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Elementary, My Dear Writer: Workshop

2019-05-23 18:00:00 2019-05-23 20:00:00 America/Chicago Elementary, My Dear Writer: Workshop In this beginners workshop, we will investigate mystery novel sub-genre trends, write from prompts, and solve the puzzle of how to thicken plot. Please bring your favorite writing gadgets. Merrillville

Thursday, May 23
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-23 18:00:00 2019-05-23 20:00:00 America/Chicago Elementary, My Dear Writer: Workshop In this beginners workshop, we will investigate mystery novel sub-genre trends, write from prompts, and solve the puzzle of how to thicken plot. Please bring your favorite writing gadgets. Merrillville

Merrillville

Meeting Room B

In this beginners workshop, we will investigate mystery novel sub-genre trends, write from prompts, and solve the puzzle of how to thicken plot. Please bring your favorite writing gadgets.

What has unraveled in the world of mystery novel writing since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned Sherlock? In this introductory-level workshop, we will investigate mystery novel sub-genre trends (cozy, thriller, traditional detective, etc.) today, write from prompts relating to main types, and solve the puzzle of how to thicken plot. A list of resources for further sleuthing will be provided. Please bring your favorite writing gadgets. (Deerstalker cap optional.)

Short Bio: Janine Harrison teaches creative writing at Calumet College of St. Joseph, freelances, and works as a teaching artist throughout Chicagoland. She wrote If We Were Birds. Her work has appeared in Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, A&U, Not Like the Rest of Us, The Wabash Watershed’s “Six Indiana Poets” feature, and other publications. She reads and reviews poetry for the Florida Review. Janine served as the 2017 Highland (IN) Poet Laureate and an Indiana Writers’ Consortium president. As a child, she was a member of the Trixie Belden Fan Club and devoured every Belden, Drew, Hitchcock, and Three-Minute Mystery book she could get her little hands on!

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Erika

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26
We're closed Monday May 27
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. Merrillville Branch is also home to our Talking Books Department, which serves residents with physical or visual disabilities.

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A
Registration is now closed

Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 21, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, May 21, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, May 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, May 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B
This event is full

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, May 23, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Sat, May 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, May 28, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, May 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, May 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B
This event is full

Tue, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, May 30, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Fri, May 31, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Jun 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Jun 04, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Jun 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Jun 04, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Jun 05, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Jun 06, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room B

Fri, Jun 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
YES-Courtyard

Sat, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Sat, Jun 08, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Jun 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 11, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Board Room

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Jun 13, 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Meeting Room A

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 18, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Jun 19, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Jun 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room