Fundamentals of Computer Programming: Registration Closed.

(Photo courtesy of Flickr user Jannie-Jan)
(Photo courtesy of Flickr user Jannie-Jan)

Beginning on Saturday, January 12th-March 30th at 1pm this introductory course for students in 5th-9th grade will offer tweens and teens an opportunity to learn fundamental concepts in computer programming that can be applied in almost any field. Topics will range from basic programming to building advanced data structures and programs, beginning with the basics, but with something for everyone, independent of prior knowledge. This program will be held in the Tech Center in the lower level of

the Library. Topics will include:


•   Basic Commands and Syntax
•   Variables and Data Structures
•   Conditional Logic and Looping
•   Functions and Classes
•   Object-Oriented Programming*
•   Recursion and other Advanced Topics* 

 
To register please contact Teen Librarian, Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org or (203) 669-5225.

We Love Wednesdays-Origami

Come and learn some origami folding techniques in the Teen Lounge today at 3:30 p.m.  You can practice many different designs!  Materials and instructions will be provided.

We Love Wednesdays

Learn more ways how to get creative with duct tape!  We'll be making keychains today in the Teen Lounge at 3:00 p.m!

The ABCs of Writing a Great College Application Essay

Join Sharon Epstein and Matthew Dempsey
Join Sharon Epstein and Matthew Dempsey

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.

Presented by:

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).

We Love Wednesdays!

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.  

TAB: Halloween Movie Marathon

Scary films ahead!
Scary films ahead!
The Darien Library Teen Advisory Board Presents:

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!

Scary Books

Check out these books for the Halloween season or any season!  Here is a list of some of our horror book suggestions for teen readers. 

We Love Wednesdays-Duct Tape Wallets

Duct Tape Wallet
Duct Tape Wallet

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!  

We Love Wednesdays-Candy Sushi

Candy Sushi
Candy Sushi

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. 

Memoir Writing Workshop

Marcelle Soviero
Marcelle Soviero

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).

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