Calling All Writers!

Shield-Nano-Side-Blue-Brown-RGB-HiResNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us.

 


 

 

What is NaNoWriMo?
A creative writing challenge to write a novel during the thirty days of November. For adults, the word count goal is 50,000 words, which is, roughly, the word count of a short novel. Writers 17-and-under get to set their own reasonable, yet challenging, word count goals through the Young Writers Program (YWP).

Want to write a memoir? A screenplay? Still want to write, hang out with other writers, and find encouragement? Join us and find out about NaNo Rebels.

Participation in NaNoWriMo and all Cushing Library Write-In events is free. There are no judges. Criticism, critique and inner editors are left at the door.
The reward? The rough draft of your novel.

For more about NaNoWriMo go to: nanowrimo.org
For more about the Young Writers Program go to: ywp.nanowrimo.org

Calendars with Cushing Library Come Write In events are available at the circulation desk.

 


 

 

Come Write In

The Cushing Public Library is an official Come Write In location and will be hosting events throughout the month of November to help local writers reach their novel goals. Write-ins are for ages 13 and up. Writing space, advice, help, word-count boosters, writing challengers, prompts and more will be available during events.
All meeting are come and go.

All dates and times have been listed on the Library Calender.

Reading Quest Reading Club

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Reading Quest Reading Club

For ages 6 to 10 – Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 during the Cushing school year.

Children learn about interesting books, do crafts, and literacy related activities to boost their reading skills. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reading Quest Reading Club follows the Cushing Public School Calendar. Reading Quest will not be held on holidays or during school vacation periods. Reading Quest will be cancelled if Cushing Schools are closed for adverse weather.

For more information call the library at 918.225.4188

Needle Craft Group

Like to work on your needle crafts and socialize?
Want to learn?

Bring your crochet, knitting, embroidery, lap quilting or other needlework project and join the needle craft group at the library. The group is open to all ages and free free.
Meets Mondays at 6:30pm

 

Don’t know how do do something? Free lessons are available, call for information.
918-225-1488

LEGO Club

We have lots of fun at Lego Club! Lego Club is for ages 5-15 and meets the First Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:15pm. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult!

Story Time

Book Buddies Story Time for ages 3 to 5 is every Wednesday morning at 10am, during the Cushing Public School year. If school is out for summer, holidays, breaks, conferences, etc, including inclement weather, we do not have Story Time.

Book Babies Story Time for ages 9 months to 2 years is every Thursday morning at 10am, during the Cushing Public School year. If school is out for summer, holidays, breaks, conferences, etc, including inclement weather, we do not have Story Time.

Anime Club

Anime Club is free and open to people ages 13+ on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5-6 pm. We welcome long time fans and those that want to find out more to come join us.

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Join the Anime club for an evening of watching various anime’s, snacks, and conversations about what they are watching or manga (graphic novels). Feel free to bring your drawings, coloring, or other portable projects to work on while enjoying yourself.

Snacks are often provided at meetings.

What is anime?

Anime is short for animation, most commonly Japanese animation. It was made popular in America through series such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakasho and Dragon Ball Z.
Anime is not just for kids. There is a diverse market for it in Japan. You can find series and movies for various age groups and interest.

Give these a try!

Want to check out some titles for yourself in your own home? Give these titles a try from your favorite TV watching site or checking your local library for one of these DVD’s or graphic novels.

  • Action: Bleach, Rurouni Kenshin, Tiger & Bunny
  • Adventure: Fullmetal Alchemist, Trigun, Black Cat
  • Comedy: School Rumble, Full Metal Panic
  • Drama: Fruits Basket, Death Note, Bakuman
  • Family: Ponyo, Spirited Away
  • Fantasy: Mushi-shi, Claymore, The Slayers
  • Horror: Shiki, Ghost Hunt
  • Magical Girl: Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Princess Tutu
  • Mecha: Gundam Wing, Code Geass
  • Mystery: Gosick, Case Closed
  • Romance: Clannad, Ouran Highschool Host Club, Vampire Knight
  • Sci-Fi: Cowboy Bebop, Darker than Black
  • Sports: Slam Dunk, Free!