Greenwich Library offers April programs

April is full of educational programming for students at the Greenwich Library. From SAT help seminars to evenings of chess, there’s an event to match students of all ages and interests.

The Library also offers a wide variety of student programs and events including a middle school book club, the Student Leadership Council for teens interested in planning programs for their peers, and Friday Night Chess, all of which meet monthly, among others.

On Monday, April 14 at 1 p.m., Minecraft Gaming Afternoon: Calling all Minecrafters ages eight and up. Come to Greenwich Library to register for the new Greenwich Library Minecraft server featuring a common spawn-point where all players can gather and socialize — the Central Library. Interested players must bring their library card and sign up with a player name. Once registered, minecrafters will be able to play at the Library during special Minecraft events, or remotely from home.

Thursday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m., Middle School Book Club: This club is for literature fans in grades sixth to eighth. This month’s book is I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan. This 2014 Nutmeg Award nominee tells the story of Sam Border and his brother Riddle. Register for the program and pick up a copy of the book at the second floor reference desk. For more information contact Margaret Walsh at [email protected]

Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m., Succeeding on the SAT Math I Subject Test: While a 680 on the math section of your SAT puts you in the 91st percentile, the same score on the Math I subject test barely hits the 77th percentile. 12 More Things You Need to Know picks up where “18 Things” left off. Linear Learning Co. will again guide students in mastering algebraic, geometric and trigonometric expressions and identities that will help garner results. This three-hour seminar is followed by a one-hour practice test. The seminar is open to all at no charge. Register online through the Greenwich Library calendar or contact Margaret Walsh at [email protected]

For more information about Greenwich Library programs for students in grades sixth to 12, visit Greenwichlibrary.org/teens or call 203-622-7918.

The technology training staff at Greenwich Library also has classes planned for April. This month, staff will introduce patrons to Mango Languages Premiere and give a workshop on how to use your iDevices to take quality photos. Greenwich Library training staff will help you explore new technologies and learn skills to make your online life more productive and enjoyable.

Classes are offered in a comfortable environment for all participants, regardless of level, and are open to the public at no charge.

On Monday, April 14 at 2 p.m., its Introduction to Mango Languages Premiere. Mango Premiere teaches language through film in seven different languages, allowing patrons to learn 60 different languages through a multi-sensory experience, with culture-rich content, at no charge. Mango also provides ESL lessons (English for non-native speakers) in 17 languages.

Then on Wednesday, April 23 at 11 a.m., it’s Taking Pictures with your iPhone or iPad. Learn the ins and outs of photography with your iDevices. This class will cover how to use the iPhone or iPad camera, helpful apps, best practices and tips and tricks for maximizing your photography or video with a mobile device.

The library’s regular Drop-in Computer Lab is now offered three times each week: on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 11 a.m., and Thursdays at 3 p.m. until April 29. You can get hands-on assistance with new gadgets, downloading eBooks and audiobooks using OverDrive, Library databases, Microsoft Office, Internet search, email, online forms, social media, job search, basic computing and more with library staff. .

For more information, visit greenwichlibrary.org/TechnologyTrainingCenter.aspx or contact the Technology Training Center at 203-625-6508.

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