We Love Wednesdays!

Enjoy a fun afternoon decorating cookies for Valentine's Day in the Teen Lounge!  Come join us today at 3:30 p.m.

We Love Wednesdays!

(Photo courtesy of Flickr user Enokson)
(Photo courtesy of Flickr user Enokson)

Come join us for We Love Wednesdays!  Send a message to everyone passing by your room with a customized door knob hanger.  We will be making them at 3:30 p.m. in the Teen Lounge.  

The Top Ten Secrets Teens Should Know Before Applying for College

Author, Annette Bosley-Boyce
Author, Annette Bosley-Boyce

On Thursday, January 24th at 7PM  join Annette Bosley-Boyce, author of The College Success Plan for the top ten secrets teens and their parents should know before Applying for college. Did you know only 36% of college students’ graduate from college within four years?  Did you know a majority of college students agree to student loan terms that will last for the next 20 to 30 years of their adult lives?  In this library discussion, Annette Bosley-Boyce, author of The College Success Plan, will explain unknown facts, tips, and strategies to help teens and their parents develop a realistic and beneficial plan before applying for college--one that inspires teens to set goals for themselves on career planning and college financing.  By the end of this class, teens will have developed a new shift in thinking. Instead of feeling honored because they were selected by a college, they will realize that it's the college that should feel honored about being selected.  This program is recommended for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors and their parents. This presentation will take place in the community room of the Library. For more information contact Teen Librarian, Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org or (203) 669-5225.

*There will be a book signing following the program.

We Love Wednesdays-Geodes!

Come join us in the Teen Lounge today at 3:30 p.m.  We will be breaking open geodes to reveal their crystals!

4th Annual Teen Writing Competition 2013

(photo courtesy of Flickr user tosaytheleast)
(photo courtesy of Flickr user tosaytheleast)

Get ready...The 4th Annual Darien Library Teen Writing Competition is about to begin!

Throughout the years we have met a lot of talented teens here at the Library and we know that many of you love to write. Now is your chance to share your writing and try for some great prizes. Not only is there a $100 for the winner in each age group and category, but this year we are offering a scholarship prize of $500 for one lucky winner. As if that isn't cool enough you will also have the opportunity to meet with published authors and have your work printed and read by a large audience. And can you imagine putting this on your college applications? 

We're so excited to read your work, whether it's poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. If you have any questions about the competition, contact Teen Librarian, Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org or (203) 669-5225.

*Entries should not exceed 1,000 words or less than 30 lines for poetry*

*All entries should be typed in 12pt font*

*One entry per person*

Registration is now closed. Participants have from February 1st- 28th to enter for a chance to win cash prizes.  An awards ceremony will conclude the competition on Sunday, April 7th.


We Love Wednesdays

Get in the holiday spirit in the Teen Lounge at 3:30 p.m.  Today we will be making candy cane reindeer in all sorts of flavors!

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!

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.  

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