Today is St. Patrick’s Day, the day that many Americans recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the Irish to our nation’s history and culture. We tend to wear green, go to parades and festivals for some craic (“fun” in modern Irish), and perhaps drink a green beverage or two——but have you ever read a novel by … Read the rest
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Earlier this month, widely known author Michael Crichton died at the age of 66, after a battle with cancer. His novels are wildly popular and often adapted into film versions, such as Jurassic Park and Disclosure, while his ventures into television——he created the award-winning ER in 1994——have often been just … Read the rest
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This November is the Tenth Annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and the Roanoke Public Libraries have issued a challenge to Roanokers——to write a 50,000 word novel in a month! You heard that right!
To help feed your creative fires, check out these books on creative writing available in the Brown Library:
This image was downloaded, with permission, from the Dayton Metro Library East Branch’s page on Flickr.
According to the American Library Association, Banned Books Week “celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of … Read the rest