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Bands of Happiness Collaborative Art Piece

design bands of kindness @CPL

Drop in from Wednesday, March 13 thru Tuesday, March 19 and take part in our Bands of Happiness program. Contribute to our collaborative art piece by sharing things that make you happy and acts of kindness you have done, witnessed, or would like to do. These bands will create a chain that will be on display at the International Day of Happiness celebration on March 20 and then the Children's Library through the end of March.

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

College Admission...Staying on Course

The recent cheating scandal involving an elaborate scheme to bribe admission officers, coaches and standardized testing administrators to admit students into elite schools has shaken and shocked the nation. As parents, we trust the higher education system to operate ethically and equally by admitting students who are qualified, who have earned their place through hard work and merit, and who have followed the rules to get there. It's in the hands of courts to see what happens next. In the meantime, here are resources to stay on a successful admission course to "you're in." 

Applying to college can be one of the most stressful times in a student's life. With acceptance rates at colleges such as Stanford and Harvard being under 10 percent, students need to know how to craft a winning application. This book breaks the process down into easy-to-manage sections.

You will learn how to choose a topic, how to narrow your focus, how to edit and revise, how to choose your tone and structure, how to avoid the common pitfalls, and how to overcome writer's block. In addition, you will learn strategies for getting started, requirements for application, and critical writing tips. This book has sample essays and essay questions, and even examples of the essays specific colleges use. Admissions officers have chimed in with their expertise to provide insider information on how to compose impressive applications and essays for admissions and scholarships. Whether you are a high school freshman seeking a head start or a senior hoping to glean some last minute tips, this book is your go-to guide to getting accepted.

As The Princeton Review's chief expert on education, Robert Franek frequently appears on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX to share his insider expertise on the college admissions process. Each year, he travels to high schools across the country, advising thousands of anxious students and parents on how to turn their college hopes into reality.

Now, with College Admission 101, the best of Rob's wisdom has finally been collected in one place! From standardized tests to financial aid, Rob provides straightforward answers to 60+ of the questions he hears most often, including:

· Should I take the ACT or SAT?
· When should I start my college research?
· How many schools should I apply to?
· Will applying Early Decision or Early Action give me a leg up?
· Which extracurricular activities do colleges want to see?
· How does the financial aid process work?
· What's more important: GPA or test scores?

Homework Help

Homework Help

Looking for that perfect book, database, or article for your homework assignment? Try out our new Homework Help Blog! To get your own recommendations, just fill out the Homework Help form and you can expect results within 72 hours.

NHS Tutoring

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you are interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you are under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

NHS Homework Help is on the following days:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library by the study booths
  • Sunday from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Friend's Activity Room, located in the Children's Library
  • Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Plymouth District Library
  • There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days

 

Books and More

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