt Solution For YOU?

Wed, Apr 07, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Learn how to conquer your debts without the stress. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

¿Cuál es la Mejor Solución Para Salir de Sus Deudas?

Wed, Apr 14, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Aprenda cómo conquistar sus deudas sin el estrés. Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

The Weather & Its Impact on Your Wallet

Wed, May 05, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Prepare for hurricane season without breaking the bank, and learn how to get free help in recovering from natural disasters. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

Los Desastres Naturales y el Impacto en su Billetera

Wed, May 12, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Prepararse para la temporada de huracanes sin romper el banco, y aprender cómo recibir ayuda gratuita para recuperarse de un desastre natural. Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

20 Ways to Save Money When Facing Financial Challenges

Wed, Jun 02, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Learn tips and tricks on saving money and creating a crisis budget. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

20 Maneras de Ahorrar Dinero Cuando Hay Problemas Financieros

Wed, Jun 09, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Aprenda consejos y trucos para ahorrar dinero y crear un presupuesto de crisis. Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

Code Red RX: How to Survive Financial Stress

Wed, Jul 07, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Money problems can quickly become health problems. Learn how to stay financially fit and CALM (and what that means). Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

Código Rojo: ¿Cómo Sobrevivir al Estrés Financiero?

Wed, Jul 14, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Los problemas de dinero pueden convertirse rápidamente en problemas de salud. Aprenda cómo mantenerse en forma financieramente y la CALMA (y qué significa eso). Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

Make Your Credit Score Soar

Wed, Aug 04, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Learn three ways to boost your credit score to and why this important number is key to a financially fit life. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

Eche a Volar su Puntaje de Crédito

Wed, Aug 11, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Aprenda 3 maneras de elevar su puntaje de crédito y por qué este importante número es la clave de su vida financiera. Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

Keeping Student Loans From Killing You

Wed, Sep 01, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Learn how to handle your student loans so they don’t handle you. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

¿Cómo Evitar Que Los Préstamos Estudiantiles lo Ahoguen?

Wed, Sep 08, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Aprenda cómo manejar sus préstamos estudiantiles para que no le afecte a Usted. Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

Holiday Guide & The Gift of Giving

Wed, Oct 06, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

The holiday season is upon us! Learn how you can create a holiday spending plan, holiday shopping tips, and great ways to give back! Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

Guía Para Las fiestas y el Don de Dar

Wed, Oct 13, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

La temporada de las fiestas está encima! Aprenda cómo crear un plan de gastos para las fiestas y consejos para las compras del fin de año. Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

Credit Cards: The Good, The Sad & The Costly

Wed, Nov 03, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Millions of Americans are drowning in credit card debt. Find out what 5 simple things will keep you swimming in savings. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

Tarjetas de Crédito: Lo Bueno, lo Malo y lo Costoso

Wed, Nov 10, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Millones de estaounidenses se están ahogando en deudas de tarjetas. Encontrar las 5 cosas simples en práctica que puede dejarle nadando en un “mar de ahorros.” Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

10 Smarter Ways to Save Without Breaking a Sweat

Wed, Dec 01, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Which online tools can help you save money painlessly? Keep your lifestyle; get rid of financial stress! Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit.

10 Maneras Inteligentes de Ahorrar Sin Mucho Esfuerzo

Wed, Dec 08, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Qué herramientas en línea pueden ayudarlo a ahorrar dinero sin problemas? Mantenga su estilo de vida actual y eliminar el estrés financiero! Copatronicado y presentado por Consolidated Credit.

Wellington Branch & Lantana Branch Closing

The Wellington Branch closed at 5:00 pm on Dec 31, 2020, for renovations and chiller replacement. The $4.2 million project includes new lighting, fixtures and flooring; painting, and construction of new interior spaces, design services and select new furniture items. The branch will reopen in late 2021.

The Lantana Road Branch will close at 5:00 pm on Sun, Jan 31, 2021 for renovations. The $3.9 million project includes new lighting, fixtures and flooring; painting, and construction of new interior spaces, expanded children’s area, relocation of the teen area, additional study rooms, service desk consolidation, design services, and select new furniture items. Air conditioning work will be done in reconfigured spaces. The branch will reopen in late 2021.

Writer's LIVE! Coming in February

Writers LIVE!, the Library’s flagship author event series, returns for another season of bringing the community together with authors and their books.

This series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, Inc.

Writers LIVE! Presents: Dr. Aisha Johnson

Tue, Feb 02, 6:00 pm (Ends at 7:00 pm )

Distinguished professor and researcher Dr. Aisha Johnson discusses, “The African American Struggle for Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program."

Writers LIVE! Presents: James Grippando

Fri, Feb 12, 2:30 pm (Ends at 3:30 pm )

Bestselling author and Harper Lee Prize winner James Grippando discusses his latest thriller, “Twenty."

Writers LIVE! Presents: Colleen Hoover

Thu, Feb 25, 6:00 pm (Ends at 7:00 pm )

Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author, discusses her latest contemporary romance novel, “Layla."

Writers LIVE! Presents: Mamta Chaudhry

Sat, Mar 06, 2:30 pm (Ends at 3:30 pm )

Mamta Chaudhry discusses her critically acclaimed debut novel, “Haunting Paris.”

Writers LIVE! Presents: Alexandra Chang

Thu, Mar 11, 6:30 pm (Ends at 7:30 pm )

Alexandra Chang discusses her offbeat coming-of-adulthood tale debut novel, “Days of Distraction.”

Writers LIVE! Presents: Jacob Goldstein

Mon, Apr 12, 7:00 pm (Ends at 8:00 pm )

Co-host of hit international podcast “Planet Money,” Jacob Goldstein, discusses his new book “Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing.”

Writers LIVE! Presents: Zara Raheem

Sat, Apr 24, 2:30 pm (Ends at 3:30 pm )

Zara Raheem discusses her critically acclaimed debut novel, “The Marriage Clock.”

Writers LIVE! Presents: Chris Wilson

Tue, Apr 27, 2:30 pm (Ends at 3:30 pm )

Chris Wilson discusses his acclaimed and strikingly moving memoir “The Master Plan.”

Informed & Engaged

The Palm Beach County Library System is offering Informed & Engaged activities to discuss social issues and create a dialog that enhances civic engagement in the County. The Library’s commitment to democratic values and providing access to quality information, combined with available safe, public places, make this aim a natural aspect of our services. It is our goal to connect all County communities to a path of active citizenry through informative Library activities that focus on government processes and foster public conversation around timely issues.

This month the Library System is teaming up with PBC Community Services to discuss Matthew Desmond's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City." The book follows eight Milwaukee families struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Copies of the book available in the library catalog.

The discussion of "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," is Tue, Jan 19 at 6:00 pm.

Gale LegalForms

Selling a house? Making a will? Signing a lease? Gale LegalForms, an online, authoritative legal resource, is now available.

You can access Gale LegalForms, a robust online collection of legal forms for free on our website www.pbclibrary.org. With access to authentic attorney forms, you can better understand common legal procedures and the involved documents. Unlike other online legal products - which frequently include generic, do-it-yourself materials that may not have been drafted by an attorney - Gale LegalForms offers a well-organized collection of forms actually used in legal practices and which you can edit as needed.

Gale LegalForms offers an easy-to-use, state-by-state and step-by-step approach to addressing basic legal matters, such as developing a will, conducting real estate transactions including rental or lease agreements and more. You have access to thousands of customizable online legal documents that are available anytime, anywhere.

Many of the forms can be used across all 50 states and are state-specific. Coupled with a straightforward interface, you can avoid hours of research often required to develop legal documents. Simply locate the appropriate form that’s needed by using the homepage links, download the form and plug in their information.

Palm Beach County Library card holders can access LegalForms 24/7, on any device by visiting the library’s Online Research page under "Law."

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