Happy November! Happy National Novel Writing Month!
Happy NEW BOOKS! Start your month off right by loading up on some great NEW reads!
November is National Novel Writing Month, an annual challenge where writers all over the world attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 DAYS!
Interested in trying the challenge for yourself? You should! And SPL Teen (with Penguin Bookshop) wants to help you!
First, visit our Sewickley Public Library NaNoWriMo Virtual Classroom,sign up for NaNoWriMo 2013, and then enroll in the group. From there, you can track your word count, interact with fellow young writers, and learn about all the great write-ins, author sessions, parties, and MORE!
Write-In #1 w/ author & editor Jill Dembowski is THIS Wednesday, November 6, from 6-7 pm. Pizza and drinks included!
Want some additional writing help? Check out these great guides for young writers:
Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook by Ellen Potter
Just Write: Here’s How! by Walter Dean Myers
So, You Want to Be a Writer?: How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big! by Vicki Hambleton
This is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World by Kerri Majors
Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Teen Department all month long for extra inspiration from the NaNoWriMo Prompt Box!
SWAGOWEEN FEST is coming…
Saturday, October 26th – from 8-10 pm
- Costume Contest: Wear your Halloween best and compete in a costume contest. Winner gets a fabulous prize!
- BOO Tag: Like tag. But in the dark. And a lot scarier.
- Candy Scavenger Hunt: Find candy. Eat candy. Then find more. Think you’ve found it all? YOU HAVEN’T.
- Fantasy Body Art: Give yourself glittery mermaid scales, colored locks, and (temporary) tattoos and runes.
- Glow crafts: Glow-in-the-dark paint and glow sticks make the dark way more fun!
- Photobooth: You got all dressed up – now smile for the camera!
- Fortune-telling: What’s in store for YOUR future?
PLUS: Music, dancing, video games, FOOOOD, and MORE!
Free and open to all students in grades 6-12. Don’t forget your costume!
HELP! WE’VE GOT MORE NEW BOOKS THAN WE CAN HANDLE!
Come check out a few and help us free up some shelf space!
Quick! Before the shelves explode!!!
Guinness World Records 2014 by Guinness World Records
Graphic Novels/Graphic Non-Fiction
Just in time for the start of the 2013-2014 school year, NEW BOOKS in the TEEN DEPARTMENT!
The first full week of August marks the LAST few weeks of freedom before school starts. Get the most out of your days off and try some NEW BOOKS from the TEEN DEPARTMENT!
Don’t forget to log your reading minutes for the LAST week of Teen Summer Reading 2013! www.tinyurl.com/spltsr
Happy post-4th of July, when the weather is hot and muggy, the days are long and lingering, and the NEW BOOKS are calling you from the SPL Teen Department.
MORE NEW BOOKS in the Teen Department! Plus, to make your summer road trips even more entertaining, we’ve added some new audiobooks to our Teen Collection.
It’s almost summertime. That means it’s time to stock up on NEW BOOKS in the Teen Department!
Graphic Novels & Manga
AFTER HOURS SWAG FEST IS BACK!
This time, with a BITE!
Join us on Friday, June 28th, from 7-9 pm for an after-hours party like no other. We’ll have all your favorite attractions -
music, dancing, video games, food, PLUS:
- Shark-hunting Scavenger Hunt – The team that captures the most of these vicious maneaters will win a PRIZE!
- Sand and shell art – Bring a bit of the beach home with these perfect summertime crafts!
- Shark Photobooth – Will you brave the SHARK PHOTOBOOTH???
- Fishing Pond - Fish for a snack in our treat-laden fish pond!
Totally free, totally fun, totally after-hours!