Author Of The Month: Scott Westerfeld

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Okay, I know  we've had a display up on Scott Westerfeld since the beginning of the month, but it's been kinda busy.  Anyway, we do have copies of Mr. Westerfeld's works available, including Uglies, Peeps, the Leviathan trilogy (my favorite), and his latest, Afterworlds, out on display at the "Teen Central" area on the second floor from now to December. So be sure to stop by and see if you'd like to read or re-read any of his books (some of which are also available as audio CDs or downloads). 

Click here to access Mr. Westerfeld's blog/website.  And when there's time (HA!), I'll have a review of Afterworlds up.

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StudentLeadersLogo.pngOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders), consisting of students from grades 7-12, will now be getting together at Teen Central on the second floor twice a month (except for school vacations and holidays). So the next SLC meeting will be on Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 PM on the second floor "Teen Central" area. 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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This Saturday November 8th, at 11:00 am in the second floor meeting room, Dr. Mark Yin (Math SAT & ACT educator and college faculty member) and Ms. Anna Warm (English SAT & ACT educator and former New Canaan high school teacher) will present an information session on these standard college entrance exams, including how to prepare and how to get the best scores possible! ;"Score!  Success On The SAT & ACT"  is free and there is no registration required.  For more info, click here.

Then on Wednesday November 12th at 7:00 pm, also in the meeting room, Daniel Patti,CFP of Janney Montgomery Scott presents "FAFSA 101". In this program Mr. Patti will discuss:

• Why everyone should complete the FAFSA.
• What documents you will need.
• Key dates not to miss.
• How to improve your chance of getting aid.

This too is free and requires no registration.  Click here for more.

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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, November 6th,  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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Whether your student is in 8th grade, 12th grade or somewhere in between, it's never too early or too late to plan for college costs. So check out Daniel Patti,CFP of Janney Montgomery Scott, who'll  present "FAFSA 101"at Greenwich Library's second floor meeting room on November 3rd beginning at 7:00 pm. In this program Mr. Patti will discuss:

• Why everyone should complete the FAFSA.
• What documents you will need.
• Key dates not to miss.
• How to improve your chance of getting aid.

There is no charge for this program and all are welcome. No registration is required. For more info, click here.

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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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