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The Central Library in downtown Buffalo has some great resources and the best part is that they are free. You can take classes, get help with creating and editing your resume and so much more. Here are 5 free programs being held at the Central Library, located at 1 Lafayette Square in Buffalo, this week:

1. Tuesday, May 11

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM University Express: Self-Care Tips for Caregivers
The instructor for this online class is Lynn Riker, Director of Outreach, Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo. The class will teach you about support options and give you tips to help you as a caregiver. It will also discuss resources for self-care. Click here to register and get more information.

2. Thursday, May 13

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Copyright and the Visual Arts: Current Issues
This is a virtual program designed to help visual artists, galleries, arts organizations and others understand copyright challenges. The workshop will be hosted by copyright attorneys from the United States Copyright Office and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. The following topics will be covered:

copyright fundamentals
current copyright issues that affect arts organizations
fair use doctrine and moral rights in the United States
steps artists and arts organizations can take to protect their intellectual property.
Question-and-answer sessions will follow each presentation. ~ Central Library

You will need to pre-register for this workshop.

3. Thursday, May 13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Finding Your Ideal Customer for Your Small Business

This virtual program is designed to help small business owners. It will be taught by Join Bill Carlson, Custom Success Manager with Reference Solutions. If you are a small business owner, you'll learn how to identify your ideal client.

Bill will review Reference solutions, a fantastic database, that is available to Buffalo & Erie County patrons. Learn how to use the U.S. Business and Consumer Modules to target specific groups of businesses or individuals who may most likely be interested in your products or services. ~ Central Library

You can register for this free program here.

4. Friday, May 14

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Teen Take & Make Craft Hangout. Glow jar kits available at Central Library

This is an online workshop that teens ages 13 to 17-years-old can join. For teens 13-17. It is hosted by the Central Library's Teen Librarian and members of the Teen Advisory Group. You can register here.

5. Saturday, May 15

Both of the book clubs will be held virtually.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Reader's Quest Book Club (grades 5-8): The Wednesday Wars, Gary Schmidt

We will have a short discussion about The Wednesday Wars and then finish with a trivia contest based on the book. Participants are given copies of the books to keep. The group meets via zoom. ~ Central Library

Click here to register.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Rising Voices Book Club (grades 9-12): Truly Devious, Maureen Johnson

Click here to register.

You can see the Library's full calendar here.

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