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October 24, 2013

Get ready for NaNoWriMo

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Even if you’re not into writing a romance, you’ll find the same writing principles apply to other genres as well. So come on and join us. This class is free and open to the public.

Afternoon Adventures

Explore your world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children in grades 1 through 5. Visit the library on Wednesday to attend a fun Spook Fair.

NaNoWriMo Launch Party

The NaNoWriMo launch party will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This will be an informal “Meet and Greet” so you can get to know your fellow NaNo-ers and maybe do some last minute brainstorming before you start your novel on Nov. 1.

Iowans who fought against the Union

Most Iowans think that the state was solidly pro-Union during the Civil War. In reality, at least 67 Iowa residents served the Confederacy.

This talk will focus on five of them, including two who had lived in Clinton County. David Connon will explore their motivations and describe their pre-war, war-time, and post-war experiences on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. in the children’s non-fiction room at the main library. Program made possible by a grant from Humanities Iowa.

Internet research for writers

Need help with research? On Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. I will offer a class called “Internet Research for Writers.” As your instructor, my mission is to help you get the most out of your search engine.

NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month write-ins

Clinton area writers, get ready. November is NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month. That’s when writers tackle the challenge of completing a 50,000 word novel from scratch during the month of November.

This year, the Clinton Public Library will be a host location for area writers with write-ins each Wednesday night from 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Writers are invited and encouraged to bring their laptop or pen and paper to the Root Cellar to get a solid two-hour block of time to write.

Holly Youngquist is the Adult Programming Librarian at the Clinton Public Library.

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