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Virtual Money Smart Week: April 10-17

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Ready to get money smart? Try these titles that help you change bad habits and form good habits in the ways you think, talk, and feel about money, just in time for Money Smart Week (April 10-17). What is Money Smart Week? Coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of … Read more

Tax Day is July 15

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Federal & state tax returns are due July 15 More details from the IRS » More details from the Illinois Department of Revenue (pdf) » Download, print tax forms from home Find links for federal and Illinois tax forms below to print at home. Federal Tax Forms Illinois Tax Forms Can’t find the IRS forms … Read more

Money Smart Week at your library

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Join us at the Main Library during Money Smart Week to learn how to better manage your finances: Saturday, March 30, 12:30 pm: How to Protect Your Retirement Savings Saturday, March 30, 2 pm: Building a Financial Foundation Tuesday, April 2, 11 am: Building Wealth & Asset Accumulation Wednesday, April 3, 10 am: Investing in … Read more

Securing new jobs

Adult Education and Career Services Librarian Rashmi Swain poses with two recent graduates of Housing Forward’s Career Passport program.

As a primary school educator in India and a Hindi instructor for graduate students from Western countries, Oak Park Adult Education and Career Services Librarian Rashmi Swain has long practiced her passion for sharing the empowerment that learning can provide. So when then Housing Forward employee Suzanne Till approached Swain for support in teaching Housing Forward … Read more

Landing the job

Trina Wade selecting books

Last year, Trina Wade, a mother of four, was working part-time at a major financial institution, studying full-time toward a business degree, and hunting for a job in a new industry. She was busy, working hard, and getting frustrated. “My goal was to have a new career before I graduated,” Wade said. “Being on the … Read more

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