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Celebrate National Novel Writing Month: Resources for Creative Writing

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This month’s Library Podcast focuses on creative writing, in celebration of the month-long writing challenge National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Each November, participants are challenged to write 50,000 words of a novel. Once finished, the work can be uploaded onto the NaNoWriMo website, which also features prompts, author speeches, and other assistance to help… read more >>

Try a Podcast While You’re Sheltering-in-Place


Looking for something to do while there is a stay-at-home situation? Try a podcast. Gina from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County OH has three podcast suggestions: The Big Loop, an anthology series with Paul Bae; The Black Tapes, a fictional series by Paul Bae and Terry Miles; and The Bright Sessions, a… read more >>