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Yes, we're still looking for volunteers for our proposed STEM program.

Back in May, we ran the following:

"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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This Thursday night, September 10th,  Greenwich Library will have TWO YA programs taking place both beginning at 7:00 PM.  In the second floor meeting room, "SAT vs. ACT" presenter Adam Ratner from C2 Education will discuss the ways which the SAT and ACT should be taken, and the upcoming changes in these tests. College bound seniors and juniors might want to check this out.

At the same time, this month's meeting of the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders) will be held on the second floor near the Language Lab area. Consisting of students from grades 8-12, the Student Leaders will 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.  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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Beginning August 29th, we'll be offering a new "Introduction To Python" six week course on Saturday afternoons between 1:00-2:30 PM through October 10th in Greenwich Library's Technology Training Center.  (We're skipping September 5th due to  the Labor Day weekend.)  Presented by Ian Edwards, this course is for students in grades 6-8. 

Students taking this course will learn Python, a basic programming language with various applications.  By the end of this course, they'll be able to use Python to create their own computer games.

Classes start on Saturday August 29th at 1:00 PM and end on October 10th. For more information, click here

PLEASE NOTE:  Seating is limited.  Online registration is required.  To sign up online, click here.  

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AUG8.pngOur "Unmask!" 2015 Teen Summer Reading program officially ends on Saturday, August 8th!  At 1:00 PM in the second floor meeting room of the Greenwich Library, we'll be throwing a Teen Summer Reading Program Finale Party with refreshments , the Grand Prize Drawing AND a showing of Insurgent, this year's sequel to 2014's Divergent film!  Details here.

If you've registered for the program and you've read more than 600 pages, you're eligible for one of our three grand prizes in the raffle drawing we're having that day.  First Prize is a Kindle Fire 6, Second Prize is a $50 GameStop gift certificate, and Third Prize is a $25 gift certificate from Diane's Books on Greenwich Avenue.  Sound good?  Then come on by!

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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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