Friday, September 23, 2016

SAT Essay Writing

A reminder that the SAT Essay Writing Seminar, sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep, takes place this coming Monday night, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Library. You must have signed up in order to participate; if you are signed up, please show up no later than 6:45 p.m. to check in, as we have people on a wait list who will be admitted promptly at 7:00 in your place if you have not yet arrived, and there will be no late entry. If you did not pre-register, you may not attend the workshop--it is at capacity. If you pre-registered and are now unable to attend, please email promptly, so we can admit someone in your place.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Make shelf-talkers with us!

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Our plan is to hang "shelf-talkers" around the library, which will give a brief synopsis of a book and reasons why others don't want you to read it, to cause these books to be highlighted, read, and discussed. And we want YOU to help us get the library ready for Banned Books Week and promote the freedom to read!

We will provide materials--the card, pens, pencils, colored markers, paints, etc.--and we hope you will help us make some fun and colorful shelf-talkers and then participate in hanging them on shelves in the library for Banned Books Week.

If you are a reader who is not artistic, or an artist who is not a reader, that's okay--we can collaborate! One can do the writing, the other can do the images! Please join us this Thursday, September 22, after school, at the Central Library! (We'll bring snacks.) This activity is for teens in grades 6-12 only.