Writers Groups & Book Clubs

Wizard Book Club

Kids of all ages are invited to read the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and report back to do experiments, activities, and crafts that bring the books to life. 

 

All activities are meant to enhance the reading of the Harry Potter series while also teaching different concepts and skills. Those who choose not to read the books are still invited to partake in the activities.

For November 12, discussion and activities will relate to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Hart Memorial Library
Tuesday, November 12th
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Kitchen Reader - Hero Dinners

Do you love browsing through cookbooks, trying new recipes or techniques and sampling and sharing new dishes? Then hang on to your spatula and get cooking, where we pick the cookbook and you pick and make a recipe! Registration required at the St. Cloud Library.

This Month: Hero Dinners
St. Cloud Library
Tuesday, November 12th
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Rise Up!

More than a woke book club, this is your chance to discuss issues important to you, challenge your own perspective, and earn volunteer hours by helping your library and your community. Teens (13-18) choose from a list of diversity-focused books, meet for in-depth discussion, and will set goals for making a difference.

Hart Memorial Library
Friday, November 15th
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Word by Word

An LGBTQ+ inclusive writer's workshop for ages 16+ to write, share, and network with other LGBTQ+ authors and poets. This program is held in partnership with The Center Kissimmee.

November 2: Group meets at the Hart Memorial Library, 211 E. Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee FL 34741

November 16: Group meets at The Center Kissimmee, 21 W. Monument Avenue, Kissimmee FL 34741

Outreach
Saturday, November 16th
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In

Come write in and work towards your goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by November 30! 

Buenaventura Lakes Library
Sunday, November 17th
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

West Osceola Writers Group: Writing Sprints

For writers of all genres, share advice and writing tips in a positive and supportive environment. 

For more information, contact group leader Lara James at: rnljames@aol.com.
West Osceola Library
Monday, November 18th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Osceola County Authors and Writers Club

Published authors and aspiring writers meet to read and discuss writings they are working on.  This is for serious writers wanting to get positive feedback and input on their work.  All writers welcome. 

St. Cloud Library
Wednesday, November 20th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Book Club - Fly Girls, by Keith O'Brien

Enjoy a lively discussion of each month's book selection. This month: Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien.

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky.O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high-school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue-blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men - and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all. Like Hidden Figures and Girls of Atomic City, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history in which tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.
St. Cloud Library
Thursday, November 21st
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM