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College Prep Workshops
For High School Students and Their Parents
Are you daunted by the prospect of searching for and applying to college and don’t know where to begin? Is so, don’t miss this great new series of 4 workshops, led by Katie Boyer, local resident and independent college consultant with many years of experience in the field. Each session will feature expert panelists.
: Application Anxiety – Applying to colleges can feel stressful. How and when do I send my scores? How do I send a transcript? What about recommendations? How many schools should I apply to? What should I write my essay about? Do I need to interview at my schools? Should I use the Common App, the Coalition App, or a school application? Should I apply Early Action, Early Decision, or Regular Decision? The application process can feel overwhelming. We will help make sense of choices available to students.
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:They’ve picked me. Now I have to pick one of them. How do I pick which college to attend? – During this session, we will discuss all of the things to consider when making your final selection. We will discuss financial aid, scholarships, and overall cost of college. Other considerations might be majors, activities, distance from home, Greek life, and Job/Grad School placement. Helping a student pick the best fit requires looking at a variety of factors.
Making the transition to college. “Toto, we’re not in high school anymore…” For many students, college is the first time they will live independently. In this session we will discuss navigating new friendships, the realities of college parties, how to manage time, taking care of one’s physical and mental health, and learning how to manage personal finances.
Tie-Dye Fun for Kids!
Add a little summer color
Spend a fun and messy afternoon creating your own tie dye t-shirt or sports bag.
Please be sure to wear old clothes! Registration required, please. For children ages 7 and up.
Build A Better World
Perfect Pyramids
The end of the Summer Reading Program is approaching! Take some time out to chill at the library with Art Kid’s Academy. Learn about Egypt and the Pharoah’s, who built perfect pyramids, and try creating your own pyramid designs! For ages 5-14.
Tuesday Story Times
Story Time for Toddlers
Mrs. Marchev and Miss Kryssi wish everyone a great summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Meet the Spheros
Children in grades 3 and up are invited to join the Librarians as we program and test our new Spheros, robotic ball gaming devices that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing of your smartphone or tablet. They can do obstacle courses, battle zombies, play golf, and even change colors. We’ll practice and end with a great, big Sphero combat on the last day!
Registration requested, please.
Daytime Book Group
Join our new, lively book group to discuss our June pick: The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood. “An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother..” ―Amazon
No registration required. All are welcome.
Summer Reading Program
‘Build a Better World’
Sign-up for our Summer Reading Program today! Come in to pick-up a Reading Log, fill it out every time you read and when you bring it in to show us, you can score some great prizes! Need some reading inspiration? We have a large selection of NEW books specially selected for the program. For kids age 5-14.
‘Building a town of readers!’
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