Fairview Park Branch Library Happenings
January 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us for Week 4 of our Encore Entrepreneur series: The Customer—Your Boss!. Is there a demand for your business? Who is your target audience? This workshop will explore market segmentation and develop a marketing plan that distinguishes your brand. It will also explore how to use social media to market your business strategically. Registration required.
January 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us for Week 5 of our Encore Entrepreneur series: Where’s the Money? You have a great business concept; now it’s time to find the financial support you need to get started. Determine your capital needs, operating costs and funding options. Learn what financial information should be a part of your business plan. Registration required.
January 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Elvis is 80! Come help us celebrate the King’s 80th birthday! Kelvis, an award-winning and renowned Elvis performer, will sing and entertain in the King’s style. Sponsored by The Friends of the Fairview Park Branch Library. Registration required.
January 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The first of our Writing Cleveland workshops. These workshops will examine Cleveland’s stories from Hart Crane to Mark Winegardner. Participants will write their own stories about Cleveland’s past, present or future with workshop writing exercises and polish their work at home. Each workshop focuses on a different genre. Register for one, two or three workshops. Sundays: January 18th—Fiction; February 1st—Poetry; and February 15th—Nonfiction. Registration required.
January 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us for Week 6 of our Encore Entrepreneur series: Business Plan Finale! Show and tell! Unveil your business plan and have a business expert critique it. It does not matter how far along you are in your plan. The experts will help you move forward. Registration required.
January 20 at 7:00 p.m. We present local author, Allan May. Mr. May will talk about his book, "The Sly-Fanner Murders: The Birth of the Mayfield Road Mob", which covers one of the most violent periods in the history of Cleveland. Book signing will follow the presentation. Registration required.
January 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We are hosting a 5-week series on Web Design for Entrepreneurs and Enthusiasts. All sessions will be held in our Technology Learning Center on Monday nights: February 2, February 9, February 16 and February 23. Want to create a website for your new business or hobby? Bring your basic computer skills and join an instructor from Progressive Arts Alliance who will teach you how to set-up, design and organize your website for maximum public appeal. The program is structured for adults but teens may register. Attendees must be age 11 or older. This program series is provided through the generous support of The Cleveland Foundation’s Encore Initiative. Spaces limited. Registration begins Monday, January 12.
To register, call the Fairview Park Branch Library at 440-333-4700 or visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org.