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In addition to traditional author visits, we regularly offer programs specific to writing. Programs are offered throughout the year at many library location including the annual Local Authors & You — a gathering where aspiring writers have the opportunity to meet and work with local published authors as well as learn the tools of the trade.

NaNoWriMo at the County Library

Interested in writing a novel? Now is the time to start!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and the County Library is hosting prep workshops through the month of October and write-in sessions for adults and teens in November. 

Find a workshop or write-in session near you. 

Local Authors & You
Local authors and you

More than 70 published authors will provide free writing workshops, book signings and discussions at the fourth-annual Local Authors & You event November 3-4 at the Library’s Viridian Event Center.

National Book Award finalist and local author Sara Zarr will kick off the event at a keynote and reception on Friday, November 3, at 7 pm. Reserve your place at the reception today!

On Saturday, aspiring writers will have the opportunity to learn from published adult, teen and children’s authors. Workshop topics include writing short stories, character development and independent and self-publishing.

See the list of participating authors.
See the workshop schedule.

DATE: Friday, November 3, at 7 pm and Saturday, November 4, from 1-5 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center


Picture Book Party with Jean Reagan
Picture Book Party

READ and TALK with author Jean Reagan
MAKE crafts
WRITE books
PLAY with other kids
ENJOY yummy treats

Author Jean Reagan will read from her best-selling "How To" picture books series, including the Beehive Book Award winning, “How to Babysit a Grandma” at the County Library's Picture Book Party.

We will make party hats, have a dress-up station with a photo booth, boogie at a kids' dance party, read in super cool tents, and enjoy a special treat with lots of sprinkles! We might also be able to catch Santa…

DATE: Monday, November 13
TIME: 6:30-8pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center