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Write Your Story…Publishing, A Writer’s Memoir

publishingPublishing is a memoir that follows a writer’s journey from aspiring novelist to established author. Gail Godwin was once a little girl who dreamed of following in her mother’s footsteps and is now considered one of the best contemporary fiction writers. She has written fourteen novels, two story collections, two non-fiction books, and now one memoir. While Godwin captures some of the history of American publishing through her own perspective, she acknowledges that her viewpoint is very personal. Publishing is about one writer’s hunger to enter the world of publishing, and her experience once she was in it. This book includes beautiful illustrations by artist Frances Halsband.

Write Your Story @ the Union City Library

Join our senior library member Bruce Haase and write your memoir. Bruce is a life long reader, he now writes memoire-based, creative non-fiction. These are informal meetings to support each other and organize your thoughts for writing. Sharing is optional.

  Meetings take place  March 15 , April 19, and May 17

1 — 3 p.m. Please bring your pen & paper.

For more information contact : Bruce Haase                                       Email:ohnjca@comcast.net

 

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Attention Book Lovers!

HEY KIDS!!

kids readingLike to read? Like to talk about what you read?
For kids in grades 1 – 6

We are starting book discussion groups JUST FOR YOU!!! We are still planning, so come in or email, let us know what you want!

Email for more information

zohra.karimi@gmail.com or pryan@aclibrary.org

FREE! FUN! NO REGISTRATION!

We’re here for YOU!

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Monday Children’s Book Reviews for February 8, 2016

1-2-3 zooborns1-2-3 Zooborns! by Andrew Bleiman

“Combines endearing animal photos with bouncy text and a fact-filled glossary in a number-themed primer that encourages young children to practice early counting skills.”                    [JPB BLEIMAN]

book of beastsThe Book of Beasts by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman

“Matt and Emily Calder’s travels through time come to a thrilling conclusion in the third book of the Hollow Earth trilogy as the siblings struggle to close Hollow Earth—and keep the monsters inside.

“Twins Matt and Emily Calder may be divided by time, but they are united in their mission to close Hollow Earth before the monsters inside can destroy the world. The key to success lies with their Animare talents: they can draw things into life and travel in time through art. But there are monsters outside Hollow Earth as well. Monsters intent on taking control of the beasts for themselves. And the worst monster of all is their own father…”                              [J BARROWMAN]

iron railsIron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad by Martin W. Sandler

“Experience the race of rails to link the country—and meet the men behind this incredible feat—in a riveting story about the building of the transcontinental railroad, brought to life with archival photos.

“In the 1850s, gold fever swept the West, but people had to walk, sail, or ride horses for months on end to seek their fortune. The question of faster, safer transportation was posed by national leaders. But with 1,800 miles of seemingly impenetrable mountains, searing deserts, and endless plains between the Missouri River and San Francisco, could a transcontinental railroad be built? It seemed impossible. Eventually, two railroad companies, the Central Pacific, which laid the tracks eastward, and the Union Pacific, which moved west, began the job. In one great race between iron men with iron wills, tens of thousands of workers blasted the longest tunnels that had ever been constructed, built the highest bridges that had ever been created, and finally linked the nation by two bands of steel, changing America forever.”                     [J385.0978 SANDLER]

 

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Union City Library Kids’ Book Club

Does your child love to read?

Capture J book clubJoin us for a new Kids’ Book Club at the Union City Library.  Children must be in 1st through 6th grades to participate.

Organizational meeting on Friday, Feb 5, 2016 @ 3:30 pm – no need to register for this meeting!

It’s free! It’s fun! It’s the perfect after school activity for your kids!

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Write Your Story…What if

eiffel_tower_blueWrite Your Story @ the Union City Library

Join our senior library member Bruce Haase and write your memoir. Bruce is a life long reader, he now writes memoire-based, creative non-fiction. These are informal meetings to support each other and organize your thoughts for writing. Sharing is optional.

  Meetings take place  January 19, and February 16, and March 15

1 — 3 p.m. Please bring your pen & paper.

For more information contact : Bruce Haase                                       Email:ohnjca@comcast.net

the following texts has been sumbitted by Bruce Haase

WHAT IF I  ………..

It’s now 2016, what if I wrote a song, or a poem, or an essay, or a short story, each week? What if I do that and each week print it and put it in a binder… By 2017, I would have 52 musings gathered together. I could share them, or not. I could read through them and find something out about my writing skills and abilities…

If nothing else, I will have improved my imagination and my ability to concentrate my efforts for self-discipline… It may even be some fun, for sure it would be inexpensive…

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WHAT IF I  …………………

Gave my self the gift of a self-assignment each week or day… It would not have to be writing, but writing would be good…

Let’s say one week or day I will write THREE opening paragraphs… Or THREE final paragraphs… Maybe THREE character outlines… Or settings… How about ONE HUNDRED plus words about a low reading on your gas gage, on a lonely road, at night, you’re alone, your cellphone battery is dead, you don’t know how far you are from a gas station, or civilization… Could you find a hundred words in that situation ?

Self-Assignments can be very educational and gratifying. Plus there is the great advantage that NO ONE is judging your work. Except you, of course, don’t be too hard on yourself. Grade yourself on a curve, I do…

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It’s January 2016, a New Year, the sky’s the limit, have some fun… You deserve it !!!

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In Memoriam: David Bowie’s Top 100 Favorite Books | The New York Public Library

Though one of his songs is titled ‘I Can’t Read’, David Bowie was actually quite the voracious reader.

Source: In Memoriam: David Bowie’s Top 100 Favorite Books | The New York Public Library

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Afternoon with Rumi @ the Union City Library

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Amir school of music will present a magical afternoon of Rumi  poetry and live traditional music.

Rumi’s works will be presented in the originapicture5l Farsi through music along with English translation.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

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3:00 p.m.


 

 

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