Harold Washington Library free Business, Law and Money lecture series.
The Chicago Public Library’s FREE Business, Law and Money lecture series continues with the following events:
Where: Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street,. Event subject to cancellation and/or location change. Always call or check the CPL website before heading over.
How to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Identity Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (12:00PM – 1:00PM)
Martina Beverly, MBA, presents ways to learn to identify potential scams and frauds, prepare yourself against ID theft, and address concerns if you have been a victim. Presented by Beverly & Associates – Finance & Business Consulting.
Law at the Library: Tips for Filing Taxes Monday, February 25, 2019 (12:15PM – 1:15PM)
A divorce attorney will be present to discuss tips for filing your taxes and will address questions from the audience.
Savings Fitness for 2019 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (12:00PM – 1:00PM)
It’s a new year and time to get financially fit. A Senior Benefits Advisor from the U.S. Department of Labor discusses savings fitness and the importance of saving for retirement especially through employer sponsored plans.
2019 Investing for a Secure Future: Understanding Asset Allocation Wednesday, March 6, 2019 (12:00PM – 1:15PM)
At this workshop learn the importance of asset allocation in understanding the value of asset classes, the true value of diversification, being aware of investment risks in your portfolio and how to lower it as you age, and previewing a model of the sequence of returns risk in retirement.
Understanding Bitcoin Wednesday, March 6, 2019 (6:00PM – 7:30PM)
Do you want to learn more about cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and Bitcoin? These are hot topics in the fields of finance and investing. A few fortunes are being made but mostly regular people are losing their money in these fast-evolving financial arenas.
Enthusiasts believe its underlying technology will innovate the way people participate in the global economy; critics fear it will destroy the U.S. Dollar and hamper our ability to control monetary policy. Get an overview of Bitcoin, blockchain technology, investing risk factors and more.
Women and Money: Twelve Months to Take Charge of Your Finances Thursday, March 7, 2019 (12:00PM – 1:15PM)
Get your financial house in order by focusing on one part of your financial life each month. Personal finance educator Karen Chan will introduce you to her Money Calendar. You’ll do just a few tasks each month. Before you know it, you’ll learn where your money goes, evaluate your debt, estimate your income in retirement, know where to get help and more. Bring a friend so that you can team up and support each other through this enlightening, year-long process.
Women and Social Security: Management Strategies Friday, March 8, 2019 (12:00PM – 1:15PM)
Social Security is the largest source of income for most citizens age 65 and older. At this workshop, a CFP®, discusses ways to maximize benefits and how successful retirement planning can supplement this income source to insure a financially secure retirement.
How to Stress Test Your Financial Health Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (12:00PM – 1:15PM)
Your physical health and financial health are so similar and relatable. Learn the important fundamentals of strengthening your financial health. Ed Gjertsen II, CFP® will share his 25-years of experience in guiding individuals to achieve financial health in this entertaining and informative presentation.
Law at the Library: Buying and Selling a Home Monday, March 25, 2019 (12:15PM – 1:15PM)
In Buying and Selling a Home, the following areas will be covered: Selecting a realtor or attorney, the rights of buyers and sellers and the best time to sell or purchase a home.
About the Chicago Public Library
1871: After the Chicago Fire, Thomas Hughes, a prominent member of British Parliament supports a plan to donate more than 8,000 books to Chicago. Chicago citizens petition for a free public library. Previous libraries were private membership-only organizations. The Children’s Library at Harold Washington Library Center is named after Thomas Hughes
1872: The Illinois Library Act of 1872, authorized cities to establish tax-supported libraries throughout the state. In April, the City Council passed an ordinance proclaiming the establishment of Chicago Public Library.
1873: The Chicago Public Library opens at the southeast corner of LaSalle and Adams streets in a circular water tank that survived the fire. The library moved several times during its first 24 years, including an 11-years on the fourth floor of City Hall.
1874: A delivery station system of outposts served Chicago’s neighborhoods mostly in stores. Patrons could call for a book, which was delivered by horse-drawn carriage to the outpost nearest their home. By the early 1900s deposit stations accounted for two-thirds of the circulation of the Chicago Public Library.
1897: October 11, the Central Library, on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Randolph streets, opens in what is now the Chicago Cultural Center. The building cost about $2 million, was designed by Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge. The building was designed to be practically incombustible. Preston Bradley Hall, contains a dome and hanging lamps by Tiffany Glass.
1904: Isabella N. Blackstone donates funds to construct the first branch library, located in the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods. The library was modeled after the famous Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
1916: Chief Librarian Henry E. Legler presented a library plan calling for an network of neighborhood library locations to bring library service within the walking distance for every person in Chicago. The plan called for several regional libraries with more comprehensive collections. The first regional library, the Henry E. Legler Regional Library, opened in 1920 in West Garfield Park.
1918: Carl B. Roden, who began work as a library page in 1886, was appointed chief librarian. Over 32 years (1918-1950) he increased staff, holdings, circulation and total expenditures exponentially. The Carl B. Roden Branch in the Norwood Park neighborhood, where he resided, is named in his honor.
1960s: CPL added a significant number of neighborhood branch libraries, via new construction or leasing storefronts or reading rooms. By 1985, there were 76 branches.
1991: The new main library the Harold Washington Library Center opened October 7.
1995: Chicago Public Library established its website.
1996: A three-year, $65 million capital improvement plan begins building or renovating 52 neighborhood libraries.
2000: $44 million in neighborhood library construction begins.