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August 2017

Memory Cafes and Libraries: The Perfect Fit (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

A memory cafe is a safe and fun social opportunity for those living with memory loss, as well as their families and caregivers. Memory cafes have been offered in the Netherlands since 1997, but only in the US since 2013. Learn how your library can start a memory cafe and collaborate with key players in the community for the perfect fit.   For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development

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Good Reads for Reluctant Readers (Booklist)

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Finding the right book for a daunted or disinterested reader can be tough. These books will open the door for even the most reluctant. This webinar features representatives from Black Rabbit Books, Lorimer, Chooseco (Choose Your Own Adventure), and Running Press Kids, who will discuss their upcoming titles, perfect for your reluctant readers in grades 3 - 12.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

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Once upon a Time, Storytelling was Learning (Insync)

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

When we are listening to a story our brains light up like a pinball machine. Our brains are not just sitting there decoding language, but instead are fully engaged and experiencing the events of the story. This is what makes storytelling such a great learning tool. Come find out how you can use storytelling in all of your classes whether they're virtual, face-to-face or computer-based!   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

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Excel Made Easy for the Very Beginner (TechSoup)

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Don't know a formula from a filter? We've got you covered! Learn the very basic functionality of Excel. This webinar is for new users to Excel or those needing a refresher on basic Excel functionality.   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

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Government Information Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language and Learning English as an Immigrant (Federal Depository Library Program)

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Do you have speakers of other languages in your library? Do they want or need to learn English? Then this is the webinar for you. We will present and discuss free resources from U.S. Government agencies like Voice of America, the State Department, and the Department of Education, as well as some state agencies and non-profit organizations.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

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Twitter 201: Now I’m a Tweep – What’s Next? (AASL)

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

This webinar is a Part 2 for those who attended “Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network” on August 15 or for everyone who has a Twitter account but wants to take it to the next step. It will include tips on participating in Twitter chats, ways to optimize and get the most out of tweets with visuals, using Twitter as a back channel during conferences, using Twitter lists, third-party tools to enhance Twitter,…

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Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Elements of Design (Indiana State Library)

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Do you want to spruce up your library’s graphic design? Learning and understanding the elements of design can help any artistic novice create attractive signage and advertisements. This hour-long session will cover the foundations of graphic design, including color, contrast, texture, and fonts and how they coexist in an image.   For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

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How to Break Up Boredom! Interactive Events for All Ages (Nebraska Library Commission)

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Have you ever wondered how to break up boredom for your patrons, whether they are adults, teens, tweens or families...cheap? This small town Kentucky library brings out the human-size board games, life-sized Hungry Hippos, and Battleship plus more!   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

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How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association)

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

In this session, you’ll hear how Electronic Arts (EA) created an authentic brand voice, how they are turning the tables on those difficult customer conversations, and how they are re-energizing their team and reshaping their culture in the process. You’ll leave this session knowing how to supercharge your employee experience, boost engagement, and give your people the permission, tools, and support to be themselves while representing your brand.   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

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Disaster Recovery (Idealware)

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Part 3 of Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit. We’ll walk you through the potential disasters and guide you through developing a plan that will help you get your organization back up and running as quickly and as safely as possible.   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

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