Writers Groups & Book Clubs

Central Writers Group: Jumpstarting Ideas

Kickoff NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with this workshop hosted by published authors Sarah McGuire and Fred Koehler.

Sarah McGuire is a nomadic math teacher and author who sailed around the world aboard a floating college campus. She writes fairy tales and fun fantasy and would be just fine if one day she opened a wardrobe and stumbled into another world. She is the author of The Flight of Swans and Valiant.

Fred Koehler is an artist and storyteller whose real-life misadventures include sunken boats, shark encounters, and hurricanes. Whether free diving in the Gulf of Mexico or backpacking across Africa, Fred's sense of adventure and awe of nature overflow into his characters' stories. His books include Garbage Island, Super Jumbo, and How to Cheer Up Dad.

Hart Memorial Library
Thursday, November 7th
7:00 PM to 8:15 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 8th
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Books vs Movies

"That's not in the book!" Rant, rave and tell it like it is when we pit books against their movie adaptions. Will you cheer the book or root for the film? You decide who's champ! This month's pick: The Sun Is Also a Star (PG-13). Closed Captioning available upon request.

Hart Memorial Library
Saturday, November 9th
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Readers Club

Bring your favorite fiction books to share with other readers and discover new interesting books.

West Osceola Library
Saturday, November 9th
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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

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.

St. Cloud Library
Tuesday, November 12th
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Central Writers Group: Creative Writing with Diane Orsini

Celebrate NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with this workshop hosted by Valencia Creative Writing Professor Diane Orsini. 

Hart Memorial Library
Thursday, November 14th
7:00 PM to 8:15 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