‘Thinking Money’ Traveling Exhibition At Memphis Library

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‘Thinking Money’ Traveling Exhibition At Memphis Library
The Memphis Public Library will host Thinking Money, a new traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives about money.

The exhibition will also have programs such as “Money Bingo” for ages 6-12, “Budgeting 101 for College Students” and “The A to Z of Used Car Buying”. The exhibition and programs started Sat., Oct. 21 and will continue until Nov. 28, 2017, at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.

“Money affects all of us, but many of us lack the information we need to make smart decisions about our financial futures,” said Keenon McCloy, Director of Memphis Public Libraries. “Thinking Money is designed to teach us about financial literacy in a way that is not only understandable but fun. We’re proud to bring it to our library.”

Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants versus needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, imagining your future self and avoiding financial fraud.

For a full calendar of “Thinking Money” programs and library events, visit memphislibrary.org. Admission to the exhibition and all programs are free.

Thinking Money was created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. In April 2016, ALA and the FINRA Foundation announced 50 libraries nationwide to host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition. In addition to the exhibition loan, the Memphis Public Library also received a $1,000 programming allowance, expenses paid for a training session at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and promotional and support materials.

The following programs will be offered:

Take Back Your Life Credit and Money Management Workshop Tue., Oct. 24 6 – 8 p.m. Room L-56.

A to Z of Used Car Buying By Memphis Area Legal Services Sat., Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 1 – 2:30 p.m. 3rd Floor North Reading Area.

Money Bingo Bingo with a money theme Ages 6 – 12 Mon., Nov. 6 4 – 5 p.m. First Floor Children’s Program Area.

Budgeting 101 College for Students Presented by a Financial Aid Specialist Sat., Nov. 4 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Third Floor Reading Area.

Outsmarting Investment Fraud Tue., Nov. 14 5 – 8 p.m. First Floor Conference Room A.

Introduction to Couponing Sat., Nov. 18 1 – 3 p.m. Third Floor North Reading Area. (Space is limited, email sciref@memphistn.gov to register)

I Read That Movie at the Library! A Page-to-Screen Book Club “The Pursuit of Happiness” with Will Smith Sat., Nov. 18 2 – 5 p.m. First Floor Conference Room.

Children’s Story Time For Ages 3 – 5 Mon., Nov. 20 10:15 a.m. First Floor Children’s Program Area.
Closing Ceremony Tues., Nov. 28 5 – 8 p.m.

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