Teen Events Winter 2019

Welcome to the Guilford Free Library Teen Winter 2019 Programs Page

We have a lot of exciting programming coming up this winter! Check out some of the highlights below:

highereducationscsuThe Road to Higher Education with SCSU Associate Director of Admissions
Tuesday, February 26 at 7 pm

Paula Kennedy, Associate Director of Admissions at Southern Connecticut State University, will discuss the college admissions process. Topics include questions to ask college representatives, what colleges look for, financial aid, and the road to college timeline.

Paula Kennedy is the Associate Director of Admissions at SCSU. She has worked in the field of Admissions and Enrollment for the past 30 years. Paula oversees all aspects of application processing in the office and recruits and reads first time freshmen, transfer and international applications for undergraduate study at Southern.

Free and open to all. Students and parents welcome! Please register.


cryptographyIntro to Cryptography
Wednesday, March 6 at 7 pm

An introduction to the foundations of modern cryptography by UConn professor Walter O. Krawec! Starting with historical ciphers as a motivation, we will build up to the modern definition of security and introduce some of the many fascinating building-blocks used in cryptography today. Both private key and public key cryptography will be discussed, including the basics behind web security.

Walter O. Krawec earned a PhD in Computer Science in 2015 from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ. Currently, he is an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. His research and teaching focuses on cryptography and quantum communication.

Free and open to all. Please register.


sun-11582_1920Solar Exploration
Thursday, March 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Did anyone ever tell you not to stare directly at the sun?
Well, now here’s your chance to finally be able to do it, and do it safely! Observe solar activity using the Library’s telescope, weather permitting. Learn about the sun as well as meteorites too!

Presented by members of the Astronomical Society of New Haven.

Free and open to all students in grades 5 to 12. Please register.


Check out the Teen Events calendar for even more programs!

All programs are for students entering grades 7 to 12 unless noted otherwise. Please register for all programs unless otherwise stated.