"Create Your own Mystery" with author Jeannette de Beauvoir. Ever wonder how mystery authors come up with their plots, characters, red herrings? Wonder no more: this is your chance to participate in the making of a mystery! Audience members help supply the victim(s), the protagonist, the sidekick, the red herring, and the murderer… and will eventually put the entire story together. Throughout the event, Jeannette uses these categories to weave in information about the genre and the craft: the difference between a cozy mystery and a procedural, the importance of sense of place, the formation of character, and the plot—which most certainly will include a twist. In less than 80 minutes you’ll have created a (semi)-coherent story to rival Agatha Christie—but having a lot more fun than Agatha ever did! Will everyone weave together a spooky story aboard a midnight train, a hilarious mix-up in an old castle, or perhaps strange comings and goings in a haunted mansion? To find out, bring your imagination and sense of fun to the virtual mystery room! Registration is required. This virtual program is limited to 25 participants. This event is part of our 125th anniversary celebration.
Jeannette de Beauvoir is an author, editor and writing teacher whose characters uncover truths and occasional dark secrets via mystery, historical, and literary fiction. Her work has been translated into 12 languages and she has been a Booksense Book-of-the-Year finalist. Visit her website at https://www.jeannettedebeauvoir.com.
Nursery Rhyme Snacktime for Parents and Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers - Nursery rhymes are bite-sized learning opportunities for young children as they develop language and early literacy skills. Join Leah and other families as we use a snack break to feed our child’s mind as well as their body through nursery rhymes, songs, and short stories. In just a short check-in we will build up your nursery rhyme repertoire, share snack ideas, and have lots of silly laughs. Registration is required to receive Zoom link to join.
The Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited. Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chat & Chew for Gr. 3 & 4 - Students can grab their lunch and join us for a book-to-film discussion of the featured title, Nim’s Island. Books are available at the EPL and should be read prior to the meeting date. Registration is required to receive Zoom link to join, first five registered participants will receive the book to keep for their home library.