November 2012 Archives
The libraries will be closed for much, but not all, of the Thanksgiving weekend. Wednesday 11/21, the library and both branches close at 5pm. We'll be closed Thursday and Friday, but we'll be open for business Saturday 11/24 9am-5pm and Sunday 11/25 1pm- 5pm.
Even when we're closed, our website is open. You can use the Homework Helper page to do your assignments, download music and books from our Downloadable Library and browse our video games to pick up on Saturday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
One of the links on our Readers and Writers web page takes you to the Figment site. Figment descibes itself as "a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors". Aspiring writers out there may appreciate the feedback from fellow authors. Plus there's contests and scholarships offered as well. Find out more about Figment by clicking here.
November is National Novel Writing Month! Click here to find out how you can create an account on the NNWM site, plan your novel, hang out with a local group of writers, talk to other writers online, and more! So if you're a budding author looking for an opportunity to share your work with others, here's your chance! Good luck!
Greenwich Library's Teens Page (click here) has links that'll connect you to our Facebook and Twitter pages. You can follow updates, likes, tweets and retweets from us concerning stuff happening at the library and elsewhere.
In the past few weeks alone, we've run updates on Hurricane Sandy, the Disney "Star Wars" buy-out, Teens4Teens and news about "Skyfall", as well as asking about possibly having a program here at the library on a certain Time Lord.
Check out our FB and Twitter feeds if you get a chance and you'll find out important stuff, like the library and its branches being closed on Veterans' Day this Monday, November 12th. And let us know if you'd like to see us cover other subjects too!
Now available as an online link from our "Express Yourself" page is the review site Teen Ink. Teen Ink has reviews of current books, music and films, author interviews, online forums, and works of fiction, non fiction and poetry all submitted by students. The site also offers a College Guide that includes reviews of schools and college essays. For more, click here.
Weather permitting, the Teens4Teens student volunteer advisory group will still be meeting tonight (Wednesday, November 7th) at 7:00 pm on the second floor. If you're interested in joining and helping the library set up programs and services you'd like to see, as well as getting community service credit, please stop by.
For more about T4T, click here.
It's official. Greenwich schools reopen Wednesday, November 7th. More details here.
Teens4Teens student volunteer group is also still scheduled to get together that Wednesday night at the library at 7:00 pm. Stop by if you'd like to work with fellow students on projects here at and for the library.
Hurricane Sandy really did a number on Greenwich and the rest of the Tri-State. According to the Greenwich Time, about 241,464 Con Ed customers are still in the dark across the state, with about 14,249 of them in Greenwich. Metro North has resumed limited service and more power crews are on the way. More updates from Town Hall can be found on their website here.
Greenwich Library will continue to stay open on our regular hours, plus extended hours (9 am- 9pm) Saturday November 3rd and Sunday November 4th. If you still don't have power or heat and need to charge your cell or laptop,please stop by the library. Our branches in Cos Cob and Byram will be open Saturday 9-5 and closed Sunday.
An update on teen-related library events: Chess Night,scheduled for Friday November 2nd has been canceled and will be rescheduled. Wednesday's Teens4Teens meeting is still set for November 7th at 7 pm. Details here.
International Games Day 2012 is still set for Saturday, November 3rd, beginning at 1:30 pm here at the library.
The American Red Cross is accepting donations to help people affected by the storm who lost theiir power and/or saw their homes destroyed by Sandy. If you're interested in donating funds or other forms of assistance, go here.
We'll all get through this. As Stan Lee would say, "Excelsior!"
UPDATE: Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Be sure to turn your clocks back an hour on Sunday morning.
UPDATE 2: Greenwich public schools closed Monday, November 5th.