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October 2020

Why Did I Make that Dumb Decision?

October 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Why Did I Make that Dumb Decision? Understanding Common Fallacies of Decision Making and How to Avoid Them Have you ever made a bad decision? Sometimes it is simply bad luck, but often we make poor choices based on how our brains are wired. In this webinar, participants will discover how the field of Behavioral Economics provides insights into how people actually make decisions. Understanding how our minds work is the first step to making better decisions. In the webinar,…

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Horror Readers’ Advisory: How to Help Your Scariest Patrons

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Readers' Advisory for the scariest genre - Horror. Let’s have some fun, talk books, help patrons, & learn about the scariest genre together. A recent poll of thousands of library workers identified Horror as one of the Top 5 genres they were “most scared of,” and yet, the genre is basking in a popularity among our patrons that hasn’t been seen in decades. We cannot ignore it any longer. Literally, as horror is having quite a year, reaching out from…

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Leading During a Crisis: How to Be Proactive During a Crisis

October 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Part 3 of 3 part series on Leading During a Crisis with Gavin Wotjer Building upon knowledge of crisis communication, effective leadership, and different crisis planning strategies, this presentation explores how to use this knowledge in a proactive manner. Participants will learn how to identify opportunities, navigate challenges, and build community partnerships during the COVID-19 pandemic.Gavin Wotjer ~ BiographyGavin J. Woltjer is the Library Director for the Billings (MT) Public Library. When not held hostage in a good book, he…

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Effective Communication During a Conflict

October 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Develop communication tools to use during a conflict and formulate an approach to reach a desirable outcome during a confrontation. We learn to speak as early as nine months, but within a lifetime, few people learn to effectively communicate. Communication versus talking allows us to share, engage, build an understanding, and establish a sense of community. It joins us--unites us. Communication transforms relationships and creates opportunity. But can we do this even if we disagree? Can we build relationships in…

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Little Hands Signing in Storytime

October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Signing with little ones of all ages promotes early literacy skills, encourages interaction, and makes your programs instantly participative Signing with little ones of all ages promotes early literacy skills, encourages interaction, and makes your programs instantly participative. Learn how to incorporate American Sign Language into your programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in a respectful and meaningful way with Kathy MacMillan, nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, author, and storyteller. You'll leave with a toolbox of vocabulary and…

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