JAVALOGO1.png01/29/15 UPDATE:  All seats for the course are full! 

We still have about 4-5 slots left for the "Learning Java" sessions, which begin this Saturday, January 31st, at 2:00 PM in the library's Technology Training Center.  The sessions will run every Saturday at 2:00 PM for this and the next five weeks following.  Presented by Francesca Narea, the course is for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in coding and java design. Online registration is required.  To sign up online, click here.

Students taking this course will learn Java, a basic programming language with various applications. By the end of the course they will be able to create basic graphic designs by applying their knowledge of code to access the Java application programming interface. Classes begin January 31 at 2PM and end on March 7.  For more information, click here.

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Library Branch Closings Due To Weather

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Owing to the crummy weather, Greenwich Library and it's Byram & Cos Cob branches will close today (Monday January 26) at 3:00 PM.  Plus, the library and its branches will remain closed all day Tuesday, January 27. 

For updates about our status on Wednesday, check our Library News blog

All items that were due Mon 1/26, Tues 1/27 and Wed 1/28 have been changed to be due on Thursday 1/29/15. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter, watch News12, listen to 1490 WGCH AM or call (203) 622-7900.


And yes, there are still some spaces left for our Learning Java classes.  Click here to register. 


UPDATE:  Greenwich library & it's branches reopen at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, January 28!


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JAVALOGO1.pngBeginning January 31 and running every Saturday at 2:00 PM for the next five weeks following, the library's Student Leaders will host a six week course on learning Java design.  Presented by Francesca Narea, the course is for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in coding.

Students taking this course will learn Java, a basic programming language with various applications. By the end of the course they will be able to create basic graphic designs by applying their knowledge of code to access the Java application programming interface. Classes begin January 31 at 2PM and end on March 7.  For more information, click here.

PLEASE NOTE:  Seating is limited.  Online registration is required.  To sign up online, click here.

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Our volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders), consisting of students from grades 8-12, will have their next  meeting on Thursday, January 22, at 7:00 PM, in 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.     

If you can't make it, you can email us or just attend our next meeting on February 5th.  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!

Oh yeah, extended hours end that Thursday night BTW!

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Greenwich Library will be offering extended hours to accommodate high school students during midterm exam weeks. The Main Library will remain open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 15 (no extended hours on Friday & Saturday that week; regular schedule applies), and from Tuesday, January 20 through Thursday, January 22 for public and private school exam weeks. In addition, the Library will remain open on Sunday, January 18 from 1 to 9 p.m.

Please also note that the Library and it's branches will be closed on Monday, January 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Our volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders), consisting of students from grades 7-12, will have their first  meeting of 2015 on Thursday, January 8th at 7:00pm in 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.   

If you can't make it, you can email us or just attend our next meeting on January 22. 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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NOCHESSTONITE.pngDue to illness, tonight's Friday Night Chess program has been cancelled.  We'll return on Friday, February 6th at 7pm.  Thanks.

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Coming Up In January 2015...

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LEARNJAVAONE.pngThere's going to be a lot of fun stuff happening at Greenwich Library in 2015.  Some of it begins in January with the following programs and events:

*  Friday Night Chess with Rich Jackson returns on Friday, January 2nd at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

*  A discussion on filling out the FAFSA form for student aid takes place on January 8th.

*  Also on January 8th (and January 22):  The Student Leadership Council will meet at 7:00 pm in Teen Central.

Extended library hours (we'll be open until ten pm on certain nights) will return between Wednesday January 14-Thursday January 22 for midterm exams.

*  As seen from the picture posted on this blog entry. a six week series on Learning Java will run on Saturday afternoons between January 31 to March 7th in the Technology Training Center.  (Required online registration for this program begins on January 15.)

So be sure to check back here for updates and additional information on what the library will be offering in 2015.  We're gonna be movin' in the New Year!

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Our Visit To GHS Today Was A Great Success!

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Thanks to everybody who stopped by our table at the high school student center today!  We got a bunch of sign ups! 

Special thanks to GHS, who made up feel very welcome!  They made great posters of our flyers!

You bet we'll be back soon!

UPDATE (12/23/14):  Here's some video of the event!

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This Tuesday, December 16th, we'll be at the Greenwich High School Student Center between 11:00 am-2:00 pm to sign up students -and faculty- for library cards.  We'll also be handing out flyers for the next Student Leadership Council meeting and answer any questions you might have about what the library offers you.  So stop by if you'd like to get a library card or, if you already have a card, just say hello.

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