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Wednesday March 29, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

bookedJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll be discussing Booked by Kwame Alexander. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. Check out the Books & Brownies website for more information. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Monday April 3, 2017
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Teen Crafterhours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

bullet journalWe meet on the second Monday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making bullet journals! Grades 7-12.  

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Tuesday April 4, 2017
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/6, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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How to Find a Job
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

help around townSummer may seem a long way away, but the time is fast approaching to start thinking about summer jobs. This workshop will help you begin thinking about what kind of jobs you might be interested in, and how to go about finding them. 

The workshop will be led by Louise Zornoza, Director of School Outreach with HelpAroundTown.com, a Lexington, MA-based website designed to help students find work and volunteer opportunities. The site was launched in 2011 by a Lexington High School parent to provide an easy, safe and unintimidating platform for kids to find local, flexible jobs and begin to build “real world” experience. Since then, the site has helped over 2,000 people find nearly 3,000 jobs. We'll also be spending time at the end working on resumes. For grades 9-12. Please register.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 4 spaces available.
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Thursday April 13, 2017
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Black Out Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

blackout poetryTake creativity to a whole new level with Blackout Poetry by using words on the page of a book or newspaper to create one-of-a-kind works of art. All you need is your imagination. We'll provide the rest. Learn more about the art of Blackout Poetry by visiting austinkleon.com. For ages 13 and up. Please register. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 20 spaces available.
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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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Trivia Nite @ the Library
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

triviaAre you a genius at Jeopardy!?  A consumer of crossword puzzles?  Come join the fun and test your mastery of useful (and useless) information! Some of your favorite library staff will challenge players with 4 rounds of questions from a variety of categories.  Stretch your brain and win great prizes!  Come alone or with friends. Teams can be up to 6 people, and we can match you with fellow devotees. Refreshments will be provided.  Teens and families welcome. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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3D Printing Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3dLearn how 3D printing works by designing your own three-dimensional creation! See how the Library's LulzBot Mini  3D printer works. Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
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Monday April 24, 2017
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the new monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! The group will meet in the Library one Monday nite a month. Grades 7-12.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday April 25, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

rest of us just live hereJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title we'll discuss this month is The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. For more information aoout Books & Brownies check out our website

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/6, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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College Admissions Testing: A Roadmap
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

summitWith the first administration of the redesigned SAT last spring and an increasing number of students taking the ACT, families have many questions about the current state of standardized testing.  In this seminar, we will explain the role of standardized tests in the college admissions process.  We will discuss the differences between the SAT and ACT to help students and families better understand these tests’ design.  Lastly, we will examine sample problems from the two tests to highlight the differences between them so that students can make a more informed decision when deciding between the SAT and ACT.   The goals of this presentation are to take away some of the anxiety that surrounds these tests and to give families information to help guide them through their own unique testing plans:  Which test.  When to take them.  How and when to prepare for them. Presentedy by Drew Heilpern, Ph.D. of the Summit Educational Group.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are many spaces available.
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Monday May 8, 2017
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Teen Crafterhours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

mini foodWe meet on the second Monday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be having a miniature food challenge! Grades 7-12.  

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title for this month is TBD, check back soon! For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/6, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title for this month is TBD, check back soon! For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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Kick Start Your College Essay
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Summer is a great time to start your college essay! Join Jane Hirschhorn of JBH Tutoring to get eleven ways to kick start your essay. We'll go over excerpts from essays written by students admitted to prestigious colleges. This program is for high schoolers, particularly rising seniors and their parents. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday July 12, 2017
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Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

book coverJoin us for a discussion with Alan Gelb, the author of the bestselling, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. The 3rd edition was recently published in June of this year. Alan coaches students all over the world on their personal statements. He will be conducting a workshop on how to approach this daunting assignment, answering your questions and getting you started writing this summer. For teens and parents. 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday July 17, 2017
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the new monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! The group will meet in the Library one Monday nite a month. Grades 7-12.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
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How to Write Great College Essays
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

A lot of great kids write average college essays—essays about “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons." Better tales are there for the writing. This workshop will show you what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. We'll even share the five most over-used topics you must avoid and give you tips on how to start (and even finish) your essays this summer. Join Abby van Geldern, of Collegewise Newton and former college admissions counselor at RPI, for this great workshop. For teens and adults.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

typewriterGet creative with the new monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! The group will meet in the Library on a Monday nite once a month. Grades 7-12.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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Writing College Essays That Make a Difference
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This presentation will provide students with strategies for writing a college application essay that can make the difference between a “Yes” and a “Maybe.” We’ll look at case studies of successful essays, and students will have the opportunity to have their essays assessed by Dr. Schwartz. Adam Schwartz (http://writeadvantage.net), who taught writing at Harvard and Wellesley for twenty-five years. His service on Board of Admissions at Wellesley College has provided him with an insider’s knowledge of the college application process. His stories have been published in The New Yorker and he is an award-winning novelist.  For teens and families. Register online. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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