August 2013 Archives

Congratulations Ryan!

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RyanD3.jpgRyan Dahnke was the lucky winner of our summer reading grand prize, a pair of "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones. What an awesome summer it has been!  54 students participated in our teen summer reading program "Beneath the Surface" submitting more than 70 reviews and logging almost 96,000 pages! Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated.

 

 

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MARCH.pngThis week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom which was held on August 28th, 1963.  Organized by civil rights activists and labor and religious organizations, the March is believed to have helped pass both the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. 

The March was highlighted by Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's immortal  "I Have A Dream" speech, which you can watch on the video below:

 

For more info about the March and it's historical importance, click here.

 

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2013 Teen Summer Reading Reviews Now Online!

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TEENSUMMERREADING.pngA big thank you to everybody who took part in this year's Teen Summer Reading program.  Reviews that you sent us of the books you've read this summer are now posted online for you and your friends & classmates to see.  You can read them by clicking here

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Ten Buzzworthy Books For Summer Reading

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BUZZWORTHY.pngCheck out this slide show presentation by librarian Nancy Pearl on what she calls ten "buzzworthy" books.  Among them are Rick Yancy's "The 5th Wave" and Elizabeth Wein's "Code Name:Verity".  If you're still looking for something to read this summer, this reading list is the best place to start.

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Great Turnout At Our "City Of Bones" Program

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FACEBOOK.pngThanks to everybody (including these two ladies) who attended last night's Mortal Instruments/City Of Bones" movie party.  We had a great turnout!  Nobody wore any costumes but they did get prizes and got to watch 2012's Hunger Games film. Thanks to SR for the photo above.  

Watch this space in the future for news of future programs! Have a great weekend!

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CITYOFBONES.pngGreenwich Library's Student Leadership Council is throwing a party in the second floor Meeting Room! 

The film's not coming out until August 21st in theatres, but fans and non-fans can stop by this Thursday night, August 8th in the library's second floor meeting room beginning at 6:00 pm. 

We'll have refreshments, trivia questions and a raffle for prizes. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite MI character too!   And if there's time, we'll also show a film or TV show episode similar in tone/genre to the MI series, SELECTED BY ATTENDEES AT THE PROGRAM THAT VERY EVENING! 

So if you're a fan of the Shadowhunters and/or Downworlders, stop by the Meeting Room this Thursday night! Call (203) 622-7918 for more info!  See you there!

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StudentLeadersJpeg.jpgOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council, consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor  this Wednesday night, August 7th at 7:00 pm. 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.   

Students assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared! One of the topics they're covering that night is the upcoming City of Bones movie party on August 8th (click here to read about that). 

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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