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November Events & Activities at RPL
Holiday Closure
The Library will close early on Wednesday, November 24 at 6p.

The Library will be closed Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. 


We will re-open to the public on Saturday, November 27 at 9:30a.
Adult Programs
National Novel Writing Month is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Well-known authors post "pep-talks" to keep the participants motivated throughout the process.

To participate in this event, visit NaNoWriMo and set up an account.

Every story matters. Let's start writing yours.
Join us on Thursday, November 4, at 6:30p to sample coffees from around the globe, learn about their origins, and see which coffees pair best with different foods. This program is not intended for children. Teens are welcome.
Join us for a FREE Medicare educational meeting on Friday, November 5 and November 19, at 10a to better understand topics like: 
  • How and when do I enroll in Medicare?
  • What are the health plans and coverage choices?
  • Do I qualify for extra help with premiums?
This program will repeat on Friday, December 3 and December 17 at 10a.
Resume Assistance: Learn how to build and format a professional resume on Saturday, November 6, at 2p.

FAFSA Filing: Learn how to file for federal financial student aid to access grants and student loans for college on Saturday, November 13, at 2p.

Interview 101: Learn how to compose yourself, how to answer questions, and what to wear to job interviews on Saturday, November 20, at 2p.
Free tutoring is available for people who want help preparing for the GED test. Sessions are scheduled according to student need and tutor availability. Registration is required. For more information please contact Constance Whalon at cwhalon@rowlett.com or 972-463-3971.
Free ESL classes are available for non-English speakers who are beginners, intermediate, or more advanced. For more information or to register, contact Constance Whalon at cwhalon@rowlett.com or 972-463-3971.
Upcoming Programs
Is your family looking to plan a Disney trip in the near future? Confused on where to start? Join us on Thursday, December 9 at 6:30p as we teach you tips and tricks to make your next Disney trip more magical.
 
Registration for this event is preferred, but not required. Those who pre-register will be guaranteed materials. To pre-register for this event, click HERE.

This is an adult program. No childcare will be provided.
Children & Teen Programs
Winter Reading is coming soon! Starting November 20th, readers of all ages can earn book tags by reading for 20 minutes a day. More details about this program will be made available closer to this time on our social media pages and website, as well as in the Library.

Pre-registration for this program is preferred, but not required. To pre-register for this program, click HERE.
If you write every day for a month, at the end of 30 days, you will have written enough for a short story. On November 1, join Rowlett Public Library for the online Young Writers Program of NaNoWriMo to get started on you writing!

Tweens and teens, ages 10 to 18, are invited to register and participate in the Screaming Eagles Classroom with a goal is 250 words a day for a total of 7500 words. 

Join us online at ywp.nanowrimo.org
Classroom: Screaming Eagles
Classroom Code: WEJCYPFR

In-person workshops for this event will take place on
November 3, 10, and 17 from 4:30p-5:30p.
THERE WILL BE NO STORYTIMES OR CLUBS THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING
Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime: A 20-minute lapsit storytime featuring developmentally appropriate board books, rhymes, and movement encouraging early literacy for infants 0-18 months. If children can walk steadily, then we suggest Family Storytime. Caregivers also learn valuable information on how to continue building literacy at home. 
 
Family Storytime: For children of all ages who can actively engage. This interactive storytime with books, music, and movement is a high engagement storytime that instills the love of literacy and the Library at an early age. Caregivers also learn valuable information on how to continue building literacy at home. Thursday is a repeat of Wednesday’s program. 
Be-Tweens: Participants explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with hands-on activities and crafts. This program is for school age students 10-12. 

WOW: Participants explore a variety of subjects and interests to stimulate their minds.  This program is for school age students 13-18.

Rovers: Participants explore the wide world through reading, STEM, and innovation. This program is for school age students 6-9. 
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