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National Novel Writing Month

Have you ever wanted to write a book? Well you’re in luck! November is National Novel Writing Month (also known as Nanowrimo). The challenge is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. The goal of this challenge is to encourage writing! You do not need to make your story perfect on the first draft, and Nanowrimo is about writing your first draft, defeating writer’s block and ignoring your ‘inner editor’. To learn more about Nanowrimo and to sign up you can visit: http://nanowrimo.org/

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.

For information about writing including tips you can check out previous Nanowrimo pep talks, and books at the library (click here)!


Oh my gourd, It’s National Pumpkin Day!

That’s right, October 26th is National Pumpkin Day. In a month filled with pumpkin spice treats, and jack-o-lanterns today is the day that we celebrate pumpkins.


You can learn more about pumpkins by visiting the non-fiction section in the YS Department at j 635.62 (that’s the Dewey decimal for pumpkins).

The Month of May

We all know what it’s like when spring is here.  You just can’t stand school for very much longer and you’re counting down the days until summer vacation starts.

It’s a good thing May is filled with all sort of fun things to celebrate.  Maybe this year you could celebrate Lumpy Rug Day (May 3), AKA National Teacher’s DayMay 8 is No Socks Day.  If you decide not to wear socks and then lose them, you can use the next day, Lost Sock Memorial Day, to remember how soft and comfy they were.  If you celebrate
Mother’s Day
and forget to do something on May 8 for that special someone in your life, you can use Clean Up Your Room Day on May 10 to make it up to them.  There’s Friday the 13th, which happens to be the only one in the year of 2016, National Sea Monkey Day (May 16), Tap Dance Day (May 25) and of course, Memorial Day (May 30)

But wait! There’s more!  This list is missing one HUGE day.  One day when we can honor a very special something that has influenced just about everyone on the planet.  This piece of history has influenced advances in technology, in movies, and even in the field of medicine!  If you figured out that I’m talking about Star Wars, then the force is strong with you. 
If you’re as big a Star Wars fan as I am, then I’m sure you’re gearing up to celebrate May the 4th on May 4. 

Well young Padawan, I have good news for you!  Bartlett Public Library District will be holding a Star Wars Party from 6-8pm on Wednesday, May 4.  There will be activities and games and of course, it’s the perfect time to break out that Yoda and R2 costume you’ve been working on all year. 

If you’re stuck at home and can’t make it to the party, you can make your own Star Wars themed project like this holographic projector.  The directions are easy to follow and this projector really works!  All you need is a ruler, tape, plastic, and something to cut it with.  If you have old DVD cases or presentationtation folders, you can draw right on the plastic, but it won’t stand as nicely as the hard plastic.  If you have an adult’s permission, you could use an old CD case, but it’s harder to cut.  When your projector is ready, use this link to project the message R
2D2 plays from Princess Leia!  Good luck and May the Fourth be with you.