Meet the Faces Behind the Books!

On Sunday, April 17, over 70 Colorado authors will be mingling here in the library from 1-3 p.m. for our 12th annual Author Open House. Several young adult authors will be available to chat about books and their writing: Amy Efaw, author of After and Battle Dress; Julie Anne Peters, author of Rage and By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead; Denise Vega, author of Fact of Life #31 and Access Denied, and Sarah Ockler, author of Twenty Boy Summer. All of their books are also available for check out. Hope to see you there!

For a full list of all the adult, young adult, and children’s authors attending the open house, check out our page on the Englewood Public Library’s web site.

Teen Programs – April

GAMING
Thursday, April 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m.:
Guitar Hero III. Come help me unlock all the songs on my new copy of Guitar Hero III, or just play co-op or battle with friends.

AUTHORS
Sunday, April 11, 1-3 p.m.:
Author Open House. Meet the faces behind the backs at our annual event. Teen authors at the program include Carrie Vaughn (author of the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series has written a new YA novel, Voices of Dragons), Jessy Randall (The Wandora Unit), and Lynda Sandoval (Father Knows Best), among others. Click here to see a list of all the authors coming to the event.

Next Program: Writer’s Workshop with Denise Vega

Fol-bevelHere’s another chance to meet with a wonderful author for young adults and get some writing help in the meantime!

Saturday, Nov. 21, Denise Vega will be here to present her popular “What’s in a Word” workshop. Denise is the author of Fact of Life #31, winner of the Colorado Book Award in YA Literature.

3:30-4:30 p.m, Nov. 21. Perrin Room.

Please register by calling 303-762-2555 or stopping by the reference desk. And don’t forget to use your skills to enter our Twilight fan fiction contest! Remember, the deadline is November 30!

Program Cancelled: Fantasy and Science Fiction Writer’s Workshop

knight2This program has been cancelled. If you are interested in a future workshop with Hilari Bell, please e-mail me or respond in the comments. Thanks! November is National Novel Writing Month  and what better way to celebrate it then with writing workshops from local YA authors!

First up on November 7, Hilari Bell, author of the Farsala trilogy and the Knight and Rogue novels, among others, presents a workshop on creating believable fantasy and science fiction worlds and creatures. This is a fun, highly interactive workshop for you science fiction and fantasy writers, gamers, and role-players!

2-3 p.m. Perrin Room. Please register for this program by calling 303-762-2555 or stopping by the reference desk.

Oct/Nov Programs Up

Important Updates: The deadline for the Twilight fan fiction contest has been extended to Monday, November 30.

Go here or click on the Programs tab at the top of the page to check out the new programs we have going on in October and November. We have a special effects make up workshop in October, held by a well-known professional who has worked on movies and on stage, and and a showing of the Twilight movie just before Halloween. In November, we have a Twilight fan fiction contest and two writing workshops by well-known authors. Please register for the special effects program, the writing workshops, and the movie showing by calling 303-762-2555 or stopping by the reference desk — this helps me know how much food to buy and how much space I need.

The Author Open House is almost here!

On Sunday, April 19, over 50 Colorado authors will be mingling here in the library from 1-3 p.m. for our 10th annual “Meet the Faces Behind the Books” open house. Several young adult authors will be available to chat about books and their writing: Amy Ryan, author of Vibes; Terri Clark, author of Sleepless; Denise Vega, author of Fact of Life #31 and Bonnie Ramthum, author of White Gates. All of their books are also available for check out. Hope to see you there!

Go here for a full list of all the authors attending the open house.