Preparing for and Surviving the “Retirement” Years
A Money Smart Week event
To mark Money Smart Week® (April 18th – 25th), the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library will host an educational retirement event with PICPA member Thomas Alvaré, CPA on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Preparing for and Surviving the “Retirement” Years sounds like too big of a challenge for most people; however, being armed with some simple knowledge about personal finance can help put you in charge of your financial future. Everyone needs a financial safety net; through budgeting and saving strategies, Mr. Alvaré will discuss how to “pay yourself first”, how to see time as your ally, and help reduce the mystery of investing for profits. Mr. Alvaré will also touch upon how Social Security is your friend while discussing the building blocks of planning for aging and health care needs during your retirement years. Register for this free event online at www.grundylibrary.org, or by calling 215.788.7891.
In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Thomas Alvaré is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA), holds a Personal Financial Specialist designation from the American Institute of CPAs, and is the Founder and President of Comprehensive Investment Solutions. A Penn State graduate, Mr. Alvaré is active in his Plumsteadville, Bucks County community and volunteers his time to several organizations.
Where is The Far End of Happy?
Author Kathryn Craft lets you know
Based on the author’s harrowing personal story, The Far End of Happy is a powerful novel about how one man’s spiral toward a violent conclusion tests the resolve, love, and hope of the women he leaves behind. It’s a book that immerses you into the drama of twelve tense hours, three women, and the suicide standoff that turns one family’s piece of heaven into a scene from hell. Bucks County author Kathryn Craft reads from her forthcoming book The Far End of Happy on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library. The public is invited to attend this free event. Copies of The Far End of Happy will be available for purchase and for Ms. Craft to sign at the event. For more information, or to register, call 215.788.7891, or visit the Grundy Library webpage at www.grundylibrary.org.
Kathryn Craft is a former dance critic who wrote for The Morning Call daily newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania, for nineteen years. Craft wrote exclusively nonfiction until she was plunged in the kind of real-life drama that demands attention. In 1997, after fifteen years of marriage, her husband committed suicide in a police standoff, leaving her and their two young sons.
The Far End of Happy was born from Craft’s need to make sense of what her husband had done. Kathryn has been a leader in the southeastern Pennsylvania writing scene for more than a decade and is also the author of The Art of Falling. She lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Writing a Powerful Resume
with Corporate Trainer Susan Corleto
Though you can apply for work around the corner or around the globe from your home computer or smart device, the use of Applicant Tracking System software has changed the way you must prepare and present your resume. Gone are the days of “hitting the pavement” or mailing your professionally printed resume. The electronic age we live in has made applying for a job more convenient than ever before but there are new rules for writing resumes that will get employer attention. Join adult educator and corporate trainer Susan M. Corleto (Adecco) when she discusses tips and methods on how to beat the “bots” and get your resume into the hands of the human resources with her class Writing a Powerful Resume on Thursday, April 23, 2015 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library. Register for this free educational class online at www.grundylibrary.org, or by calling 215.788.7891.
Susan Corleto is an award winning speaker, team builder and facilitator. Susan has an energetic and comprehensive approach to training, while cutting through the complexity of any topic to get to the most relevant matter. Susan has thirty years of experience spanning government, human services, human resources, marketing, not-for-profit and retail, and brings a substantial breadth of knowledge and understanding of multiple industries. In addition to pursuing her full time career, Susan is a mother and grandmother.
The Orphan Train Movement
with Donna Nordmark Aviles
Many readers of the popular novel Orphan Train never heard of an orphan train before picking up the book, though they are an integral part of the immigrant story in the United States. When the Orphan Train Movement began, it was estimated that 30,000 abandoned children were living on the streets of New York City with an estimated 250,000 children placed out during the 75-year history of the Movement. You are invited to join us on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm to learn more of this period in American history when author Donna Nordmark Aviles (Fly Little Bird Fly! The True Story of Oliver Nordmark & America’s Orphan Trains) speaks of the Orphan Train Movement at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. For more information, or to register for this free event, visit www.grundylibrary.org, or call 215.788.7891.
Delaware resident Donna Aviles is the award winning author of three books, all of which are narrative non-fiction, taking place during important periods of American history. Her first two books, Fly Little Bird, Fly! and Beyond The Orphan Train were optioned by Los Angeles screenwriter William Rotko. Her third book, Peanut Butter for Cupcakes: A True Story from the Great Depression was selected as an indieBRAG Medallion Honoree. A member of the Delaware Humanities Forum Speakers Bureau, as well as the National Orphan Train Historical Society of America, Ms. Aviles enjoys visiting schools and community organizations to bring the missing history of the Orphan Train Movement to people of all ages.
This program is offered by Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, in collaboration with Donna Nordmark Aviles in support of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative. Libraries are key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.
Grundy Walking Club
Part of a Healthy Living Series
The simple act of walking can lead to improvements in your health. Come by the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library on Saturday, April 11th to learn more about the newly-formed Grundy Walking Club and the upcoming Healthy Living Series that continues through September. To kick off the series, staff from Lower Bucks Hospital will conduct free health screenings, including blood pressure, from 10 am to noon at the Library located at 680 Radcliffe Street. The first Walking Club meet-up is Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015 at 10 am. Join us for a mile-long stroll around the borough starting at the Grundy Library. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and sunscreen. No registration is necessary for the free health screenings. As an incentive to further healthy living, participants who regularly take part in the walking club and health screenings are entered into a drawing for a free fitness tracker. For more information, or to register for the walking club, visit www.grundylibrary.org, or call 215.788.7891.
This program is offered by Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in support of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative. Libraries are key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.