Greenwich Library focuses on teens in October

Greenwich Library has a lot of programs for local teens in October.

This month, families looking for college funding advice can attend a workshop on finding financial aid and scholarships. Parents of teens can learn how to spot depression and help their kids through treatment.

Student gamers will enjoy a massive League of Legends Tournament Viewing Party, and movie buffs can scream along to the slasher classic You’re Next. The library also offers a slew of regularly scheduled student programs, including the Student Leadership Council, Friday Night Chess and Middle School Book Club, all of which meet monthly. All events are open to all at no charge unless otherwise noted.

Today, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., it’s a Student Leadership Council Meeting. Students in grades seven through 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 will be served. For more information, contact Ed Morrissey at [email protected] or Everett Purdue at [email protected]

Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. will be Friday Night Chess. National Master Rich Jackson will provide 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]

On Sunday, Oct. 19, from 1:30 to 5, it’s the League of Legends Championship Tournament Viewing. Greenwich Library student leaders will host a viewing party for the League of Legends World Championship Finals on Oct. 19. Come root for your favorite team as they either become the Season Four World Champion or fall just short of the glorious title.

There will be a large projection of the broadcast. People can bring their own laptop, but it isn’t necessary. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Mr. Morrissey at [email protected] or Mr. Perdue at [email protected]

Then on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m., Middle School Book Club. This is for literature fans in grades six through eight. This month’s book is the Greenwich Reads Together companion book Outcasts United, adapted for young people by Warren St. John. Outcasts United shares the inspirational story of a youth soccer team comprised of refugees from around the world who, under the guidance of a formidable female coach, helped to transform their Georgia community. 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]

On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2, it’s Pumpkin Carving for sixth graders and up. Carve a classic jack-o’-lantern or create your own design at this fun pumpkin carving in the second floor meeting room. Refreshments will be served. Bring your imagination.

Required online registration begins Monday, Oct. 13, via our online calendar at For more information, contact Teen Services librarian Margaret Walsh at [email protected]

Another library-sponsored programs of interest to high school students will be on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., when Greenwich Reads Together presents Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., Cult Films presents slasher-comedy You’re Next.

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

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