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On Thursday, October 2nd, at 7:00 pm, Judith Margolin will discuss "Finding Support For Your College Education" in the library's meeting room on the second floor.  More about the event, including registration info,  can be found here.

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COLLEGE.pngJoin us on Tuesday September 23 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room. Alan Gelb, author and college essay coach, will provide tips and strategies for crafting a winning personal statement on your college admissions essay.

He will present the qualities and techniques necessary to craft a narrative that expresses your unique personality, strengths and goals.

Alan Gelb is the author of Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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Greenwich Library & its Cos Cob and Byram branches will close at 5:00 pm today and will remain closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday weekend.  We will be closed all day from Saturday August 30th to Monday September 1st and reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday September 2nd.

Be sure to check our Homework Helpers page (click here to access it) if you need assistance with any assignments during the weekend.

And speaking of Labor Day, here's some background about the holiday.

Enjoy the weekend!

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This year's Teen Summer Reading program concludes Tuesday night August 12th.  We'll be showing the 2014 film version of "Divergent", based on the series by writer Veronica Roth, that evening in the second floor meeting room beginning at 5:00 PM. 

We'll also have food, refreshments, giveaways, AND we'll announce the lucky winner of our Grand Prize!

More details here

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75YearsBatman.pngOn Saturday July 26th, Greenwich Library and other libraries across the country will be celebrating 75 years of Batman!  Batman Day (click here for more details) will be held in the library's second floor meeting room beginning at 1:00 pm.  The program will be part of our 2014 Teen Summer Reading series.

We'll be showing video games, classic television episodes and films, and (while quantities last) give away some free comics, posters and masks.  For Batfans of all ages!

Hard to believe  but it's been seventy-five years since Bruce Wayne had his first published adventure as the Batman in "The Case of The Chemical Syndicate" back in Detective Comics #27, cover dated May, 1939.

That six page story by writer/co-creator Bill Finger and artist/co-creator Bob Kane began the character's long running existence which has manifested over the decades in comics, movie serials, films, television, newspaper comic strips and video games, among other media.  And don't forget all  the characters who were subsequently introduced in the comics that have become popular as well:  Robin, the Joker,  Catwoman, the Penguin, Batgirl, Batwoman, the Riddler, Bane, Nightwing, Red Robin, Batwing, Ace the Bat Hound (yes!), and even the goofy Bat-Mite.

2012's The Dark Knight Rises was one of the biggest box office hits at the movie theatres.  And Warners has announced they'll be releasing the Batman v Superman film (with Ben Affleck as Batman!) in 2016.  So the Caped Crusader will be around for a long time! 

For more info, contact Ed Morrissey at (203) 622-7918 or Everett Perdue at (203) 625-6507. 

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MattMakerBot#2.pngThanks to everybody who came to Saturday's MakerBot program. Thirty six people attended! Special thanks to Student Leader member Olivia, who got the whole thing in motion.

MakerBot presenters Jon (below) and Matt (above) gave an excellent presentation. They showed how you can build all kinds of devices with their 3-D  printers.  And they indicated they'd return to do another program.

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MAKERBOT BLOG.pngIn keeping with our "Spark A Reaction" summer reading theme, Jon Lavallee, manager of the MakerBot store on Greenwich Avenue, will demonstrate their company's 3D printer, share some stories and answer questions on Saturday, July 19th beginning at 2:00 pm in the second floor meeting room. This program is presented by our own Student Leadership Council group, which you can find out more about by clicking here

For more information about the MakerBot event, contact Ed Morrissey at (203) 622-7918.

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DEBATEJULY!2.pngThis Saturday, July 12th, and running every Saturday until August 9th between 11 am-1pm, Greenwich Library's Student Leadership Council  will work with middle school students and underclassmen in  high school the opportunity to learn about debate.  

The Student Leaders will provide a lesson for the first half hour on a skill used in one or both of the two kinds of debate that high school Connecticut debaters participate in. For the rest of the time, they'll either break off into teams or will stage a debate with the students, depending on the size of the group.

This opportunity will give future varsity-level debaters the skill-set, confidence, and understanding necessary for success. If you're a student from around Greenwich who's in grades 8-12, and you're interested in debating, stop by the Jewel Room on the first floor of Greenwich Library at 11:00 am this Saturday!

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BETTERDEBATE.pngBeginning this Saturday, July 5th, and running every Saturday until August 9th between 11 am-1pm, Greenwich Library's Student Leadership Council will work with middle school students and underclassmen in  high school the opportunity to learn about debate.  

The Student Leaders will provide a lesson for the first half hour on a skill used in one or both of the two kinds of debate that high school Connecticut debaters participate in. For the rest of the time, they'll either break off into teams or will stage a debate with the students, depending on the size of the group.

This opportunity will give future varsity-level debaters the skill-set, confidence, and understanding necessary for success. If you're a student from around Greenwich who's in grades 8-12, and you're interested in debating, stop by the Jewel Room on the first floor of Greenwich Library at 11:00 am this Saturday!

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Summer Reading Program Starts Today!

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Are you ready for summer...reading? Join us as we kick off the teen program and "Spark a Reaction!"

If you are a student entering grades 6-12, come find out how you can win prizes simply by reading over the summer. Someone is going to win a really cool prize!

We'll have some pizza and watch "Now You See Me," an exciting heist movie described as Robin Hood meets David Copperfield starring Jesse Eisenberg and Dave Franco.

Contact Teen Services Librarian Margaret Walsh at (203) 622-7915 for more information.

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