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Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

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March 2020

SCORE Seminar: Franchising

Monday, March 16, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Description:  Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option but want a proven business model to get to your goals more quickly and safer?  Would you like to run a business of your own that will provide greater autonomy and independence, but are not sure how to find, or choose, the right business for you? If you have answered "Yes" to either of these questions, then the franchise workshop is for you! Presenter Bio:  Jack Armstrong is the owner of Frannet of New Jersey…

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Engaged Retirement: Transition to Retirement

Monday, March 23, 7:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This interactive workshop focuses on helping retirees and pre-retirees navigate this important life transition. Both conceptual framework and practical tools will be offered to help attendees make their retirement years as personally rewarding and fulfilling as possible. The workshop will be presented by John George, a licensed psychologist, and David Roussell, care coordinator and HomeFriends coordinator at PSRC.   Presented in partnership with the Princeton Senior Resource Center

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Job Seekers Workshop: Alex Freund: Four Essential Steps to Your Next Job

Thursday, March 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Career coach Alex Freund leads this four-part workshop for job seekers. The workshop replicates the step-by-step processes used by leading businesses in the development and launch of a new product. It delves into four key sequential stages - the value proposition, branding, marketing, and advertising - each modified for the job searcher. Additional sessions are on April 2, 16, and 23. Registration opens Feb. 24 and is required.

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Local Author Day: “Authorpreneurship” workshop with Karen Hodges Miller

Saturday, March 28, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Read Local Weekend: Local Author Day 2020 Full Schedule Authorpreneur: A writer who understands that a successful author in today’s market must work diligently, every day, to promote their books and their brand to the reading public. The day of the self-published author is here to stay: the number of authors who are self-publishing has increased over 400,000 per year for the past four years, and over 1.5 million new books were self-published last year. KDP, Amazon’s direct publishing service,…

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Swati Bhatt: “The Attention Deficit”

Monday, March 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses her latest book which explores the unintended consequences of ubiquitous connectivity enabled by digital technology. Weaving together the latest research on economics, psychology, and neuroscience, this book offers an analysis of communications markets and the commercialization of Internet-inspired connectivity. Bhatt, who received her Ph.D. from Princeton in 1986, has been on Princeton’s Economics faculty since 1992, where she has taught courses on The Economics of the Internet, Microeconomics, Industrial Organization and Finance and has been Director of…

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Author Olivia Cox-Fill: “Walking a Tightrope: Memories of Wu Jeiping, Personal Physician to China’s Leaders”

Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses her book for which she interviewed Dr. Wu Jeiping, personal physician to Zhou Enlai, first premier of the People's Republic of China, and other top Chinese leaders. Conducted over three years, the interviews yielded vivid and unique recollections of Wu's contacts with the Chinese leadership. Wu specified that none of these memories should be published until after his death, which occurred in 2011, since its frank revelations would lead to state repercussions. The memoir reveals the appalling…

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April 2020

Job Seekers Session

Friday, April 17, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Presented in partnership with PSG of Mercer County.

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SCORE Seminar: Home Based Business

Monday, April 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Janet Pickover leads a seminar on home-based businesses. Registration required through the SCORE Princeton website. Presented in collaboration with SCORE Princeton.  

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Engaged Retirement: Volunteering in Retirement

Monday, April 27, 7:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Sharon Hurley, director of social services and volunteer coordinator at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, discusses options for volunteering in retirement including opportunities to give back to your community, learn new skills for an encore career or share talents and skills with others. Presented in partnership with the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

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Research Your Roots: The Basics of Family Oral History

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Many family stories are passed down orally through the generations. Learn the basic practices of collecting, storing and sharing oral histories. Instructor: Hannah Schmidl                     Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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May 2020

Job Seekers Session: Kick Start Your Job Search

Friday, May 1, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Valerie S. Williams presents an essential checklist to kick start your job search. The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Presented in partnership with PSG of Mercer County.

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Aaron Krerowicz: “The Music of Star Wars”

Monday, May 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Music historian Aaron Krerowicz gives a multi-media presentation on composer John Williams' iconic musical score.  Often called a “space opera," the music is regarded as one of the reasons the films became  a pop culture phenomenon. This presentation showcases music from all nine episodes of the "Star Wars" trilogies.

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SCORE Seminar: Protecting Intellectual Property and Patents

Monday, May 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Roy Rosser leads a workshop on how to protect intellectual property and how to patent inventions. Emphasis will be on how startups and small businesses can utilize the available legal tools to protect and leverage their intellectual assets at a reasonable cost.  Where possible, examples drawn from personal experience will be used to illustrate the topics. Registration required through the SCORE Princeton website. Presented in collaboration with SCORE Princeton.

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