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Stratford Library Presents Virtual Drawing Workshop for Ages 6-12 August 17 ~Connecticut~

This month, we will draw Mo Willem’s “The Pigeon.” Children should have available pencil, paper, and a good eraser.

SOURCE: https://stratfordlibrary.libcal.com

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Stratford Library Presents Virtual American Sign Language Workshop for Teens & Tweens August 6 ~Connecticut~

Learn the sign language alphabet and current and popular sign language phrases and symbols

SOURCE: https://stratfordlibrary.libcal.com

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Mark Twain Library Presents Virtual The ABC’s of Writing A Common Application Essay Workshop August 15 ~Redding, CT~

The Common Application essay is the primary essay required for most college applications. Parents and students are encouraged to join college essay specialist Sharon Epstein, who will discuss what colleges look for in college application essays, what makes an essay successful, and whether the increase in test-optional schools due to COVID-19 places a greater importance on this year’s essays.

SOURCE: https://marktwainlibrary.org

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Mark Twain Library Presents Virtual College Application Workshop August 8 ~Redding, CT~

The event is open to all; however it is particularly relevant to upcoming juniors and seniors and their parents as we will go over any potential COVID-19-related changes affecting the college application process.

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Mark Twain Library Presents Virtual Virtual Book Buzz with Abbe Wright Penguin Random House Editor August 5 ~Redding, CT~

Abbe Wright is the Senior Editor of Read it Forward, an online book vertical that helps readers discover exciting new books and classic reads.

SOURCE: https://marktwainlibrary.org

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Fairfield Library One-on-One Career Counseling By Phone Thursdays in August ~Connecticut~

Facilitator: Ann Wright has corporate HR experience with an extensive range of industries and has served as Assistant Director of Career Development at Yale School of Management MBA program. She has provided 1-on-1 counseling for hundreds of clients at Fairfield Public Library and in her private practice.

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Orangeburg Library Teen Virtual Open Mic August 6 ~New York~

Showcase your talents or cheer on your friends during a virtual open mic on Zoom.

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New City Library Felting Coasters Virtual Workshop August 13 ~New York~

Crafter Christine Adams will show you how to create a daisy coaster with a needle and felt! It’s a simple, easy to learn project suitable for a beginner or avid craftsman.

This is a take and make program. Once you sign up from the program, we will contact you about picking up the supplies. In order to ensure that participants can easily follow along we are limiting class size and holding two sessions of this program, one at 2pm and one at 7pm to accommodate as many people as possible. Please sign up for one session only.

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River Edge Library Microsoft Code Your Own Video Game Ages 8 & Up Virtual Workshop August 4 ~New Jersey~

In this virtual workshop, students eight and older use block-based coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn fundamental game and coding concepts like sprites, variables, and coordinates, and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game.  

By the end of the workshop, students will have: 

Learned and used key game design and coding concepts
*Coded a playable game
*Published their game via a URL so they can continue to play and develop it after the camp

SOURCE: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/6814802

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Darien Library Virtual Author Presentation Richard Webb’s “Boars Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda” August 13 ~Darien, CT~

Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald honeymooned for five months in the summer of 1920 in a modest gray house in Westport, Connecticut. It was an experience that had a more profound impact on both of their collective works than any other place they lived. It was, for Scott and Zelda, their honeymoon. Having just gotten married and after being kicked out of some of New York city’s finest hotels, they were, for the first time, in their very own place, albeit for only five months. It was a time that Scott Fitzgerald called “the happiest year since I was eighteen.” He had, after all, just achieved success with his first novel, This Side of Paradise, and was suddenly awash with money.

The Fitzgeralds lived a wild life of drinking, driving and endless partying while living in suburban Connecticut.

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Darien Library Virtual Workshop: Game Design with Python Ages 10 to 12 August 11 & 18~Darien, CT~

Learn to program online games like Rock, Paper, Scissors and Turtle Race. Participants will problem solve errors in computer programs— debugging is what real life programmers and game designers do, too!

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Clay Art Center Virtual Youth Class: Animal Face Containers Ages 7 and Up August 3 ~Port Chester~

This animal portrait container building class is an opportunity to create a unique vessel with a portrait of you favorite animal on it. Ceramic techniques such as pinch pots, trapped air forms and coils will be used to construct these one of a kind animal portrait container. They will be the perfect functional sculptures to display on your desk or in your room to hold all your pens, pencils and craft tools.

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Japan Society’s Virtual Learn to Read Hiragana & Katakana August 28 & September 4

hese workshops will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet).

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Japan Society’s Virtual Nihongo Chat August 21

This free event will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet). Further instructions will be provided on the morning of the event.

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MOTH Virtual Story Slam “ENTHUSIASM” August 3

Prepare a five-minute story about going full force. RAH RAH fervor and rearing to go. That high-energy, can-do spirit that gets things done—or ensures that everyone wants you dead. New love, new job, first day of school….LETS DO THIS!

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MOTH Virtual Story Slam “Out of the Blue” August 6

Nagging truths, startling discoveries and hard-fought wisdom. Sudden turns in the road and the thunderbolts that light new landscapes.

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Hudson Valley Writers Center Virtual Open Mic August 21 ~Sleepy Hollow~

Virtual doors open at 7:20 pm for event starting at 7:30. Due to popular demand to participate, we’ve had to limit the amount of readers to 20. Free audience members still need to register in order to receive the Zoom info.

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Hudson Valley Writers Center: Writing the College Application Essay that Counts Virtual Class Beginning August 18 ~Sleepy Hollow~

As 4.0 GPAs have grown more common, the personal statement has become an important way to distinguish oneself in the college application process. That’s never been more important than for the Class of 2021, many of whom will apply to college without having taken an SAT or ACT. While the stakes of college essays are particularly high this fall, crafting an authentic personal statement can also catalyze an invaluable journey of self-discovery and identity-making for teens on the verge of adulthood.

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Mamaroneck Library Virtual ACT or SAT Test August 1 ~New York~

All you need is a pencil, paper, calculator, and a computer to take part in this event. Choose which test you would like to practice, SAT OR ACT and register.

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Bogota Library Fairy Tale Writing Challenge DEADLINE August 18 ~New Jersey~

The goal of this program is to bring people of all ages together to share their very own Fairy Tale stories! Submissions will be accepted until 8/18/2020.

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