AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

NaNoWriMo TGIO Celebration With Author Lara Zielin

Saturday, December 1 | 2:00-3:30 PM | Traverwood Branch | Program Room

TGIO (Thank God It's Over)! Celebrate and recognize the completion of novels by NaNoWriMo participants! Guest author Lara Zielin will share tips on how to get your novel published and the local NaNo organizer be our host. Enjoy refreshments and celebrate!

Join us - whether you were one of the NaNoWriMo participants or a person with a passion for writing! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a non-profit event that encourages teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel during the month of November.

Lara Zielin is the author of three young adult books. Her most recent book is The Waiting Sky. This event includes a book signing with Lara's books for sale.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 9 and up).

Comic Artists Forum: Manga Artist Kasey Van Hise

Sunday, December 2 | 1:00-3:00 PM | Downtown Library | 4th Floor Meeting Room

Kasey Van Hise, creator of Winters in Lavelle, will conduct a workshop (courtesy of Skype) "Storytelling in Manga". Often overlooked by the western comics' fans and creators, the medium of Manga contains powerful storytelling principles that can be utilized by anyone. In this workshop you'll dissect pages from many different types of Manga, and approach not only understanding the unique language of these comics, but also what you can use and apply in your own work.

Join the Forum to get fresh ideas for your next comics or graphic novel creation. Drawing supplies will be provided, so drop in to draw, learn, and network with other cartoonists.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 6 and up).

Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson

If you’re looking for a book to curl up with on a gloomy afternoon, then Sailor Twain or the Mermaid in the Hudson is your book!

One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular - and notoriously reclusive - author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.

All drawn in black-and-white charcoal - the surreal riverboat Lorelei, the forbidding Hudson River wrapped in continuous drizzle along with enigmatic characters will pull you in for a fantastical 400-page ride that will leave you pondering long after you finish the last page.

Knit Your Bit: Winter Scarf

Knitters of all levels are welcome to this event as we share patterns and knit a scarf for the winter.
Yarn will be supplied--bring needles if you have them. These scarves will make
perfect holiday gifts!

Speaking of knitted gifts, these titles are loaded with a variety of easy, clever, and one-of-a-kind
gifts, :Just Gifts, Knits From the Heart, Knitter's Year 52 Make-In-A-Week Projects -- Quick Gifts and
Seasonal Knits, or Gift Knits-More Than 70 Wearable & Decorative Projects.

Sunday, November 18 | 2 - 3:30 PM | Traverwood | Grade 4 - Adult

2012 Teen NBA Winner Announced

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Goblin Secrets has received the 2012 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Rownie, the youngest in Graba the witchworker's household of stray children, escapes and goes looking for his missing brother. Along the way he falls in with a troupe of theatrical goblins and learns the secret origins of masks. Now Graba's birds are hunting him in the Southside of Zombay, the Lord Mayor's guards are searching for him in Northside, and the River between them is getting angry. The city needs saving—and only the goblins know how. Don’t miss Goblin Secrets!

Author William Alexander studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College and English at the University of Vermont. He currently lives, writes, and teaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His short stories have been published in many magazines and anthologies, including Weird Tales, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Interfictions 2, and Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2008. Catch an interview with William on The Enchanted Inkpot.

NaNoWriMo Write-In this Saturday !

Saturday, November 17 | 2:00-3:30 PM | Traverwood Branch

The clock is ticking. Head to the Library for some space to work on your novel for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Hurry - the novel has to be finished by November 30! AADL provides the space - YOU provide the creativity! Then whether you finish or not come to the TGIO (Thank God It's Over) Celebration with author Lara Zielin on Sat., Dec. 1.

National Novel Writing Month is a non-profit event that encourages teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel during November. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved. For more information about NaNoWriMo, visit nanowrimo.org.

Comic Artists Forum with Michelangelo Cicerone

Sunday, November 4 | 1:00-3:00 PM | Downtown Library | 4th Floor Meeting Room

Join "Ozone Jones" creator Michelangelo Cicerone, learn more about comic jams and then, take part in a comic jam!

Michelangelo will point out analogies to jazz/music, the difference between jams and collaborations, and will also demonstrate some techniques involved in participating and continuing jams. Comic jams are a great tool for honing both illustration and storytelling skills, while also offering an opportunity for the artist to interact with other artists without the more formal aspects of collaboration!

Join the Forum to get fresh ideas for your next comics or graphic novel creation. Drawing are provided, so drop in to draw, learn, and network with other cartoonists.

AADL NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

Saturdays, November 3 and November 17 | 2:00-3:30 PM | Traverwood Branch

Head to the Library for some space to work on your novel for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Hurry - the novel has to be finished by November 30!! AADL provides the space - YOU provide the creativity! What are you waiting for? Join the Write-Ins! Another Write-In will occur at the Traverwood Branch on Sat., Nov. 17. Then come to the TGIO (Thank God It's Over) Celebration with author Lara Zielin on Sat., Dec. 1!

National Novel Writing Month is a non-profit event that encourages teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel during November. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved. For more information about NaNoWriMo, visit nanowrimo.org.

Hands-On Lab: Find Funding for a College Education

Monday, October 29 OR Tuesday, October 30 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Pittsfield Branch Training Center

UM Foundations and Grants Librarian Dr. Karen Downing and French Studies Librarian, Jennifer Bonnet present a hands-on workshop for high schoolers, their parents, and anyone seeking funding for college.

Karen will show you how to develop a strategy and introduce a variety of Web resources and several key Internet tools, including the Foundation Center and the Foundation Directory Online. Free Web resources and subscription-based services (U-M pays the subscription and provides free access) will be discussed and compared. Participants will have time to search for scholarships during the session.

Registration is required for this session and begins October 15 online at aadl.org, by phone 327-4555, or in person at any Information Desk.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kickoff Party

Saturday, October 27 | 2:00-3:30 PM | Traverwood Branch

If you've ever thought about writing a novel, here's your inspiration: NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)!

Join us for the big Kick-off Party, hosted by the local NaNo liaison Eric Foldenauer! This event includes refreshments - so come and enjoy and get your creative juices flowing as we begin this extraordinary month! Meet other local writers to inspire you to face the challenge!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a non-profit event that encourages teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel during the month of November. Participants begin writing on November 1 with the goal of writing 50,000 word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.

NaNoWriMo writing sessions will be held at Traverwood Branch during November – but get a head start and celebrate with this great kick-off party.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 9 and up).

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