UPPER JAY - Wells Memorial Library is offering "Smart Cents, " a free financial literacy speaker series. Although the first event was held Oct. 14, they will continue to be held throughout next year.
On Thursday, Nov. 11, Kelly Conway of NBT Bank will speak about "Government Savings Bonds." On Thursday, Dec. 9, Lake Placid accountant Barb Dwyer will lecture on "Maximizing Funds for Education."
Other speakers for 2011 will include Tish Beisemeyer of Burnham Financial on the new healthcare regulations demystified; Ward Lumber president Jay Ward on rural empowerment zones and enterprise communities; and Patty Bashaw of the Essex County Office on the Aging on dollars and cents for seniors. Additional topics will include dollars and cents for students, how to handle a personal financial crisis, and preparing your will. All the speakers are volunteers.
The Smart Cents program will be held the second Thursday of every month at the library, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The events are free, and donations are accepted. For more information, call 946-2644.