COEUR d'ALENE - Do you enjoy reading novels? Ever thought about writing one?
The Coeur d'Alene Public Library is giving teens the time and space to give novel writing a try with a series of "Write-Ins." Young adults ages 12-18 are invited to come to the library where laptops, noveling worksheets, and encouragement will be provided along with coffee, tea, hot cocoa and snacks.
The library's laptop lab will be set up in the Gozzer Room for the program that will kick off today at 4 p.m. Subsequent sessions are scheduled for 4 p.m. on Nov. 5, 14, and 22. The activity will wrap up on Nov. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.
National Novel Writing Month happens every November with the challenge to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. The word-count goal for the adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program allows 17-and-younger participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals. In 2012, more than 300,000 adults participated and 80,000 young writers participated through the YWP. For more information visit NaNoWriMo.org.
Other young adult programs for November include:
* Nov. 4, 4 p.m.: Teen Book Club, humor genre, Gozzer Room.
* Nov. 7, 4 p.m.: Teen Craft, Handmade Journals, Jameson Room.
* Nov. 18, 4 p.m.: Teen Book Club, graphic novels, Gozzer Room.
* Nov. 19, 1 p.m.: Homeschool Teen, Financial Literacy, Gozzer Room. (Registration required for homeschool programs. Call Jolie, 765-4393, at least a week in advance.)
* Nov. 21, 4 p.m.: Teen Video Game Tournament, "Call of Duty: Ghosts," Community Room.
* Nov. 23, 1:30 p.m.: Teen Movie Matinee, "Man of Steel," (PG-13), Community Room.
For information on these programs contact Laura Jenkins, Young Adult Coordinator, (208) 769-2315 Ext. 426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.