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October 31, 2013

Get ready to write your novel

NaNoWriMo Launch Party. The NaNoWriMo launch party will be today 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. in the children’s non-fiction room at the main library, 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 is 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 (Nov 6, 13, 20 and 27) 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.

Story time. The theme for next week is Big and Little. Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

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