Wednesday, March 31, 2010

GirlZone Meeting #2

Hey All!

Our next meeting for GirlZone is scheduled to meet on April 6th at Essex Pilates with Vicky Tobia.
This session will begin a little later than usual at 6:15pm. Don't forget to wear comfortable clothes - this is going to be a fun one!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

GirlZone Cancelled for Tonight!

Due to excessive rain and puddles GirlZone is canceled for tonight! We'll be meeting again next Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Upcoming GirlZone Sessions....

Thanks for joining us for the first week of GirlZone!!
Here's what you can expect for next time....

Week 2 - March 30

Girl Talk!

Two fabulous local businesswomen Mary Boone and Monique Bauman will conduct an interactive session about communication and how important it is during the teen years.

Week 3 - April 6

Healthy Living

Vicky Tobia of Essex Pilates invites the GirlZone group to her studio at 2 Knot Lane in Essex for an evening of Pilates and learning how to take care of their bodies. **This session will begin at 6:15 at Essex Pilates. Please meet there this week.**

Week 4 - April 20

School, Life and Career Choices

JoAnne Carter and Kathleen Tamborlane of Education Solutions in Essex will talk about school and career choices and how to prepare through middle and high school.

Week 5 - April 27

Martial Arts and Personal Safety

Heddy Watrous of Valley Shore Martial Arts in Centerbrook will teach a short class and talk about keeping safe in many situations.

Week 6 - May 4

Healthy Skin, Hair and Body Image

Eileen Perkins, a local esthetician, beauty and skin care specialist will teach hair and skin care that brings out optimal natural beauty.

Week 7 - May 11

Internet Safety And Predator Awareness

A local expert on Internet safety will show how to stay safe on the Internet including discussions on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, blogging, etc.

Week 8 - May 18th

Cooking With Judie and Jessica

Discover some delicious dishes with Judie McCann and Jessica Branciforte and wrap up what has been learned with GirlZone.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March Teen Book Review

Readers can't stop talking about Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater!!!

A review from one of our favorite teen patrons..........

"I promised you I'd tell you about *Shiver*, the book I got from the library
the other day. Well, it was by far the best book I have ever read. No,
that's an understatement. However, I don't think there are words to describe
it. The only person who could describe it vividly enough would be Maggie
Stiefvater, the author. Her writing is amazing. You share the lust, and the
joy, as well as the anguish and hopelessness with all the characters. You
are there, in the story!!! a nutshell, it was a good book."

So can you live without this book?
We think not!!
Call us or visit for a copy today!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

GirlZone is Back!!

This just in! GirlZone is BACK!!

We have been working really hard to get wonderful presenters and topic presentations for GirlZone here at the Essex Library this spring.

Here's what you need to know!

GirlZone is an 8 week series celebrating self esteem in girls grades six-eleven.
It happens Tuedays from 6:00pm - 7:30 starting March 16.
We ask that those involved try to make it to each session.

Topics include:
Beauty on the inside and out (Dove Real Beauty Campaign)
Healthy skin, hair make up and nutrition
Internet safety and predator awareness
Physical fitness and personal safety
Getting creative in the kitchen
Building self esteem to achieve your goals

We have very limited space! We can only take 12 girls - and we have already started to get phone calls!! Please let us know if you would like to sign up by calling us at 860-767-1560 or emailing Jessica at

We can't wait to see you!