October 10, 2013
Come to a free class on Grantseeking Basics, Thursday, October 24, 2013, from 10:00 – 11:30, in Druker Auditorium. Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.
Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
New to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?
In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This session is not intended for individuals seeking grants for their own use.
This session will be led by Edgar Zavala, Director of Programs at the Foundation Center. As a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the Newton Free Library provides access to a collection of materials and services related to grantseeking and fundraising.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
For more information contact: Susan Caulfield, Reference Librarian, (617) 796-1380; email@example.com
September 5, 2013
- Which state has the highest percentage of college graduates?
- How much corn is grown in Iowa?
- What are the main reasons why people in America move?
Our September Database of the Month, ProQuest’s Statistical Abstract of the United States, has these answers and more, with statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Monthly updates, 1400 tables you can print or download.
What do YOU need to know?
August 29, 2013
Over 500 free, online classes–on your own schedule, from wherever you are. Universal Class, our Database of the Month, has something for everyone! Just a few examples:
Learn new skills: How to Start and Run an Online Business, Landlord 101, Microsoft Publisher
Start a project: Wedding Planning, Interior Design, Genealogy
Support your independent learning: Meteorology Fundamentals, Early Childhood Development, Global Warming
Explore new interests: Film Appreciation, Bartending & Mixology, Bird Watching
Expand your world, have fun, and start a Universal Class today!
July 15, 2013
Going on a trip? Skip the heavy guidebooks and download one of these “Always Available” (i.e., no waiting lists) eBook guides from OverDrive to your iPad, smartphone, or other mobile device. Titles include guidebooks from Lonely Planet for California, the Grand Canyon, New York City, the Caribbean, Italy, France, and Great Britain.
If you haven’t used OverDrive before, see our Help pages, or the help pages from OverDrive for more information. And search the Travel category in the OverDrive catalog for even more eBooks, and some downloadable audiobooks, too!
April 1, 2013
Looking for potential clients, employers, companies in trending industries? Now you can create lists of companies for your own purposes. From the library’s homepage, choose “Free Online Databases” and look for Dun & Bradstreet’s Million Dollar Database.
Through an easy-to-use interface, you’ll find information on over 34 million public and private businesses in over 200 countries worldwide. Build your own search template from up to 37 fields, such as:
- Industry codes (SIC and NAIS)
- Size criteria (employee and annual sales)
- Type of ownership
- Geographic location (country, state, city)
Key features include:
- Corporate family trees
- Principal executives and biographies
- Download up to 250 records at one time
- Flexible options include MS Excel, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat
- Link to First Research® for industry profiles and sales & marketing templates
Access to this database is available to anyone on library computers or remotely to Newton residents with a Newton library card beginning with the number 21323. Go to http://ntnproxy.minlib.net/login?url=http://www.mergentmddi.com
March 9, 2013
Where does your American past begin?
Now, in addition to our Ancestry Library subscription available in the Library, you can research your genealogy at home with HeritageQuest Online!
Use HeritageQuest to find:
- U.S. Census records, 1790-1940
- 28,000 family and local history books
- 2.3 million local history books and article citations through PERSI
- Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files
- Freedman’s Bank records from 1865-1874
- LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set – Selected memorials, petitions and private relief actions of the U.S. Congress
18th Century or 20th Century, African American or Native American, Farm or Factory, East Coast or West Coast – HeritageQuest Online can help!
January 31, 2013
If English, Spanish, French, and Italian aren’t enough for you, Mango Languages has four new online courses: Romanian, Swahili, Modern Standard Arabic, and Egyptian Arabic. Newton residents can try them at home from the Language Learning page on our website.