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College Application Essay Writing Workshop
Saturday September 21 at 10AM
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This is a wonderful opportunity for rising seniors to go beyond the classroom and get a head start on their college application essays. Nancy Steenson, College Admissions Coach, will talk about how to stand out from thousands of other applicants by writing an essay that captures the attention of admissions officers. 

We will discuss how to pick an engaging essay topic that tells your unique story, cliché topics to avoid, the style of writing that is most effective, and the Common Application essay prompts. 

This workshop is interactive, so bring your laptop or tablet and a power cord. (If you need to borrow a laptop from the library, please let us know, there are a limited number available.) We will read and compare successful and not-so-successful essays, brainstorm topics, and do some writing. 

The essay is your chance to be more than a GPA and an SAT score. Come learn how you can really set yourself apart! This workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

Register in advance. Click HERE.

New After-School Children's Program
4th Wednesday of each month

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Our September theme will be APPLES!  Read apple stories, learn how apples grow, play an apple game, and do an apple craft.  Sign up by clicking HERE.

Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month for an afternoon of fun for students in grades K-4.  Each month will feature a different activity.  Activities might include stories, games, crafts, snacks, or STEM activities. 

Sign up is required each month.  The sign up link will be posted one month before each session.
Preparing for Your Digital Afterlife
Thursday September 26 at 7PM

Your last will may take care of who gets your possessions, but what about your Facebook account? Or who will be able to access your email account? Hopefully, you won't need to enact such plans anytime soon, but it never hurts to be prepared.

Sarah Ambrogi, founder and Managing Partner of Ambrogi Law Office in Manchester, gives a presentation about planning for what happens after you're gone, with a special focus on what can happen to your digital assets after death. She includes information about relevant laws and gives examples.

Tech Librarian Kate will also be on hand to address technical issues regarding social media or email accounts, as they relate to this topic.

There will be time for Q&A. All are welcome to this free event.
Spirits of the Granite State with Roxie Zwicker
Wednesday October 2 at 7PM
Author and historian Roxie Zwicker present Spirits of the Granite State; The Ghosts of New Hampshire. 

Roxie is founder of New England Curiosities in Portsmouth, NH and she has been sharing her stories of New England legends and lore since 1993.

This presentation features tales from the White Mountains, to the ghosts of the Seacoast. Journey through haunted woods, find mysterious cemeteries, and be captivated by ghostly lighthouses during this virtual journey. You’ll even find out some of the best places to explore spirited happenings. New Hampshire has a lot more than just beautiful scenery, and this presentation will take you there.

This event is free and open to the public.