King County Library System Launches Economic Empowerment Workshop Series

Sep 24, 2019  -  Events | Business

King County Library System (KCLS) will launch a new program through Fall 2019 that seeks to offer business, financial and entrepreneurial education and opportunities to community members in King County. Workshops and speaker programs offered through the Fall 2019 Economic Empowerment Series --titled "Your Role in the New Economy: Business, Technology and the Gig Economy" -- will be held at various county libraries, including the Auburn and Algona-Pacific library branches.

According to the series schedule, available online here:

KCLS libraries play a key role in helping people and communities strengthen themselves financially, by offering a wide range of programs and resources. Through the Economic Empowerment Series, discover innovations in Artificial Intelligence (AI), learn new job skills, expore how to launch your creative side gig or become an entrepreneur and join the conversation about the economic impact of inequality and uncover trending in-demand careers.

Programs to be held at Auburn Area libraries include:

"Where the Personal and Professional Intersect" with speaker Cora Boyd
Thursday, September 26th, 2019
7 pm

From digital marketing engagement, the influencer economy, to online dating and beyond, this program will discuss the blurry line between personal and professional. Learn to personalize your business, along with a clearer sense of where to draw the line for personal privacy.

"How to Make Money with Your Creativity
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
7 pm

Understanding the intersection of art and commerce has historically been a tricky move for artists, musicians, writers and other creative types. Learn how to put on your business hat and think about things like profit/loss, risk/reward and budgets and marketing.

Topics of discussion at other library branches in King County include:

"Square One: I Want to Work for Myself," presented by Business Impact NW

Redmond Library (9/30 7 pm)
Bothell Library (10/14 3 pm)
Bashon Library (10/21 6 pm)
Lake Forest Park Library (10/29 6 pm)
Burien Library (11/20 6:30 pm)

"Entrepreneurship and Small Business Skills," presented by Jeff Levy, business coach and co-author of "Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership"

Kent Library (10/7, 10/14, 10/21 10 am)
Shoreline Library (11/7, 11/14, 11/21 10 am)

"Secrets to Success for 'Solopreneurs'"

Richmond Beach Library (11/20 12 pm)
Newport Way Library (11/26 7 pm)

For a complete schedule of upcoming workshops and programs, visit

The KCLS Fall 2019 Economic Empowerment Series is sponsored by the King County Library System Foundation.