November at the Library

Madawaska Valley Public Library CEO Natalie Barrington brought us up to date with events at the Library this month. To register for any of these events, please email or call the Library at (613)756-2000.

Author events in Barry’s Bay

  • Sharing our stories – Tuesday, Nov.21 at 5:30 pm. Local author Brenda Missen leads this writers’ workshop for adults at the MV Public Library.
  • Poetry and Photography – Saturday, Nov.18 at 1:30 pm. Local author Robert Fisher speaks at the Barry’s Bay Legion about the landscape of New Brunswick and the poetry it inspired. Light refreshments, cash bar.
  • Sharing our animal stories – Saturday, Nov.25 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Children ages 8 and up can join local author Brenda Missen to share stories about our favourite animals at the MV Public Library.

Story Time

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am bring your little ones (up to 6 years) to the Library for a story or two … or more!

Crafts at the Library

TWO activities for craft makers on Friday, Nov.17:

  • Adult Craft and Chat – at 10:30 am. Please tell the Library if you intend to come.
  • PA Day Children’s Craft – at 1:30 pm. Kids should sign up before Nov.16 to make a Felt or Foam Buddy with a magnet back.

Service Canada at the Library

Friday, Nov.24 – Two sessions for your convenience: 10am – 12pm; and 1pm – 2pm. Service Canada will be able to help you with:

  • Employment insurance
  • Canada Pension Plan / Old Age Security / Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Passport application intake

Anyone who needs help should make an appointment at the Library.

November is for writers of all ages

Since 1999 hundreds of thousands wannabe fiction writers around the world have challenged themselves to write a 50,000 word novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. They and their supporters have formed a huge online community of tips, tricks, fun, and encouragement to help writers everywhere end the month with a first draft. Libraries hold Come Write In workshops (MV Writers’ Group did this in the past) and teachers encourage their students to participate in the Young Writers Program. While the initial challenge was to achieve a first draft without any polishing, NaNoWriMo has expanded and now includes editing sessions (NaNoWriMo Camps in April and July) and various preparatory sessions to keep those creative juices flowing all year long. As a non-profit, NaNoWriMo also offers merchandise and special offers for participants who “win” by reaching their goal of 50,000 words by Nov.30th. Click HERE for more information.

“Write first! Ask questions later!” –Chris Baty, NaNoWriMo founder

Editor’s note: This article was amended on Nov.7 to reflect a date change for Sharing Our Stories (adults).

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