Name the Sculpture

Greetings from the new Kingston library!  We are reveling in all the additional space, seating, and of course, books!  If you have been able to visit, you know just how fabulous it is.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to come see it, do come visit us sometime, especially if you have kids that love jellyfish and naming things…

As anyone who has ever moved knows, it takes some time to fully settle in and get all the little details nailed down.  One detail to decide is a name for the artwork that hangs in the kid’s area: 

Good for a Laugh

When the long and wet winter days have me down, I like a little levity to lighten my mood.  If you're in the same winter-blues boat as me, come by the library to check out a comedy DVD, or checkout an entire season of sitcoms and have a laugh-athon!  Another great source for giggles?  Books, of course.  We have enough variety to tickle even the pickiest of funny bones, such as:

Reading About: Refugees

At the moment all things related to refugees, particularly from Syria, are up for debate and discussion.  All of us, no matter what age, have questions.  What makes a person become a refugee?  What is life like for them?  When my own understanding falls short, books help me bridge the gap.  Whether fiction or not, stories allow us to experience life from another person’s perspective.  Books are a great resource to share information and begin conversations, especially with children.

Write On! With NaNoWriMo

If you have ever wanted to write a book, now is the time!  November is known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  According to its creators, NaNoWriMO is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing…Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.”  The goal for participants is to try to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of November. 

Many successful novels had their start as NaNoWriMo projects, including these bestsellers:

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