Thinking Money traveling exhibition comes to the Central Library
an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun
Money explores themes like wants vs.
needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, imagining your future self and avoiding
financial fraud. Financial literacy themed programs are scheduled for the month
of February for a deeper dive into the message of the exhibit. The exhibit and
all programs are free.
will include Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind our Best and Worst
Financial Decisions and Trick$ of the
Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud.
For a full calendar of library events, visit www.libraryweb.org
or call 585-428-8130 for more information. Admission to the exhibition and all
programs are free of charge.
Money was created by the American
Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education
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
Central Library also received a $1,000 programming allowance, expenses paid for
a training session at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in June 2016, and
promotional and support materials.
the Trade - Outsmarting Investment Fraud
Date: Saturday, February 11th
Investment fraud can happen to you! Did you know people who are college-educated, optimistic and self-reliant are
the most likely victims of investment fraud? Those with higher incomes
and financial knowledge, or that have had a recent health or financial
change, are also targets. Come learn about the signs of investment fraud,
tactics to deter fraudsters, and how to make sure your money is in the hands of
a licensed professional. A 60 minute film will be viewed followed by a
"Trick$ of the Trade:
Outsmarting Investment Fraud" was developed by the FINRA Investor
Education Foundation, in partnership with AARP. The program was distributed
nationally in association with WQED Pittsburgh and American Public Television.
Money - The psychology behind our best and worst financial decisions.
Date: Saturday, February 25th
Location: Central Library,
Kate Gleason Auditorium
Why is it so much more fun to spend than save? Can we
re-wire our brains to make smarter financial decisions? Join us for a
showing of the documentary "Thinking Money" followed by a discussion
with Dr. Christopher Niemiec of the University of Rochester Department of
Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology.
Thinking Money explores:
--Ways behavioral biases affect your financial decisions
--Why too many choices can be paralyzing
--How a good "nudge" can help you achieve your
--How technology can be embraced to help you save money
--Steps you can take to achieve greater financial security
Professor Niemiec is interested in human motivation, emotion, and
personality in social contexts. His research uses self-determination theory to
examine the nature and functional significance of autonomy in a variety of
life's domains, including finance.
Thinking Money was produced by Rocket Media Group, LLC in
association with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Maryland Public
Television. Distributed nationally by American Public Television.