Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition


Memphis Public Libraries has been selected as one of fifty public libraries to host the traveling exhibit Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition. “Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, the exhibition explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day and imagining your future self.” The exhibit will be on display at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on the Third Floor. Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible.

 

Exhibit Dates: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017

The exhibit and all events will be held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. We’ve compiled a sample reading list for all ages.

 

Thinking Money Programs:

 

Event Name

Date/Time

Location

Kickoff Reception—Is That Price Right?
This is a family event with audience participation and prizes.
Saturday, October 21st
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
First Floor Goodwyn Gallery
Take Back Your Life!
Credit & Money Management Workshop
Presented by Tracy Harmon of Operation Hope
Tuesday, October 24th
5:30 – 7:00 PM
 First Floor Training Room L-56

Online Registration Form

A to Z of Used Car Buying
Presented by Matthew Jones of Memphis Area Legal Services
Saturday, October 28th
1:00 – 2:30 PM
 Third Floor North Reading Area
 Disaster Preparedness: Safeguarding Your Valuables
Presented by City of Memphis Office of Emergency Management
Tuesday, October 31st
6:30 – 7:30 PM
First Floor Training Room L-56
Budgeting 101 for College Students
Presented by Nikki Williams, Financial Aid Specialist
Saturday, November 4th
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
 Third Floor North Reading Area
A to Z of Used Car Buying
Presented by Matthew Jones of Memphis Area Legal Services
Saturday, November 4th
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Third Floor North Reading Area
 Money Bingo
For ages 6 – 12
Bingo with a money theme
 Monday, November 6th
4:00 – 5:00 PM
 First Floor Children’s Program Area
Outsmarting Financial Fraud Tuesday, November 14th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
First Floor Meeting Room A
 Introduction to Couponing
Presented by Nicole Clark
Saturday November 18th
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Third Floor North Reading Area
(Space is limited, call (901) 415-2732 to register)
I Read That Movie at the Library!
A Page-To-Screen Book Club
“The Pursuit of Happyness”
Saturday, November 18th
2:00 – 5:00 PM
 First Floor Meeting Room A
 Children’s Story Time
For Ages 3 – 5
Monday, November 20th
10:15 AM
First Floor Children’s Program Area
Closing Ceremony  Tuesday, November 28th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
First Floor Meeting Room A