Teen Programs and Events in September

College Essay Workshop, Batman Day, How-To Tuesday, Teen Leaders

Visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/young-adult for more information on the programs listed below.

This month, college-bound students can learn how to craft a winning personal statement (aka college essay) with popular essay coach and author Alan Gelb. Fans of the Caped Crusader – both TV and film versions – can view episodes, play video games and more at Batman Day. The Library’s regularly scheduled teen programs such as Student Leaders meet biweekly while How-To-Tuesday and Middle School Book Club meet monthly. These programs are open to all without reservation or charge unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m., Conquering the College Admissions Essay
If the thought of writing your college admissions essay fills you with dread and panic, then join author and essay coach Alan Gelb in the Meeting Room for invaluable tips and strategies for crafting a winning personal statement and memorable narrative. Copies of Gelb’s book, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps will be available for purchase.

Thursdays, September 15 and 29 at 7 p.m., Student Leadership Council Meeting- Teens
Students in grades 8-12 gather at Teen Central on the second floor to brainstorm about using library resources to initiate and execute projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, September 17 from 1-3 p.m., Batman Day!
Join Greenwich Library as we celebrate the 77th anniversary of the Caped Crusader himself, Batman! We’re also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show, which ran from 1966-68. Gather in the Meeting Room where we’ll show episodes from the series, play video games and more. All ages welcome!

Tuesday, September 20 from 4-5 p.m., Create@GreenwichLibary: How-To Tuesday, 3-D Holograms
Create your own 3-D Hologram Projector that can be paired with any smartphone or tablet. We’ll have iPads on hand to test this optical illusion! Open to students in grades 6-8. Registration begins on 8/21 via our online calendar. How-To Tuesday explores a different topic each month in a STEAM-based hands-on format. This program is part of Create@GreenwichLibrary, a series designed to foster creative and collaborative learning for all ages. Contact Siobhan Schugmann at sschugmann@greenwichlibrary.org or call 203-625-6536 for more information.

Thursday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m., Middle School Book Club
Middle School Book Club is for literature fans in grades 6-8. This month’s title is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. In this powerful story, thirteen-year-old Conor confronts truth and loss through the attentions of an ancient creature. A Monster Calls will be released as a major motion picture in October 2016. Register for the program and pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor reference desk. Contact Margaret Walsh at mwalsh@greenwichlibrary.org for more information.

Other Library programs of interest to students and parents:
• Financial literacy is particularly important for young adults. Older teens can learn all about how to grow their savings at the Library’s five-week investment and portfolio management workshop series this fall beginning Thursday, 9/1 at 6:30 p.m. Attend just one or all five.
• Heroin and opiate use is rising in CT. Join Ingrid Gillespie, Executive Director of Stamford-based Communities4Action.org for this important presentation, including how to administer Naloxone, on Wednesday, 9/28 from 12-1 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

For more information about Greenwich Library programs for students in grades 6-12, contact Teen Services Librarian Ed Morrissey at emorrissey@greenwichlibrary.org, call (203) 622-7918, or visit WWW.GREENWICHLIBRARY.ORG/TEENS.

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