Greenwich Library announces March business and teen programs


Family Financial Planning Series and Marketing to Mobile Devices

This month, Greenwich Library patrons can learn how to manage their assets, plan for retirement and become more tax savvy during two Family Financial Planning presentations. Business owners will enjoy a SCORE program on work life balance led by health coach Shannon Daniels.

Programs are open to all at no charge and held in the Library Meeting Room unless otherwise indicated. Experienced librarians are available to help you navigate the Library’s extensive business databases, directories, investor information and nonprofit resources, via email or in person.


Wednesday, March 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Family Financial Planning Series: Tax Planning

This session will review essential federal and state income tax concepts such as adjusted gross vs. taxable income and progressive vs. alternative minimum tax, with the goal of implementing a tax-efficient family financial plan. Please register using the Library’s online calendar. Presenter, Holly Cao, CFA, TransAmerica Financial Advisors.

Thursday, March 10 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Family Financial Planning Series: Asset Allocation & Retirement Planning

This session will give an overview of major asset classes, key investment parameters and how they are relevant to retirement planning. We will illustrate the importance of disciplined investment approach including the use of indexed strategies, tax efficiency for taxable investors, and rebalancing. Please register using the Library’s online calendar. Presenter, Holly Cao, CFA, TransAmerica Financial Advisors.

Monday, March 14 at 2 p.m., Email Marketing Strategies

Email marketing is a powerful way to get in front of prospects, develop relationships, build trust and generate revenue. The basics of email marketing will be taught in this Technology Training Center sponsored program. Attendees will leave with the skills they need to set up and test their own email campaign. Instructor, Noelle Gross.

Wednesday, March 16, 6 – 8 p.m., SCORE – Reach your Business Goals with a Healthy Work Life Balance

In this highly interactive workshop, Shannon Daniels will discuss how you can effectively set and reach your business goals while also maintaining a healthy work/life balance.  You will learn how to develop a plan tailored to your specific lifestyle and business needs so that your goals are realistic and achievable.

Shannon Daniels is owner of Water Yourself Health & Life Coaching. Shannon uses her education and practical experience to understand her clients’ health, wellness, and life goals and then develop a custom plan to help them effectively achieve those goals. Shannon is a Board Certified Health Coach and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.


Registration starts at 5:30pm. For more information call SCORE at (203) 831-0065.

Bloomberg Terminal Access

Patrons can sign up to use the Bloomberg Professional Service computer at the Main Reference Desk or sign up in advance by calling (203) 622-7910.

Business programs and services are made available to Library patrons at no charge through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information visit or contactAssistant Business Librarian Yang Wang at [email protected] or by calling (203) 622-7924.


How-To Tuesday, Student Shakespeare Competition, Student Leaders Double Meetings

This month, students in grades 6-8 can get crafty with maker projects during How-To Tuesday, part of the new [email protected] series. The Library’s regularly scheduled teen programs include two meetings each this month for both middle school and high school Student Leadership Councils. Friday Night Chess and Middle School Book Club meet monthly and are open to all without registration or charge unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesdays, March 2 & 16 at 7 p.m., Student Leadership Council Meeting – Middle School

Middle School Student Leaders will meet twice in March. Enthusiastic student leaders in grades 6-8 meet at Teen Central on the second floor to brainstorm about using library resources to initiate and execute projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. Refreshments will be served.

Thursdays, March 3 & 17 at 7 p.m., Student Leadership Council Meeting – Teens

Teen Student Leaders will meet twice in March. Students in grades 8-12 gather at Teen Central on the second floor to brainstorm about using library resources to initiate and execute projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m., Friday Night Chess

National Master Rich Jackson will provide instruction, supervise play and challenge students to an occasional match. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring a love of the game or a desire to learn.

Tuesday, March 15 from 4 – 5 p.m., [email protected]: How-To Tuesday

Students in grades 6-8 have fun with DIY crafts and maker projects. Registration began on 2/14 via our online calendar. How-To Tuesday explores a different topic each month in a STEAM based hands-on format. This program is part of [email protected], a series designed to foster creative and collaborative learning for all ages. Contact Siobhan Schugmann at 203-625-6536 for more information.

Thursday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m., Middle School Book Club

Middle School Book Club is for literature fans in grades 6-8. This month’s book is The Winterling by Sarah Prineas. In this Nutmeg nominee, spirited young Fer travels through the Way to a magical world in which beings part human and part animal serve an evil ruler known as the Lady, and where she hopes to learn about her long-lost parents and her own identity. Register for the program and pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor reference desk.

Other Programs of interest to Parents & Teens

  • The English Speaking Union and Smith College Club of Greenwich will present the Annual Student Shakespeare Competition on Wednesday, March 9 from 3-6 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium.  All are welcome, no tickets required.

For more information about Greenwich Library programs for students in grades 6-12, contact Teen Services Librarian Ed Morrissey at[email protected], call (203) 622-7918, or visit

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About Greenwich Library

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches.  The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community.  Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut.  Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the seventh time. The Main Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.  More information is available online at or by calling 203-622-7900.

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