The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

November 7, 2013

Write your mystery at the library Monday

The Lyons branch of the library now has free WiFi available for library patrons. Stop in to the Lyons branch and the staff can help you get started.

Toys for Tots

This year the library will serve as a proud location to drop off toys, books, or other gifts to the Toys for Tots organization. Bring your new and unopened donation to the main floor of the library.

For more information about Toys for Tots, visit their website at www.toysfortots.org.

Story time

The theme for next week is weather. Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Afternoon Adventures

Explore your world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children in grades 1 through 5. The next adventure on Wednesday will feature video and board games.

Write Your Mystery

On Monday at 6 p.m. local authors Misty Evans and Amy Manemann return to the library to help mystery writers learn how to plant false leads, create believable characters, and plot a suspenseful mystery.

Misty Evans is the award winning and best-selling author of four series including: the Super Agent romantic suspense series and Witches Anonymous, a light paranormal series. Amy Manemann is the international best-selling author of the Deadly mystery series.

Geek Reads for science fiction and fantasy readers is reading urban fantasy novel, “Storm Front,” by Jim Butcher. The group will meet for discussion on the second Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The December selection will be chosen at the meeting. Contact the library to sign up and place a hold on a copy so you can check the book out. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

Weekly NaNoWriMo 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.

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