Items tagged with Grade9

Talk It Up! Book Club on the Jesup Green Steps

Please see full event listing for date.

Have you read anything good that you’d like to tell other kids about? What do you want to read this summer? Eat pizza and chat about books! We’ll make a list of all the good stuff you recommend and put it in Beanstack, on our website. If it rains, program moves into the Higgins Room.

Email Kris Nash (knash [at] westportlibrary [dot] org) to register and to reserve some pizza. Grades 3 & up
 

Jesup Green

Summer Book Club for Future Jeopardy Stars

Please see full event listing for date.

 Get to know remarkable people and events through picture book biographies and narrative non-fiction. The current Jeopardy champion, who has won big, did so by reading children’s non-fiction books! Books will be read and discussed at our meetings. No advance prep required. Snacks will be served. We will meet in a variety of new, cool places in the renovated Library. Grades 4 & up

For more information, contact Deborah White
(dwhite [at] westportlibrary [dot] org)
 

Higgins Room

Volunteer Expo for Grades 6-12

Please see full event listing for date.

Are you a student who wants to volunteer during the summer, but don’t know where to begin? Whether you're looking for a couple hours or on an ongoing basis, the Volunteer Expo is a great place to start. Meet representatives from organizations around town and learn how you can get involved and make a difference. Guide to volunteer opportunities

Note location: Toquet Hall Teen Center, 58 Post Road East

Toquet Hall Teen Center
Teen

Third Annual “It’s a Drag” Show!

Please see full event listing for date.

It’s our thrid annual drag show just for teens! Join the Westport Library, Toquet Hall, the Triangle Community Center and the Staples High School Gender Sexualities Alliance for an exploration of gender identity, performance, and fun! The evening will feature a panel discussion and performance by local drag queens. This is a rare opportunity to attend a drag show at an all-age venue.

This event is FREE and open to all students in grades 6-12.

Clockwise from top left: Cassandra Fiore, Kiki Lucia, Rory Roux Heart and Robin Banks.

Location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East

Toquet Hall Teen Center
Teen
Teen

Countdown to College: Applying to Ivy League and Highly Selective Colleges

Please see full event listing for date.

Andrea Graziano, Director of College Advising at International College Counselors, discusses ways to set yourself and your application apart from the pack and  improve the odds of admission to highly selective schools. Ivy League schools are some of the most prestigious and academically challenging colleges in the country. Getting accepted has become more and more difficult due to a rapidly growing applicant pool. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Andrea Graziano is a Director of College Advising at International College Counselors in Connecticut. She graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is an award-winning reporter, writer and editor. Ms. Graziano has spent several years working with high school students brainstorming, crafting and editing their college admissions essays, making them one of the strongest components of their college applications. Before joining International College Counselors, Ms. Graziano was the Chief Content Officer for Daily Voice, a network of hyper local news sites covering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She was also a trainer and consultant for TAPInto, working closely with young writers to help them improve their skills.
 

The Westport Library strives to help students meet their goals as they prepare for college. This series, Countdown to College, aims to provide resources for students and parents to help students to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for college.
Link to resource guide on these topics.

Program Room
Teen, Talks & Readings
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Grade10, Grade8, Grade9

Electronics Surprise Workshop

Please see full event listing for date.

Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Register online; limit 6. Ages 10 & up

MakerSpace
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Take-it-Apart Workshop

Please see full event listing for date.

taking apartExplore the insides of old and broken electronics to see how they work and learn about tools, too!

Free, drop in, no registration required.

For ages 8 through  adult.

Program Room
Maker Movement
Maker

Electronics Surprise Workshop

Please see full event listing for date.

Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Register online; limit 6. Ages 10 & up

MakerSpace
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

On-Camera Acting Workshop for Teens: Grades 8-12

Please see full event listing for date.

Actress, singer and dancer Alexa Lane leads this on-camera acting intensive workshop which introduces young actors to the skills needed to perform in theatrical productions, commercials, film and television. Topics covered include acting technique, how to approach a script, character development, cold reading and commercial acting. All students will work on-camera and receive a video of their work for review. Grades 8-12. Register online.

Class includes:

  • Individual monologues for auditions and interviews for agents and managers
  • Scene study
  • On camera technique
  • Audition technique and Cold Reading
  • Voice and Diction
  • Mindfulness techniques to calm nervous energy
  • Commercial Acting

Alexa Lane has made it her mission to help others develop their artistic gifts, and live a healthy, joyful life. As a professional dancer, singer, and actress, Alexa performed in a variety of musical theatre, television, and film productions in the United States and Europe. Her credits include: Sweet Charity, Singin’ in the Rain, Sugar Babies, My One and Only, The Runner Stumbles, The Matchmaker, Street Scene and Days of Our Lives.

Alexa is a proud member of the theatrical unions Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She holds a degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Exercise Science and multiple certifications in fitness and wellness. She studied dance in Connecticut and New York and is trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and musical theatre. She studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Alexa is the author of two audiobooks on yoga, Illumine and Yoga Breakthrough, and has been featured as a leading expert on Fitness and Wellness both online and on television. She is currently working on Child Evolve, a documentary film about the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for children that she created, directed, and choreographed. You may learn more about Alexa and her classes on her studio website www.SomaSamadhi.com or www.alexalane.com.
 

Program Room
Teen, Seminars & Workshops
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Grade10, Grade8, Grade9

CANCELED: Honors, APs, GPAs and College Admissions—What You Need To Know about The Changes at SHS

Please see full event listing for date.

Program Canceled.

 

Program Room
Talks & Readings, Teen
Grade6, Grade7, Grade8, Grade9