South Side Library

Master Gardeners Presents: Composting with Worms

May 9
Wednesday 6:30 pm
You can transform food scraps and organic waste into a nutrient rich fertilizer for your garden. All you need are worms! Learn about composting with worms from Polk County Master Gardener Linda Thomas. She’ll discuss how to set up the composting, which worms to use, and what you can do with the compost afterward. Improve your garden this spring with creepy-crawlies and learn about composting with worms!

Social Security Changes for 2018: Knowing When and How to Access your Benefits

Apr 11
Wednesday 6:30 pm
As you approach retirement, the financial choices you make will have an impact on the rest of your life. Ray Kozicki, a financial strategist and educator, will help patrons understand delayed retirement credits and strategies that can help you get in position to retire with peace of mind. He’ll explain how cost-of-living adjustments impact benefits and discuss what age is the best time to access Social Security.

This workshop is provided free of charge through the Foundation for Financial Education 501(c)3 (F3E). No registration is required.

Financial Pitfalls: How to Avoid Financial Mistakes That Can Affect Your Future

Apr 18
Wednesday 6:30 pm
Life is a series of unexpected events. Sometimes, the best you can do is prepare for what you know is coming and prevent yourself from being caught by surprise. This is especially true when thinking about your financial health. Learn more as financial strategist Ryan Biniak discusses the stages of your financial life. He’ll talk about planning for life events, the importance of creating a financial road map, and how financial management strategies can put you in position to enjoy life with good cheer.

South Side Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation

May 30
Wednesday 3:00 pm
Students ages 12-18 wishing to volunteer at the South Side Library during the Summer Reading Program must attend a South Side volunteer orientation. Teen Summer Volunteer Applications must be signed by teen and parent/guardian and returned to the South Side Library before orientation. Applications can be picked up at the information desk beginning April 23. Approved teens will receive a call or an email from the youth librarian to attend orientation. There are two orientation times on the same day. Selected teens need only attend one.

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