Come to the Troy Library on May 8, at 7 pm, for this informative program presented by the Senior Brigade of the State of Michigan. Geared toward senior citizens, it will discuss how to recognize common scams initiated over the phone or by mail or email; how to reduce the number of unwanted phone calls, mail and email; and how to report problems or scam.
You may have read about the Coast2Coast Rx Card in the Oakland Press or heard about it on the news. The Coast2Coast Rx Card is a free prescription discount card that is available to all individuals and families in Oakland County and surrounding areas (even those who have health insurance) with no health restrictions and no paperwork to fill out.
All major pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Oakland County are participating in this program. Cardholders can save up to 75% immediately on brand name and generic drugs, and can benefit from further savings up to 55% annually through other discount programs, including dental, hearing, and vision care; diabetic equipment and supplies; labwork, and imaging tests. It can be used to cover gaps in Medicare Part D coverage, and even covers some pet prescriptions!
Coast2Coast RX cards are available at the Troy Library's Adult Information and Technology Desks, and in the lobby. Or visit Coast2Coast Rx Card, fill out the form online, and print for immediate use.
Back by popular demand, it’s Troy’s own “Bargain Shopper Mom” Melissa Buckles with a Meal Planning class at the Troy Public Library!
Join Melissa on Monday, May 6, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room to learn how to save time and money by planning your meals in advance. Get practical help to make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, and make healthy and delicious meals in a fraction of the time you now spend on meal preparation and planning. You will not only trim your grocery budget, but transform your daily routine and the dreaded "witching hour" (also known as “dinner time”).
Melissa will teach you beginning and advanced techniques, walking you through the phases of meal planning so that you can come up with a formula that works for you and your family. You will also receive a helpful pamphlet to take home.
Registration is required for this popular program. Call the Troy Public Library Technology Center at 248.524.3542 for more information.
Learning Express Library (LEL) is free for all Troy residents; simply log in with your valid Troy library card for access to a number of courses on Microsoft Office. From beginner to advanced lessons, LEL has a course for you. The classes are listed under Popular Software Tutorials, on the left hand side of the screen. Simply click on the course in which you are interested, select your version, and start studying!
Learning Express Library is available to you from home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Log in today to start learning.
Most people know someone who has either Type I or Type II diabetes. Twenty-six million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and another 79 million Americans are pre-diabetic and don't know it.
If you feel that you are one of those at risk for the disease, or are looking for more ways to manage it, the Troy Public Library has a wealth of resources about diet, exercise, blood glucose monitoring, working with medications and more. And check out Diabetic Living magazine, a quarterly publication of recipes, meal plans, workouts, and resources for the newly diagnosed. You CAN live well with diabetes!
The Friends of the Troy Public Library, in association with Book Beat Bookstore, are pleased to welcome best-selling author and Troy-based entrepreneur Ryan Blair to the Troy Public Library at 12 noon, Saturday, May 4, to discus and sign his book, Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went From Gang Member to Millionaire Entrepreneur. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be for sale courtesy of Book Beat. To reserve a signed copy, please call Book Beat 248.968.1190.
Like many entrepreneurs, Ryan Blair had no formal business education. But he had great survival instincts, tenacity, and, above all, a "nothing to lose" mindset. His middle-class childhood ended abruptly when his abusive father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned the family. Blair and his mother moved to a rough neighborhood, and soon he was in and out of juvenile detention, joining a gang just to survive.
Then his mother fell in love with a successful entrepreneur who took Ryan under his wing. With his mentor's guidance, Blair started his first company, 24/7 Tech, at age 21. He has since created and sold several companies for hundreds of millions of dollars. Blair is currently the CEO of the Troy-based company ViSalus.
This is an inspirational guide full of powerful stories and lessons and a road map for entrepreneurial success.