September 25, 2007

College Bound Series

If you're a junior or senior in high school, you might be interested in our free College Bound programs, which will be held on three Thursday evenings in October. Each program will feature an expert highlighting a key component of getting ready to apply for college: the college selection process, the SATs, and financial aid. Please register by calling 301-891-7259. These programs are presented with support from the Friends of the Takoma Park MD. Library.

Our first College Bound program will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 in the Library's Children's Room. That evening, Dr. Lori Potts Dupre will present an overview of the college selection process. A Certified Educational Planner and former Faculty Research Associate at the University of Maryland, Dr. Potts Dupre has had a private counseling practice in Takoma Park since 1997. She has evaluated more than 350 campuses nationwide.

Our second program will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. (note different start time from the other two programs). At this program, Dr. Ilhan Cagri will demystify the dreaded SAT. Dr. Cagri received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Maryland. She is currently a Faculty Resarch Associate at the University of Maryland involved in research on second language acquisition. She has taught and designed SAT preparation classes and tutors students in private practice.

Our third program will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Herm Davis will discuss the financial aid timetable, scholarships, loans, work-study, college savings plans, the FAFSA application and more. One of the nation's foremost college aid authorities, Dr. Davis heads the National College Scholarship Foundation and directs College Financial Aid Counseling and Education Services, Inc. He is a consultant for Peterson's financial publications and author of College Financial Aid For Dummies.

Posted by The Bee at 02:50 PM

Teen Read Week

Calling all middle school and high school students! To celebrate Teen Read Week -- Oct. 14 through Oct. 20 -- we're having a contest. It's easy to enter: just tell us what is your favorite young adult book and why you like it so much. Entry forms will be available at the library's main desk beginning Oct. 14. Prizes include a Borders gift card and a box of young adult books.

We'll pull out the winners from a hat on Friday afternoon, Oct. 19 in the Children's Room. But you don't have to be there to win.

Posted by The Bee at 12:43 PM

T(w)een Book Club

The first meeting of our book club for middle school students takes place on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5-6 p.m. in the Community Center's Rose Room. We'll discuss 12 Again by Sue Corbett and make ice cream sundaes. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the library. Please register by calling 301-891-7259.

Our book, 12 Again, is a comical tale about how a boy deals with the fact that his mother has inexplicably reverted to her 12-year-old self. It's a bit like Freaky Friday, but with a boy as the main kid character, so both boys and girls can enjoy this book. To make our discussion even more fun, we'll spend some time making our own ice cream sundaes. Who says you can't have dessert before dinner?! We have spaces for only 10 participants, so register early and get a copy of the book to read.

Posted by The Bee at 12:39 PM

September 24, 2007

We Will Return

... Soon !

Posted by library at 08:11 PM
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