Louisburg Library Adult News

April 2021

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Adults - you could win a $10 gift card!

Download the worksheet/questions and answer 10 questions.
Drop your answers off at the library before April 12th
for a chance to Win one of six $10 gift cards to Local Brew or Sonic!

Some of the answers will be shared on Facebook (w/o your name).

April 7th

Libraries strengthen communities and transform lives every day. ​In addition to well-loved books, many libraries offer innovative programs that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge. ​Join Louisburg Library during Library Giving Day! This one-day online fundraising event will occur on Wednesday, April 7th and we encourage patrons and library lovers to make a gift in support of your library anytime now through July 7th by visiting us at www.louisburglibrary.org.
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Starting April 9th

Enjoy the ease and freshness of growing your own herbs.
Louisburg Library will help you get started.

Kits will be available while supplies last. One per adult.

Pick-Up at Louisburg Library

Starting April 9th

Pick up in person, if there are extenuating circumstances please contact the library.

Free Virtual Webinars

This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. View more details at www.moneysmartweek.org. Events are FREE and open to the public, but registration is advised.

Saturday, April 10 @ 10:00 a.m. CST

Talking Cents by The University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative

How do you talk to your children, aging parents, or life partner about money? It can be challenging to know where to start and what topics to bring up. Join us to discover some easy strategies and simple tools you can use to start these important conversations in a fun and comfortable manner.

Sunday, April 11 @ 10:00 a.m. CST

Savings: A Little Can Make a Big Difference by FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Did you know that even a very modest savings cushion can be associated with major life improvements? Learn how and why a much smaller amount of savings (hint: in the low hundreds) can help keep your rent/mortgage protected and utilities on.

Monday, April 12 @ 12:00 p.m. CST

Bank On It: Finding Safe + Affordable Bank Accounts by The Economic Awareness Council

Wary of opening a bank account due to hidden fees and charges? Worried that you need every dollar that you earn and want to avoid being charged because of a minimum balance requirement? These are all valid concerns, given that many bank account terms contain long, confusing language on fees and high minimum balance requirements. You might have considered skipping a bank to avoid this confusion in managing your money. But did you know that unbanked families are estimated to spend over $40,000 in their lifetime on financial fees? Join us to learn about how to find accounts that remove the risk of overdraft, low balance charges, and other high fees so that you can manage your money to spend on what you choose. Learn all the ways that selecting a high-quality, safe, and affordable bank account can improve your life.

Tuesday, April 13 @ 12:30 p.m. CST

Understanding the Basics of Federal Student Loans by U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid

Calling all borrowers, students, and parents to join us in learning how the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, can help you and how it has adjusted to consider the impacts of Covid-19 on borrowers. Get a basic overview of federal student loan programs and learn tips to utilize federal student programs to help pay for education beyond high school. The presentation will cover how to create an FSA ID and how to use new and redeveloped tools from the FSA. It will also review information on loan servicers, private student loans, debt relief scam prevention, credit monitoring, and default prevention.

Wednesday, April 14 @ 1:00 p.m. CST

Tax-Related Fraud + Identity Theft by Internal Revenue Service

Scam artists can try to take advantage of vulnerable taxpayers during the Covid-19 pandemic by stealing information and subsequently funds. Join us to learn how to recognize signs that your identity has been stolen for tax-related issues. Find out what to do if you are an identity theft victim. Learn how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can help. Discover how to protect your records and stay aware of Covid-19 tax scams and phishing schemes.

Thursday, April 15 @ 1:00 p.m. CST

Managing Personal Finances During Covid-19 by Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center

Learn suggestions for managing your money in a time of crisis. Topics covered include budgeting, emergency savings, and managing debt. While some factors affecting financial security are beyond individual control, financial know-how can help all of us better manage our finances, especially during the sudden and drastic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Friday, April 16 @ 12:00 p.m. CST

Housing Protections + Resources by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will highlight resources that can help homeowners and renters during the coronavirus national emergency. The session will help consumers understand where to turn if they are having trouble making rent payments. Homeowners will learn how they are protected under federal law from foreclosure and can temporarily pause or reduce their mortgage payments if they’re struggling financially.

Saturday, April 17 @ 10:30 a.m. CST

Tips for Managing Money Ups and Downs by University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a financial blow to many U.S. individuals and families. Join this session to learn how to do your best with what you have available. Learn budgeting tips and tricks to help you plan ahead and meet your monthly financial obligations. We’ll focus on easy steps that you can take to get control of your money, even when it doesn’t seem like enough.

Friday, April 23 @ 6:00 pm

Discover some of the most successful camping food recipes from experienced campers and cooks. The evening will cover simple but delicious food to make while camping, as well as more advanced camping food for when you want a special meal outdoors. Presented by Royce McLain, culinary & pastry trained.Plus tips and recipes from Debbie Seely, experienced camper.

Ages 17+, Please REGISTER by Noon on April 16.

We will be meeting at the Louisburg Senior Center.

Adult STEAM Discussion Group 1st Monday of the Month @ 7 pm

  • April 5, 7 pm @ Louisburg Library - Making North America: Human
  • May 3, 7 pm @ Louisburg Library - Search for the Super Battery

Guys Read 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 7 pm

  • April 14, 7 pm @ Louisburg Library & via Zoom - Discuss The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey
  • May 12, 6 pm @ Timbercreek Bar & Grill + via Zoom - Discuss Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Loosely Bound Book Club 1st Tuesday of the Month @ 7 pm

  • April 6, 7 pm @ Louisburg Library & via Zoom - Share a "teaser" about a Short Story or Essay Collection
  • May 4, 7 pm @ Louisburg Library & via Zoom - Share a "teaser" about a Mystery/Thriller book

Mystery Book Club 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 10 am

  • April 14, 10 am @ Swan's Water Gardens - Listen to a Mystery Audiobook and share
  • May 12, 10 am @ Louisburg Library & via Zoom - Discuss Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Writer's Rendezvous 1st Saturday of the Month @ 9:00 am

  • April 3 - No meeting. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
  • May 1, 9:00 am @ Louisburg Library & via Zoom - Review a writing submission from Kiersten

Please join the FUN!

Contact Holly for details on how to participate in any of these great monthly programs.

2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 pm

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Read the book!
Books are distributed at the previous month’s discussion, or check one out at the library.

Discuss at the library!
Meet to discuss on the 2nd Wednesday of Each Month, 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Louisburg Library or via zoom.

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Citizen Science Month offers thousands of opportunities for you to turn your curiosity into impact. There’s something for everyone, everywhere! Join a project or event from wherever you are to help scientists answer questions they cannot answer without you.