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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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And here's the trailer for that film.

All are welcome!  But remember, the film's rated PG13!

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Lots Of Stuff Happening This Week!

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It'll be busy the later part of this week!  On Thursday night April 16 at six pm the Student Leadership Council will have a brief meeting in the Teen Section on the second floor.  Click here for details.

Then a half hour later, we'll be showing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room.  Click here to learn more about that. 

THEN, on Saturday April 18, we'll be hosting the "Preparing Students for the New Revised SAT & ACT" program beginning at 1:00 PM.  Click here for more information about that event. 

Watch this space for more details on these events. 

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Roser, a senior from GHS, was kind enough to put together this short promotional video of our upcoming Thursday night showing of X-Men: Days Of Future Past (details here). Check it out below:


Continuing our celebration of Teen Tech Week, we'll be showing last year's X-Men: Days Of Future Past this Thursday night beginning at 6:30 pm.  It's a thrilling and fun entry in the long running series, with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) travelling from a horrible future (sometime in 2023, the film implies), where mutants and humans are hunted down by the menacing Sentinel robots, to the year 1973. 

It's deduced by Wolverine and the surviving X-Men (along with former enemy turned ally Magneto) in the future that the 1973 killing of the Sentinels' creator, Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) by the mutant Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), somehow resulted in a devastated future Earth.  By going back in time, Wolverine must team up with younger versions of Professor X (James McAvoy), the Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Magneto (Michael Fassbinder) to prevent Trask's assassination and the subsequent creation of the Sentinels.  But the younger Magneto has his own plans...

Thanks to a solid screenplay by Simon Kinberg based on the 1981 comics storyline by Chris Claremont & John Byrne, and equally powerful direction by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days Of Future Past has more exciting plot twits and turns (and inside jokes;  LOTS of inside jokes!) than most recent science fiction films.  Jackman, Dinklage, Lawrence, McAvoy, Hoult, and Fassbinder gives fine performances alongside a great cast, including Patrick Stewart (the present day/older Professor X), Ian McKellan (older Magneto), Ellen Page, Halle Barry and one or two very surprising cameos.  And the climax not only fixes some dangling loose ends and dramatic missteps  from recent X-Men films (especially 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand), but also successfully sets up possible new storylines for future films in the series! 

So come by and check out X-Men: Days Of Future Past this Thursday night!  The film starts at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room.

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