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. Always call or check the CPL website subject to cancellation and/or location change.
Small Business Tax Workshop Thursday, November 8, 2018 (12:00PM – 1:15PM)
Learn the basics of business taxes, the different types of small business organizations, tax returns, record keeping and the latest tax updates.
How to Really Start You Own Business Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (11:00AM – 12:30PM)
Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business?
This SCORE workshop will help you assess your prospects and give you the initial direction you need. Topics include:
- Business Opportunities
- Assessing Your Journey
- Organizing, Insurance, Regulations
- Funding and Cash Management
- Business and Marketing Plans.
Money Smart: Estate Planning for Women Thursday, November 15, 2018 (12:00PM – 1:15PM)
Learn how to manage your money when it comes to planning your estate. This workshop covers an overview of designing a Trust that includes the most imperative issues; avoiding probate and guardianship; beneficiary designations on all retirement plans and insurance products; Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Property (Finances); avoiding unintended recipients of assets (ex-spouses); and planning to prepare for anticipated inheritances received (parents/family).
Law at the Library: Starting a Small Business Monday, November 26, 2018 (12:15PM – 1:15PM)
The following areas will be covered: Building a business plan, Evaluating finances and Determing a business structure.
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.