Tuesday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
What do colleges want in an application essay? How should students begin the writing process? What's a good topic? A bad topic? How can students make their essays unique and memorable? During this presentation, we'll find out the answers to these questions and more.
Sharon Epstein, an award-winning writer and college consultant. Her background includes 20 years in communications, two Emmy nominations, and a Writers Guild Award.
Matthew Dempsey, Assistant Director of Admission at Fairfield University, will share a first-hand account of the role of the admission counselor, read examples of essays that have and haven't worked, and talk about how essays are viewed in the context of the entire application.
This program is intended for high school students and their families.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behing Nielsen's).
Take a break from studying or just hang out and unwind! Teens are invited to play a board game today at 3:30 p.m. We will be meeting in the conference room, which is located on the third floor.
A Halloween Movie Marathon
When: October 27th, 2012 from 4:00PM- 10:00PM.
What: We will be viewing: Casper the Friendly Ghost, The Sixth Sense, & The Haunting!
Where: In the Community Room of the Library.
*This program is open to all teens 13-18 years old. Come hang with your friends, eat tons of free food, watch scary movies, and get into the Halloween spirit.*
Come dressed in your Halloween costume!
Learn how to turn an ordinary roll of duct tape into a wallet! Once you learn to make one, you can make them on your own for yourself or as a gift. Come join us today in the Teen Lounge at 3:30 p.m!
Every TUESDAY afternoon at 4:00 PM in the Teen Lounge the Manga Club will meet to talk about--what else?--manga (well, anime too)! We'll also snack, discuss upcoming conventions, share manga-style drawings, and watch anime!
Club meetings will begin this Tuesday, October 9th!
Our FIRST meeting will be in the WRITER'S ROOM (on the third floor). All other future meetings will be held in the Teen Lounge.
Come join us in the Teen Lounge today for We Love Wednesdays! We will be making candy sushi in the Teen Lounge at 3:30 p.m. If you have a sweet tooth, come share your creations! We will provide Rice Krispies Treats, Fruit Roll-Ups, marshmellows, Twizzlers, and more.
Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
Introduction to Memoir: Telling Your Life Stories
Join us as we discuss the best ways to begin writing your memoir, either as a full-length book or as individual essays. We'll learn how to focus on our life experiences, write a descriptive summary with plot points, and use the techniques of fiction -- setting, character, dialogue -- to enrich the storytelling process so readers will want to read your book.
Marcelle Soviero is the author of An Iridescent Life: Essays on Motherhood and Stepmotherhood. Her award-winning essays have been published in numerous publications and radio programs including The New York Times, Salon.com, Eating Well, New York Metro, Babble.com, Literary Mama, Upper East Side, Wilton, StepMom, Anderbo, Tiny Lights: A Journal of Narrative Nonfiction, and featured on The Story on National Public Radio. In August 2012, Marcelle became the Editor-in-Chief of Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).
School is back in session and so are our weekly teen programs!
Here is the weekly lineup:
Movie Mondays (Mondays) at 3:00pm -Come watch a movie and enjoy a snack.
We Love Wednesdays (Wednesdays) at 3:30pm - Come learn how to make a cool new craft project.
Minecraft Time (Thursdays) at 3:30pm- Play Minecraft on our very own Darien Library Server. Build special items to compete to win a prize.
Game On! (Fridays) at 4:00pm- Every other week come test your skills in a gaming battle against your peers!
Every Thursday night at 7:00 PM in the Teen Lounge the Manga club meets to talk about--what else?--manga (well, anime too)!
We also snack--last week we chomped on Pocky, the week before Strawberry Cake Rolls--and talk about what j-pop artists we've been listening to lately. At our first meeting we watched the first two epiodes of FullMetal Alchemist, and at the second we watched the first episodes of School Rumble and Scrapped Princess.
In order to become a true otaku, we've started to compile some helpful links that we think you'd enjoy. Don't know what the heck an otaku is? Click here! Our first insallment will be about where you can watch your favorite anime online, where to go for reliable anime/manga reviews, and more!
Watch Anime Online:
Read Manga Online:
Most online manga sites with "scanlations" are illegal, so we've linked directly to the publisher's sites where you can (legally) either preview the first chapter in a series or read a brief summary.
Viz - First chapter of series available to read for free.
Yen Press - Provides series list w/ summary but there is a fee to read ($2.99 a month).
Kodansha Comics - Provides series list w/ descriptions).
ConnectiCon, Hartford, CT from July 13th-15th
New York Comic Con, New York City, NY from October 11th-14th
Otakon, Baltimore, Maryland from July 27th-July 29th, 2012
Stay tuned for more...and if you have any manga suggestions or helpful links to add, let me know!