July 10, 2014-
Librarians Barbara Alvarez and Gwyneth Stupar taught a class on July 9th called Build Your Website with Weebly. If you missed the class, you can download the handout with detailed instructions here. If you have any questions while you're getting started with your website or at any step in the process, feel free to get in touch with Barbara or Gwyn at any time.
Weebly does not require computer programming knowledge. If you would like to learn HTML, CSS, PHP, and other coding languages, you can always take free, self-paced lessons with Atomic Training, Barrington Area Library's free computer training database. To access remotely, go to www.balibrary.org, click on the Research tab, choose "Business, Careers, Technology", and select Atomic Training. Enter your library card number and choose from a variety of classes.Add a comment
July 8, 2014-
Think Big, Go Local, a digital marketing agency in Chicago, offers free business education webinars. On July 10, they will be presenting a webinar on Reputation Management. You can learn more about the webinar and register here.Add a comment
July 7, 2014-
Visit Paul's Burrito Express today, July 7th. They will be donating 10% of proceeds throughout the day to Read to Feed, which benefits Barrington food pantries. Paul's Burrito Express is located at 402 N. Hough Street in Barrington.
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July 7, 2014-
Visit Paul's Burrito Express today, July 7th. They will be donating 10% of proceeds throughout the day to Read to Feed, which benefits Barrington food pantries. Paul's Burrito Express is located at 402 N. Hough Street in Barrington.Add a comment
July 3, 2014-
Visit Norton's USA on Saturday, July 5th. They will be donating 15% of proceeds to Read to Feed, which benefits Barrington food pantries. Make sure to stop by the library for a voucher. No other coupons permitted.
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July 1, 2014-
It's not too late to sign up for the Barrington Area Library's Summer Reading Club: Read to Feed. All you have to do is stop by the library and get your voucher booklet, then patronize these local businesses and help raise money for Barrington area food pantries. Anyone can participate.
Upcoming businesses are:
Norton’s USA – July 5, all day. 15% of proceeds. Must bring voucher provided by library. No other coupons permitted. 400 S. Lageschulte Street, Barrington.
Paul’s Burrito Express – July 7, all day. 10% of proceeds. 402 N. Hough Street, Barrington.
Nature’s Select Pet Products – July 19, 9 AM – 1 PM. Receive a 5% discount, an additional 5% of proceeds will be donated. 22272 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington.
Savory Salads – July 22, 1-8 PM. 10% of proceeds. 215 N. Hough Street, Barrington.
Calibrè Coffee – Week of July 27. Try Calibrè this week and they will make a generous donation. 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington (in The Arboretum).
Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria and Pub – July 28, 4 – 9 PM. 15% of dine-in, 10% of carry-out. Must bring voucher provided by library. 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington (in The Arboretum).
Bear Family McDonald’s Restaurants - August 4, all day. 15% of their increase in sales that day. McDonald’s at 227 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington location only.
Cook Street Coffee – August 10, all day. 10% of proceeds. 100 E. Station Street, Barrington.
And to all of you readers, make sure that you register for the Summer Reading Club here. You can log any book that you've read since June 3rd until August 15.
You can read more about the Summer Reading Club here.
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June 30, 2014-
Coursera.org has created a new free class, Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship, hosted by Professor James V. Green from the University of Maryland, College Park. The class runs from June 30- August 25 and is free to audit. Check it out here.Add a comment
June 28, 2014-
Harper College's Workforce and Economic Development Department is offering free workshops for the month of July at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center. You can view the list of workshops here or by visiting here. Please note that pre-registration is required and on-site registration is not available.Add a comment
June 26, 2014-
Talk Like TED: the 9 public-speaking secrets of the world's top minds by Carmine Gallo is now available at the Barrington Area Library.
Do you have an important presentation to give? Are you pitching an idea to your boss or to potential clients? Carmine Gallo’s book, Talk Like TED, helps you take public speaking to the next level.
Say goodbye to boring PowerPoint presentations and learn to deliver more persuasive, engaging, and energetic talks. Since 1984, innovative thinkers have delivered hundreds of TED (Technology- Education- Design) Talks around the world that leave an incredible impact on their audience and then spread virally online. Gallo, a communications coach, speaker, and author, analyzed these TED Talks and explains the key factors that make a speech go from mundane to memorable. The nine suggestions given in Talk Like Ted include tips such as perfecting the art of storytelling, having a conversation instead of talking at people, delivering jaw-dropping moments, sticking to the 18-minute rule, and using multisensory descriptors. Gallo gives examples from TED talks about how the speakers utilized these concepts, and provides suggestions so you can adapt them into your own presentations. This is a must-read for improving communication and public-speaking skills in any business sector.
Click here to place a hold in our catalog.
June 24, 2014-
On Thursday, June 26 from 11:30-1:15, the Women's BizNet Committee with the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly luncheon. Dr. Catherine Kennedy will present The Mouth-Body Health Connection & New Advances in Dentistry. The luncheon will be held at The Garlands at 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL.
Registration is required. RSVP online or by calling 847-381-2525. $25 for members/ $35 for non-members.
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- Read to Feed with Meatheads
- Dinner & Learn at Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria & Pub
- Dividend Paying Stocks Workshop
- Free Media for Business Webinars
- Free Workshops with Harper College's Workforce and Development Center
- BizEd Community Expo on Saturday, June 14
- Lunch and Learn at Georgio’s Pizza
- Access Wall Street Journal and WSJ magazine
- Athena Award Luncheon with the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce
- QuickBooks for Entrepreneurs