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Westfield Memorial Library presents How to Write A Successful College Essay


“How to Write a Successful College Essay” will be presented at the Westfield Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The program will be presented by Lisa Bleich, President of College Bound Mentor, LLC.

According to Ms. Bleich, the essay portion of the college application allows students to tell their story to admissions. “But what if you have more than one story to tell?” she said. “You can learn how to use the main personal statement and supplemental essays to communicate a full picture of who you are as a person.”

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College Bound Mentor Consultants Beth Cassie and Tracy Hobson will be there to offer tips and answer questions during the Q&A session as well.

Ms. Bleich is also the author of Surviving the College Application Process: Case studies to help you find your unique angle for success. She holds a BA in European Cultural Studies and French from Brandeis University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in Westfield with her husband and three daughters, two of whom have survived the college application process.

The program is 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, 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, 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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