• By Jody Lohman
  • Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Prepare for College @ The Library

Learn about SAT/ACT strategies, financial aid, writing a college essay, finding grants and scholarships, and the college admissions process at the Library. (The ACT Test Strategies program scheduled for January 9th has been postponed.)

ACT TEST STRATEGIES (Postponed)
Monday, January 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
336-703-2980

Learn about the ACT exam, including the differences between the SAT and ACT exams, what they test, and how the content is tested. Included will be core strategies to help students test with confidence. Bring your questions. - Presented by Princeton Review

GETTING THE MOST FROM COLLEGE VISITS
Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
336-703-2980

Visiting colleges is for the purpose of deciding whether to apply to particular schools. Thorough exploration requires time and focus. Learn what to do besides taking a formal tour and eating in the cafeteria to gain a comprehensive view of prospective colleges. -Presented by Julie Cunningham, College Counselor, North Forsyth High School

ROAD TO COLLEGE: HELPING STUDENTS & PARENTS EXPERIENCE A SMOOTH RIDE
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
336-703-2980

ROAD TO COLLEGE: HELPING STUDENTS & PARENTS EXPERIENCE A SMOOTH RIDE
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Rural Hall Auditorium
7125 Broad St., Rural Hall
336-703-2970

Learn what steps you can take during high school to prepare for college admissions. Topics include college applications, transcripts, essays, recommendation letters, choosing and visiting schools, and early application choices. -Presented by Julie Cunningham, College Counselor, North Forsyth High School

NAVIGATING HIGHLY SELECTIVE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
336-703-2980

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to get into a school like Harvard? While this seminar alone will not get students into Harvard (if it could, we’d need a LOT more seats), we will tell you how schools like the Ivy Leagues, Stanford, Duke and the rest of the nation’s most selective colleges make decisions from pools full of the most qualified applicants. We’ll explain what those admitted students do to set themselves apart from the rest of the applicant pool, and we’ll reveal some Collegewise strategies to improve a student’s chances of admission. Of course, it wouldn’t be very Collegewise of us not to remind you that we don’t think the most selective schools are necessarily the best for everyone. But they are the right choices for some students, and we think this seminar can help our students make even better college planning decisions. -Presented by Jenny Peacock from CollegeWise.

SMALL BUSINESS SERIES AT SOUTHSIDE
Wednesday Evenings 6:00 - 8:00 pm
August 31 to October 12, 2016
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
336-703-2980

Call 336-703-3023 for more information

Are you thinking about getting into business for yourself? Understanding the basics of starting a business takes you from idea to opportunity. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business. Join us for one session, or all, as your schedule allows. These sessions are in partnership with Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, and are presented by Ruben Gonzales.

How to Start a Business (8/31/2016)
Marketing Your Business (9/7/2016)
How to Find Customers (9/14/2016)
How to Write a Business Plan (9/21/2016)
Financing Your Small Business (9/28/2016)
Basics of Bookkeeping (10/5/2016)
Your Small Business Taxes (10/12/2016)

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY
Call 336 703-3023
Forsyth County Government Center
201 N. Chestnut St., Winston-Salem, NC

Learn about scholarship resources at the library, including how to search Grants to Individuals Online database. Call 336-703-3023 or email lohmanj2@forsyth.cc.to make an appointment.

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Call 336 703-3023
Forsyth County Government Center
201 N. Chestnut St., Winston-Salem, NC

Need help finding information for research projects and school assignments? Learn about basic online library resources that you can use anytime and anywhere for FREE with an internet connection and your Forsyth County Public Library card. Call 336-703-3023 or email lohmanj2@forsyth.cc.to register.


These programs are part of the Preparing for College Series at Forsyth County Public Library. For more information, call 336-703-3023 or email lohmanj2@forsyth.cc. All programs are free and open to the public.