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Mark your calendars:  this year's teen summer reading program will begin on July 1st. That's when students in grades 6-12 can sign up & register for our program.

This year's theme is "Unmask!".  More to follow.

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Extended Hours For June!

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More Extended Hours.pngGreenwich High School students studying for finals  take note:  Greenwich Library will be having extended hours on Thursday June 11, Monday June 15 and Tuesday June 16.  The library will be open until 10:00PM on these three nights only. 

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SLCJUNE.pngOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders), consisting of students from grades 8-12, will have their next  meeting on Thursday, June 4th at 7:00 PM on the second floor at Greenwich Library. 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.

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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Since Brunswick, Greenwich Academy and Sacred Heart are having their finals starting on May 26 (just after Memorial Day), Greenwich Library (main branch only)  will be offering extended hours to accommodate those students that week.  The library's main branch will be open 9:00 am to 10:00 pm between Tuesday May 26-Thursday May 28.  Regular hours will resume Friday May 29.  And the cafĂ© will be open at it's usual hours (9-5) during this period.

Greenwich High students taking their exams next month may be happy to know the library will remain open until 10:00 pm on Thursday, June 11, Monday June 15, and Tuesday June 16.  There won't be any extended hours on Friday, Saturday or Sunday that week; regular schedule applies. 

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It won't be up until around the fall, but Greenwich Library's Teen & Children's Services departments are planning to set up a "buddy program" version of STEM.  The plan we're working out right now would team up teen volunteers/mentors with younger students (grades 3-5) for a four week program.  Each teen/child would alternate between different projects on a given week. 

Various projects would include using Legos, snap circuits, circuit boards, K'nex & Blocky.  Students would also construct brush bots and use computer programs like Build with Chrome and Scratch, among others. 

Sound interesting?  Let us know if you're interested by clicking 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, May 14 at 5:30 pm,  in the second floor "Teen Central" area in Greenwich Library. 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.

Lately we've been getting queries from older students about tutoring or working with younger, pre-teen students.  To clarify things, Students Leadership Council members assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group  (grades 8-12) as well as contributing to the library community. If you want to assist or mentor students from pre-K to grade six, you should contact our Children's Services department

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's Student Leaders will host a viewing party for the League of Legends Semifinals on May 10 starting at 1:30pm.  A prerecorded feed of the tournament will be shown in the second floor meeting room until just around 4:30 this Sunday.

Feel free to bring your own laptop, but it isn't necessary. Snacks & refreshments will be provided. For (mostly) Grades 8-12.

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If the thought of writing your college admissions essay fills you with dread and panic, then join us on Monday, May 4 at 6 pm in the Meeting Room. Alan Gelb, author and college essay coach, will provide tips and strategies for crafting a winning personal statement and memorable narrative.

Gelb is the author of Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps which is consistently ranked #1 by Amazon on all books on this subject. He will present the qualities and techniques necessary to craft a narrative that expresses your unique personality, strengths and goals. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

This program is free and open to all.

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And The 2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Are....

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YALSA has released this video of the 24 titles nominated for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten.  (And it's only April...) 

Anyway, check out the video here and see if any of your favorites made the cut.

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Dr. Mark Yin, math tutor from Yin Academy, and his associate Ms. Anna Warm, verbal tutor, will present an hour and a half program on the SAT & ACT tests at 1 pm at Greenwich Library on April 18th. This program, which runs until 2:30, will be held in the second floor meeting room.  No registration is required. 

With years of experience preparing students for the SAT and ACT, Dr. Yin and Ms. Warm will advise on preparation and strategies. Of specific importance will be information on how to prepare for the new revised SAT and PSAT tests. They will also explore characteristics of AP testing in the Math and English areas.  So if you want to know what to expect when you take the SAT or ACT, come by the library this Saturday. 

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