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Upcoming Events
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Date
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description

Friends of North Shelby Library are sponsoring this informative and enjoyable cocktail event. Get inspired for fall parties with new drink ideas from professional bartender and author, Clair McLafferty. Must be 21 or older to participate.  Registration Required. Registration preference given to Friends of North Shelby Library members - Friends please CALL to register. Contact Katie at 205.439.5540 or kguerin@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.


Location
Conference Room - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Ramey Channell will be discussing her books, The Witches of Moonlight Ridge and Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge. The author will be signing and selling her books after the discussion.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Shelby Library

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Date
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
When is the last time you colored for fun? Coloring books published for adults is a popular trend that has many emotional and creative benefits. Disconnect from your busy day and just color it out. We provide the pages, pens, colored pencils, wine and relaxation.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
When is the last time you colored for fun? Coloring books published for adults is a popular trend that has many emotional and creative benefits. Disconnect from your busy day and just color it out. We provide the pages, pens, colored pencils, wine and relaxation.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

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Date
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description

This November 4th, multi-award-winning YA author K. B. Hoyle returns to the North Shelby Library to teach a writing workshop on how to write a novel using the technique known as Literary Alchemy. Based in medieval practices, Literary Alchemy is the use of metallurgical imagery and symbols to instill meaning into a work, and has been practiced by some of the most successful authors of our time--including J. K. Rowling. Hoyle will go over the basics of the three stages of Literary Alchemy, how to structure a novel using this method, and when (and why) you should consider doing so. This workshop will be particularly applicable for the struggling novelist, for those who love literature and method writing, and for writers of speculative genres. Come with pen and paper or a laptop prepared to learn something new and to practice what you learn. 

This event marks the kick off for National Novel Writing Month! The North Shelby Library is providing a 'Write In' space every Monday in November from 4pm-8pm. So come and get inspired by K.B. Hoyle and start/finish that novel. 

Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 06, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The North Shelby Library is providing a place for participants of national Novel Writing Month to come and write! Please bring your laptop or your preferred writing instruments. Snacks will be provided. For more information on National Novel Writing Month and how to participate, please visit nanowrimo.org.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
The basics of navigating and searching the Internet for those with little to no experience. 

A $5 deposit is required for all technology classes. The deposit will be returned upon attendance.
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
An introduction to the word processing program, Microsoft Word. Learn how to create a simple document, edit and format text, correct spelling errors, and adjust the margins.  We will also cover how to save, print and open files and formatting such as columns, borders, page breaks and more.

A $5.00 deposit is required for this class. The deposit will be refunded when you attend class or cancel at least 24 hours in advance.
Location
2nd Floor Public Computers B
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Susan Reynolds will be leading this program on genealogy. This is a program for those just beginning their genealogy journey. She will discuss best practices and how to avoid certain problems.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 13, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The North Shelby Library is providing a place for participants of national Novel Writing Month to come and write! Please bring your laptop or your preferred writing instruments. Snacks will be provided. For more information on National Novel Writing Month and how to participate, please visit nanowrimo.org.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This class will cover entering text and numbers, formatting text and performing mathematical calculations. We will also formatting and working with multiple sheets and charts.

$5.00 deposit is required upon registration. Deposit will be returned upon class attendance.
Location
2nd Floor Public Computers A
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
NSL Book Club Page
MEET:
Every 3rd Thursday 10:30ish to 12ish

WHERE: Library Conference Room (upstairs in Business Office )unless otherwise noted
BOOKS: Fiction and non-fiction books are typically selected at least 6 months in advance. Books are chosen by group members

RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS: To have read the book (or at least attempted) and participate in the discussion. Food items are also a nice treat.
What we're about: We are a casual group that likes to get together to talk about books in addition to our discussion about the book of the month.  The books we choose to read are varied in subject matter and emotional depth.  We try to choose books that will incite discussion.  If this sounds like the group for you grab our book of the month and join us.
Books We've Read:
Check out our bookshelf at GoodReads
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
For more information please contact friendsofnorthshelbylibrary@gmail.com. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Shelby Library

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Date
Monday, November 20, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The North Shelby Library is providing a place for participants of national Novel Writing Month to come and write! Please bring your laptop or your preferred writing instruments. Snacks will be provided. For more information on National Novel Writing Month and how to participate, please visit nanowrimo.org.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

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Date
Monday, November 27, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The North Shelby Library is providing a place for participants of national Novel Writing Month to come and write! Please bring your laptop or your preferred writing instruments. Snacks will be provided. For more information on National Novel Writing Month and how to participate, please visit nanowrimo.org.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

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Date
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
When is the last time you colored for fun? Coloring books published for adults is a popular trend that has many emotional and creative benefits. Disconnect from your busy day and just color it out. We provide the pages, pens, colored pencils, wine and relaxation.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

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Reviews
Title
Cooking Spirits: An Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Mystery (The Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Mysteries Book 1)
Author
Joanne Pence
Review
This book was not written as if it was the 1st book in the series. The characters are not well developed, and we only have to guess at certain things in the past that the author should have explained. I guess since I got it for free it was worth it.
Title
My Name is Malala
Author
Malala Yousafzai
Review
This book is a hard read for many reasons. Obviously because of Malala's story and the fact that the violence that she endured happened to her at such a young age, but also because of the story of how fundamentalism in her religious culture spread like a violent disease so quickly through uneducated people who just needed something to cling too.

Having grown up in a fundamentalist Christian culture, I couldn't ignore the glaring similarities between the two fundamentalist sects of such opposed religions. Much of what she described about how the Taliban took control was very parallel to the fundamentalism found in many Christian groups (not all). So much of it founded in laymen studies, and not true education.

This book cracked open my perspective on the events in the Middle East and the issues that the people of the area have faced in the last 15 to 20 years. Here in the west so many are quick to lump muslims all into one category when truly that is not the case. Malala's story is one of backbone and bravery when it came to speaking out against the misuse of religion to control a group of people while still holding to her faith.

This is one more book this summer that really shows that when you get down to the nuts and bolts, we really aren't all that different.