Ahoy there! I'm Sarah, I'm the reference librarian at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, I'm late in posting (as usual), and this is the thread for write-ins and other Nanowrimo or writing events at Hamilton-Wenham. Please treat us as a novel-friendly place to use any time we are open! Our hours are:
This year we have five scheduled write-ins at the library:
Saturday, November 2nd, 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 9th, 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 16th, 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 23rd, 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 30th, 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Because of last year's high attendance, this year's write-ins are all scheduled in the Large Meeting Room on the first floor. It is BYOS: Bring Your Own Snacks, so we just need to be tidy. I will have coffee, and I usually bring cheese and crackers and such; other people bring different things as well.
I finally got the guidelines for this year's Children's Room Story Writing Contest (http://hwlibrary.org/PDF/Story%20Writing%20Contest%2013). 1st through 6th graders are invited to submit short works for a special story writing contest in November. Submit by Saturday, November 30th and win a prize!
Open to anyone interested, so long as they are in grades 1 - 6. Kids don't have to be from Hamilton or Wenham to enter their stories.
I am the worst person in the world for distracting myself! So while everyone else is busily typing - fourteen people so far (make that fifteen - hey, hi Roy!) - I am going to procrastinate further by posting this invitation from my library director. For those of us who love graphic novels...
We cordially invite you all to join us as we celebrate our first graphic novel community read!
We have two programs coming up this week:
Our Keynote Speaker is Dwight Jon Zimmerman, author of THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL: FREDERICK DOUGLASS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN and the END OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA.
The reception will take place at 6:30 PM on Thursday, November 7 at the Ken Olsen Science Center at Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA where the public can meet Mr. Zimmerman and have a delicious snack. AT 7:30 PM, Mr. Zimmerman, acclaimed military expert, award-winning author and radio show host will speak about his research, his writing, and why he chose the graphic novel format. Copies of his books, THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL and THE VIETNAM WAR: A GRAPHIC HISTORY will be for sale.
On Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM Montserrat College of Art professors Adam Miller and Blyth Hazen will present a brief history of comics and graphic novels. They will bring their own work, and discuss artistic styles and subgenres of the this growing and evolving art/literary form, and have time for questions and answers about how to develop a graphic novel from idea to finished product. This program takes place at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union Street, Hamilton, MA in our downstairs large meeting room.
We are very excited about these two programs which relate to our grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War.
If you have any questions, please give me a call and we hope to see you.
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 14 Union Street S. Hamilton, MA 01982 978-468-5577 www.hwlibrary.org
Which is to say, NaNoWriMo is going full blast here at Hamilton-Wenham library, but I am manningwomanning whatevering the Reference Desk today. I do keep sneaking downstairs at intervals to steal chips or a cookie, though, in preparation for my thirty-minute break, and there are something like seventeen people here.
If you guys are looking for a place to write, come on by! We go till 3:45 p.m. Words, snacks, and people! What could be better?
Wish I could have made it down today, but I had kind of a late start this morning. By the time I was ready to go, I would have shown up a little over an hour before it was time to leave. Figured I'd do better putting the commute time into writing, instead of driving. Will look forward to seeing people at PICR tomorrow!
I loved the HW write in I went to in 2011, and thanks to a bunch of random things happening at once, it looks like I'll be there tomorrow morning. Yay! Of course, this is assuming no other random things happen. And who knows.
It's a little late, but I want to thank everyone who came out to write at the Hamilton-Wenham Library. Average attendance was 17, with a high of 20 on our second Saturday. I'd say over the course of five Saturdays we had 34 different people who came to write in our library, and half of you (probably more than half, since there are a few usernames that I don't know) reached your 50,000 words. That is well over the average for NaNoWriMo.
I enjoyed writing with all of you, even that one Saturday when I could only do half an hour and I was all, "Everyone is ahead of me..." I hope you enjoyed yourselves as well, and I really look forward to seeing you all at the TGIO Party once the location is nailed down.