The Sacramento Public Library is offering free workshops to help college-bound students.
College counselor Marilyn Van Loben-Sels will offer "College Admission Tips" at 6:30 March 20 at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, 7335 Gloria Drive in Sacramento.
Van Loben-Sels also will talk about classes and tests college-bound students must take and why extracurricular activities and community service are important.
Kaplan Test Prep will sponsor a "SAT College Essay Workshop" at 4 p.m. March 21 at Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove.
Students will write a practice essay under timed conditions and will receive graded essays following the 75-minute session, according to library officials.
Registration is required and is available online at www.saclibrary.org or by calling (916) 264-2920.