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NaNoWriMo

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NaNoWriMo means it's National Novel Writing Month!  Have you ever wanted to write a novel, but needed an extra kick in the pants to get started? Challenge yourself to write a novel in a month! If you are 17 years and younger, you can sign up for the NaNoWriMo challenge at http://ywp.nanowrimo.org. This website contains pep talks from published novelists, ways to connect with other young writers, and more. You can do it! 

Need some inspiration?

Giving thanks for Kids Books

A few books you can share with your child in the spirit of being grateful: The Thankful Book which is exactly right for this exercise! Bear Says ThanksThank You for MeGracias/Thanks a bilingual boy celebrates the things he is most thankful for, Giving Thanks an Iroquois prayer of thanksgiving.

A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful. - See more at: http://austin.bibliocommons.com/item/show/781867067_gracias#sthash.8g5l0...
A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful. - See more at: http://austin.bibliocommons.com/item/show/781867067_gracias#sthash.8g5l0...
Related Books:
Cover of the book The thankful book
By Todd Parr.
Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.
 

Murder on the British Isles

Murder on the British Isles

 
The Complaints
By Ian Rankin

Malcolm Fox is a cop in Edinburgh, Scotland. He's a member of the Complaints, the ones who watch the rest of the force and bring them to task if they break any rules. Unfortunately, this means he's not very popular among his fellow cops. Add to that a former drinking problem, a sister with an abusive boyfriend, and guilt over putting his dad in a nursing home and you've got a classic cop-with-problems story.

Murder on the British Isles

 

The Complaints
By Ian Rankin

Malcolm Fox is a cop in Edinburgh, Scotland. He's a member of the Complaints, the ones who watch the rest of the force and bring them to task if they break any rules. Unfortunately, this means he's not very popular among his fellow cops. Add to that a former drinking problem, a sister with an abusive boyfriend, and guilt over putting his dad in a nursing home and you've got a classic cop-with-problems story.

Jobsmart

JobSmart is a customer service initiative focusing on career development services, resources and programs for jobseekers and entrepreneurs in the library setting.  You will find a special collection of books related to job searching, interviewing, creating business plans and other job related topics located in a designated location in your local branch.  These books are intended for library use only so they will be available for in house job research and assistance.

Breach of Trust

Breach of Trust
How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
by Andrew J. Bacevich

 
Monday the 11th is Veterans Day, and the Library is closed along with most government services. Originally Armistice Day, November 11 was  renamed Veterans Day in 1954, when celebrating the end of "the war to end all wars" and the advent of world peace became too ironic even for Congress. As twelve years of continuous combat in the Middle East stretch into thirteen, it is worth remembering that Veterans Day began as a celebration of peace achieved, not war sustained.

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