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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
Mon, Sep 26 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Sep 27 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Sep 28 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Sep 29 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Sep 30 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 02 12:00PM to 4:00PM

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 or small groups, 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. 

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

Tue, Sep 27, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Sep 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Sep 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Sep 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Thu, Sep 29, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Merrillville Zoom Room,Meeting Room B

Thu, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Canceled
Sat, Oct 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mon, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Oct 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Small Group Room #2
This event is full

Mon, Oct 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Oct 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Oct 04, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 04, 6:05pm - 7:05pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Wed, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Oct 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Canceled
Thu, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Canceled
Mon, Oct 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Canceled
Mon, Oct 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Oct 11, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Rescheduled
Tue, Oct 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New date Tuesday, October 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Oct 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Staff Meeting Room

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

Tue, Oct 11, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Oct 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Small Group Room #2
This event is full

Rescheduled
Thu, Oct 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
New date Wednesday, October 12, 10:30am - 11:30am

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Mon, Oct 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Oct 18, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Wed, Oct 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Small Group Room #2
This event is full

Rescheduled
Thu, Oct 20, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
New date Thursday, October 27, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Genealogy Room

Thu, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Rescheduled
Fri, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
New date Friday, October 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sat, Oct 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Oct 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Small Group Room #2
This event is full

Mon, Oct 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Oct 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Oct 25, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Oct 26, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Thu, Oct 27, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Genealogy Room
This event is full

Thu, Oct 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Oct 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Thu, Oct 27, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room