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Greenwood Library workshops on retirement money management, Medicare, and 3D printing

The Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a workshop on the basics of money management in retirement from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. This workshop is free; no registration is required. A professional financial adviser from Morgan Stanley will answer questions on retirement planning, managing money during retirement, estate planning, Social Security and Medicare issues.

The Greenwood Library is hosting a “Medicare Made Clear” workshop from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The workshop is free; registration is not required.

Medicare specialist Jean Cormier of Cormier Insurance will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work. Discussion topics will include how to receive benefits, the pros and cons of each part, approximate costs, enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

Seattle Public Library is offering two-day workshops on 3D printing basics at three branches this month, including the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25. Registration is required; call 206-684-4086.

Attendees will learn how to design 3D models from prototype to final product, and then send their models off to be printed—all for free.

This beginner’s workshop is a two-part introductory series that will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing and introduce the basic concepts behind Rhino 5 software’s 3D modeling tools. Participants will create and customize a small object with monograms, colors or patterns, then finish designing the 3D model and upload it to Intentional3D for printing. No prior experience with 3D printing is necessary to take this workshop.

The Library will provide a coupon that covers up to $25 for the cost of printing a 3D model. Print jobs will be mailed to participants.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. The Library has six unique cards to choose from. Sign up online or visit any Library location. A library card gives patrons the ability to check out books, movies, CDs, a Wi-Fi hotspot, get technical help, attend workshops, download movies and music, and receive librarian assistance 24 hours a day. Last September, Seattle Public Library registered nearly 10,000 people for library cards. SPL currently has more than 375,000 cardholders.