Tremont Road - Main Library

Teen Advisory Board

Join our Teen Advisory Board to help plan events and programs, promote reading and volunteering, and help make the library a great space for teens. Grades 6-12 are welcome to our meetings and will receive service credit. No Registration required.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Research Skills for Writers

Writers do a lot of research. Whether they need background information for a plot or setting, or they want to find accurate information for a nonfiction work, they need to find specific details in a veritable sea of information. Learn more about finding reliable resources, and discover the strategies and tools librarians use to find answers with Reference Librarian Megan Sheeran.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

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Digging Up Story Bones

So you’ve written your story, but now you aren’t sure what you have… or what to do next. A fun, visual strategy for structuring a creative piece, with hands-on coaching by Jody Casella. Jody is an author and a former high school English teacher. Her novel for young adults, Thin Space, received a starred review from Kirkus and was a finalist on the 2014-15 Florida Teens Read List.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

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Whiskey-5 Hotel: Nonfiction Writing Workshop

If you feel you have a book inside you, but are having trouble getting it out, join David Meyers, author of Historic Columbus Crimes, Wicked Columbus, and other books of local history, for a nonfiction writing workshop that is light on work, but heavy on fun. David is a student in the learn-by-doing school and is happy to share some of the techniques he has happened upon for sharpening your writing skills.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:15pm

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Grounded and Launching: The Poetry of Place

Two of Rikki Santer’s poetry collections have celebrated place: Front Nine (the Hopewell earthworks of Newark, Ohio) and Kahiki Redux (the late Kahiki Supper Club of Columbus, Ohio). In this session, you will savor examples of poets exploring location from varying perspectives, and then, through a smorgasbord of tips and prompts, you will compose your own poem about a place that is special for you. Rikki Santer is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Grimm and The Main Street Rag. She is a 2016 Pushcart nominee.​

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

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Drop-in Research Help

Is there a research question that’s dragging down your story? Are you uncertain where to look for your nonfiction topic? Drop in with your query and get some pointers from an expert. Depending on the difficulty of your question, Reference Librarian Megan Sheeran can help you find either the answer, a more fruitful approach, or a solid new resource.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

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Practical Parenting: Working Without a Net While Parenting Adolescents

The allure of an audience, the thrill of the risk- the same intrigue of a tight rope act fuels the basic drive of adolescence. Learn how to manage appropriate developmental expectations and understand common adolescent stressors. Discover how to work with adolescents to weave a safety net (even if they don’t think they need it) while fostering successful transitions toward independence.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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ESOL - Current Events Discussion Group

Join our ESOL discussion leaders for weekly conversation practice about current news events. This group is for non-native English speakers who want to develop their English speaking and reading comprehension skills.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Registration begins on August 20, 2014.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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ESOL - Current Events Discussion Group

Join our ESOL discussion leaders for weekly conversation practice about current news events. This group is for non-native English speakers who want to develop their English speaking and reading comprehension skills.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Registration begins on August 20, 2014.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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