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For immediate release

August 19, 2015


CONTACTS: Diana Spaulding, Teen & Adult Services Librarian, Petaluma
Regional Library (Sonoma County Library). (707) 763-9801 x0713.
dspaulding@sonoma.lib.ca.us
Emma Wendel, Teen & Adult Services Librarian, Sebastopol Regional Library
(Sonoma County Library). (707) 823-7691. ewendel@sonoma.lib.ca.us
Free Workshops for College-Bound Students at the Sonoma County
Libraries
College-bound students and their families can find help navigating the
sometimes daunting process of applying to four-year colleges. Continuing our
free Path to College workshop series begun in May, the Sonoma County
Library will present a total of eight programs at five different library branches
throughout the County beginning in September.
Timely workshops targeting high school seniors include hands-on programs
for writing and editing college application essays, and for submitting online
University of California and California State University applications.
Other workshops are intended to illuminate the college application process
for all high school students and their families. These two programs will
include both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking presenters.
Demystifying the College Application Process will cover how to kick-start
the college admissions process and navigate through applications, testing
options, college campus selection, and more.
The First Generation to College workshop will focus on the college-planning
process for students who will be the first in their families to attend college:
selecting high school courses, deciding between the ACT and SAT,
completing applications, and accessing resources specifically designed to
support the first-generation college student.
All workshops will be led by credentialed school counselor and UC Berkeley
application reader, Robin Eurgubian, who will be joined on three dates by
Spanish-speaker presenter and translator Devanie Zarco.
At a time when Californias state colleges and universities are restricting
admissions, and many students are looking to less familiar out-of-state
colleges as options, charting a path to the best college for your student can
be a challenge.

As part of its commitment to education Sonoma County Library is working to


offer reliable information from knowledgeable professionals in the field, along
with helpful materials from the Librarys print and digital collections.
These fall workshops comprise our continuing series of programs A Path to
College:
Saturday, 9/12, 2-3:30 pm Finding Your Voice and Avoiding Clichs: Writing
College Application Essays at Petaluma Regional Library (100 Fairgrounds
Dr., Petaluma, CA 94952):
Wednesday, 9/16, 6-7:30 pm Demystifying the College Application Process
at Rincon Valley Library (6959 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409). Bilingual English/Spanish.
Wednesday, 9/23, 6-7:30 pm Finding Your Voice and Avoiding Clichs:
Writing College Application Essays at Sebastopol Regional Library. (7140
Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, CA 95472).
Saturday, 9/26, 10:30-12 pm First Generation to College at Central Santa
Rosa Library (211 E St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404) Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
Wednesday, 10/7, 6-7:30 pm Demystifying the College Application Process
at Forestville Library (7050 Covey Road, Forestville, CA 95436). Bi-lingual
English/Spanish.
Saturday, 10/10, 2-3:30 pm Applying to CSU/UC: A Hands-on Group
Workshop at Sebastopol Regional Library. (7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol,
CA 95472).
Wednesday, 10/21, 6-7:30 pm Applying to CSU/UC: A Hands-on Group
Workshop at Central Santa Rosa Library (211 E St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404)
Saturday, 11/7, 2-3:30 pm Drop-in Help with Editing and Brainstorming
College Application Essays at Forestville Library (7050 Covey Road,
Forestville, CA 95436).
For more information about each program please check the detailed listings
in our online calendar at http://sonomalibrary.org/events.