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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, Jan 30 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Jan 31 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Feb 01 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Feb 02 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Feb 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 04 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 05 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

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Feb 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Thu, Feb 09, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

Sat, Feb 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Feb 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Rescheduled
Mon, Feb 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
New date Monday, February 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Thu, Feb 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Mon, Feb 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Feb 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Thu, Feb 23, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room A,Merrillville Zoom Room

Thu, Feb 23, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Staff Meeting Room

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Thu, Feb 23, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Feb 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Mar 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Wed, Mar 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Mar 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Mar 02, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C