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For Immediate Release:      April 15, 2015

Information:                      Joy Testa Cinquino, Assistant Deputy Director, Development & Communications, 716-858-7182 

National Money Smart Week programs @ the Library  

April 18-25, 2015

Several free classes on improving your personal finances will be offered at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, during “Money Smart Week,” held nationally April 18-25.  

“Money Smart Week,” now in its fifth year, is a national collaboration of the Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, and the American Library Association as a means to bring attention to and encourage financial literacy.

Free “Money Smart Week” classes at the Downtown Library include:

Monday, April 20, 10 a.m.-12 noon - Finding Consumer Information on the Internet.  Learn where to compare products, get reliable information on automobiles, contractors, insurance companies, physicians, and hospitals, and find the cheapest gasoline prices.

Monday, April 20, 12 noon-1 p.m. - First-Time Home Buying 

Presented by Belmont Housing:  What do you need to know before you buy your first home? Learn about the programs available to first-time Home Buyers.

Wednesday, April 22, 10 a.m.-12 noon - Creating a Household Budget
Discover how to draw up a budget using Microsoft Excel and successfully manage your money to avoid financial surprises.


Thursday, April 23, 12 noon-1 p.m. - Identity Theft

Presented by the Buffalo Urban League:  Learn how to protect yourself from the risks of identity theft. What can you do if you are an identity theft victim?

Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-12 noon-Introduction to the Library’s Career & Job Search Databases

Starting a new career and need to prepare for the exam? Need a resume template or live help from a resume and interview specialist? And once you have the interview scheduled, shouldn’t you learn a few things about the company? This introduction to the Library’s career and job search databases can help you prepare.

All classes are free, however, registration is required by calling 858-7132 or in person at the Central Library Borrower Services Desk from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday.  For more information on the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System call 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org .