Six Volusia County libraries will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 20 to 27.
The free programs will address a variety of topics, including personal budgeting, couponing, saving for college, mortgages and foreclosures, and small business development.
Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is a national public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
For more information about Money Smart Week, visit moneysmartweek.org.
For a list of what other Volusia libraries have, visit volusialibrary.org.
DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.:
Duct-tape craft for adults: 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Join library staff in designing and making your own duct-tape coin pouch. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 386-822-6430, ext. 20775.
Coin purse craft for children: 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Children in grades one through five are invited to design and make their own change purse. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 386-822-6430, ext. 20775.
Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.:
FAFSA computer e-lab: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Learn how to apply for financial assistance through Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Attendees need name, date of birth, address, email address, Social Security number or parents', drivers' license number if you have one, alien registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen, federal tax return, records of your untaxed income, and information on cash, savings and investments.
Tell your money where to go: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 22. Darlene Duncan and Charlotte Lambert of the Center for Business Excellence will offer tips on shifting your money mindset for a healthier relationship with money.
Dealing with foreclosure: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 22. Real estate attorneys Michael Kelton and Christopher Paul of Paul Elkind & Branz will focus on the legal aspects of foreclosure and what rights owners have.
Foundations of investing: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Join financial adviser Jose Silva for an Edward Jones introduction to investment portfolio design.
Escriba su resume en Español: 9:30 tú 11:30 Miércoles, 24 de Abril. Lisa Doig, asistenta en el departamento de informaci-n, presentará durante la mañana una clase en español acerca de C-mo Escribir su Resume y Buscar un Trabajo en L'nea.
Retirement by design: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Jose Silva returns to discuss how to translate your personal vision of retirement into tangible goals with investment strategies. This bilingual seminar is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served.
Money for teens: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. A representative from TD Bank will give teens some pointers on checking accounts and debit and credit cards. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served.
Foreclosure intervention workshop: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25. HUD-certified counselors Lydia Gregg and Mylene Valderrama of the Mid-Florida Housing Partnership will present a workshop for distressed homeowners.
Twilight tinkers -- dollars and sense: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday April 25. Library staff will lead children in grades one through five on a financial adventure.
Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.:
The power of money: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Librarian Deborah Shafer will show homeschooled teens how to make money, how to spend it wisely and why it's just as important to save some. Lunch will be provided. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 386-257-6036, ext. 16315.
Couponing -- beyond the basics: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Coupon pro Mary Edwards will teach participants how to get the most out of store reward and loyalty programs.
Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.:
Dressing on a dime: 2 to 3 p.m. Monday April 22. Join Myra Sparks, manager of Family Renew's Secret Attic, for shopping tips from the second-hand clothing world. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 386-676-4191, ext. 21097.
"Confessions of a Shopaholic": 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. This PG-13 film tells the tale of a college graduate who lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City, where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur. Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy star.
Schoolhouse Rock: Money": 3 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. This unrated, animated movie tackles subjects like budgeting, taxes, interest and the stock market with simple definitions, fun animation, and catchy music.
E-resources for financial success: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Library staff will demonstrate online databases (available at http://volusialibrary.org/VCPLeresources.html) that could help you on your journey to financial success.
Piggy bank craft: 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Children are invited to keep their savings safe and sound by making their own piggy bank craft in the children's room.
Money smarts for teens: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Teens will learn how to budget using their allowance and how to earn money through fundraising and art contests.
Wills, trusts, probate and more: 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Attorney Michael Pyle will explain the difference between a will and a trust, how to avoid probate, and how to plan for incapacity by using power of attorney and health care designation documents.
Stretching your family food dollars: 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26. Jill Taufer, a registered dietitian with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will explain how to get the best value and nutrition at the grocery store.
Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle:
How money works for kids: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 22. Colleen Jarvis of Primerica will help homeschoolers celebrate Money Smart Week with an informative DVD and interactive game.
"Arbitrage" 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 22. Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon star in this R-rated movie about a troubled hedge fund magnate who turns to an unlikely person for help.
College in the fast lane: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Brooke Smith, a dynamic adult college student, will lead a "how-to" workshop on getting your college degree in less time by using nationally accredited examination programs -- while saving tuition dollars.
Small business development: 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Ned Harper, president of Daytona State College's Small Business Development Center, will offer tips on starting a small business.
Open financial forum: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25. David Holland of Holland Financial will offer an open forum driven by the audience's financially based questions.
Couponing 101: 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26. Jen Rodgers of Southern Savers will teach you how to get started in the world of couponing without making you feel overwhelmed. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
College funding strategies: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Carol Klamo, author of "How to Give Your Child a 4-Year College Education Without Going Broke," will host a presentation for parents of college-bound students. Topics will include:
How to send your child to the school of his or her dreams without getting trapped in a financial nightmare
How to double or triple your eligibility for free grant money
Where to find the hidden scholarships and grants
The truth about the new college savings plans and how they can cost you money
This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway:
Morningstar and Value Line tutorials: 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Librarian Stefan Lyhne-Nielsen will demonstrate the Morningstar Investment Research Center and Value Line online databases available through the Volusia County Public Library system at http://volusialibrary.org/VCPLeresources.html.
"Finance Camp 4 Kids": 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Author Daniel Williams will discuss basic business concepts, credit, entrepreneurship, the importance of savings, and putting your money to good use. The program is designed to educate teens about proper financial management before they get their first credit card.