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This Saturday November 8th, at 11:00 am in the second floor meeting room, Dr. Mark Yin (Math SAT & ACT educator and college faculty member) and Ms. Anna Warm (English SAT & ACT educator and former New Canaan high school teacher) will present an information session on these standard college entrance exams, including how to prepare and how to get the best scores possible! ;"Score!  Success On The SAT & ACT"  is free and there is no registration required.  For more info, click here.

Then on Wednesday November 12th at 7:00 pm, also in the meeting room, Daniel Patti,CFP of Janney Montgomery Scott presents "FAFSA 101". In this program Mr. Patti will discuss:

• Why everyone should complete the FAFSA.
• What documents you will need.
• Key dates not to miss.
• How to improve your chance of getting aid.

This too is free and requires no registration.  Click here for more.

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Whether your student is in 8th grade, 12th grade or somewhere in between, it's never too early or too late to plan for college costs. So check out Daniel Patti,CFP of Janney Montgomery Scott, who'll  present "FAFSA 101"at Greenwich Library's second floor meeting room on November 3rd beginning at 7:00 pm. In this program Mr. Patti will discuss:

• Why everyone should complete the FAFSA.
• What documents you will need.
• Key dates not to miss.
• How to improve your chance of getting aid.

There is no charge for this program and all are welcome. No registration is required. For more info, click here.

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College Interview Counselors (CIC) will be offering a presentation on how to do college interviews on Saturday, November 1st at 11 am in the library's second floor meeting room.  This program  offers the only one-on-one face to face contact individuals can have with the schools to which they have applied. 

This seminar will focus on how to have an "Impressive Interview."  Key aspects of the interview will be reviewed: the who, what, where and why. Additionally, they'll be tips and secrets, plus two mock interviews, asking  the audience to critique them and then review actual interviewer comments.

No registration is required.This program is free and open to high-school students and their parents.For more info, click here.

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The Greenwich Library's Student Leadership Council will host a viewing party for the League of Legends World Championship Finals on October 19th starting at 1pm in the second floor meeting room. Come root for your favorite team as they either become the Season 4 World Champion or fall just short of the glorious title! For more information, click here

Feel free to bring your own laptop, but it isn't necessary. Snacks and refreshments  will be provided.

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This Monday night, October 6th, in the meeting room at 7:30 pm, Glenn Wolff, LCSW, a local psychotherapist, will lead a interactive workshop for parents and guardians of teens. Topics include  the signs and symptoms of teen depression, how parents can talk to depressed teens, and how teens can be supported by their parents. 

Space is limited to 20 attendees.  Register online at this link.

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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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