November is National Novel Writing Month!

The Weathersfield Proctor Library invites you to come to the library on Saturday November 1 between 9:00 and 5:00 pm and on Friday November 21 between 6:00 - 8:00 pm to write.  Bring your laptop, your pen, pencil and paper or other writing instruments and just begin! Bring a floor cushion, use a public computer station or sit at our table. Many people use this month to join along with other writers on the NaNoWriMo website and challenge themselves to write 50,000 words during the month of November.

Look for other opportunities to hang out with writers and write at local bookstores and libraries.  Many will be posted in the Vermont forum on the NaNoWriMo website.  What are plot bunnies and plot ninjas?  Find out this and more when you connect with fellow WriMos online or in person at a write in.  Put away your internal critic and editor and just write. What if you don't make the 50,000 word challenge?  What if you only write 20,000 words or 10,000 words or 2,000 words?  Well, that will be more words than you wrote on October 31, and who knows where those words will lead you?

Congratulations Jordan and the Children's Room!

Jordan received a scholarship to attend the  19th annual Red Clover Conference and Children's Picture Book Award Ceremony in Fairlee, VT on October 8, 2014.  She learned new skills and came back with some great ideas for early literacy programming for children.  AND she also won a full set of the Red Clover Award nominated books - all 10!  We are busy processing and adding these books to the library catalog, but they are ready for your requests now.

Here is a link to the Red Clover website for more information.

Friends Book and Pie Sale a Big Success
Thanks to YOU!

Sunshine, books, pies, and smiles made for a very successful sale last Saturday.

Total from the book sale: $639.35

Total from the pie sale: $249.00

For a Grand Total of $898.35!

Thank you to everyone who helped sort, bake, set up, take down, make change, carry boxes, purchased books, bought pies and helped in anyway.  All proceeds from the sale help fund library programming and special projects. The new picnic table is the latest special project given to the Library by the Friends.

Click on the "Friends" tab to learn more about this wonderful community organization.

We Love Our Friends! 

Shakespeare Discussion Group
Oct 1 - Nov 5 at 6:30 pm

Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Are you scared of Shakespeare?  Bothered by the Bard's vocabulary? Put off by the poetry in his plays? The works of this Elizabethan playwright are easier to read and  understand  than you think. Join Patti Arrison for a six-week discussion group that will put your fears to  rest--except for those aroused by Macbeth

This story of magic, murder, and mayhem is perfect for dark fall nights. We will read one act a week, beginning with a brief introduction to iambic pentameter and ending with a movie night. Please call Nancy T. (802-674-2863) or Patti A. (802-263-9405) for more information. Copies of the book will be supplied.  Sign up is encouraged, but not required. Sign up here or at the library!