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Admissions 101: The Secrets of College Admissions

Thursday, September 10, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Need help separating college admissions fact from fiction? Join Collegewise counselor Rhiannon Schade to discuss grades, test scores, activities, and everything else colleges evaluate. Get straight answers about what college admissions committees really look for and how they decide who gets in. You may be surprised to learn that you don’t have to be a trilingual, opera-singing rocket scientist to get into college! Registration is suggested, but not required.

To register online: http://admissions101sept10.eventbrite.com

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SAT Practice Test

Saturday, September 12, 2015

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Kaplan Test Prep will offer a FREE SAT Practice Test. This is a full length practice of the CURRENT FORM of the SAT, proctored exactly like the real test. Students can take this form of the SAT officially through January 2016. The test will take approximately 4 hours. Students need to bring a calculator, two #2 pencils, water, and a snack. Every participant will receive a full score report and analysis by email within two weeks.

To register go to: http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/satmaplewoodlibrarysept12

Please arrive early as the test will start promptly at 12:30 pm.

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SAT Math Practice Workshops

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hilton Branch * Tues. Oct. 6 * 6:00-8:00 pm       

Main Library * Wed. Sept. 30 & Oct. 7 * 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join us for a series of free SAT math practice sessions.  You will take practice tests, go over test results and learn ways to improve your test performance!  Come to one of the sessions or all three presented by Michael Steiner, certified high school math teacher.

To Register online:

Sept. 30: http://satmathpracticesept30.eventbrite.com

Oct. 6: https://satmathpracticeoct6.eventbrite.com

Oct. 7: http://satmathpracticeoct7.eventbrite.com

Please register for each practice session you wish to attend.

SAT math practice

SAT Math Practice Workshops

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hilton Branch * Tues. Oct. 6 * 6:00-8:00 pm       

Main Library * Wed. Sept. 30 & Oct. 7 * 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join us for a series of free SAT math practice sessions.  You will take practice tests, go over test results and learn ways to improve your test performance!  Come to one of the sessions or all three presented by Michael Steiner, certified high school math teacher.

To Register online:

Sept. 30: http://satmathpracticesept30.eventbrite.com

Oct. 6: https://satmathpracticeoct6.eventbrite.com

Oct. 7: http://satmathpracticeoct7.eventbrite.com

Please register for each practice session you wish to attend.

ACT

ACT Practice Test

Saturday, October 10, 2015

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Kaplan Test Prep will offer a FREE ACT Practice Test on Saturday October 10th. By participating in this practice ACT, students will have the opportunity to experience a full length ACT proctored exactly like official test day. The test will take approximately 4 hours. Students need to bring a calculator, two #2 pencils, water, and a snack. Participants will receive a full score report and analysis by email within 2 weeks.

To register go to: http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/actmaplewoodlibraryoct10

Please arrive early as the test will start promptly at 12:30 pm.

 

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Writing a Compelling College Application Essay

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – Why is the essay important? It’s a unique opportunity that can make a difference at decision time. Colleges receive applications from many talented students with similar grades and test scores. Your essay reveals more about you that your grades and test scores can’t—your personality. Use your essay to set you apart from the other worthy candidates. This program is valuable for students and parents. David Twersky, an Independent Education Consultant and the founder of College Link Consulting will lead the discussion.

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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Welcome to Create Camp!

Teens – join us this summer for FREE making programs. Registration for programs starts June 22, 2015. We’ll have a 5 week 3D modeling workshop, 4 week coding workshop, upcycle programs and circuitry projects such as building a LED flashlight, BrushBot and a homemade telegraph! The 3d modeling workshop, circuitry projects and coding workshop will take place in the Create Space at the Hilton Branch. All other programs will be at the Main Library.  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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