It’s November. It’s kind of a boring month. There’s Thanksgiving at the end, but the rest is cold and dark and full of things like school. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. The library is amazing. We have so many cool things going on this month.
Firstly, it’s National Novel Writing Month! You can seriously write your own novel. Then, through the library, you can set goals and if you meet your goals, you get awesome prizes. Easy, right?
There are some authors and young adult novels you may know that got their start during NaNoWriMo.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
Crewel – Gennifer Albin
Slide – Jill Hathaway (Who lives in Des Moines. Just saying…)
Pretty Girl-13 – Liz Coley
Cinder – Marissa Meyer
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell (She’s from Nebraska. So she’s basically one of us.)
That goes all month long. So you can just sign up and try it. To go along with that, we have writing and editing workshops too! So if you don’t want to write something new, but have some old stuff you’ve been working on, you can bring that in on those days. AND we started a new Theater Club.
AND that’s not even all of it! We will now have TWO anime clubs, one downtown and one at Ladd. The downtown Anime Club is on the 12th at 4:30. The Ladd Anime Club is on the 19th at 5:30. There’s also Hyperstream, where we partner with a local business who show you how delightful technology is by editing and programming.
But wait, there’s stiiiiiiiiiiiiill more. Come in on the 21st at 4 for a super awesome Catching Fire Party! We’ll have games, trivia, and much more including watching the Hunger Games movie. It’s kind of a big deal.
Guys, I don’t know if you know this, but the library is kinda the coolest place ever. Really. Even if you don’t want to do any of these programs, you should just come down to hang out. We have some awesome chairs and a fireplace. I may have mentioned that before…