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One of our fellow librarians has put together a nifty online list of the nominated titles that we carry on our BiblioCommons catalog here.  If you click on the title of any or all of the books, you have a chance to submit a review of that book and let your fellow readers know if it's worth reading. (See also this link on how to add reviews, comments, ratings, etc.)  You can also place holds on the books you want to read on the list as well.

Have any of you already read some/all of these NBA nominees?  If so, feel free to send us any comments here and/or on our BiblioCommons catalog

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Homework Helpers Are Here!

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If you need to look up stuff for homework or research assignments, we've got the Homework Helpers page to assist you.  

The HH page includes links to sites like  Country ProfilesMath.com and PhysicsCentral, among many others.Click here to see these sites and others that the library offers.

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StudentLeadersLogo.pngOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders),consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor  Thursday night, September 4th,  beginning at 7:00 pm. They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here.  

Students Leadership Council members assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared!

Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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Greenwich Library & its Cos Cob and Byram branches will close at 5:00 pm today and will remain closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday weekend.  We will be closed all day from Saturday August 30th to Monday September 1st and reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday September 2nd.

Be sure to check our Homework Helpers page (click here to access it) if you need assistance with any assignments during the weekend.

And speaking of Labor Day, here's some background about the holiday.

Enjoy the weekend!

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Want to volunteer at Greenwich Library after school and get some Community Service credit?  You can either sign up here to provide tech support to our patrons OR join our Student Leadership Council and set up programs and services you think the library should offer.  (Click here for info on the Student Leaders, whose next meeting will be on September 4th.)

Be aware that you must be high school students currently in grades 9 - 12 who live in or attend schools in Greenwich, Connecticut.  And if you're going to work tech support, you must attend an orientation before you begin volunteering. (Orientations are held every Saturday at 1pm and meet at the Welcome Desk. )

Check out our online Volunteer Page here for more info.

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Judging by the number of likes we get on our Teen Facebook page when we run something on a certain Time Lord, we find that there are a LOT of Doctor Who fans out there!  So you probably know that the new (12th or 13th?*) Doctor, Peter Capaldi, makes his debut on BBCAmerica tomorrow night (Saturday August 23rd) at 8:00 pm est.  Here's a preview.

Let us know what you think of the first new episode through our comments section or via our Facebook and Twitter pages..  Would you like us to have some more Doctor Who related programs here at the library?  And if you want us to get more episodes on DVD in our collection, click here

*Don't forget John Hurt's "War Doctor".

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And the grand-prize goes to...

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Gillian Koch was the lucky winner of our summer reading grand prize, a GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition camera. Congratulations Gillian!

What an exciting summer it has been!  65 students participated in our teen summer reading program "Spark a Reaction"  logging almost 126,000 pages and submitting 34 reviews!

Congratulations to everyone who earned prizes and thank you all for your participation!

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This year's Teen Summer Reading program concludes Tuesday night August 12th.  We'll be showing the 2014 film version of "Divergent", based on the series by writer Veronica Roth, that evening in the second floor meeting room beginning at 5:00 PM. 

We'll also have food, refreshments, giveaways, AND we'll announce the lucky winner of our Grand Prize!

More details here

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StudentLeadersLogo.pngOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders),consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor  Thursday night, August 7th,  beginning at 7:00 pm. They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here.  

Students Leadership Council members assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared!

Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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Batman In My Lifetime

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Here's another entry by Student Leader member Jonathan, who shares his take on the 75th anniversary of Batman:

I was born in 1997, the year that Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin was released. Ah yes, it was the heyday of Batman mediocrity. I suppose I was lucky that my first memory of Batman is Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins.

At 8 years old, I was amazed by Bruce Wayne and the Caped Crusader, his dark persona. I continued on to watch the rest of Nolan's trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises cemented my eternal interest in the character Batman and his universe. I have now watched every Batman movie (yes, even the bad ones), watched episodes of the TV show with Adam West (the one my Mom adores), played the Arkham videogame series, and read a good deal of recent Batman comics and graphic novels.

I know that you might think, You don't know the real Batman if you haven't read Bob Kane's Batman comics. Perhaps that's true to the certain extent. I don't know the Batman of past generations as well as the one I have grown up with.

That's the beautiful aspect of Batman. He's an immortal character that has grabbed the interest of people for 75 years now.

Thanks Jonathan!

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