November is National Novel Writing Month. The stage is set at your library for anyone who wants to write that work of fiction that people are waiting for. Read on …
“World War Two Portrait Journey — An Odyssey Across America”: 1-6 p.m. Nov 4 and 18. Chris Demarest, an artist in residence, started a series of WWII portraits in 2011. Watch as he paints a portrait, or bring your own WWII photograph to share.
Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 and 14. Early literacy learning fun. Lots of movement, songs, stories, and rhymes designed to build letter knowledge, vocabulary, and narrative skills.
Baby Storytime: 1 p.m. Nov 7 and 14. Early literacy learning fun. Lots movement, songs, stories, and rhymes designed to build letter knowledge, vocabulary, and narrative skills.
NaNoWriMo Write In: 4-6 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, 21, and 28. Do you have a book waiting to be written with characters ready to burst onto the page? Make November your month of creative commitment, pack up your writing tools and join us Monday afternoons for two hours of uninterrupted writing time. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Light snacks will be provided.
Kingston Writers Group: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Enjoy a friendly, supportive atmosphere to encourage writing.
A Year in the Northwest Garden: 10 a.m. Nov. 9, discuss the wonders and challenges of gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Each month covers a new gardening topic and features examples of in season plants.
Kingston Friends of the Library Meeting: 10 a.m. Nov. 14. The Kingston Friends support the library and meet in the Friends of the Library Meeting Room on the second Monday of each month (except August and December).
Kingston Friends of the Library hosts author Jonathan Evison: 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Village Green Community Center to read from and talk about his books.
Teen Advisory Board: 3 p.m. Nov. 18. Join TAB, a leadership group for teens to help shape the library. Express your interests, develop leadership skills, help plan and implement special events and earn volunteer credit for school. Snacks provided. Grades 7-12.
Teen STEM Open Lab: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Welcome to Open Lab for a different STEM challenge every month. Think, build, explore and play.
Classics Bookgroup: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. “The Moonstone” by Wilkie Collins.
Little Boston branch
Crafternoon: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Bring your craft projects or try one of ours.
Family Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15. Join us for early literacy learning fun. Lots of full body movement, songs, stories, and rhymes designed to build letter knowledge, vocabulary, and narrative skills.
Family STEM: 3:30-5 p.m Nov. 8. STEM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The whole family can explore a different STEM topic each month with hands-on activities.
“World War Two Portrait Journey — An Odyssey Across America”: 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 12 and 26. Inspired by a black-and-white photograph, Chris Demarest, artist in residence, painted a portrait of a WWII fighter pilot. He then began traveling across the country to share his work. Watch Chris as he paints a portrait, or share your WWII memory.
For updated event information, check our website, www.KRL.org, or call us at 360-297-3330.
Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day and Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving. See
you at the library!
— Tomi Whalen is manager of the Kitsap Regional Library, Kingston and Little Boston branches. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.