Classes

Electronic Files: Scanning, Storing, Securing

Thursday, May 30

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tired of all those bills and papers that keep piling up? Thinking of going PAPERLESS?  More and more families are using electronics for personal records. This session is for you if you’d like to learn how to use paperless methods, and how to scan and securely file your important papers (bills, receipts, etc.) electronically. Bring a laptop if you have one; one will be available for use if you don’t. Presented by Maryann Amore, Blackstone Library Trustee, and Former Bookkeeper.

Please register here for this event. Or call 203.488.1441 ext. 318

In our ever more complicated lives, we find ourselves inundated with personal papers: taxes, bills, receipts, finances, insurances, agreements. All of it feels important, and we are overwhelmed with papers that we can easily lose track of. Many of us are confused about what to keep, and what to discard.  Staff at libraries everywhere get these questions every day.  As part of their mission to provide needed and factual information to members of the public, the James Blackstone Memorial Library will offer a series of information sessions by local financial and legal professionals on these and other topics, culminating in an opportunity to bring documents to the library for secure shredding at very reasonable costs.

ProShred, a local secure shredding company based in Wallingford, CT, will be on the grounds of the Blackstone Library on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9am to noon. Members of the public are invited to bring boxes of documents to the library, where they can observe them being shredded. Coupons may be purchased in advance at the library, from board members, or on site the day of the event. Coupons will be available for two boxes for $10, or four boxes for $20. Single boxes are $7.00. If purchased on site the morning of the event, the first box will be $7.00; additional boxes will $5.00. Boxes that are approximately the size of copy-paper boxes or smaller will be considered one box; larger boxes and full trash bags will be considered two boxes.

Keeping Family Informed: How to Get Organized for the Important Times in Life

Thursday, June 6

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Attorney Christian Edmonds will offer practical advice and tools for planning and organizing estate documents. Chris has 35 years of experience in service to Connecticut families, with law offices in Branford since 1991.  He is admitted to the Connecticut and Florida bars, and is a member and past president of the New Haven County Bar Association. Chris is also is a member of the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate section of the CT Bar Association, and a Certified Public Accountant.

Please register here for this event. Or call 203.488.1441 ext. 318

In our ever more complicated lives, we find ourselves inundated with personal papers: taxes, bills, receipts, finances, insurances, agreements. All of it feels important, and we are overwhelmed with papers that we can easily lose track of. Many of us are confused about what to keep, and what to discard.  Staff at libraries everywhere get these questions every day.  As part of their mission to provide needed and factual information to members of the public, the James Blackstone Memorial Library will offer a series of information sessions by local financial and legal professionals on these and other topics, culminating in an opportunity to bring documents to the library for secure shredding at very reasonable costs.

ProShred, a local secure shredding company based in Wallingford, CT, will be on the grounds of the Blackstone Library on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9am to noon. Members of the public are invited to bring boxes of documents to the library, where they can observe them being shredded. Coupons may be purchased in advance at the library, from board members, or on site the day of the event. Coupons will be available for two boxes for $10, or four boxes for $20. Single boxes are $7.00. If purchased on site the morning of the event, the first box will be $7.00; additional boxes will $5.00. Boxes that are approximately the size of copy-paper boxes or smaller will be considered one box; larger boxes and full trash bags will be considered two boxes.

iPhone Basics

Thursday, June 13

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn the basics of using your iPhone. Downloading apps, using Safari, changing settings and more will be covered.

Registration required. Click here to register or call (203) 488-1441 x 318.

Drop-in Tech Help

Thursday, June 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop in to the library between 2 & 4 PM to get a tech question answered. First come, first served. No registration required.

Tax Documents: Which Ones and How Long?

Thursday, June 20

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The number one question that accountants and financial professionals get asked is: Do I have to keep these receipts? (These contracts? These W-2s? These 1099s? etc.?) The CPAs of Amore and Beatman will answer all these questions and more in an informal presentation and Q and A session. Anthony Beatman is a certified public accountant, small business owner, and Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Central CT State University. John Amore, CPA, has been in business for over 45 years, servicing thousands of individual tax filers and small businesses over the years.

Please register here for this event.  Or call 203.488.1441 ext. 318

In our ever more complicated lives, we find ourselves inundated with personal papers: taxes, bills, receipts, finances, insurances, agreements. All of it feels important, and we are overwhelmed with papers that we can easily lose track of. Many of us are confused about what to keep, and what to discard.  Staff at libraries everywhere get these questions every day.  As part of their mission to provide needed and factual information to members of the public, the James Blackstone Memorial Library will offer a series of information sessions by local financial and legal professionals on these and other topics, culminating in an opportunity to bring documents to the library for secure shredding at very reasonable costs.

ProShred, a local secure shredding company based in Wallingford, CT, will be on the grounds of the Blackstone Library on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9am to noon. Members of the public are invited to bring boxes of documents to the library, where they can observe them being shredded. Coupons may be purchased in advance at the library, from board members, or on site the day of the event. Coupons will be available for two boxes for $10, or four boxes for $20. Single boxes are $7.00. If purchased on site the morning of the event, the first box will be $7.00; additional boxes will $5.00. Boxes that are approximately the size of copy-paper boxes or smaller will be considered one box; larger boxes and full trash bags will be considered two boxes.

iPad Basics

Wednesday, July 24

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn how to get started with your iPad. Navigating the home screen, downloading apps, changing settings and more will be covered.

Registration required. Click here to register or call (203) 488-1441 x 318.

Intro to Excel

Thursday, August 8

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn the basics of Excel including creating and working with spreadsheets and the construction of formulas for math calculations.

Registration required. Click here to register or call (203) 488-1441 x 318.

Intermediate Excel

Thursday, August 22

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Continue your studies of Excel. Learn more ways to work with data, including filtering and sorting, plus how to create more complex formulas.

Registration required. Click here to register or call (203) 488-1441 x 318.