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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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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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Today, July 1st, Greenwich Library proudly unveils it's 2015 YA Summer Reading program! Students in grades 6-12 can sign up for the program here. As with other libraries' current summer reading programs across the country, the theme this year is "Unmask!" and we'll be having a bunch of Saturday afternoon programs this month that'll be comics/graphic novel related. 

But you can still read prose novels where the heroes and villains  may be hiding something (their true identities, for example?), or carry around some dark secret that they're afraid to reveal. You get to decide which titles you want to read that has these elements and submit brief reviews for chances to win our Grand Prize!

For more information about the program, which runs until August 8th, click here!

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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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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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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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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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