Alachua County Library District (ACLD) hosts programs and activities during November for National Novel Writing Month, International Games Day November 15, and the Hunger Games: Mockinghay Part 1 movie. Come to the library to write a novel, participate in International Game Day and talk about the Hunger Games latest movie and book series.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) comes to your library to help empower diverse voices, support writers and build creative-writing communities around the world. NaNoWriMo challenges people to write 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days. During November 2014 the year of “Your Boundless Novel,” NaNoWriMo expects 400,000 writers in 200 countries to participate.
More than 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder. Meyer was in Gainesville this past summer for ACLD’s Battle of Books for teens. Adults and teens are invited to join one of these writing adventures.
NaNoWriMo Writing Group: Need motivation and a place to write? Join this group in the meeting room for a quiet space to write with other writers. Adults and teens: Mondays, November 3, 10, 17 and 24, 4 to 5:30 p.m. and teens: Thursdays, November 6, 13 and 20, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43 Street.
NaNoWriMo Write-In/Talk-In: Join other writers to discuss your progress and critique your work. Adults: Tuesdays, November 4, 18 and 25, 6 to 8:45 p.m., Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue.
Teen Craft/NANOWRIMO/Celebrate National Novel Writing Month: Teens create their own journals. Thurs., November 6, 4 to 5 p.m., Hawthorne Branch, 6640 S.E. 221 Street, Hawthorne.
The seventh annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day @ your library – takes place across the county and country on November 15, 2014. ACLD will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family that educate, entertain and expand interaction with their users including:
International Games Day for Teens: Teens (12 to 18) are invited to play some old-fashioned board games. Thurs., November 13, 4 to 5 p.m., Hawthorne Branch, 6640 S.E. 221 Street, Hawthorne.
International Games Day: Tweens and teens are invited for a fun filled afternoon of gaming - on the Wii, fun word connections with Apples to Apples or economic domination with Monopoly. Fri., November 14, 3 to 4 p.m., Library Partnership, 1130 N.E. 16 Avenue.
International Games Day November 15: Kids, teens and adults are invited to play games: Supersmash Brothers, Mario Kart, board games and more. Sat., November 15, 1 to 5 p.m., Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43 Street and teens, 2 to 4 p.m., Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1, film adaptation of the first half of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and the sequel to Catching Fire film, is scheduled to be released in theaters November 21. Teens are invited to one of these library events.
Mockingjay Party: Teens celebrate the release of Mockingjay part 1. Sun., November 16, 1 to 3 p.m., Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43 Street.
Happy Hunger Games: Teens and Tweens are invited to come to the Hunger Games fall field day celebration and enjoy competing in games designed to challenge your mind and body. Wed., November 19, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Library Partnership, 1130 N.E. 16 Avenue.
Fire is Catching: Mockingjay Release Party for teens features trivia, crafts and cupcakes. Thurs., November 20, 4 to 5 p.m., Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. And, find out what others think and join in some crafts and games, Alachua Branch, 14913 N.W. 140 Street, Alachua.
If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).