Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Job Search Workstation and Resources

California State Library awarded Monrovia Public Library a grant to develop a Job and Career Center providing a valuable resource to the community. The job center provides a dedicated workstation for job searching, completing job applications, and filing for unemployment benefits, resume writing and test preparation. The workstation supports Microsoft Office 2007, resume software and online services (Cengage Learning’s Career Transitions, Testing and Education Reference Center, and Career E-Books; and Brainfuse’s JobNow, Business Soft-Skills and Hoovers’ Library Solution) to aid job seekers.

The workstation is available during library operating hours. Patrons must have a valid Monrovia Public Library card to use the service. The Adult Services Librarian uses a designated library card to log on to the computer.   Job seekers may sign up for one 90 minute session per day. Patrons may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance or telephone reservations accepted. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dia de Los Muertos masks and flowers

Discover Your World Series presents a program to learn about the Day of the Dead while painting a mask and making paper flowers. Bring the whole family for this fun event.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall Book Sale Continues....

Thank you for supporting our Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale.  It is your contribution that makes our programs come to life and to our community.  The Community Room is open this Sunday for our book sale, so please come back (and bring your friends and family) to take advantage of the last minute sale of goodies starting at 3:00 pm! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Book Sale

Falling leaves, crisp autumn air and ...you guessed it...time for the Friends of Monrovia Library Fall Book Sale. Books, DVDs, CDs, and other goodies, all at giveaway prices. The famous $2 Bucks a Bag sale starts at 3:00 p.m. on the second day. Support the library by buying what you know you can't have too much of.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Television Mirrors Culture

This past Saturday, John Vorhaus talked about his funny adventures in working overseas, from Russia to Nicaragua, and the comedic tools he used to transcend cultural barriers.  There were aspiring writers in the audience who relished Mr. Vorhaus insights and humor.  The audience were treated to "Married with Children," t.v. series in Russian and Romanian.  If you missed the opportunity to attend the workshop with Mr. Vorhaus, you can still check out his books.  We have most of his works in the library. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

HUTdogs and Social Media Made Simple

MJ Finstrom and David Finstrom (sister-brother team), the owners of HUTdogs -- they teach businesses and nonprofits how to master the basics of online social media marketing tools.  Yesterday, they focused on both the strategy and the “how to” of using today’s marketing tools.  

Participants were able to apply tips presented directly to their own business FB page during the business bootcamp by using their laptops.   If you missed out on the Social Media Marketing Made Simple workshop, you can check out their other FREE workshop held at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce next Wednesday.  Here is the link for more info:  Register for HUTdogs Workshop

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

But It's Funny in Russian with John Vorhaus

Mark your calendar, schedule your Blackberry, get it on your iPhone. John Vorhaus is back to tell all about TV production, writing sitcoms, and helping you with your creative work.
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