Kent Memorial Library will kick off "Money Smart Week at Your Library" with a program, "Investment Smarts in Plain English," April 5 from 3 to 4:15 p.m.

In addition to the adult program, the Junior Room will celebrate the spirit of "Money Smart Week" for kids April 10 at 12:15 p.m. with "Pigs and Piggy Banks" Smart Money Week Lunch Bunch.

Kent resident Karen C. Altfest, Ph.D., CFP will be the guest speaker for the April 5 program at the Main Street library.

The program will address how lifestyle choices shape one's financial life and teach the fundamentals to build a sound and diversified investment portfolio.

A question-and-answer session will follow with the principal advisor and executive vice president of client relations at Altfest Personal Wealth Management.

Altfest is an author, frequent speaker on the subject of women and money, conducts educational seminars for recent widows and people looking to retire, and is often interviewed by the national media.

She wrote a monthly financial question-and-answer column for "All You" magazine.

Her Financially Savvy Woman programs, including the Women's Financial $pa, are popular with clients.

"Worth" magazine named Altfest one of the "Best Financial Advisers" in the United States, and she has been named one of the "120 Best Financial Advisers" by Medical Economics, and selected as "Planner of the Month" and one of "100 Top Advisors" by "Mutual Funds" magazine.

For information and sign up, call 860-927-3761.