How to Manage Risk in a Small Business Talk Set for May 1

The Tolland Public Library Foundation and Greater Hartford SCORE’s Small Business Academy will offer a free talk May 1 on “How to Manage Risk in a Small Business.”
Registration and networking will take place from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room A of Tolland Town Hall. The workshop will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The event will feature attorney Patricia DeLeo of Glastonbury and John P. Cody, a vice president of The SIG Insurance Agencies of Stamford. The speakers will cover organizational options, contract management, litigation management, protection of intellectual property, cyber liability, professional liability, workers compensation and risk management.
The event is free, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-871-3620 or register at tolland.org/library using the online events calendar.
The foundation was established in 1996 to receive donations to benefit the Tolland Public Library and to enhance library services beyond what the town budget provides. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to the Tolland Public Library Foundation, Inc., 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084.
Greater Hartford SCORE was started in 1964 with the mission of matching the experience of seasoned business owners and managers with small business owners. Its Small Business Academy was organized in 2016 to provide workshops to those clients.

 

Meet Children’s Author and Illustrator David Biedrzycki

Children’s author and illustrator David Biedrzycki, whose books include the Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective, series and “Me and My Dragon,” will give an interactive talk at the Tolland Public Library on Thursday, May 25.
The free talk by Biedrzycki, who gives 70 talks at schools and libraries each year, is sponsored by the Tolland Public Library Foundation. It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Conference Room A at Tolland Town Hall at 21 Tolland Green.
Biedrzycki’s program is geared to inspire students in Kindergarten through fifth grade and is technology-based. He will show the children how he creates stories and art on the computer and sometimes revises a story up to 30 times before it is done.
Biedrzycki will show how he uses shapes to create a beetle and beetle family and will get the children involved by having them learn about colors, symmetry and horizontal and vertical placement. He will leave a jpg file of the created art for students and parents to print up later.
The event is free, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-871-3620.

David Biedrzycki

 

 

 

 

Take a Look; Win a Nook

Tolland residents, be sure to visit the newly expanded Tolland Public Library by closing time Saturday, April 8 and register to win a Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader.
The Tolland Public Library Foundation is holding the raffle to celebrate the opening of the expanded library at 21 Tolland Green.
The winner will be notified next week. Call the library at 860-871-3620 for details.

Maker Space to Open April 1; Come Try Out a 3D Printer

The Tolland Public Library Foundation hopes everyone will come out to the library’s Grand Reopening Saturday, April 1 to see the expansion and the new Maker Space between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The equipment in the Maker Space, including a 3D printer and laptop, a 3D doodle pen, a light-box for tracing, a slides and negatives scanner/digital converter and equipment to transfer your old VHS tapes to DVDs, has all been purchased with grants from the Foundation. Never seen what a 3D printer can do? Here’s a demonstration by Foundation board member Cliff Vachon.

 

 

 

Maker Space opens at library April 1; try out a 3-D printer!

Come check out the newly expanded Tolland Public Library on Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Grand Reopening Celebration.
Christina the Magician and Balloon Entertainer, music by James Burr and a scavenger hunt are just some of the planned events for this family-friendly festivity.
There will also be a demonstration of the 3-D printer, tours of the library, and demos of the library databases. The official opening of the Friends Book Sale room will take place as will the opening of the Business Support Center. The Friends of the Tolland Public Library funded all of the equipment in the Business Center, which includes a color printer/copier/scanner, a laminator, a paper shredder, and other apparatus.
Saturday will also be the official opening of the Maker Space room. The Tolland Public Library Foundation provided the money for the 3-D printer and laptop, a 3-D doodle pen, a light-box for tracing, a slides and negatives scanner/digital converter and equipment to transfer VHS tapes to DVDs.
The library is located at 21 Tolland Green.

A 3-D printer in the Tolland Public Library Maker Space that was funded by the Tolland Public Library Foundation