Greenwich Library focuses on teens with programming opportunities

This September, Greenwich Library teen programs will include college essay writing, gaming day, student leaders and more.

Students looking for advice on writing their college essays can attend a workshop with Alan Gelb, and the activist oriented can meet Gloria Steinem. For student movie buffs, Cult Films is featuring the classic OO7 film Goldfinger. The library also offers a wide variety of student programs including the Student Leadership Council, Friday Night Chess and Middle School Book Club, all of which meet monthly.

All programs are open to all at no charge unless otherwise noted.

There will be a Student Leadership Council Meeting Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Students in grades seven to 12 gather at Teen Central on the second floor to brainstorm about using library resources to initiate and execute projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. Refreshments are served. For more information contact Ed Morrissey at [email protected] or Everett Purdue at [email protected]

Friday Night Chess will be held Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. The first Friday of every month is Chess Night with National Master Rich Jackson who provides instruction, supervised play and an occasional challenge match. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring a love of the game or a desire to learn. No registration required. For more information contact Margaret Walsh at [email protected]

Saturday, Sept. 6 will be Gaming Day from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. There will be video games, board games and Legos available for all ages. Also, check out the gaming iPads and the new XBOX ONE! Some of the video games available include Minecraft, FIFA 14, Angry Birds, Blur and many more. Snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Nicole Allen at [email protected] or Everett Perdue at [email protected]

On Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m., Cult Films at Greenwich Library will present Goldfinger. Student film buffs and filmmakers can come celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic James Bond thriller. 007 (played by the iconic Sean Connery) pursues a crazed millionaire (Gert Frobe) who plans to raid Fort Knox. Librarian Ed Morrissey will give a pre and post screening talk, and discuss the Bond franchise from a cult film perspective. Email [email protected] for more information or visit

High school students shouldn’t miss their chance to attend the Ending Sex Trafficking panel discussion featuring legendary writer and feminist Gloria Steinem and filmmaker Ruchira Gupta on this topic of worldwide importance Saturday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. The event will include a showing of an edited version of the EMMY award winning film The Selling of Innocents, and concludes with a Q&A session. Please note the mature subject matter.

For more information email Michele Martin at [email protected]

Come hear Alan Gelb, author and college essay coach, provide tips and strategies for crafting a winning personal statement that expresses your unique personality, strengths and goals during the Conquering the College Admissions Essay event Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Gelb is the author of Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. No registration required. For more information contact Ms. Walsh at [email protected]

Middle School Book Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. The club is for literature fans in grades sixth to eighth. Register for the program and pick up a copy of the book at the second floor reference desk. For more information contact Ms. Walsh at [email protected]

For more information about Greenwich Library programs for students in grades six to 12, visit or call 203-622-7918.

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