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What's New for NaNoWriMo?

Space for writers during National Novel Writing Month

Want to dive into National Novel Writing Month, but don't know where to start?  Not a fiction writer and feeling a little left out?  Fear not, your favorite downtown library has got you covered. On Tuesdays, drop into our Connect & Share or The Writer's Den

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Texts That Explore Writing

Reading about writers

As the DC area prepares for National Novel Writing month, the library is getting ready to engage readers and writers alike with a series of exciting programs and drop in events.  NaNoWriMo, as it's known, takes place each November. Participants can sign up online to track their progress as they aim to write the next hit novel in a month! Check out DC Library's NaNoWriMo page for more system-wide events.

Beginning the Novel by David Hoof

Beginning the Novel

by David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of Writing, Georgetown University

David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of Writing, Georgetown University, will offer three workshops on Beginning the Novel.   Please join us on Saturdays - November 7, 14, and 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please call or email to register : 202-727-0232,  georgetownlibrary@dc.gov

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Happy National Comic Book Day!

Creating Comic Strips with Fankids from Around the Globe

Petworth fankids had a great time discussing  comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels on National Comic Book Day (celebrated September 25th annually)! A custom-designed template guided the children in the creation of their own colorful, four-panel superhero comic strips. Afterwards, these anxious authors were excited to receive free comic books courtesy of "nice guy" Nick at Big Planet Comics, along with Chipotle meal coupons, DCPL tattoos, and congratulatory stickers.

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Create Your Own Comic

Especially for young fans of comic books and comic strips!

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. for a fun program in honor of National Comic Book Day (Sept. 25). We will be reading Easy Reader "comic books," picture books written in the style of comic books and creating our own comic strips! This is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for children ages 6 - 9.  

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Afternoon Freewrite

Express Yourself

Sometimes the best way to express yourself is with a nice cup of coffee, a pen, some paper and some good ole' writing. Starting September 16, join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for an "Afternoon Freewrite." Here, you will have the opportunity to let your thoughts and ideas flow freely...onto the page, of course.   This program is held every Wednesday from 1-2:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.

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Come and Self-Publish With the DC Library Press

Labs at DC Public Library class offerings for aspiring writers

Maybe you've been working on your memoirs or a collection of self-help techniques? Perhaps you enjoy writing poetry and short stories? Considering publishing your writing from NaNoWriMo?  If any of these ideas strike a chord with you then you should definitely come visit the Digital Commons

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How To Be A Hero: The Sequel!

(Summer Reading Program Series)

"How to Be a Hero: The Sequel" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s explore the continuing adventures of those superhero “alter egos” and bring the adventures to an exciting end! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!

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How To Be A Hero!

(Summer Reading Program Series)

"How To Be A Hero" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s create cool origin stories with illustrations to explain our superhero names, powers and personalities (also known as “alter egos”)! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!  

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Author Talk: Catherine Tuerk

'Mom Knows: Reflections on Love, Gay Pride, and Taking Action'

Mom Knows: Reflections on Love, Gay Pride, and Taking Action is a series of essays from the loving mother of a gay son to other parents who might be struggling with their children’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Covering two decades of her work as an advocate for LGBT people in the D.C.

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