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Look What We Got Coming Up At The Library!

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students121211.pngHere's a rundown of upcoming events at Greenwich Library you may be interested about:

Thursday afternoon, March 27th, the Middle School Book Club will meet at 4:30 pm to talk about Mary Downing Hahn's "Closed for the Season".  For more details, click here.

The following week, on Thursday night at 7:00 pm, the Student Leadership Council (Student Leaders) will have their regular meeting.  Click here and here to find out more. 

And on Friday morning beginning at 11:00 am, we'll be having the "The 18 Things You Need to Know to Kick Butt on the SAT Math" program with Craig Lanzoni, details of which you'll find here

Be sure to check our Teens webpage here for updates on these and future events.

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PERKS.pngThe very nice 2012 film version of Stephen Chbosky's  The Perks of Being a Wallflower will be shown tonight beginning at 8:00 pm in Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium. Details here. Check it out, especially if you liked the book.

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Teen Tech Week: March 9-15

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Thumbnail image for TTW2014logo.jpgGreenwich Library invites you to celebrate teen Tech Week and "DIY @ Your Library" March 9-March 15. The Library is full of tech toys like video games, CDs, and DVDs as well as books, music, movies & TV you can download. And of course, we're a great place to get connected to online homework help, SAT/ACT/AP test prep, research resources and more.  

Each year YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) designates the second week in March as Teen Tech Week. The purpose of this initiative is to ensure teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through their libraries.

Teen Tech Week encourages teens to get connected to their libraries and explore nonprint resources for both education and recreation.

Here are a few ways you can "DIY @ Greenwich Library" during Teen Tech Week:

·         Get yourself a library card

·         Follow-us on Facebook and Twitter

·         Download free music with your library card through Freegal

·         Become a Teen Tech Volunteer (and earn community service hours, too)

·         Check out the latest video games

·         Download an eBook or audiobook through Overdrive

·         Get full, digital copies of your favorite magazines through Zinio

·         Download YALSA's Teen Book Finder or another of our mobile apps

·         Stream or download TV, movies and music from Hoopla

·         Create a book trailer or other multimedia review of your favorite book and send it to us at



The 2013 Official Teens' Top Ten Winners!

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2013 Teens Top Ten.pngThe readers have spoken!  As mentioned in our last blog post here, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) sponsored this year's Teens' Top Ten survey, asking students what their favorite recently published novels were.  And here are the results:

  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)

  2. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)

  3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books)

  4. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen)

  5. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole (Simon & Schuster)

  6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)

  7. Crewel by Gennifer Albin (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux)

  8. Every Day by David Levithan (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)

  9. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross (Egmont)

  10. Butter by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury)

The list can be found here. Yours truly reviewed two of these titles, which you can read here and here
Which ones did you read?  And which ones did you feel should've made or not made the list?  Let us know. 
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Student Volunteer Program Update

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StudentShelving.pngOur student volunteer program (click here) allows high school students grades 9 - 12 who live in or attend schools in Greenwich are eligible to earn Community Service hours volunteering at the Library.

If you're interested, you can sign up to assist patrons at the library as tech support, plan programs as a member of the Student Leadership Council, or shelve books. Recently, we added the position of being a facilitator to work with adults with developmental disabilities at the library's Next Chapter Book Club.

Sound good?  Check our student volunteer program page for more information. 

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ALLYSONV.pngOn Tuesday, October 1st, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the library's second floor meeting room, Allyson Valentine, former resident of Cos Cob and the author of the new YA novel How Not To Find A Boyfriend (her first work of fiction; click here to reserve a copy from us), will give a workshop on how to become a professional writer.

Ms. Valentine will show students from grades 6-12 how to work on dialogue, plots, finding the right "voice", and answer other questions relating to writing.  Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of their own work. Registration is required. For more details, click here.

Check out the author's website: .

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Congratulations Ryan!

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RyanD3.jpgRyan Dahnke was the lucky winner of our summer reading grand prize, a pair of "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones. What an awesome summer it has been!  54 students participated in our teen summer reading program "Beneath the Surface" submitting more than 70 reviews and logging almost 96,000 pages! Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated.



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Great Turnout At Our "City Of Bones" Program

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FACEBOOK.pngThanks to everybody (including these two ladies) who attended last night's Mortal Instruments/City Of Bones" movie party.  We had a great turnout!  Nobody wore any costumes but they did get prizes and got to watch 2012's Hunger Games film. Thanks to SR for the photo above.  

Watch this space in the future for news of future programs! Have a great weekend!

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CITYOFBONES.pngGreenwich Library's Student Leadership Council is throwing a party in the second floor Meeting Room! 

The film's not coming out until August 21st in theatres, but fans and non-fans can stop by this Thursday night, August 8th in the library's second floor meeting room beginning at 6:00 pm. 

We'll have refreshments, trivia questions and a raffle for prizes. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite MI character too!   And if there's time, we'll also show a film or TV show episode similar in tone/genre to the MI series, SELECTED BY ATTENDEES AT THE PROGRAM THAT VERY EVENING! 

So if you're a fan of the Shadowhunters and/or Downworlders, stop by the Meeting Room this Thursday night! Call (203) 622-7918 for more info!  See you there!

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Secrets of Magic...Revealed

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Part magic show, part workshop "Secrets of Magic Revealed" is two programs in one! First, you are treated to a magic show including some common items you might find around your house. After that, discover the mystery behnd the magic as you learn how to do the tricks. Join hilarious magician Christopher Hurlbert for a fun morning of tricks and treats.
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