Earning for Life

Earning for Life

Join us for our Earning for Life programs in April.  Learn about the secrets of starting a business, navigating financial aid, financial resources at OPL & more.

5 Secrets to Starting a Business
Thurs., April 13; 6 p.m.

Under the Dome.
Presenter: Colleen Merrill, Director of the UW-Oshkosh Small Business Development Center.
Learn how to develop a business idea, attract customers and build sales, understand your market and solve common startup problems.

Navigating College Financial Aid
Tues., April 18; 6 p.m
Under the Dome.
Presenter: Mary Endries, UW-Oshkosh Financial Aid Counselor.
Still struggling with that FAFSA filing? Want to know what other types of financial assistance are out there for the college-bound? Get tips for filling out the FAFSA and making sure you’re getting the most out of available financial resources.

Financial Literacy @ your OPL
Thurs., April 6; 5:30 p.m.    Under the Dome
Wed., April 26; 1 p.m.        Lower Level Tech Lab
Our resource librarian looks at financial literacy resources available at www.oshkoshpubliclibrary.org. Credit reports, consumer protection, health care issues, operating a business, investing and more. Get expert tips for searching the library catalog for financial resources. 

Family Treasure Hunt
Wed., April 19; 10 a.m. to noon
Sat., April 22; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lower level Children's Department
Join our pirate-style treasure hunt!  Work as a family to follow the clues on this financial quest that combines history with hands-on activities that help money make sense. Finish your quest and choose from books, coupons and treats as a reward.

Who gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?
Thurs., April 27; 6 p.m.

Under the Dome.
Presenter: Chris Kniep, UW Extension-Winnebago County.
Handing down those special personal belongings can lead to family conflict. We’ll share practical information about the inheritance and transfer of non-titled personal property.

Don’t miss these Earning for Life displays throughout the library:
1st floor – Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems display of our favorite heist, bank robbery and other money caper movies.
2nd floor – Book displays on starting a business, retirement and preventing financial mistakes in your 20s that you'll regret in your 60s.
Lower level - Interactive book display with activities that sharpen math skills and teach children about earning money.