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August 2017 News and Events from Glendale Public Library

Two Writer in Residence Programs in August

Glendale Public Library's Writer in Residence, Aprilynne Pike, is offering two programs for aspiring authors in August.

On Monday, August 14, at 6 PM at the Main Library, Aprilynne will discuss "Writing Unrealistic Dialogue" with teens and adults. Learn the art of writing dialogue that snaps and sparkles, and why it should never truly be “realistic.” Warning: this program contains speech tags, pronouns, body language, and a distinct lack of niceties! Register for this event by clicking here.

"When I Grow Up I Want to Write Books" is Aprilynne's second program for August. This interactive session, on Saturday, August 26, at 1 PM at the Foothills Branch Library, will present a practical look at what life as a professional author is like, what people think vs. reality, what sort of money you’re really looking at, and what college path might help you. To register for this session, click here.

You can also get expert advice on your writing by booking a one-on-one appointment with Aprilynne Pike at the Main Library. The Writer in Residence office hours are on Saturdays from 12-2 PM or Mondays from 2-4 PM. Book an appointment by calling 623-930-3530 or by stopping by the Ask Here desk.

Critically acclaimed and a #1 New York Times best-selling author, Aprilynne Pike has been spinning tales since she was a child with a hyperactive imagination. At age 20, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. She is the author of the best-selling Wings series and the recently-released and well-reviewed Glitter. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and four kids.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Back to School: Resources for Adult Learners

Did you know that a full 71% of college attendees are non-traditional learners? Glendale Public Library has free resources for adult learners at all levels!

Brainfuse Online Tutoring offers live chat homework help for every grade and subject from Kindergarten through college. Brainfuse also provides résumé services, live assistance with Microsoft Office products and language education help. Services are offered in English and Spanish every day from 1-10 PM.

LearningExpress Library is an online learning solution that provides users, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles — all developed by expert academic and industry professionals.

Khan Academy features expert-created content and resources for every subject and level.

To access these resources, visit http://bit.ly/gpleducation

Storytime Vacation!

The Storytimes at the Glendale Public Library will be taking a little vacation. Storytimes end Thursday, August 3, and will return Tuesday, September 5.

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