Do you have a story to tell? Do you worry your children and grandchildren will never know the simple pleasures of growing up in a world without cell phones and Internet? Does your history include family lore that should be captured on paper?
Join us, Thursday, Oct. 18 from 12-3 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 19, from 12-3 p.m., for the Write Your Life workshop with Angela Foster.
Through the use of free writes and prompts, we’ll begin putting those memories on paper. You’ll learn practical ways to create stories your family will enjoy for generations.
This two-part class will include worksheets with interesting and fun writing assignments. Participants will be able to use these worksheets to create a 3-ring binder of stories for their families. Class time will be used create new work, learn the basics of writing family stories, and feedback on the stories created
Classes are free, but pre-registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up.
The incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house a friendship that touches each member of the boy’s unmoored family.
For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice ex-wife Belle and their odd, acutely observant eleven-year-old son, who is obsessed with Guinness World Records. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for his son s unfinished Boy Scout badge.
For seven Saturdays, Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the spry, 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn soon discovers that the boy had talked Ona into gunning for the world record for Oldest Licensed Driver and that s the least of her secrets. Despite himself, Quinn picks up where the boy left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood: a boy who was always listening, always learning.
The One-in-a-Million Boy is a richly layered novel of very real hearts broken seemingly beyond repair and yet still within reach of a stunning act of human devotion.
from Google Books.
One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation, a key to school and learning success. By reading less than 3 stories a day, you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year! Not to mention, sharing stories together is fun.
How the program works:
Register and receive your library bag
Read to your child
Record each book read to your child
When you finish 500 books your child will receive a prize
After finishing 1,000 books your child will receive
1-A graduation party
2-A certificate of completion
3-An awesome jump start on success in school
Please contract the Dawson library (320) 769-2069 with any questions about the program!
Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.
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