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Preparing for College

College Board: Information on colleges, including financial aid information
 
college.gov: Planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education, including colleges, universities and career and vocational schools
 
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
 
U.S. News & World Report College Rankings: Ranks the best universities and liberal arts colleges in the United States

Choosing a Career

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Describes jobs in detail, including salaries, training needed, the nature of the work and projections for the future

Career One Stop: Identify your interests and plan your education and career path

U.S. News & World Report's Best Careers: Current career news and 50 high-opportunity jobs

MyPlan.com: Planning timelines for middle and high school students, plus career resources and videos

In the Know @ Your Library

Teens, let the library help you navigate the ins and outs of impending adulthood. Join us for workshops on resume writing, cooking skills, etiquette dos and don’ts, and other topics so you are In the Know in every situation. Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Protect Your Rep | Stay Classy, St. Louis | Interview Tricks & Mock Interviews
Confident Cook | Kickboxing | Budgeting Basics | Car Buying

 

Protect Your Rep

What does your Instagram account say about you? Did you know your social media accounts could affect your job prospects, college admissions, and military recruitment? Come and learn tips and tricks on how to protect your online reputation.

Thornhill

Monday, January 5

6:00 p.m.

Grand Glaize

Tuesday, January 6

6:00 p.m.

Prairie Commons

Monday, January 12

6:30 p.m.

Daniel Boone

Tuesday, January 13

7:00 p.m.

Cliff Cave

Wednesday, January 14

6:30 p.m.

Headquarters

Thursday, January 15

6:30 p.m.

Eureka Hills

Tuesday, January 20

7:00 p.m.

Lewis and Clark

Wednesday, January 21

6:00 p.m.

Tesson Ferry

Thursday, January 22

7:00 p.m.

Natural Bridge

Monday, January 26

6:00 p.m.

Oak Bend

Wednesday, January 28

6:00 p.m.

Sachs

Thursday, January 29

6:30 p.m.

 

Stay Classy, St. Louis

Etiquette maven Emily Post may not be required reading in school, but no teenager wants to make the wrong social move. Sharpen your etiquette skills with Mrs. Dina Patterson, etiquette expert; topics include making introductions, basic phone skills, texting dos and don’ts, and the proper way to borrow from friends.

Daniel Boone

Tuesday, January 6

7:00 p.m.

Florissant Valley

Wednesday, January 7

7:00 p.m.

Meramec Valley

Friday, January 9

6:30 p.m.

Natural Bridge

Tuesday, January 13

6:00 p.m.

Headquarters

Wednesday, January 14

6:30 p.m.

Tesson Ferry

Thursday, January 29

7:00 p.m.

 

Interview Tricks & Mock Interviews

Getting a job might not be as easy as it looks. What goes on a resume? What should you wear? How do you answer the question, “Why should I hire you?”Join Kathy Bernard, a career coach, in this two part workshop. The first session will cover constructing a resume, dressing for an interview, and questions asked during the interview. The second session will be a mock interview, so come dressed to impress and ready to get that dream job!

 

Interview Tricks

Mock Interviews

Bridgeton Trails

Monday, February 2

6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 17

7:00 p.m.

Daniel Boone

Tuesday, February 3

7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 10

7:00 p.m.

Headquarters

Wednesday, February 4

 

Wednesday, February 11

6:30 p.m.

Natural Bridge

Thursday, February 5

6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 12

6:00 p.m.

Meramec Valley

Friday, February 6

6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 13

6:30 p.m.

Sachs

Wednesday, February 18

6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 25

6:30 p.m.

Mid County

Monday, February 23

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 24

6:00 p.m.

 

Confident Cook

If your cooking skills are limited to cold cereal and pbj sandwiches, this class is for you.

Learn to cook a tasty and delicious meal from scratch with the help of Operation Food Search. Test your knife skills, learn how to properly read a recipe, and acquire other useful kitchen skills to help you become a confident cook.

Florissant Valley

Wednesday, March 4

7:00 p.m.

Prairie Commons

Monday, March 9

6:30 p.m.

Daniel Boone

Tuesday, March 10

7:00 p.m.

Headquarters

Wednesday, March 25

6:30 p.m.

Tesson Ferry

Thursday, March 26

7:00 p.m.

Natural Bridge

Tuesday, March 31

6:00 p.m.

 

Kickboxing for Teens

Kickboxing isn’t just for expert fighters--you can learn this fun cardio workout, which combines boxing and martial arts movements. Burn calories, learn new moves, and get fit!

Natural Bridge

Monday, March 2

6:00 p.m.

Prairie Commons

Tuesday, March 3

6:30 p.m.

Thornhill

Thursday, March 5

6:30 p.m.

Tesson Ferry

Thursday, March 12

7:00 p.m.

Daniel Boone

Tuesday, March 17

7:30 p.m.

Lewis and Clark

Wednesday, March 18

6:00 p.m.

Sachs

Thursday, March 19

6:30 p.m.

Eureka Hills

Monday, March 23

7:00 p.m.

Headquarters

Tuesday, March 24

6:30 p.m.

Bridgeton Trails

Wednesday, March 25

7:00 p.m.

Florissant Valley

Thursday, March 26

6:30 p.m.

Cliff Cave

Monday, March 30

6:30 p.m.

 

Budgeting Basics

So you’ve gotten your first real job offer for $9.50 an hour for 37.5 hours a week. You need to pay rent, put gas in your car, and eat, plus pay for the cell phone, internet, and a little entertainment. Will your salary be enough? Test your knowledge about real world money challenges in this workshop.

Daniel Boone

Tuesday, April 7

7:00 p.m.

Sachs

Thursday, April 16

6:30 p.m.

Bridgeton Trails

Saturday, April 18

3:00 p.m.

Eureka Hills

Tuesday, April 21

7:00 p.m.

Grand Glaize

Thursday, April 23

6:00 p.m.

Prairie Commons

Tuesday, April 28

6:30 p.m.

Headquarters

Wednesday, April 29

6:30 p.m.

 

Car Buying for Teens

Navigating the world of buying a used car can be difficult: no one wants to get stuck with a lemon! Learn how to get started, questions to ask the seller, and more. Also learn how the library can help if you do need to make minor repairs.

Florissant Valley

Wednesday, April 1

7:00 p.m.

Thornhill

Thursday, April 2

7:00 p.m.

Meramec Valley

Friday, April 3

6:30 p.m.

Natural Bridge

Monday, April 6

6:00 p.m.

Lewis and Clark

Wednesday, April 8

6:00 p.m.

Cliff Cave

Monday, April 13

6:30 p.m.

Oak Bend

Monday, April 27

6:00 p.m.

Tesson Ferry

Thursday, April 30

7:00 p.m.

 

 

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