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Olivia Olson

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Olivia Olson, Teen Librarian

Have you ever been in the news?

I’ve been in the news a bunch in the last year spreading the word about all the events and clubs we offer to teens at the Library. Last May, the Patch did an article on the first anniversary of our awesome Teen Advisory Board.

Who is your celebrity doppelganger aka look-a-like?

I don’t think I have one.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what 5 things would you take with you?

1. The collected diaries of Anais Nin.

2. My old Book of Knowledge encyclopedia set .

3. Lots of pens and paper. I would go crazy if I couldn’t write.

4. My sister. She would know how to build things and prevent me from eating poison mushrooms or something.

5. Coffee. I don’t know how that would work out logistically, but I like to think I’d find a way.

What is the best meal you have ever had?

My grandma made fantastic Swedish meatballs. I can’t remember a specific time I ate them, but I know I have, and they were always the best.  

Finally, eReaders or physical books?

Physical books. I love the convenience of eReaders, but I can never focus as well as I do on a print book. I always end up checking my email or something. 

The Cost of College

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Financing Your FutureFinancing Your Future's next educational session in on March 15, entitled The Cost of College located at the Troy Public Library.  This is a great session for teens and parents that are preparing for the next milestone "college life".  Now is the time to prepare financially!  We will use the Tech Room computers at the end of the session, so be sure to bring your Troy Library card for online access.

March 15 is also St. Patrick's Theme Day and a chance to accumulate more Monopoly money. Click here for program details and highlights!

Saturday, March 15 | 10 – 11:30 am
Meeting Room | Teens | Drop-in

Game On

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Game OnWhether you’re a hardcore gamer or a casual fan, you will not want to miss this after-hours event. We will be bringing your favorite video games to life by hosting a full-scale game of Capture the Flag in the Library while it is closed! If virtual games are more your speed, drop in for a Just Dance, DDR, or Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament. There will be prizes and food, so make sure to register early for this exciting party.

Friday, March 14 | 5 – 7:30 pm
Meeting Room | Registration Required



Financing Your Future: Teens & Parents

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Financing Your Future logoThis Saturday, March 1 Financing Your Future will present its financial session Creating a Financial Plan: Part II with Carrie Gilchrist of Oakland University.  In addition, to the educational session the program has a few highlights:

    • Financial challenge II is due
    • Testimonial volunteer opportunity after the session
    • PJ theme day

Make sure you are included in the volunteer and incentive opportunities by clicking here for details! We look forward to seeing Troy Financial Stars at Financing Your Future!

Game On! Capture the Flag for Teens

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Whether you are a hardcore gamer or a casual fan, you will not want to miss this after-hours event.

gameOn Friday, March 14 from 5-7:30 pm, the Troy Library will bring your favorite video games to life by hosting a full-scale game of Capture the Flag after we close.

If virtual games are more your speed, we will also have Just Dance, MarioKart, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournaments going on.

There will be prizes and food, so make sure to register early for this exciting party. All teens (ages 13-18 only) are welcome.

ACT Practice Exam: February 22

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pig applePreparing for the ACT can be stressful. To help make the process easier, the Troy Library is holding a free ACT Practice Exam, courtesy of the Troy Sylvan Learning Center. The test will take place on Saturday, February 22, from 11 am - 3 pm, in the Library's Meeting Room. Registration is required, and all teens in grades 9-12 are welcome to participate.

After the test date, completed exams will be sent to Sylvan Learning Center for personalized evaluation. Then, a follow-up information session for teens and parents will be held on Thursday, February 27, at 7:30 pm at the Library. At the information session, students will receive their scores and learn tips for making improvements from a Sylvan Learning Center representative. This evening session is free and open to all students. Register here.


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