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How To Write the Perfect College Essay

Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

hand writing in notebookAre you experiencing writer's block when it comes to your college application essay? In this hour long workshop, you will learn the tips needed to transform an "okay" college application essay to one that leaves a long lasting impression on college admissions personnel. Topics for discussion include 1) what college admissions officers really want when it comes to an essay, 2) how to tell an interesting and compelling story, and 3) how to avoid common application essay mistakes that may sacrifice your acceptance to a certain college/university. Sign up today, and learn from a college insider with 12+ years admissions experience! Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Matthew McElligott Author Visit

Even Monsters Need Haircuts coverSaturday, October 18th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join us for a fun afternoon with the wacky creator of the picture books Even Monsters Need Haircuts and Even Aliens Need Snacks. Find out where Matthew gets his ideas, how he creates his books, and lots more! Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Ages 4 and up. Please register online or by phone at (203)284-6436.

Anime Night: Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail characterThursday, October 9th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be. This month we feature Fairy Tail. Join Lucy Heartfilia as she sets out on her crazy journey to become a full-fledged wizard! Japanese treats served. Feel free to bring your artwork! Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Holiday Closing

Columbus's shipThe Library will be closed on Monday, October 13th in observance of Columbus Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, October 14th.

Reel Conversation: Hitchcock

Hitchcock movie posterSaturday, October 4th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Our “Close Up of a Life” series continues this month with Hitchcock. Anthony Hopkins stars as renowned film director Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville. The film takes a look at their relationship during the making of Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho. Please join us to view the film and then talk about it with film buffs Brooks Appelbaum, Ph.D. and Dennis Bell. This film is rated PG-13.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: The Railway Man

The Railway Man movie posterFriday, October 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

When Japanese forces overrun Singapore in 1942, thousands of soldiers are taken prisoner. Eric Lomax, a 21-year-old engineer and railway enthusiast, is sent to work on the construction of the notorious Death Railway in Thailand, where Eric witnesses unimaginable suffering and is tortured for building a secret radio. After the war, he returns home, haunted by the face of one young Japanese officer, and shuts himself off from the world. When he falls in love with Patti, ten years later, it seems as if he has finally left the past behind. But, on their wedding night, the nightmares return. When Patti learns the whereabouts of the Japanese officer whose memory still torments her husband, she must decide if she will give this information to Eric, who is desperate for revenge, and stand by him no matter what decision he makes. Rated R.

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