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RUPERT — The Rupert DeMary Memorial Library is offering a free series of workshops to people age 15 to 90 to learn life skills.

Adulting 101 will be held each week at 4 p.m. on Thursdays at the library, 417 7th St.

Library Director Shambry Emero said after talking with teens who visit the library, she realized there was a need for this type of education in the community.

The library is working with banks, businesses and other resources to provide the information during the classes.

The first session will be presented by Wells Fargo Bank and include information on setting up bank accounts, the difference between debit and credit cards and how to establish good credit.

On following weeks there will be information on job skills like building a resume and applying and interviewing for a job. Other topics include college and financial aid, how to do simple home repairs, basic car maintenance, easy recipes to make at home, laundry skills and how to find an apartment and manage roommates.

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Emero said there will be giveaways for participants at each session and those present can put their name in for a larger drawing to be held at the end of the series.

Basic information on how to function in the world is not being taught in schools, Emero said.

“We need to make sure our teens get good information,” she said.


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