December Teen Programs Heat up Greenwich Library in December

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 4.15.49 PMIn December, students can get valuable volunteer hours at the Library by joining the Student Leadership Council, (now meeting twice each month), and challenge our resident Grand Master to a chess game or two.

The Library’s regularly scheduled student programs, including Middle School Book Club, meet monthly and are open to all without charge unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m., Student Leadership Council Meeting

Students in grades 7-12 gather at Teen Central on the second floor to brainstorm about using library resources to initiate and execute projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. Refreshments are served. For more information contact Ed Morrissey at or Everett Purdue at

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Chess Master Rich Jackson. Credit: Leslie Yager

Friday, December 5 at 7 p.m., Friday Night Chess

National Master Rich Jackson will provide instruction, supervise play and challenge students to an occasional match. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring a love of the game or a desire to learn. No registration required. For more information contact Ed Morrissey at

Thursday, December 18 at 4:30 p.m.,  Middle School Book Club

Middle School Book Club is for literature fans in grades 6-8. This month’s title is “One for the Murphys” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. This story follows the experiences of foster kid Carley, who uses humor and street smarts to cope with her unpredictable life until the loving, bustling Murphy family offers her more stability and a greater sense of belonging than she ever thought possible. Register for the program and pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor reference desk. For more information contact Margaret Walsh at

Other Library programs of interest to students:

Thursday, December 11 at 7:00p.m., AuthorsLive goes hipster with Amanda Petrusich, music and culture writer for Spin, Buzzfeed and The New York Times.

For more information about Greenwich Library programs for students in grades 6-12, please visit or call (203) 622-7918.

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The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches.  The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences.

With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community.  Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut.  Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the sixth time.  The Main Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.  More information is available online at or by calling 203-622-7900.

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