Grades 7-12: If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Join us for a frightfully cheery role-playing experience as we play the Ghostbusters RPG. Participants will take the role of paranormal investigators for Ghostbusters International and try to catch a group of mischievous spirits who are haunting the area just in time for Halloween. Bring your imagination and a sense of humor and we'll provide the rest!
Early application deadlines are 11/1, 11/15, and 12/1 with regular decision deadlines just around the corner! Come learn a little about what colleges really want to see in the supplemental essays, common app essays, and additional information section of the Common App! Our session will begin with an overview of the most important aspects of the Common App essay, supplemental essays, and additional information section. Later on, we will have time for a Q&A on these aspects of the college process and more. The event is open to high school students and parents of high school students.
This program is presented by Amanda Rodrigues. Amanda is a college application specialist and educational adviser. She graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with her Bachelor’s in English, International Relations, and Spanish and from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with her Master’s in Education and Entrepreneurship. Amanda has been working with students on the college process for over six years and has helped more than one hundred families achieve success and make important educational decisions. You can learn more about her at http://mycollegetutor.org/
Registration is required and will be limited to 25 high schoolers. Families are welcome to attend, but at least one high-schooler must be in attendance!
Calling all Pokémon GO Trainers! Join us at the library for a day of catching and trading Pokémon playing the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Library staff will be placing Lures at all of our PokeStops so you'll have extra good luck in finding Pokémon. Trainers who are Level 10 and higher can also trade Pokémon and battle with each other. Weather permitting, we may also organize a raid on one of the nearby PokeGyms. Don't know how to play? Our library Trainer will be happy to show you how!
You will need a mobile phone and the Pokémon GO app in order to participate in the online activities, but we will also have make-your-own papercraft Pokémon and duct tape Pokeballs and snacks in our newly-renovated Teen Space. All ages are welcome, elementary-age or younger must have a caregiver present.
Come with friends! Come with family! The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library. We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch. Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets.
$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people. Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED. There will be no library staff avaiable to check out materials or give reference assistance.
Grades 7 & 8: Help us build our winter village with a decoration contest! Each participant will receive a wooden house to paint and decorate, which will be kept in the Childrens Room through December for our winter village. People can come and vote through December 23rd, and the winner will receive a winter-themed prize basket. When the holidays are over, you can take your house home.
We’ll have plenty of decorations, holiday-themed snacks, and hot cocoa…but we’ll need your imagination!
Registration is required - If you would like to register more than one teen, please fill out separate registration forms. Children in grades 5 & 6 are also encouraged to attend, and can register via the children's calendar.
Take a full-length practice test under timed conditions. A proctored practice exam will help your child build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. To register visit: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/138298 or contact Theresa Us-Testa at 203.903.2099 or Theresa.Us-Testa@revolutionprep.com. Upon registration, each family will have the chance to set up a time to meet with Theresa for a complementary score report review at a time convenient for you. During the session, Theresa will provide context about your score, help you to understand the score report, identify strengths and target opportunities for improvement.
Presented by Revolution Prep. Registration is required and will be handled by Revolution Prep.
There will be an additional session on Saturday, October 12 at 11:00am.
Come to the Minecraft Meet-Up at EWML! Those with laptops and Minecraft accounts are encouraged to bring them as we have a very limited number of laptops and library usernames.
For kids in grades 6-12.
Registration is required and is limited based on availability of usernames and laptops. This program will be held in the Teen Area
GIFT ONE & KEEP ONE! Get your holiday gifts in order at our GOKO Spa Event!
Grades 6 - 8: We'll make bath bombs, face scrub, and body scrub: a complete set with a lovely gift bag and personalized tag. Gift one to someone you love, and keep one for yourself. (Guarantee yourself a spot on the "Nice List" by gifting both, or take a chance of landing on the "Naughty List" by keeping them - your choice!)
Registration is required for this event and will be limited to 14 participants. If you would like to register more than one teen, please use separate registration forms