End Of Summer Round Up!

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Our "Unmask!" Young Adult Summer Reading program officially ends on August 31st.  So if you signed up and read your required number of pages, you only have until this Monday to pick up your prizes!

And our Introduction to Python class, which begins tomorrow (August 29) at 1:00 PM in the library's Technology Training Center, is booked up solid!  We are taking no more students.  Hopefully, if all goes well, we'll be able to offer another course later this fall.

Finally, are any of you in grades 6-8 interested in helping set up programs and services for the library in exchange for community service credit?  Watch this space for an announcement that'll offer you such an opportunity!

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Beginning August 29th, we'll be offering a new "Introduction To Python" six week course on Saturday afternoons between 1:00-2:30 PM through October 10th in Greenwich Library's Technology Training Center.  (We're skipping September 5th due to  the Labor Day weekend.)  Presented by Ian Edwards, this course is for students in grades 6-8. 

Students taking this course will learn Python, a basic programming language with various applications.  By the end of this course, they'll be able to use Python to create their own computer games.

Classes start on Saturday August 29th at 1:00 PM and end on October 10th. For more information, click here

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

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AUG8.pngOur "Unmask!" 2015 Teen Summer Reading program officially ends on Saturday, August 8th!  At 1:00 PM in the second floor meeting room of the Greenwich Library, we'll be throwing a Teen Summer Reading Program Finale Party with refreshments , the Grand Prize Drawing AND a showing of Insurgent, this year's sequel to 2014's Divergent film!  Details here.

If you've registered for the program and you've read more than 600 pages, you're eligible for one of our three grand prizes in the raffle drawing we're having that day.  First Prize is a Kindle Fire 6, Second Prize is a $50 GameStop gift certificate, and Third Prize is a $25 gift certificate from Diane's Books on Greenwich Avenue.  Sound good?  Then come on by!

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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 August 6  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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Have you signed up yet for our "Unmask!" Young Adult Summer Reading program yet?  It's only going to run a few more weeks until the Grand Prize Drawing & Finale Party on August 8

Students in grades 6-12 who sign up receive the following: 

For the first 200 pages read, you'll receive a "grab bag" gift.

When you reach 400 pages, you'll get a $5 gift certificate from one of the local restaurants (Planet Pizza, Pizza Post, Chicken Joe's, etc.).

600 pages, you'll receive an online raffle ticket for the aforementioned Grand Prize Drawing. And every 200 pages after that you'll get another online raffle ticket.

And here's what you'll be eligible to get if you sign up for the "Unmask! Summer Reading Program & take part in the Grand Prize Drawing online raffle:

FIRST PRIZE:  A Kindle Fire.

SECOND PRIZE:  A $50 GameStop gift certificate.

THIRD PRIZE:  A $25 DIane's Books gift certificate.

So what are you waiting for already!  Sign up here!

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This Saturday, July 25th, beginning at 1:00 PM in Greenwich Library's  second floor meeting room, we'll be showing 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  It's part of our Unmask! Young Adult Summer Reading program (sign up here).

The film stars Chris Evans as Cap, along with Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford.  Cap (Evans), with the help of The Falcon (Mackie), Black Widow (Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncovers a sinister conspiracy within the SHIELD organization.  And just who is the mysterious "Winter Soldier" and what ties does he have to Cap? (Hint:  he was once a close pal of Cap's.)

Here's the original trailer:


The film runs about 136 minutes and is rated PG13.  See you there!

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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 July 23 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.  

One of the things we'll be talking about at Thursday's meeting is a possible STEM program whereas older students would mentor younger ones.  This program would begin sometime in the fall, once we get lots of volunteers. Sound interesting?

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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COMICTWO.pngThis Saturday, July 18, beginning at 1:00 PM in the second floor meeting room at Greenwich Library, comics legend Carl Potts  will give a workshop on how students in grades 6-12 can make their own comic book.  We'll be supplying the materials you'll need.  All you have to do is bring yourselves.  Details here.

A self confessed lovers of all forms of visual storytelling, Carl Potts began his career drawing storyboards for major NYC ad agencies and illustrating comic books for DC, Marvel, and other publishers. For most of his 13 years at Marvel Comics, Carl was an Executive Editor, overseeing 1/3 of Marvel's publications, as well as spearheading Marvel's Epic line of diverse creator-owned titles, including his own Alien Legion.  He currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Mr. Potts will also be selling copies of his book "The DC Comics Guide To Creating Comics" at this event.

Seating is limited, so be sure to come early!

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Come join us on Saturday, July 11 in the second floor meeting room for our first ever Comic Book Swap Day!  Fans who like reading comics and graphic novels (and even related books) can get together with fellow fans and swap issues they're looking for or just talk about their favorite books. 

A limited number of free comics will be given out to attendees, especially those who didn't bring their own copies.  Refreshments and snacks will be served and comics-related videos will be shown. 

CBSD kicks off at 1:00 PM this Saturday.  See you there!

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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 July 9 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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