MENTONE — November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November.
Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30. Well-known authors write pep talks to keep them motivated throughout the process, said a news release from Bell Memorial Public Library.
The website provides participants, called “Wrimos”, with tips for writer’s block, information on where local participants are meeting and an online community of support. Focusing on the length of a work rather than the quality, writers are encouraged to finish their first draft quickly so that it can later be edited at the author’s discretion.
New books coming soon: “Too Wilde To Wed” by Eloisa James, “The Trials of Apollo” by Rick Riordan, “Twisted Twenty-six” by Janet Evanovich, “The Undoing of Thistle Tate” by Katelyn Detweiler, “The United States of Trump” by Bill O’Reilly, “Unleashed” by Diana Palmer, “Unstoppable Moses” by Tyler James Smith, “Vendetta in Death” by J.D. Robb, “The Way I Heard It” by Mike Rowe, “The Way of the Househusband” by Kousuke Oono, “What Happens in Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand, “Wilde in Love” by Eloisa James, “Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?” by Caitlin Doughty, “Winter’s Proposal” by Sherryl Woods and “Witchy” by Ariel Slamet Reis. Please note that some books are pre-ordered and we do not receive them until after they are published.
Celebrate International Games Week Nov. 3-9, 2019. Bell Memorial Public Library will be hosting a Board Game Night on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4-6 p.m. in the teen room. Teens can bring their favorite games to play and enjoy snacks.
See what’s streaming on Hoopla Digital. Log on today to read these eBooks: “Hot Zone” by Carly Phillips, “Mending Matters” by Katrina Rodabaugh and “Beyond Compare” by Candace Camp. Teens and children can browse these titles: “The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book” by Boone Brian and “Don’t Push the Button” by Bill Cotter.
Come to the library at 1:30 Monday, Nov. 4, for Monday Afternoon at the Movies. This month’s feature film is “Hustle”. Josephine Chesterfield is a glamorous, seductive British woman who has a penchant for defrauding gullible men out of their money. Into her well-ordered, meticulous world comes Penny Rust, a cunning and fun-loving Australian woman who lives to swindle unsuspecting marks. Despite their different methods, the two grifters soon join forces for the ultimate score — a young and naive tech billionaire in the South of France. This movie is rated PG 13. Popcorn and a beverage will be provided.
Story Hour will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the children’s room. The theme will be “Food.” Stories to be read are: “One Is a Feast for Mouse” by Judy Cox and “This Is the Feast” by Diane Shore. The craft project will be a Feast book.
Check out Axis 360 for these eBooks arriving soon. “Blue Moon” by Lee Child, “Criss Cross” by James Patterson, “Final Option” by Clive Cussler, “Genesis” by Robin Cook, “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” by Mary Higgins Clark, “The Network” by L.C. Shaw, “The Rise on Magicks” by Nora Roberts, “Spy” by Danielle Steel and “Twisted Twenty-six” by Janet Evanovich. Don’t have Axis 360? Talk to a library staff member for information on how to get Axis 360 on your device.