Sawyer Free Library’s Summer Workshops for Job Seekers

The Sawyer Free Library’s Job Seekers Summer Workshop Series continues through the summer. The workshops, presented by career counseling expert Gary Gekow, are free and accessible to those in the Gloucester community and beyond. Each offer practical advice and guidance to those looking to discover a new career path, gain new job skills, find jobs opportunities. Register HERE for the free classes!

To follow are the upcoming virtual classes:  

The Importance of Linked In, Tuesday, July 27, 7-8:30 pm

Did you know that there are over 467 million LinkedIn users worldwide? The workshop will review best practices as they relate to online profile creation and managing one’s account. The class will also highlight the many additional usages of LinkedIn, including the importance of joining groups and getting others to offer testimonials. 


Online Job Search and Resume Submittal, Tuesday, August 3, 11 am-12:30 pm & 7-8:30 pm

This workshop will analyze and discuss numerous online search strategies, including job alerts, job boards, job aggregators, and company  employment pages. The group led by expert Gary Gekow will then discuss how to best utilize these websites for submitting one’s resume. 

The Art of Networking, Tuesday, August 10, 7-8:30pm

Job fairs, corporate hiring events, Meetups, and other online social media platforms are just some avenues where people can promote their networking skills. While attending these events and dropping off a resume is a good start, deeper engagement is required in today’s job market. Learn from the career professional about networking strategies to better enhance your employment attainment prospects. 


Adjusting to a Changing New Normal, Tuesday, August 24, 7-8:30pm

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on employment issues and job search trends. This interactive virtual Zoom meeting will address a series of topics including, but not limited to working from home, remaining positive and productive amidst disruptions to everyday life, building relationships through collaborations, and taking advantage of free online tools. 

The Job Seekers Summer Workshop Series is a part of the Sawyer Free Library’s recently launched Resources for Job Seekers Program. The program also features one-on-one resume sessions and a dedicated webpage, available in over 100 world languages, with extensive resources specially curated by Library staff and expert-led virtual workshops.  

For more information about the program, call 978-325-5500 or email: jobseeker@sawyerfreelibrary.org. To register for a workshop session or to reserve a resume review session, go to sawyerfreelibrary.org


This program has been made possible through a federal Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner (MBLC).

 

Backyard Growers’ Spring Gardening Workshops & Events Schedule

Spring is here! Backyard Growers is thrilled to welcome the community to a series of Spring Gardening Workshops and Events with the mission of helping more people successfully grow their own fresh, healthy produce this year.

Click here to explore our upcoming events.

Plus, support Backyard Growers’ programs that increase fresh food access among low- to moderate-income families, seniors, and kids through vegetable gardens in backyards, public parks, housing developments, schools, and more. Join us for our virtual fundraiser, a Cook-along with Ken Duckworth on March. 25.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

Gardening workshop: How to start seeds indoors

Join Backyard Growers for the virtual garden workshop “How to Start Seeds Indoors” and learn how to start your own seeds this spring. In this workshop, you’ll learn the benefits of starting seeds indoors, what you need to be successful at starting your own indoor nursery, and how to care for your seedlings from seed to garden. The event includes an interactive Q&A and demonstration.

When: March 11, 7 – 8pm

Where: Zoom

Tickets: FREE for Backyard Garden Program participants. $15 general admission. Ticket sales support Backyard Growers’ school, community, and backyard garden programs. Click here to reserve your spot or purchase a ticket.

Join Backyard Growers for a Workshop!

 

We have a whole host of workshops coming up in May- join us for one!

IMG_1202Join us for a cooking workshop!

Our spring greens are growing, which means it’s almost time to harvest them and cook them up! Join us May 9 & 16 for our spring cooking workshops! May 9th is Kids Night where we will focus on kids learning how to make a fun, healthy recipe. Then May 16th join us and a guest chef to learn some quick, easy recipes straight from the garden. Sign up and buy tickets on our website!

 

Tuesday, May 9th, Kids Night, 6pm at The Open Door: Tickets here!

Tuesday, May 16th, Guest Chef Presentation, 6:30pm at The Open Door: Tickets here! 

Tickets $15 for individuals, $20 for families.

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Join us for a composting workshop with Black Earth Compost!

Always wanted to start a backyard compost pile but didn’t know how? Join Backyard Growers and local compost professionals, Black Earth Compost, for this workshop to learn the ins and outs of backyard composting!

Thursday, May 18th, 6 pm, $10 for community members, tickets available here!