MYSTIC, Conn. - The Mystic & Noank Library continues to offer digital programs for all ages. These are online events. You must register on our website, www.mysticnoanklibrary.org, to attend this program. To protect the security of the meeting, the zoom join link will be provided to participants the day of the meeting via e-mail.

Happy Hoopin: A Hula Hoop Workshop for Kids!

Join us as BringtheHoopla LLC creates a welcoming environment, and provides music and a sound system, and allows each participant to find success within their hoop through (hula) hoop instruction, age appropriate games and team building activities, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Self-expression and creativity is encouraged!

Percy Jackson Trivia Night

This night is a battle of knowledge during our Percy Jackson Trivia Night! Test your skills against your fellow Half-Blood campers during this fun digital event, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Team up with your cabin mates or campers from other cabins! No monsters allowed.

Digital tech classes free to the public in July

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering technology classes remotely via Zoom.

Participants may call or e-mail the library to request information about how to attend digital programs. Registration is required on the website, www.mysticnoanklibrary.org, to attend. A secure join link will then be sent to participants via e-mail the day of the program.

Writing the College Application Essay

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering a two-part virtual class for teens on how to write the college essay used for the common application.

This class is intended for high schoolers planning to apply to colleges for the first time in the fall, but it is open to all. Participants may call or e-mail the library to request information about how to attend digital programs.

Registration is required on our website to attend. A secure join link will then be sent to participants via e-mail the day of the program.

Writing the College Essay: Class 1

Learn the basics of what makes a strong college application essay, Aug. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Read essay examples together of the good, the bad, and the just plain bizarre.

Participants will then be able to brainstorm about potential topics for their own essays, and discuss the pros and cons of different topic ideas. In the week between classes, students will practice writing a draft based on one, or a couple, of their potential topics.

Writing the College Essay: Class 2

Get feedback from a writing tutor and others in the meeting on draft essays, Aug. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Participants will discuss and reflect upon what challenges they had while writing, what they'd like to change, and whether or not they want to try a new topic. Close with some stress reduction tips about the college application process, and where to go for more help.

You can find more resources, technology tutorials, and assistance on the Mystic & Noank Library's website, www.mysticnoanklibrary.org , YouTube channel, and on social media platforms.

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