Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ready for NaNoWriMo?

If not, never fear. We're having a Kick Off and Planning Party today after school in the library. Can't make it? Let Ms. C know and she'll get you all the information.

If you need inspiration or are wondering what tools are out there to help you, check out the UHSL's NaNoWriMo Pinterest board for tons of links.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Newsletter

The October Newsletter is here - check it out!
Featured this month:
  • National Novel Writing Month events at the UHS Library.
  • What's on display in the library right now.
  • Book recommendations from Book Club members. 
  • Apps and websites to help writers plan and stay motivated during NaNoWriMo.
  • More info on upcoming Book Club meetings.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month. Every year, the Office of Letters and Light hosts NaNoWriMo, a challenge for all the writers out there: write an entire novel during the month of November.

If you're interested in learning more about NaNoWriMo events or already know you want to take up the challenge, come to the library after school on Tuesday, October 28 for a Kick Off and Planning Party. We'll go over how to register, answer any questions about NaNoWriMo, work on planning our novels, and kick off NaNoWriMo with some writing games and exercises.

Questions? Talk to Ms. Charpentier.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Book Club Read Alikes

We had a great Book Club meeting yesterday - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas seems to have struck a nerve with you. If you're looking for books about WWII and the Holocaust or books that make the reader piece together the story the figure out what's going on, check out some of the recommended books over on Pinterest. Right now, they're also on display in the library.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

November 13 Book Club Pick

Book Club's next pick is My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George; all are welcome to join the discussion on Thursday, November 13 after school in the library.

From Goodreads: "Every kid thinks about running away at one point or another; few get farther than the end of the block. Young Sam Gribley gets to the end of the block and keeps going--all the way to the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. There he sets up house in a huge hollowed-out tree, with a falcon and a weasel for companions and his wits as his tool for survival. In a spellbinding, touching, funny account, Sam learns to live off the land, and grows up a little in the process. Blizzards, hunters, loneliness, and fear all battle to drive Sam back to city life. But his desire for freedom, independence, and adventure is stronger."

We'll also be discussing The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien on December 11 and The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor on January 8. If you'd like to get involved in choosing books for second semester, join us for the December meeting or give your suggestions to Ms. Charpentier before that meeting.