I love being a teen and adult services librarian, but I’ve got to admit that I am highly jealous that the children’s department gets both a castle and a meeting pit to use whenever they want to gather for library activities. That’s why I’m extremely excited that the Teen and Adult Reference area is getting a programming space as well. It’s not shaped like a castle, and it doesn’t come with a puppet theater, but it is a space of our own, which we haven’t had before.
Starting in May, we will be using room #260 on the second floor of the New Rogers wing as a dedicated teen and adult programming space. Teens will meet there for activities like Teen Volunteer Board, and for our Minecraft and Coding clubs. For adults, this is where the bulk of our Learn It @ Your Library events will take place. To kick off use of our new programming space, I thought I’d give a quick summary of our Learn It @ Your Library events for May.
Learn It: Job Hunting, Resume Writing and Interviewing in the Social Age
Tuesday, May 2nd
Time: 7:00 pm
Job hunting has changed dramatically with job boards, LinkedIn and social networking. Learn:
- What makes a great resume and how to make it stand out in a sea of resumes
- How to avoid the pitfalls of job hunting in the social age.
- What to do before, during and after the interview.
Learn It: Bicycle Tuning Basics
Tuesday, May 9th
Time: 7:00 pm
Learn basic bicycle maintenance tips to keep you riding smoothly.
Learn It: How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk or Jerkette
Wednesday, May 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 6:30 pm
This class is all about how to date in a healthy way that will promote lasting relationships. This class will discuss:
- How to measure your relationships
- What to get to know about someone to get an accurate idea of how they would be in a relationship
- What makes us fall in love with people
- How to get what we want from people in a healthy way.
Help us fill our new event space by attending any of these Learn It @ Your Library programs!