Adult Education Classes

Adult Education | ETLAll classes are free and limited in registration.

Retirement Planning Strategies, Thursday March 28th 7-8pm.  CFP, Gene Lonergan has over 26 years of expierance in finance and will talk through the four basic principles of retirement:

  1. Covering essential expenses
  2. Assuring your lifestyle
  3. Preparing for the unexpected
  4. Leaving a legacy

>Register for Retirement Planning Strategies

Let’s Talk Fashion!  Thursday April 4th, 7-8pm, presented by, Michelle Michaud.  Spring is upon us, and it’s time to trade layers for lightweight coats and wellies for sandals (pedicures required). Here are the top ten trends every woman must have in her closet come springtime.  Michelle was a born fashion lover and has never stopped playing dress up. She has worked in the fashion industry for 6 years (currently in PR and social media for a women’s boutique called Haven) and is the author of the fashion blog Pink Champagne. >Register for Let’s Talk Fashion!

Why and How Solar Energy Connects to Climate Change Thursday April 11th 7-8pm, presented by Dr.  Jennifer Francis.  Jennifer grew up in Marion and has PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington.  Presently she is a Research Professor with the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and studies Arctic climate change and Arctic-global climate linkages. Her research has been widely discussed on NPR, the BBC and even on front page of the New York Times   Jennifer serves on the Marion Energy Management Committee and will discuss the proposal for a new bylaw to guide solar-panel installations in town. >Register for Why and How Solar Energy Connects to Climate Change

Get on TV! April 25th 7pm-8pm  Don Cuddy from ORCTV will explain how to borrow video equipment from ORCTV, how to use the equipment and how to get you sport events, plays, or TV show on the air. >Register for Get on TV!

Chinese Export Porcelain, Date and Time TBA.  Charles Brown owner of China Trader Antiques will discuss 17th through 20th century Chinese export porcelain. He’ll bring several exam please of porcelain imported to Europe and the US during this period.  Charlie is the owner of China Trader Antiques for 15 years, has been to china over 20 times and has a collection of over 200 pieces of Chinese porcelain.

What Your Dog Wish You Knew!  Dr. Melanie Bikis DMV and her canine BFF Lizzie, will share some of the things that dogs wish you knew. You will learn how to introduce yourself to a new dog, why you shouldn’t share your unwanted dinner with your pet and why your dog needs exercise. Dr. Bikis will give some tips on the best way to bring a new puppy into your home and how to make sure your pet knows who is in charge. This is a family event, questions are encouraged! Melanie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine.

 Previous Events:

Estate Planning Basics:  Wills, Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxies, by Jenessa Gerard-Pateakos and Danielle Poulin. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1-2 p.m.  Elizabeth Taber Library.   With over 25 years experience between them, the all-female New Bedford Law Firm of Pateakos & Poulin will talk about Estate Planning and answer your questions.  Have an Estate Plan; have peace of mind.

Register by calling the Elizabeth Taber Library at 508-748-1252.

Using your Kindle: How to use the SAILS Library Network to download books onto your Kindle.  Saturday January 26th 10-11am. Participants should bring their charged Kindle, library card, and have already established an Amazon account.  Taught by Eileen Lonergan, the Elizabeth Taber Library webmaster.

Register by calling the Elizabeth Taber Library at 508-748-1252.

Starting a WordPress blog:  This is a four week series on setting up a WordPress blog, strategies behind a successful blog, writing techniques, how to add images and videos and then how to find an audience.  Taught by Eileen Lonergan, who has built over 50 WordPress websites and blogs.  Class to meet Thursday nights at the library from 7-8pm starting Thursday January 24th, Thursday January 31st, Thursday February 7th and Wednesday February 13th.

  • Week 1: setting up a WordPress account, an introduction to your dashboard, adding pages and blog posts.
  • Week 2: What makes a good blog post – how a post is different from other forms of writing.  We will discuss the development of your topic and organize content.
  • Week 3:  Adding images and videos to WordPress
  • Week 4: How to build an audience for your blog

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or an iPad.

Register by calling the Elizabeth Taber Library at 508-748-1252.

Why eBay?  by Cliff Lander, 14 year eBay-trained Specialist, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 630 pm-730 p.m. Elizabeth Taber Library. A Marketplace for anything you can think to sell or to buy with a no cost entry franchise fee. Come learn the ropes of a business you can manage from your home.

Register by calling the Elizabeth Taber Library at 508-748-1252.

How to Sell on eBay:  How to make it pay and how to price your items right!  by Cliff Lander, 14 year eBay-trained Specialist, Tuesday, Feb. 12 6:30-7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Taber Library. Plenty of people sell or attempt to sell on eBay, with some never making a nickel.  Like everything, in the end, it all comes down to pricing and 14-year eBay Specialist Cliff Lander will show you how to research your item and find a price that will make it sell!  Lander will also field questions afterward.

Register by calling the Elizabeth Taber Library at 508-748-1252.