06 23, 2019

Written in the Stars

By |2019-06-23T06:00:34-04:00June 23, 2019|

Ms. Judy tells our young writers the story of the Hydra.

Ms. Judy tells our young writers the story of the Hydra.

The young writers of our Wordplay Writing Club learned the stories behind constellations last week. Then they wrote some star stories of their own.

They redrew the constellations and wrote them new origin stories.

In addition to being a fun writing exercise, it also tied into our summer reading theme: A Universe of Stories.

Each month, the writers in our Wordplay Club finds different ways to boost their creativity. For example, sometimes they use randomly selected words to create a story, make nature journals or scour baby books for character names.

Our club is open to all writers in third through sixth grade. It meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at our Main Branch. The next meeting is July 10.

You can register your child for Wordplay by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

By the way, if you’re an aspiring author, we have hundreds of books on the art of writing that you can borrow with a library card.

03 1, 2019

2019 Northcoast Writers’ Showcase features load of local talent & ‘Dreamers’ author Imbolo Mbue

By |2019-03-01T06:00:07-05:00March 1, 2019|

Imbolo Mbue

Imbolo Mbue

Imbolo Mbue, author of the critically acclaimed Behold the Dreamers, will be the keynote speaker for the second Northcoast Writers’ Showcase from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Lakeland Community College.

Mbue’s keynote will cap a day in which readers and aspiring writers can interact with dozens of talented and hard-working authors, ask questions about their writing journey, and attend workshops about the craft of writing.

The showcase begins at 11 a.m. in Lakeland’s H-Building. Authors will have their books available for sale and signing throughout the event. And breakout sessions will be held during the afternoon, as well.

Breakout leaders and topics:

Noon

1 PM

2 PM

3 PM

  • Imbolo Mbue‘s keynote talk in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center with book signing to follow

Other participating authors and publishers include:

Both the Showcase and Mbue’s keynote address are free to attend and open to all. People can register for Mbue’s talk at www.leagueoflibraries.org.

The Northcoast Writers’ Showcase is hosted by the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries, a group of 12 libraries in Lake and Geauga County that have partnered to promote the arts, creativity and enthusiasm for learning in the region.

The Lake-Geauga League of Libraries includes Burton, Fairport Harbor, Geauga County, Kirtland, Lake Erie College, Lakeland Community College, Madison, Mentor, Morley, Perry, Wickliffe and Willoughby-Eastlake library systems.

The showcase is funded by the collective generosity of the library’s foundations, friends groups, The Lubrizol Corporation and Lake County Visitors Bureau.

Northcoast Writers Showcase Ledger 2019

02 18, 2019

Playing the Name Game with our Wordplay Club

By |2019-02-18T06:00:19-05:00February 18, 2019|

Mary searches a Baby Book for fun character names.

Mary searches a Baby Book for fun character names.

What’s in a name? Well, a lot of fun for our Wordplay Writing Club.

February 13 is Get A Different Name Day. (It’s a thing, apparently.) To celebrate, our kids’ writing club researched Baby Books for new monikers. Then they swapped their names for Bailey, Phoenix, Lily and the like.

Then they used the Baby Books to name characters they wanted to write about.

Each month, the writers in our Wordplay Club finds different ways to boost their creativity. For example, sometimes they use randomly selected words to create a story, make nature journals or create poems with refrigerator magnets.

Our club is open to all writers in third through sixth grade. It meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at our Main Branch. The next meeting is March 13.

You can register your child for Wordplay by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or by visiting our website.

By the way, if you’re an aspiring author, we have hundreds of books on the art of writing that you can borrow with a library card.

07 30, 2018

Wordplay Writing Club gets wild

By |2018-07-30T06:00:38-04:00July 30, 2018|

Sabine and Claire relax in the Read House backyard and write in their nature journals.

Sabine and Claire relax in the Read House backyard and write in their nature journals.

Sometimes the best place for a writer to find inspiration is outdoors. That’s where our Wordplay Writing Club went earlier this summer.

They visited our Read House yard and wrote in nature journals like John James Audubon, William Thoreau, and Walt Whitman.

Each month, the writers in our Wordplay Club finds different ways to boost their creativity. For example, sometimes they use randomly selected words to create a story or create poems with refrigerator magnets.

Our club is open to all writers in third through sixth grade.

Wordplay Creative Writing Club meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of (nearly) every month at our Main Branch. We took a brief hiatus in July and will return Aug. 8.

You can register your child for Wordplay online by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

John and Julian jot beneath a shady tree.

John and Julian jot beneath a shady tree.

05 8, 2017

Wordplay Writing Club pens poems for National Poetry Month

By |2017-05-08T06:00:06-04:00May 8, 2017|

The young writers in our Wordplay Club celebrated National Poetry Month by penning their own poems.

Sabine composes a poem during our Wordplay Writing Club meeting.

Our Wordplay Writing Club celebrated National Poetry Month by penning their own poems.

They wrote rhymed poems, as well as:

Emma fits her concrete poem into the shape of a dog.

Emma fits her concrete poem into the shape of a dog.

Our Wordplay Creative Writing Club meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at our Main Branch. The next meeting is May 10. It’s for kids in third through sixth grade.

You can register your child for Wordplay by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or by visiting our website.

 

If your child likes to write, they'll love our Wordplay Club.

If your child likes to write, they’ll love our Wordplay Club.

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