Events & Programs

Montgomery County Commission for Women Partners with Montgomery County Public Libraries to Offer Free Financial Health and Wellness Seminars

The Commission for Women and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will offer four free financial seminars in October to help women strengthen their financial knowledge and understanding. The sessions are geared to assist women with financial planning but are open to everyone.  

These free events will be presented on Zoom on Tuesdays in October from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Registration is required. The link will be forwarded after registration. 

Oct. 5: Financial Planning 101 

Learn the basics of financial planning along with terms and tools to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to succeed financially. 

Oct. 12: Planning for Retirement 

Not running out of money before running out of time is most people’s biggest concern. Our goal is to maximize your resources and autonomy. 

Oct. 19: Social Security and Medicare 

Learn how to utilize and maximize the government programs you have invested in for your working lifetime. 

Oct. 26: Divorce and Money 

Divorce is a strain on your finances as well as your nerves. Will you be fiscally ok when it’s over? What is your role in making sure of that? 

For more information or to register, click here. Visit MCPL’s website for a complete listing of upcoming virtual programs. 

Events & Programs

National Financial Literacy Month at MCPL

April is National Financial Literacy Month — a time to focus on earning, managing, saving, and spending money wisely. MCPL offers a number of events this month on all kinds of money matters, and we hope you’ll join us! All events are virtual; registration and log-in information is available below.

National Financial Literacy Month Events

Paying for College or Technical School – A Virtual Workshop for Financial Literacy Month
Thursday, April 01: 7:00pm – 8:00pm 
Paying for an education can seem overwhelming and confusing. Choices made now can have a lasting impact.

How to Protect your Hard Earned Money! – A Virtual Workshop for Financial Literacy Month
Wednesday, April 07: 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Join Suzanne McGovern of the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission to talk to seniors about tip to protect your hard earned money, ways to avoid fraud and important documents to organize.

Investing for Women – Presenter Suzanne McGovern – A Virtual Workshop for Financial Literacy Month
Monday, April 12: 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Join us for a series of discussions with Suzanne McGovern, from the SEC’s Office of Investor Education.

Budgeting & Money Management – with Aspen Hill Library – Virtual Workshop for Financial Literacy Month
Monday, April 12: 4:00pm – 6:00pm 
Learn how to create a spending plan and develop wise spending habits. Learn tips on how to save money and get help from local resources.

Resources for Financial Literacy
Tuesday, April 13: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Virtual Branch
The Library’s website includes online resources providing information & guidance about money and Personal Finance. We’ll do an overview of some from the Guides/Online Resources tab on our home page.

Recognizing the Latest Investment Frauds and Scams – Presented by the U.S. SEC – A Virtual Workshop for Financial Literacy Month
Tuesday, April 20: 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Fraudsters love a disaster–& COVID-19 is no different. Join the SEC’s Office of Investor Education & Advocacy in learning about current investment frauds, scams & the tools you need to arm yourself.

Money Smart for Adults – Financial Literacy Month
Wednesday, April 21: 1:00pm – 2:00pm 
Join us for a FREE workshop on financial planning.