Posts tagged ‘college’

April 1, 2016

Crush the ACT Test! Free Practice Tests @ Your Library

by AdrienneTheLibrarian
SAT image  We have an ACT Practice Test day coming up! All practice tests are administered by the Princeton Review. After the test, a representative of the Princeton Review will return to the library (about 1-2 weeks later) to pass out results and give tips on taking the test. To sign up for a any of these Practice Tests, please register for the test with the Princeton Review (put in your zip code and the correct date to find the test at your library). There is limited seating for each test.

Twin Hickory Library

Saturday, April 02, 2016; 10:00am-2:00pm ACT Practice Exam

Wednesday, April 13, 2016; 6pm, ACT Practice Exam Review

For more information, call 290-9200 x5.


If you can’t attend any of the practice tests, we have another way for you to prep for the SAT (and other tests). We offer a free online prep site called Learning Express Library as well as a ton of study guides in book-form. All you will need to access the site or check out a study guide is your library card number!

Good luck!
March 1, 2016

Crush the SAT, ACT or PSAT Test! Free Practice Tests @ Your Library

by AdrienneTheLibrarian
SAT image  We have a bunch of SAT, ACT & PSAT Practice Test days coming up! All practice tests are administered by the Princeton Review. After the test, a representative of the Princeton Review will return to the library (about 1-2 weeks later) to pass out results and give tips on taking the test. To sign up for a any of these Practice Tests, please register for the test with the Princeton Review (put in your zip code and the correct date to find the test at your library). There is limited seating for each test.

Fairfield Library

Saturday, March 19, 2016; 10:00am-2:00pm, PSAT Practice Exam
Thursday, April 07, 2016; 6:30pm, PSAT Practice Exam Review

Call 290-9330 for more information.

Glen Allen Library
Saturday, March 12, 2016; 1:00pm-5:00pm, SAT Practice Exam

Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 7pm, SAT Practice Exam Review

For more information call 290-9500.

Tuckahoe Library
Saturday, March 19, 2016; 9:00am-1:00pm, SAT Practice Exam
Wednesday, March 30, 2016; 6:30pm, SAT Practice Exam Review

Call 290-9130 for more information.


Twin Hickory Library

Saturday, April 02, 2016; 10:00am-2:00pm ACT Practice Exam

Wednesday, April 13, 2016; 6pm, ACT Practice Exam Review

For more information, call 290-9200 x5.


If you can’t attend any of the practice tests, we have another way for you to prep for the SAT (and other tests). We offer a free online prep site called Learning Express Library as well as a ton of study guides in book-form. All you will need to access the site or check out a study guide is your library card number!

Good luck!
February 2, 2016

College Financial Aid Workshops–FAFSA Help

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

FAFSA imageFilling out the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a challenge. We are offering help from experienced FAFSA advisers from the GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP). Sign up now for a help session with a GRASP adviser at one of our libraries. You will get one-on-one help in a small group setting.

Fairfield Library

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
We have 20 spots at Fairfield, ten at 5pm and ten at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot!

Registration begins January 4, 2016. Call 290-9330 for more information.

Twin Hickory Library
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We have 12 spots at Twin Hickory, six at 5pm and six at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot!

Registration begins January 11, 2016. For more information, call 290-9200 x5.

Here’s what you need to bring to fill out the FAFSA:

  • Student’s & Parent’s Social Security Number.
  • Student’s driver’s license (if they have one).
  • Family’s current bank statements.
  • Student’s alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen).
  • Student’s 2015 W-2 Forms (or 12/31/15 pay-stub) and any other records of money earned.
  • Student’s (& spouse’s, if applicable) 2015 Federal Income Tax Return, or most recent IRS Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.
  • Parent’s 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (if student is dependent for federal aid purposes) or most recent tax return and 12/31/2015 pay stub.
  • Family’s 2015 untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or veteran’s benefits records.
    Note: If you have not filed your 2015 taxes yet, you can still fill out the FAFSA based on last years income and update it after taxes are filed. Not having filed taxes should not deter anyone from filing the FAFSA.
February 1, 2016

Crush the SAT, ACT or PSAT Test! Free Practice Tests @ Your Library

by AdrienneTheLibrarian
SAT image  We have a bunch of SAT, ACT & PSAT Practice Test days coming up! All practice tests are administered by the Princeton Review. After the test, a representative of the Princeton Review will return to the library (about 1-2 weeks later) to pass out results and give tips on taking the test. To sign up for a any of these Practice Tests, please register for the test with the Princeton Review (put in your zip code and the correct date to find the test at your library). There is limited seating for each test.

Fairfield Library

Saturday, March 19, 2016; 10:00am-2:00pm, PSAT Practice Exam
Thursday, April 07, 2016; 6:30pm, PSAT Practice Exam Review

Call 290-9330 for more information.

Glen Allen Library
Saturday, March 12, 2016; 1:00pm-5:00pm, SAT Practice Exam

Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 7pm, SAT Practice Exam Review

For more information call 290-9500.


Libbie Mill Library

Saturday, February 06, 2016; ACT Practice Exam
Monday, February 22, 2016; 7pm, ACT Practice Exam Review

Tuckahoe Library
Saturday, March 19, 2016; 9:00am-1:00pm, SAT Practice Exam
Wednesday, March 30, 2016; 6:30pm, SAT Practice Exam Review

Call 290-9130 for more information.


Twin Hickory Library

Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00am-2:00pm, SAT Practice Exam

Thursday, February 25, 2016; 6pm, SAT Practice Exam Review

Saturday, April 02, 2016; 10:00am-2:00pm ACT Practice Exam

Wednesday, April 13, 2016; 6pm, ACT Practice Exam Review

For more information, call 290-9200 x5.


If you can’t attend any of the practice tests, we have another way for you to prep for the SAT (and other tests). We offer a free online prep site called Learning Express Library as well as a ton of study guides in book-form. All you will need to access the site or check out a study guide is your library card number!

Good luck!
January 25, 2016

College Financial Aid Workshops–FAFSA Help

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

FAFSA imageFilling out the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a challenge. We are offering help from experienced FAFSA advisers from the GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP). Sign up now for a help session with a GRASP adviser at one of our libraries. You will get one-on-one help in a small group setting.

Fairfield Library

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
We have 20 spots at Fairfield, ten at 5pm and ten at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot!

Registration begins January 4, 2016. Call 290-9330 for more information.

Twin Hickory Library
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We have 12 spots at Twin Hickory, six at 5pm and six at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot!

Registration begins January 11, 2016. For more information, call 290-9200 x5.

Here’s what you need to bring to fill out the FAFSA:

  • Student’s & Parent’s Social Security Number.
  • Student’s driver’s license (if they have one).
  • Family’s current bank statements.
  • Student’s alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen).
  • Student’s 2015 W-2 Forms (or 12/31/15 pay-stub) and any other records of money earned.
  • Student’s (& spouse’s, if applicable) 2015 Federal Income Tax Return, or most recent IRS Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.
  • Parent’s 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (if student is dependent for federal aid purposes) or most recent tax return and 12/31/2015 pay stub.
  • Family’s 2015 untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or veteran’s benefits records.
    Note: If you have not filed your 2015 taxes yet, you can still fill out the FAFSA based on last years income and update it after taxes are filed. Not having filed taxes should not deter anyone from filing the FAFSA.
January 7, 2016

College Financial Aid Workshops–FAFSA Help

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

FAFSA imageFilling out the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a challenge. We are offering help from experienced FAFSA advisers from the GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP). Sign up now for a help session with a GRASP adviser at one of our libraries. You will get one-on-one help in a small group setting.

Libbie Mill Library
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
We have 18 spots at Libbie Mill, nine at 5pm and nine at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot!

Registration begins December 12, 2015. For more information, call 290-9400 x6.


Fairfield Library

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
We have 20 spots at Fairfield, ten at 5pm and ten at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot!

Registration begins January 4, 2016. Call 290-9330 for more information.

Twin Hickory Library
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We have 12 spots at Twin Hickory, six at 5pm and six at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot!

Registration begins January 11, 2016. For more information, call 290-9200 x5.

Here’s what you need to bring to fill out the FAFSA:

  • Student’s & Parent’s Social Security Number.
  • Student’s driver’s license (if they have one).
  • Family’s current bank statements.
  • Student’s alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen).
  • Student’s 2015 W-2 Forms (or 12/31/15 pay-stub) and any other records of money earned.
  • Student’s (& spouse’s, if applicable) 2015 Federal Income Tax Return, or most recent IRS Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.
  • Parent’s 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (if student is dependent for federal aid purposes) or most recent tax return and 12/31/2015 pay stub.
  • Family’s 2015 untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or veteran’s benefits records.
    Note: If you have not filed your 2015 taxes yet, you can still fill out the FAFSA based on last years income and update it after taxes are filed. Not having filed taxes should not deter anyone from filing the FAFSA.
December 14, 2015

CRUSH the SAT, PSAT and ACT! Free Practice Tests @ Your Library

by AdrienneTheLibrarian
SAT image  We have a bunch of SAT, ACT & PSAT Practice Test days coming up! All practice tests are administered by the Princeton Review. After the test, a representative of the Princeton Review will return to the library (about 1-2 weeks later) to pass out results and give tips on taking the test. To sign up for a any of these Practice Tests, please register for the test with the Princeton Review (put in your zip code and the correct date to find the test at your library). There is limited seating for each test.

Fairfield Library

Saturday, March 19, 2016; 10:00am-2:00pm, PSAT Practice Exam
Thursday, April 07, 2016; 6:30pm, PSAT Practice Exam Review

Call 290-9330 for more information.

Glen Allen Library
Saturday, March 12, 2016; 1:00pm-5:00pm, SAT Practice Exam

Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 7pm, SAT Practice Exam Review

For more information call 290-9500.


Libbie Mill Library

Saturday, January 09, 2016; 10:30am-2:30pm, SAT Practice Exam
Thursday, January 21, 2016; 7pm, SAT Practice Exam Review

Saturday, February 06, 2016; ACT Practice Exam

Monday, February 22, 2016; 7pm, ACT Practice Exam Review

Tuckahoe Library

Saturday, March 19, 2016; 9:00am-1:00pm, SAT Practice Exam
Wednesday, March 30, 2016; 6:30pm, SAT Practice Exam Review

Call 290-9130 for more information.


Twin Hickory Library

Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00am-2:00pm, SAT Practice Exam

Thursday, February 25, 2016; 6pm, SAT Practice Exam Review

Saturday, April 02, 2016; 10:00am-2:00pm ACT Practice Exam

Wednesday, April 13, 2016; 6pm, ACT Practice Exam Review

For more information, call 290-9200 x5.


If you can’t attend any of the practice tests, we have another way for you to prep for the SAT (and other tests). We offer a free online prep site called Learning Express Library as well as a ton of study guides in book-form. All you will need to access the site or check out a study guide is your library card number!

Good luck!
December 14, 2015

College Financial Aid Workshops–FAFSA Help

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

FAFSA imageFilling out the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a challenge. We are offering help from experienced FAFSA advisers from the GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP). Sign up now for a help session with a GRASP adviser at one of our libraries. You will get one-on-one help in a small group setting.

Libbie Mill Library
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
We have 18 spots at Libbie Mill, nine at 5pm and nine at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot!

Registration begins December 12, 2015. For more information, call 290-9400 x6.


Fairfield Library

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
We have 20 spots at Fairfield, ten at 5pm and ten at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot!

Registration begins January 4, 2016. Call 290-9330 for more information.

Twin Hickory Library
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We have 12 spots at Twin Hickory, six at 5pm and six at 6:30pm. Call now to get your spot! 

Registration begins January 11, 2016. For more information, call 290-9200 x5.

Here’s what you need to bring to fill out the FAFSA:

  • Student’s & Parent’s Social Security Number.
  • Student’s driver’s license (if they have one).
  • Family’s current bank statements.
  • Student’s alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen).
  • Student’s 2015 W-2 Forms (or 12/31/15 pay-stub) and any other records of money earned.
  • Student’s (& spouse’s, if applicable) 2015 Federal Income Tax Return, or most recent IRS Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.
  • Parent’s 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (if student is dependent for federal aid purposes) or most recent tax return and 12/31/2015 pay stub.
  • Family’s 2015 untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or veteran’s benefits records.
    Note: If you have not filed your 2015 taxes yet, you can still fill out the FAFSA based on last years income and update it after taxes are filed. Not having filed taxes should not deter anyone from filing the FAFSA.
June 4, 2014

Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

NPR_commencement Some of you will be graduating from high school soon and you might be hearing your first commencement speech. Graduation speeches can range all across the board, from deadly boring to truly amazing and illuminating. Some graduation speeches have become famous and have been watched millions of times, like Steve Jobs’ speech to the 2005 class of Stanford — 15 minutes that are definitely worth a listen. National Public Radio (NPR) has created a database of 300 of the best commencement speeches given since 1774. You can search them by date, school, theme and name. Hear what President Kennedy said to the American University Class of 1963 and what J.K. Rowling said to the Harvard Class of 2008. They even have Kermit the Frog addressing the Southampton College Class of 1996! Many of these speeches are full of hope for what that graduating class might do with their futures and the world’s future, and some are just really, really funny. And remember to wear sunscreen.

May 6, 2014

Affording College and Related Links

by LisaTheLibrarian
UVa photo creative commons photo from Flickr user Philip Larson

UVa photo creative commons photo from Flickr user Philip Larson

Washington Post financial columnist Michelle Singletary recently wrote about affording college. She’s an advocate of staying within a realistic budget. Read it here.

More post-high school links on our webpage, here.

And articles on our site about college in general are tagged “college” — you will also see old events.

 

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