Paying for College: Financial Aid & Scholarships

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – We think the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships is a lot more confusing and stressful than it needs to be. This seminar shares step-by-step advice for families, from how to estimate your eligibility to what forms to fill out to when to file them. We’ll answer the most common questions like, “Can applying for financial aid hurt a student’s chances of admission?” and “Should you apply for aid even if you think you won’t qualify?” We’ll even address the role of scholarships, how to find them, and how to evaluate a student’s potential eligibility. This seminar will also include updates on some very recent (2016!) changes to the financial aid process.


karaoke party

Karaoke Party

Thursday, May 12, 2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Teens come out and showcase your karaoke talents! This could be your first stop before American Idol or the X-Factor! There will be singing; dancing, PRIZES and snacks will be served.

Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

Thursday, May 19, 2016

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Main Library – Flash fiction is very, very short stories. You choose from the stories provided, read it aloud and then we’ll talk about it. Refreshments will be served.

Monday Movie

Movie Monday

Monday, May 23, 2016

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Main Library – Chilax, watch a movie and have a snack. We’ll be watching a movie about a teenage rapper.

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Still time to bring in your ...

  We have extended the period that you can bring in your DiY journal to receive a prize!  Bring in your journal by next Thursday, Sept. 10th to claim your prize!  If you haven’t finished the journal work on it this weekend – even if it’s not complete but close – you still will be eligible for a prize!  You get to keep the journal – we just want to see it and get your feedback!



Read about the Library’s Create Camp ...

There’s a good description and some great photos of our summer programs in the Create Space in today’s Village Green. 

Go to www.maplewoodlibrary,org/create-space-events/ for a full list of projects and to register. Create Camp is a Maker Camp Affiliate Site.

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