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CANCELLED: Free Practice ACT Exam

Date & Time: November 2, 2014 12:00 pm


THIS EXAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATION.

Students will have the opportunity to take a free practice ACT test and gauge their strengths and weaknesses in different areas. The exam will last for 4.5 hours and simulates the actual ACT in every way.  It is conducted by professional proctors from Kaplan under realistic testing conditions.

In addition to taking the free practice test under timed conditions that simulate the actual ACT administration, students will receive feedback on their performance.  This includes an analysis of their strengths and weaknesses by question type and level of difficulty and assists them in adjusting their preparation accordingly. Students can expect a call within two weeks of the test from a specialist who can send them an e-copy of their score and explain the various metrics in the report.

Students are asked to bring pencils and a calculator, and may also bring a snack if desired.

Teen NaNoWriMo Meetup

Date & Time: November 5, 2014 6:00 pm


NaNoWriMoAre you challenging yourself to write a novel this November? Or even just testing your stamina with a novella? This is your chance to meet up with other writers, commiserate about your struggles, share your successes, and maybe even get a little work done.

There will be snacks and word games to help get your creative juices flowing. There will also be Dictionaries, Thesauri, and other helpful sources on hand.

We'll meet again on December 3 to talk about how far we made it, celebrate our achievements, and, if anyone is interested, share some of our work.

Free and open to Grades 6-12. Register online, by phone, or at the Checkout Desk by Tuesday, November 4.

Random Fandom

Date & Time: November 8, 2014 3:00 pm


Random Fandom

It's the last episode of the season of Doctor Who! That definitely calls for Who themed BINGO!

Not a Whovian? No worries. Come let your geek flag fly and talk about whatever fandom you love.

Cosplay is always welcome. Free and open to Grades 6-12.

REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED, but you can fill out the form if it makes you happy!

Hunger Games & Catching Fire Marathon!

Date & Time: November 22, 2014 3:00 pm


Hunger Games

In celebration of Mockingjay Part 1 out in theaters, we're marathoning The Hunger Games and Catching Fire!

We'll take a break between movies to have some pizza. There will also be snacks and a raffle prize!

These movies are rated PG-13.

Registration required. Register online, by phone, or at the Checkout Desk by Friday, November 21.

Teen NaNoWriMo Wrap Up!

Date & Time: December 3, 2014 6:00 pm


NaNoWriMoDid you write a whole novel in November? Did you write part of one, or a novella, or even a long-ish short story? Let's get together and talk about it!

We can talk about editing work ourselves, having others edit for us, and finding just the right words for the right moments. Anyone willing is also free to share some of their work with the group.

There will be snacks and some word based games!

Free and open to Grades 6-12. Register online, by phone, or at the Checkout Desk by Tuesday, December 2.

An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University

Date & Time: December 4, 2014 7:00 pm


With photographs and text by photographer Mathew Duman, “Gargoyles” sheds light on the stationary characters of masonry, wood and metal located around the Yale University campus that passively observe and protect from the walls and rooftops of many of Yale’s buildings. These sculptures are commonly referred to as “gargoyles” or “grotesques,” but Duman feels these terms may be too narrow in scope to sufficiently describe them. While some may seem dark and somber, many others are lighthearted and playful. All are infused with a sense of humor and personality, which makes them more than mere decorations – they are an important part of the spirit of  itself.

Mathew Duman is a photographer and graphic designer who grew up in Bethany, Connecticut. While studying abroad, he developed a fascination with the grotesque sculptures of the cathedrals of Britain. In addition to England, Matt has made photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand. Matt currently works at the Knights of Columbus in New Haven. He began exploring the variety of sculpture found on the buildings of Yale University a few years ago and as a personal project, has researched and documented these
“new world” grotesques which are closer, but no less bewitching than their European counterparts. Book will also be available for purchase and singing.  Please register for this free program.

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Mathew M. Duman

Mathew Duman







Monday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday:   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday:   10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



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