Teen Programs at Greenwich Library in June
This month, students looking to ace their final exams can study harder during extended Library hours, while gamers can experiment with gaming iPads and the new XBOX ONE. For student movie buffs, Cult Films is featuring Roman Polanski's debut film thriller, Knife in the Water. The Library also offers a wide variety of student programs and events including the Student Leadership Council, Friday Night Chess and Middle School Book Club, all of which meet monthly. All programs are open to all at no charge unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m., Student Leadership Council Meeting
Students in grades 7-12 gather at Teen Central on the second floor to brainstorm about using library resources to initiate and execute projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. Refreshments are served. For more information email Student Volunteer Program staff.
Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m., Friday Night Chess
The first Friday of every month is Chess Night with National Master Rich Jackson who provides instruction, supervised play and an occasional challenge match. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring a love of the game or a desire to learn. No registration required. For more information email the Teen/YA Librarian.
Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m., Cult Films at Greenwich Library Presents Knife in the Water
Student film buffs and filmmakers will enjoy this month's presentation of Roman Polanski's directorial debut, Knife in the Water. This 1962 thriller focuses on a married couple who meets a strange young man and invites him to go sailing with them. The husband and the stranger soon begin competing for the wife's attention and some unresolved personal issues bubble to the proverbial surface with possible fatal results. This first effort by Polanski is powerful, well photographed, and absolutely riveting. Librarian Ed Morrissey will give a pre and post screening talk, and discuss Polanski's cult film legacy in general. Email the Teen/YA Librarian for more information or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/CultFilms.aspx.
Saturday, June 14, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Gaming Day
Join us for Gaming Day at Greenwich Library. There will be video games, board games and Legos available for all ages. Also, check out the gaming iPads and the new XBOX ONE! Some of the video games available will be Minecraft, FIFA 14, Angry Birds, Blur and many more! Snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information email Nicole Allen or Everett Perdue at Lending Services.
Monday, June 16 - Wednesday June 18, Hours Extended to 10 p.m. for Exam Week
Greenwich Library will once again offer extended hours to accommodate the study needs of high school students during final exams in June and Library staff will be available to assist with reference questions. The Main Library will remain open until 10 p.m. on Monday, June 16, Tuesday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 18. In addition, the Library Café will extend its hours until 7 p.m. so students can purchase study break snacks. Note that noise levels at the Library might be a tad bit higher than normal during peak study times. For more information email the Teen/YA Librarian.
Thursday, June 19 at 4:30 p.m., Middle School Book Club
Middle School Book Club is for literature fans in grades 6-8. This month's book is Mindblind by Jennifer Rozines Roy. This is the story of 14 year-old Nathaniel, a profoundly gifted Asperger's student. He thinks of himself as "mindblind:" he cannot always guess what other people are thinking. Register for the program and pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor reference desk. For more information email the Teen/YA Librarian.
For more information about Greenwich Library programs for students in grades 6-12, please visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/teens or call (203) 622-7918.
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