Items tagged with Teen

MoneySmart Week: Financial Planning and Investment Basics for Teens

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lev zaharoff allison donaldsonmoneysmartIt is important to instill healthy habits in children starting at a young age, including the development of financial responsibility and awareness. Lex Zaharoff and Allison Donaldson of HTG Investment Advisors will conduct a basic investment class for students in grades 9-12. The primary goal is to provide an understanding of basic personal finance and investment principles. Topics will include budgeting, saving, credit cards and investing through a variety of fun and interactive activities will help participants learn by doing. For grades 9-12.

htgCommunity partner: HTG Investment Advisors Inc.

McManus Room
Teen, Talks & Readings
Grade 9
Teen, Finance
Grade10, Grade9

TEDxSHS: Perseverance

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TtedxshsEDxSHS explores perseverance in connection to Staples High School’s new resilience initiatives. This student-produced TEDx event will present five experts, entrepreneurs and thinkers from the Westport community to share their ideas and experiences. Presenters will include: cancer survivor Phoebe Spear on the charity she started with her sister and Rosie Curtis, a local artist born without arms. Free; registration required online. Refreshments and conversation will also be provided in between talks. Questions? Contact the SHS TEDx coordinators at tedxshs24 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Co-sponsored event between Staples High School and the Westport Library.

 

McManus Room
Teen
Teen

Nutrition for Teen Athletes

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eat wellProfessional and elite athletes are now using the latest research on sports nutrition to perform better in their sports. Clinical nutritionist Donna Brown will discuss how to eat and hydrate to build stamina, endurance, strength and speed. 

donna brownDonna is a clinical nutritionist and principal of the Nutrition Kitchen LLC, her private practice dedicated to optimizing the health, lifespan and performance of her clients. She received her B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Wheaton College and her M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. 

McManus Room
Teen, Talks & Readings

Midterm Study Time: Dogs Included!

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dogsRelax with visits by specially trained dogs. And, all during midterms, find extra space around the Library to study for midterm exams. Reservations for private study rooms can be made in person at the Circulation Desk, on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Throughout Library
Teen
Teen

RE-SCHEDULED TO MAY 16: Award Ceremony for TEAM Westport Teen Essay Contest on Diversity

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TEAM Westport logoHear from the winnersof 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

Grades 6-9: Maker Monday Specials

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maker
Each Maker Monday will feature a different instructor-led creative activity. Today, learn about electricity with LittleBits, an invention that bills itself as “the easiest and most versatile way to learn and prototype with electronics.” LittleBits are small circuits that snap together magnetically to create sensors, sounds, and more.  For grades 6-9. Register online.

Weeks Seminar Room
Teen, Maker Movement
Grade 9, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker, Teen
Maker Kids

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

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how-to-raise-an-adultJoin 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. This talk is geared toward parents of middle and high schoolers. Register online. Books are available for loan at the main circulation desk. 

Review of the book from the Chicago Tribune.

Co-presented by Westport’s Positive Youth Development Initiative and the Westport Library.  Questions?  Please contact Lauren Rosenkranz, lrosenkranz [at] westportct [dot] gov

Please note that due to snow, this event has been rescheduled for Friday, February 26 from 12 to 1 pm.

McManus Room
Teen, Book Groups
Teen

Teens: ACT/SAT Practice Test

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act satTake a free practice test for the new SAT or redesigned ACT, administered by C2 Education. Space is limited; register online and specify which test you would like to take. Bring a #2 pencil and a calculator. Breaks will be provided, just as in the official tests.
 

Weeks Seminar Room
Teen
College, Teen

Newest Teen Books: Fall 2015

Posted by JainaL on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Check out the newest Teen titles in our collection!

Teen

Winners of Teen Comic Strip Writing Contest

Posted by JainaL on Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Announcing the winners of our 2015 Teen Comic Strip Writing Contest!

Drawn by Henry Carson

Drawn by Sara Eiler 

Drawn by Chaz Daviscz

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