Get some answers to college challenges with library series

BooksThe Moore Public Library is helping local teens get prepared for life after high school with its upcoming College Ready series.

Each session of the four-part Monday evening series begins at 6 p.m. and teens ages 12 to 17, but particularly those preparing for college, are invited to attend.

Dates and topics for the series include:

Monday, Jan. 25 The 411 on FAFSA: Letha Huddleston of the Oklahoma College Assistance Program presents on ways to prepare for finding financial aid for college, with emphasis on the Free Application for Student Financial Aid, or FAFSA.

Monday, Feb. 1Choosing Your College: Representatives from several Oklahoma institutions will provide information on their respective schools in a come-and-go event. Schools represented include the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Community College, Rose State College and the University of Central Oklahoma.

Monday, Feb. 8What Degree is Right for You?: The library’s BrainFuse database features the eParachute Assessment, which will help identify people, fields and skills that could point a student in the direction for a degree to pursue.

Monday, Feb. 15Dorm Ready Dining: Representatives from Platt College in Moore will give ideas for students on easy meals or snacks they can keep on hand in their dorm room for those times the campus cafeteria isn’t open or they just don’t want to get out. This program is sponsored in part by a Health Literacy grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Registration is required separately for each program. Also, be sure to check out our books and materials available for checkout about college!