College Interview Counselors (CIC) will be offering a presentation on how to do college interviews on Saturday, November 1st at 11 am in the library's second floor meeting room.  This program  offers the only one-on-one face to face contact individuals can have with the schools to which they have applied. 

This seminar will focus on how to have an "Impressive Interview."  Key aspects of the interview will be reviewed: the who, what, where and why. Additionally, they'll be tips and secrets, plus two mock interviews, asking  the audience to critique them and then review actual interviewer comments.

No registration is required.This program is free and open to high-school students and their parents.For more info, click here.

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Official 2014 Teens' Top Ten Titles Announced!

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From the Young Adult Library Services Association (aka YALSA), here are the official titles of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten, as announced by Mockingjay Part 1's Willow Shields:


The lucky winners are:

1.  Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2.  Splintered by A.G. Howard

3.  The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

4.  The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5.  Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

6.  Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

7.  The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

8.  Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (His second one this year!)

9.  Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

10.  The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Were there any good and or better books the judges missed?  Let us know!  We'll have reviews of some of these coming up soon!  Watch this space!

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John Green Kind Of Hates Batman

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From the author's website comes this funny but logical take on Batman that's been getting a lot of viral play:

Agree?  Disagree?  Let us know.

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The Greenwich Library's Student Leadership Council will host a viewing party for the League of Legends World Championship Finals on October 19th starting at 1pm in the second floor meeting room. Come root for your favorite team as they either become the Season 4 World Champion or fall just short of the glorious title! For more information, click here

Feel free to bring your own laptop, but it isn't necessary. Snacks and refreshments  will be provided.

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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, October 9th,  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.  (Usually we meet on the first Thursday of the month, but scheduling conflicts forced us to do it on the 9th.)   

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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This Monday night, October 6th, in the meeting room at 7:30 pm, Glenn Wolff, LCSW, a local psychotherapist, will lead a interactive workshop for parents and guardians of teens. Topics include  the signs and symptoms of teen depression, how parents can talk to depressed teens, and how teens can be supported by their parents. 

Space is limited to 20 attendees.  Register online at this link.

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On Thursday, October 2nd, at 7:00 pm, Judith Margolin will discuss "Finding Support For Your College Education" in the library's meeting room on the second floor.  More about the event, including registration info,  can be found here.

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COLLEGE.pngJoin us on Tuesday September 23 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room. Alan Gelb, author and college essay coach, will provide tips and strategies for crafting a winning personal statement on your college admissions essay.

He will present the qualities and techniques necessary to craft a narrative that expresses your unique personality, strengths and goals.

Alan Gelb is the author of Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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2014NATIONALBOOKAWARDNOMS.pngThe National Book Foundation has announced the 2014 list of nominees for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature on their website here.  Among the authors whose recent works were nominated are Laurie Halse Anderson, Carl Hiaasen, Kate Milford, and Deborah Wiles.

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 and PhysicsCentral, among many others.Click here to see these sites and others that the library offers.

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