Winter Writing Contest

open notebook with pen, text OCPL Adult writers' group winter writing contest 2018

The Adult Writers' Group is sponsoring a flash fiction writing contest for all ages. Entries may be submitted Jan. 3rd-Jan. 26th. Winning entries will be published at the end of February. Entries must be submitted electronically in order to be considered (PDF or .doc files) and must fit the criteria for their age category.

Prompts & criteria:
For writers aged 12 years and younger:  Please submit a creative essay (500 words or less) with the opening line “The best thing to do on a winter day is…”
Writers aged 13 years and older: Please submit a flash fiction composition (2,000 words or less) with the following criteria:

  • theme must be winter
  • a ticket of some kind must appear in the story
  • story must contain the line “to put it another way…”.

Judging for this prompt will be split into two categories; ages 13-18, and 18 and older.

Submit your story here.

 

Get Graphic NEW PROGRAM!
Are you an adult who loves anime or comic books? Join an informal discussion group of like-minded individuals! We’ll meet once a month to discuss favorite series, new books, and random nerdery. Register online at bit.ly/GetGraphicOCPL

Gold club

Journaling in the New Year
Thursday, January 11th, 10am, Main Library

Learn different journaling techniques and start a memory helping habit for 2018.

The Gold Club is a program for seniors at the Main Library. Every 2nd Thursday of the month, come to the library for tea & a special presentation.

 

mystery society

The Mystery Society is an adult book club run by the library that features mystery books old and new. Sign up to receive a copy of the month's book and then join us for discussion and detection!

Wednesday, February 7th, 10am, Main Library:
The City & the City by China Mieville

Registration is required. Sign up here.

 

Movies at the Library

Come enjoy a free movie for grownups at the Main Library each month! Every third Thursday, we'll feature a new release movie. Free popcorn will be provided.

Thursday, January 25th, 6pm: Loving Vincent (Rated PG-13)

 

knitting nights

Tuesday, February 13th, 6pm

Are you a knitter? A crocheter? A (rug) hooker? Do you want to learn how to do any of those things? Drop in the Main Library. Bring your own projects to work on and show off, or come and use supplies provided to start your own fiber obsession. The library will provide hot beverages, yarn, needles, and instruction for beginners. No registration required for this event; adults only.

 

Dungeons and Bookworms

Do you long to pick up your sword and slay dragons, or wield your magic for the good of the realm? This adult Pathfinder RPG group is for you! No experience needed, but registration is required. Space is limited. Email bethanym@oldhampl.org if you are interested in joining.

 

adult writers' group

Meet other local writers for a weekly writing group to meet at the Main Library in LaGrange. Come share something you’ve written, or take advantage of the Library atmosphere to get some writing done. We'll have writing prompts each week to get you started. Writers of all genres and experience welcome! Group meets periodic Saturdays; check the calendar for specific dates.

open game day

Saturday, January 13th, 1-5pm, Main Library

Drop in the Main Library during Open Game Days for tabletop fun! We have over 100 different board games to choose from. Learn a new game or play an old favorite. This event is family friendly; children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Career Assistance from Kentuckiana Works

Looking for a new job? Representatives from Kentuckian Works will be at the Main Library every Friday from 10-2pm, and Wednesdays from 9:30-3:30pm. Weekly sessions will include workshops on resume building, networking, linkedin, job search assistance and more.