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Ben says, “Get smart about your money!” 

Celebrate Money Smart Week April 21-28, 2018

What’s It Worth? Antique & Collectible Appraisal Event

SATURDAY, April 21              

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Weyers-Hilliard Branch

Have you ever wondered about the story and value behind that piece of art, toy, or brooch that’s been handed down for generations? Or maybe it was purchased at a flea market? Antique expert Mark Moran will offer insights on your item, including an informative opinion on its value. Registration is required to have up to two items appraised. Call 448-4405 to reserve a spot.

 

Design on a Dime

MONDAY, April 23
6:00 pm
Weyers-Hilliard Branch
Decorating your home or workspace can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! You will learn some simple strategies to spruce up a space on a budget. Space is limited. Call 448-4405 to reserve your spot.


Understanding Reverse Mortgages          

TUESDAY, April 24

2:00 pm
Southwest Branch

Reverse Mortgages are financial tools for
homeowners 62 years of age and older. Learn what it is, how it works, and the positives and negatives associated with Reverse Mortgages so you can determine if a Reverse Mortgage is right for you. Presented by Jim Cullen of CIBC Bank USA, a consultant experienced in the reverse mortgage program since 2004.

 

Social Security Overview

TUESDAY, April 24
5:00 pm
East Branch

Join us for an informational session with a representative from our local Social Security office. The program will cover retirement; spousal, children and survivor benefits; delayed retirement and suspension options; and Medicare basics.

 

Home Selling 101

TUESDAY, April 24
6:00 pm
Weyers-Hilliard Branch
As spring and summer approach there is one thing that’s for sure, it’s going to be hot. Not just the temperature, but the real estate market as well! Stop in to learn what you can do to get your home sold for above asking price and in less time! From leveraging technology and marketing to learning how to use your agent to get the most money possible. Call 448-4405 to reserve your spot. Hosted by Alex Young and Mike Higgins of the Caleb Hayes Real Estate Group.

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?

WEDNESDAY, April 25
3:00 pm

Central Library
Learn about the steps you can take to reduce or prevent family conflict when distributing your long loved life possessions as you down size or deal with the “stuff” of a loved one.

 

Everything You Need to Know about Legal Life & Legacy Planning

WEDNESDAY, April 25
6:00 pm
Weyers-Hilliard Branch

Estate planning is a lifelong process, not a one-time decision. Learn the basics of estate planning documents including wills, trusts and powers of attorney. We will discuss what you should be considering in your own estate planning documents and how you can best protect yourself and your family. Presented by Attorneys Kevin Davidson and Greg Vanevenhoven.

 

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

THURSDAY, April 26
2:00 pm
Central Library

Identity theft can wreak havoc by seriously damaging credit, financial reputation, and a
person’s reputation. Join Amanda Ashmann, At Work Program Consultant for Wells Fargo as she discusses steps to take to help safeguard from identity theft.


Programs for kids (see events calendar for complete details):

Curious George Save His Pennies

FRIDAY, April 20                                          9:30 am

Weyers-Hilliard Branch

 

Money Smart Storytime with Curious George
MONDAY, April 23                                       9:30 am

Southwest Branch

 

Curious George Saves His Pennies
MONDAY, April 23                                       6:00 pm

East Branch


Count on Curious George Storytime

TUESDAY, April 24                      Toddlers 9:30 am

Kress Family Branch

 

Be a “Money Smart” Kid Storytime
TUESDAY, April 24                                    10:15 am

Pulaski Branch

 

Curious George Saves His Pennies

TUESDAY, April 24                 Preschool 10:30 am

Kress Family Branch

 

Curious About Money?
TUESDAY, April 24                           5:30 – 7:30 pm
Central Library

 

Curious George Saves His Pennies

WEDNESDAY, April 25                     6:00 – 6:30 pm

Wrightstown Branch

 

Curious George Saves His Pennies
THURSDAY, April 26                                 10:15 am

Ashwaubenon Branch

 

Allowance Game
THURSDAY, April 26                                   3:30 pm

Pulaski Branch

 

Money Smart “BIG Read” Storytime & Activities with Curious George

SATURDAY, April 28                        1:30 – 3:30 pm

Central Library


 

Governor Walker Honors Brown County Library with 2016 Financial Literacy Award

January, 2017 – Governor Scott Walker presented 15 individuals, businesses, and organizations the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award, as selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy.

L to R: Bobbie Kuehn, East Branch Library Supervisor; Sue Lagerman, Communications and Library Program Manager, Brian Simons, Brown County Library Executive Director; and WI Governor Scott Walker.