Columbus Metropolitan Library Free Classes

  • When: September 11, 2018 at 6:30pm - November 29, 2018 at 11:30am
  • Event Type: Member Hosted  

Check out these free classes offered in the Learning Lab at Main Library. No registration is required. If you’re unable to attend, you can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a staff member. Call 614-645-2275 to make an appointment. You can also visit our Learning Lab Monday through Thursday from noon-3 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m. to get the help you need.

Starting a Small Business
Learn how to use the library’s online resources to write your business plan, choose industry codes and research companies and competitors.

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Sept. 11
• Oct. 9
• Nov. 6

Market Research for Entrepreneurs
Learn how to use the library’s online resources to identify potential customers, target your market and find industry reports.

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Sept. 18
• Oct. 16
• Nov. 13

Experience Entrepreneurship – Business Speakers Series
Join fellow entrepreneurs for a presentation by a guest speaker on special business topics.

• Legal Information for Entrepreneurs – Demetrius Robinson, Attorney at Law
Tuesday, Sept. 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Robinson’s firm advises small business owners on business and tax law. He’ll discuss entity selection, drafting business agreements, tax-saving strategies and more.

• Funding a Small Business – Jerome Jones, Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jones, a Certified Business Advisor, will discuss funding options for prospective start-ups, including preparing funding requests, traditional financing, micro-lending and minority business programs.

Experience Entrepreneurship – Business Speakers Series
• The Start-up Experience: Nourished With Nina
Tuesday, Nov. 20 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Nina Boyce is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and founder of Nourished With Nina, a holistic health business that develops custom health plans for clients. She’ll discuss her experience starting her business.

Grants for Nonprofits
Learn about library resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization such as the Foundation Center and its databases.

Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
• Sept. 25
• Oct. 23
• Nov. 20

Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Sept. 10
• Oct. 8
• Nov. 5

Grants for Individuals
Learn about library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.

Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
• Sept. 27
• Oct. 25
• Nov. 29

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Sept. 12
• Oct. 10
• Nov. 7

Digital Collections
Meet with library staff one-on-one to learn how to access thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, movies and music for free on your smartphone or tablet through Overdrive, Hoopla, Flipster and Kanopy.

Please call 614-645-2275 to set up appointment. Learn more here