October 2012 Archives

HungerGamesBlog.pngHave you gone through all three "Hunger Games" books and want to read more exciting dystopian science fiction novels set in unfriendly futures?  Check out our online Books For Hunger Games Fans  page here.  We've listed various titles you might find interesting by such authors as Kristen Cashore ("Fire"), James Dashner ("The Maze Runner"), Cory Doctorow ("Little Brother") and Maggie Stiefvater ("The Scorpio Races"), among others. 

Check out the list and let us know if we've left anybody out.  And let us know what you think of the books that are on the list too! 

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2012 Teens Top Ten Winners Are Announced!

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TeensTopTen2012Blog Post.pngThe winners of the 2012 Teens Top Ten list have been announced!  Find out who made the cut by clicking here!  Thanks to everyone who took part in this contest. 

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AnnabelMonaghan.jpgAuthor Annabel Monaghan, whose latest book is A Girl Named Digit, will be at Greenwich Library on Tuesday, October 16th at 4:00  pm in the second floor Meeting Room.  She'll discuss  the writing & publishing process, writing as a career and creating strong characters. She will also lead students in writing exercises to help them develop characters and plots that may show up in novels of their own. Check out the author's official website here

This program is open to students in grades 6-12. Required registration (click here to sign up) began Monday October 1st. Please contact Teen Services Librarian Margaret Walsh for more information at (203) 622-7915.

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Look What's Up On The Teens Page This Month!

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October2012.pngWe've got some fantastic links to sites highlighted on the library's Teens page (click here)  this month that you should check out!  First, there's WebMath, which is great for fixing problems you face with math problems.  Then there's Pic Monkey, whose site this month has a Halloween theme, where you can post and edit photos and create collages. 

There's also the Grooveshark streaming music site and the libray's own take on the upcoming Teen Read Week (with info on this upcoming event on October 16!)  So take a gander at these and the other links we offer on the Teens page!

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Chess Club Returns

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chess_sm.pngJoin National Master Rich Jackson on the first Friday of every month for Chess Club.  Learn the game, sharpen your skills or compete with other players.  All ages and skill levels welcome, no registration required.

More information and dates here.

Teens4TeensBlogPic.pngOur student volunteer advisory committee, Teens4Teens, will be meeting this Wednesday night, October 3rd, at 7:00 pm in the Teen Central area on the second floor. Details here.  You can contact us for more information here.  If you'd like to join, stop by Wednesday night.  If you can't make it, give Ed (that's me) or Everett a call.  We'll set up a time to meet that's more conveinent. 

As we've mentioned before, any student from grades 9-12 can take part in using Greenwich Library's resources to initiate, develop and realize programs relevent to their particular age group as well as contributing to the community.  Teens4Teens members will attend monthly meetings at Teen Central on the second floor and be prepared to submit proposals -like the recent SAT Practice Test (see below) - for programs and services they believe will be of interest for their peers. 

These programs and services will include setting up author talks and concerts in the library, creating online web sites and eNewsletters, and creating/scheduling book clubs, poetry readings, art shows, mentoring, film/video festivals and summer reading programs, among other options.  And when you join Teens4Teens, you're also eligible for Community Service credit!

Last week, T4T helped set up the SAT Practice Test on September 24th.  Here's a picture from that program:

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So if you'd like to get involved with setting up programs for people your age here at the library, stop by Wednesday night!

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Greenwich Library Teens


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