Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers Will Be Available from Montgomery County Public Libraries in November

by Patrick Herron
  • Throughout November – Monday: 9:30-11:30 a.m. I.R.E. (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) Sessions – Virtual*. Meet virtually/confidentially one-on-one with a career counselor for advice and assistance with your job search. Register at
  • Thursday, Nov. 3: 3-4 p.m. Careers in Cybersecurity – In Person. Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Professor Silvia Vargas, a professor in the cybersecurity program at Montgomery College-Germantown, will discuss careers and related in the growing cybersecurity field. Register at
  • Grow Your Business with GoogleBusiness Innovation Series. In Person. Looking for a better way to manage your business? Join MCPL and the Latino Economic Development Center for this three-part series.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3: 6-8 p.m. How to utilize Google Workspace for your Business. In Person Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown. Learn how to utilize shared calendars, schedule meetings, collaborate in real-time with google documents, store and share files in the cloud and how to access other Google products. Register at
  • Thursday, Nov. 10: 6-8 p.m. How to create and utilize Google Docs, Forms and Sheets for your Business. In Person. Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown. Learn how to build a Google Form from scratch, how to access data, how to generate official business agreements utilizing Google Docs and how to create Google Sheets to create and track invoices. Register at
  • Thursday, Nov. 17: 6-8 p.m. Creating a website for your Business with Google Sites. In Person. Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown. Learn about the importance of having an established brand, using professional images, key items to include on webpages and how to build a Google Business website. Register at
  • Monday, Nov. 7: 11:30 a.m. All about Google Workspace – with Senior Planet Montgomery. Virtual.* Curious about Google Workspace features? Fnd out more about Google’s most popular personal and work-related productivity tools. Register at
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8: 1-2 p.m. Google Drive Basics. Virtual.* Learn how to use a cloud-based storage solution that allows you to save files online, access them anywhere from any smartphone, tablet or computer and collaborate with others. Session will review creating, saving and sharing documents created in Google Docs.  Register at
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15: 1-3 p.m. Job Search Strategies. Virtual.* Learn about best practices for conducting a job search. Register at
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15: 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Montgomery College @ the Library:  Paying for Education and Training. Virtual.* Learn about Federal, State, institutional and private funding options for credit and noncredit classes in this workshop. Registration is required. Register at
  • Tuesday/Thursday, Nov.15 and 17: 5:30-8 p.m. LinkedIn Boot Camp (Part I / Part II) – Virtual.* Two-session/two-day workshop focuses on the mechanics and strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search. Register at
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (English). Virtual.* Are you just starting your entrepreneurial journey? This workshop will cover the fundamentals of building a business and help you determine if you’re ready to become a small business owner. Presented in partnership with the Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC). Registration required. Register at
  • Wednesday, Nov.16: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government. Virtual.* Learn about applying for jobs with Montgomery County Government. Register at
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16: 1-3 p.m. Interviewing for Success. Virtual.* Learn how to differentiate yourself from other candidates, be Zoom ready, package your experience, tell your story, be ready for challenging questions and feel more confident in your next interview. Register at
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16: 6-8 p.m. The ABCs of Leasing Commercial Real Estate. In Person. Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown. Learn to understand the key provisions of a commercial lease, the various ways that rent can be calculated in a commercial lease, provisions for improvements for a building space and how to negotiate lease and renewal terms. Register at

* An internet connection and a device (such as a smartphone, tablet or computer) are required for participation.

For more information about programs, contact Adrienne van Lare at

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