Westfield Memorial Library presents Two “How To” programs

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(February 25, 2013) – “How to Use Your Strengths in the College Admissions Process” and “How to Write a Personal Narrative Memoir” will be presented at the Westfield Memorial Library on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. respectively. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.


Lisa Bleich, President of College Bound Mentor, LLC, will discuss how the college admissions process has become increasingly competitive, and how students who understand their strengths and focus on finding the best “fit” will have a clear advantage in the admission process.


Louis Alexander, author of Echoes from a Small Country Town, will discuss how to write your own memoir. He will show participants the step-by-step procedures to get started and become self-published.


“Every person has a story to tell! Will your children or grandchildren really know who you are?” he said. “You do not have to be a famous person or an author to write a memoir. It can be a wonderful legacy to leave to family members.”


Mr. Alexander’s memoir describes his youth while growing up in the '30s and '40s in a small town on Lake George. Demonstrating a genuine love and appreciation of the area and its people, he shares his experiences as the son of parents who owned and ran a lakeside resort with gas station, rental cabins and boats. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Education at Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities.


Both programs are free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check our website to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Calendar tab, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.


Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.


For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”


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