writing

Writer's Workshop

Do you have a book just waiting to get out of you?  Come learn how to fulfill your dreams as a real published writer.  This Tuesday at 7 PM, Melanie Bragg, local author of Crosstown Park will be here to talk all about her process as a writer and to give tips to budding writers out there.  Then, Michael Saperstein, Multimedia Selection Librarian for Harris County Public Library will talk all about our eSelect collection and how to get your ebook into our collection.  Come join us for this very special program at the Maud Marks Library.

Writing Contest!

Calling all kids kindergarten through third grade! Enter your story for a chance to win a national contest and have your story published online at pbskids.org/read. If you or someone you know has a child that loves to write and has great stories to tell, have them pick up an application at High Meadows Library. The deadline to apply  is Monday, March 17, 2014. Also, please check out our events calendar to check out what else is going on at High Meadows. 

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Love Books? Why Not Write One?: National Novel Writing Month Countdown

 

Calling all teen writers! Want a way to smash writer's block and get your words out? Try writing your novel in a month! I know it sounds impossible, but people have been doing it every year in November since 1999 thanks to National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) . Every year, teens all over the country spend the month of November simply writing. No editing allowed. Just writing. The website also has writing challenges, a message board,  and pep talks. The clock is ticking! Ready, Set, Write!

Inviting All Writers

WritingAre you interested in writing a book?  Have you written a book and want to help others?  Got a leaning toward reaching the Spanish-speaking population?  Drop by our Hispanic Writers Group on Wednesday, 9/29 at 6:00pm.

Exciting Writing

class meeting discussionChinese characters text writing packets pencils bags coins

On Saturday, May 29th, 2010, kids and adults enjoyed an introductory lesson on Chinese writing taught by Ms. Huai-jing Mu. The class was held at the Aldine Library in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Ms. Mu gave a brief overview of the history of the Chinese language and demonstrated how to write common words in Chinese. Also, she translated names into Chinese for those in attendance. Each participant was given a small, colorful bag with Chinese coins as a souvenir.

Real Characters

Chinese characters

In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Aldine library is featuring a program about Chinese characters on Saturday, May 29th at 1 PM. A native of China will be on site to show how to write words and personal names in Chinese. The program is open to all ages. Come join us!

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