Greenwich Library offers programs in June

This month, students can take advantage of extended hours for exams and those interested in anime can learn to draw realistic Manga characters during a hands-on workshop with Author Misako Rocks. The Library’s regularly scheduled teen programs, including Student Leaders, Friday Night Chess and Middle School Book Club meet monthly and are open to all without reservation or charge unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m., Student Leadership Council Meeting

Students in grades 8-12 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.

Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m., Friday Night Chess

National Master Rich Jackson will provide instruction, supervise play and challenge students to an occasional match. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring a love of the game or a desire to learn.

Extended Hours for Private and Public School Final Exams, May 26-28 and June 11-16

Greenwich Library will offer extended hours to accommodate exam weeks in May and June and Library staff will be available to assist with reference questions. The Main Library will remain open until 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28 for private school exam week. For Greenwich High School exam week the Library will remain open until 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16. (There are no extended hours on Friday, Saturday or Sunday that week; regular schedule applies.) Hours for the Library Café are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Café is closed on Sundays.

Thursday, June 18 at 4:30 p.m., Middle School Book Club

Middle School Book Club is for literature fans in grades 6-8. This month’s title is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. In this memoir adapted for young readers, William Kamkwamba describes the drought that struck his tiny village in Malawi, his subsequent interest in science, and his idea to build a windmill. Register for the program and pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor reference desk.

Saturday, June 27 from 1-3:30 p.m., Manga Drawing Workshop with Author Misako Rocks

An exciting manga drawing workshop for ages 9-18. Meet the author of graphics novels who will talk about her books and lead a hands-on drawing workshop on the art of manga. A 2015 Summer Reading Program event.

Other Library programs of interest to students and parents:

On Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. Cult Films presents Mad Max (1979).

On Saturdays in June from 1-1:30 p.m., Student Tech Support Orientation/Training is available for students wanting to volunteer at Greenwich Library.

Greenwich High School Technology interns are on-site until June 19, supporting Technology Training Center Staff and providing one-on-one help to patrons.

For more information about Greenwich Library programs for students in grades 6-12, contact Teen Services Librarian Ed Morrissey at [email protected], call (203) 622-7918, or visit

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About Greenwich Library

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community. Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut. Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the sixth time. The Main Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. More information is available online at or by calling 203-622-7900.

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