Author panel 11/13/19

November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo, apparently. Apparently, I can’t read, since I went to the wrong room first, even though its correct location was clearly marked.

The library hosted a panel of writers talking about writing process and what it takes to write 50,000 words a month.

The three authors talked about their various writing techniques, and, while each was different, they have all learned the same thing. Each book needs a different technique.

It was a wonderful presentation, but I had to leave before the end. The part that I saw had a lot of valuable information.

There’s more information on NaNoWriMo.org, but I haven’t checked it out yet.

Alcatraz Occupation 1969

The San Francisco library is having exhibits honoring the 1969 native American occupation. I went to two of the talks, and I looked at two of the exhibits. There are two more that I haven’t gotten to. I am learning a lot that I wasn’t expecting to learn. I am amazed that a lot of this stuff wasn’t taught in school, and if it was, it was taught with a biased slant.

I plan on going back and finishing the other two exhibits.

I found this at the Sunset library. I need to look into it, too.

I have found all of this information fascinating. History that I had no knowledge of.

Ortega library branch

ORTEGA (415) 355-5700
3223 Ortega St. (at 39th Ave.) 94122
M: 10-6; Tu: 10-6; W: 1-9; Th: 12-9; F: 1-6;
Sat: 10-6; Sun: 1-5

27 branches

I came here for an event about Alcatraz. I went early to get things done. There is plenty of seating, but, with the middle school and high school right up the street and around the corner, it was full of kids. Loud kids. Free babysitting until the parents get off work?

The event was being held in “the meeting room” but I couldn’t find the meeting room when I arrived. I did find the bathroom immediately, thank goodness. I asked the librarian where the meeting room is, and she pointed to the room labeled “programs.” She seemed surprised that I didn’t immediately know that the meeting room wasn’t labeled “meeting room.”

Other than the kids after school, this a nice place to sit and read. There are plenty of places for adults to sit, unlike the Parkside branch. I had to wait a little while for a table with a plug to charge my kindle,but it wasn’t long. The kids cleared out by around 5:15, so it wasn’t bad at all.