After being home sick for most of May, June, July and August, it feels good to return to work (mostly full-time). I’ve been rattling around a few program ideas in my brain and here’s what I’ve decided to try hosting this fall:
On Wednesday afternoons, I’m offering a virtual creative writing program where teens can explore new writing styles, topics and ideas in a supportive environment. There will be poetry, short stories, flash fiction, etc.
For the rest of 2022, I’m hosting a monthly virtual book discussion group that focuses on banned/challenged books. This month we’re reading and talking about Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. In October, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. In November, Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. And for December, The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta. We’ll address where and why these titles have been banned/challenged, how they feel about reading them and if they agree with book bans.
At least one of my regular programs will remain virtual, but at some point this fall, I would like to start a weekly in-person board game program.
I welcome any ideas or questions regarding my plans!
One response to “My Fall Programming Plan”
I’m just curious about what the turnout is for your online book discussions. What size population do you serve? I’m from a fairly large urban library system and find teens just haven’t been drawn to online book discussions. Wonder if it’s a system size question or if it’s that your topic is of particular interest.