Items tagged with Teen

Teen Gaming Nights

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Join The Westport Library and Toquet Hall in a teen gaming night. Get together to compete in gaming tournaments, eat pizza and hang out. Try out the new Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset. Classic Nintendo and other gaming systems will also be available.
For ages 13-18.

This event is free; please register online. 

Note location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East
 

Toquet Hall Teen Center
Teen
Grade 9, Grade 8
Teen
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10

Teen Parent Book Discussion of "How to Raise an Adult"

February 26, 2016
How to Raise an Adult

A discussion of the book How to Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims, facilitated by professionals from Westport's Positive Youth Development Initiative. Learn about strategies for parents to help children become more resilient and self-sufficient, so they may successfully navigate adulthood on their own from February 26, 2016.

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Teen-Parent-Book-Discussion-2-26-16.mp3


Teen: Amazing Extracurriculars

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handsWhat are you passionate about? What are you good at? Do you think you "need to be" an althete, a Latin scholar, or a first chair violinist to get into the school of your dreams? No need to fear! 

Keith Berman of Options for College will present on how to use your passions to your advantage. Learn how to take clubs, community service, and more to the next level. Learn from real world examples and become versed in how to focus on impact, rather than hours. This is a great program for middle school and high school students and their parents. 

keith bermanKeith Berman is the president of Options for College. A graduate of Yale, Bank Street and Harvard, Keith created the Johns Hopkins University's CTY College Prep program in 2009. Keith has worked in the Yale and Harvard undergraduate admissions offices. He has been a Certified Educational Planner since 2006 as well as a teacher and guidance counselor.

McManus Room
Teen
Grade 8
Teen

Study Time at the Library

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finals Find extra space around the Library to study for exams. Enjoy space for quiet study or collaboration with groups, as well as fast wi-fi. Study for AP exams Saturday, April 30-Thursday, May 12. Study for final exams Saturday, June 4-Monday, June 13.

Photo credit Dave Matlow.

Throughout Library
Teen
Teen

Study Time at the Library

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finals Find extra space around the Library to study for exams. Enjoy space for quiet study or collaboration with groups, as well as fast wi-fi. Study for AP exams Sunday, May 1-Thursday, May 12. Study for final exams Saturday, June 4-Monday, June 13.

Photo credit Dave Matlow.

Throughout Library
Teen
Teen

Teens: Harry Potter Party Volunteer Committee

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harry potter
Are you a Harry Potter fanatic? Join the Teen Planning Committee to plan a book release party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Saturday, July 30. Attend this informational meeting to learn how you can part of the next chapter of the Harry Potter legacy and earn volunteer hours too.

Weeks Seminar Room
Teen
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Teen
Grade10, Grade8, Grade9

Award Ceremony for TEAM Westport Teen Essay Contest on Diversity

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TEAM Westport logoNote: Rescheduled from April 4. Hear from the winners of this essay contest, hosted by TEAM Westport and the Westport Library. For the third year, TEAM Westport is sponsoring an essay contest for students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 who attend Staples High School or another school in Westport, or reside in Westport and attend school elsewhere. The Westport Library is co-sponsoring the contest.

Dan Woog's 06880 post on the contest.

The topic for this third essay contest is the rapidly changing public awareness, attitudes and discussion surrounding race in America. This year’s premise for entrants states, “In the past year a troubling number of highly charged and tragic incidents—from Ferguson to Charleston to Chicago—have prompted public discussions and protests on college campuses about the state of race relations in the U.S. People disagree on the nature of the problem and on the appropriate way to address divisions in our society.” Potential entrants are then invited in 1,000 words or less to “describe how you, personally, make sense of the events that have occurred.” At the discretionof the judges, prizes of $1000, $750 & $500 will be awarded to the top three essays.

Applications for the contest will be available on the TEAM Westport web site. Essays are due March 31, 2016. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Westport Library on May 16, 2016.

At the discretion of the judges subject to the volume and caliber of entries received, up to three prizes will be awarded. The first prize is $1,000, the second is $750, and the third prize is $500.

TEAM Westport is the official committee of the Town of Westport established to “achieve, celebrate and extend a more welcoming, multicultural community” with a focus on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion. TEAM is an acronym standing for “Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism.” TEAM Westport was launched as a Selectman’s Task Force in 2003 and became a standing town committee in 2005. It is now in its eleventh year. 

McManus Room
Teen
Teen, Writing

Interviewing for That First Job or Internship

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interviewPeggy Marx and Kyrie Stillman of Career Interview Counselors lead a workshop on how to prepare for an interview, including researching the company and interviewer, positioning yourself and developing key talking points. Strategies on how to align and leverage your key strengths compared to the job description will be reviewed. Whether you are in college or have graduated, successful strategies for landing a job by focusing on the key aspects of an impressive interview will be discussed.

peggy marxAs a Producer of multi-media business meetings, Peggy Nash Marx trained executives on how to present themselves at the podium and to answer employee and client queries with sincerity. In preparing young people for entrance into the professional working world, Peggy utilizes her editorial and communication skills to fine tune job seekers' positioning and identification with specific opportunities. Peggy is the owner/founder of Mon Amie and Career Interview Counselors, consulting groups dedicated to enhancing individuals' potential.

Kyrie o'connor stillmanKyrie O’Connor Stillman uses her marketing skills to teach others how to better present themselves. Kyrie developed her flexible, entrepreneurial approach through brand management training at marketing brands including Kraft, Cuisinart, Corning, London Fog, Bally Shoes and BhS (British Home Stores). Her ability to manage cross functional teams gives her the ability to identify and maximize talent in individuals. Kyrie is a co-founder of Career Interview Counselors.

 

McManus Room
Teen, Career

NYT Bestselling Young Adult Author Kimberly McCreight

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Kimberly McCreight,
New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her will speak about her new young adult trilogy The Outliers, a fast-paced series where one girl learns that in a world of intrigue, betrayal and deeply buried secrets, it is vital to trust your instincts. This book has already been optioned for a film by Lionsgate, Mandeville, and Reese where they found herWitherspoon’s Pacific Standard. She will also talk about her newly-released paperback, Where They Found Her, a novel that marries psychological suspense with a story about a community struggling with the consequences of a devastating discovery.

"A spellbinding thriller that keeps you guessing until the very last page, The Outliers is all about trust, truth, and when to go with your gut. Get ready to fall in love with Wylie and her unique talents."—Sara Shepard, bestselling author Pretty Little Liars and The Heiresses

Kimberly_McCreight_credit_Beowulf_SheehanKimberly McCreight is the author of Reconstructing Amelia, a New York Times bestseller nominated for an Edgar, Anthony and an Alex awards. Nicole Kidman is set to star and executive produce a film adaptation of the book, now in development, through her Blossom Films. McCreight attended Vassar College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Author photo credit Beowulf Sheehan

McManus Room
Teen, Authors
Grade 9, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Teen, Authors
Grade6, Grade7, Grade8, Grade9

Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College

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follow your interestAuthors Janet Marthers and Paul Marthers share their guide, Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College. This is a different sort of college guide—one that helps students and their families better understand the vast amount of options available for college based on a student’s interests. 

Paul Marthers earned a BA from Oberlin College, masters' from Boston University and Reed College, and his doctorate from University of Pennsylvania. His many years of experience working in higher education and college counseling include positions at Duke, Vassar, Phillips Academy Andover, Boston College, Oberlin, Reed, RPI, Bennington, and the SUNY (State University of New York) system.

Janet Marthers earned a BA from Stanford University and a master's from Reed College. She is an independent college counselor, working with families on the college and prep school admission processes. She has worked in admissions at Oberlin College and Skidmore College. 

McManus Room
Teen, Authors