Update about the passing of Stephen Hawking at end of post. Since all of you are reading a library blog, I am assuming that all of you enjoy reading and understand how it can be a transformative experience. We can probably all remember one or two of our most favorite books from childhood- books that … More A Wrinkle in Time- Books that Transform
The McAllen Public Library is proud to announce our 2017 Youth Creative Writing Contest! All children and teens between the ages of 6 to 18 are invited to submit an original work on the theme “I want to build a better world because… .” Poetry of up to 20 lines and flash fiction (short stories … More 2017 Youth Creative Writing Contest
I recently read Curtis Sittenfeld’s new novel Eligible (which we have at the McAllen Public Library), and I loved it. Sittenfeld has a remarkable talent- ever since her first novel, Prep, which I also loved- for making the reader identify with her protagonist and relate to the story in a personal way, and yet also appeal … More A Tale as Old as Time
We are very excited to announce the winners and honorable mentions for the very first Creative Writing Contest for adults, hosted here at MPL. Submissions were reviewed anonymously by a panel of judges last week. Here’s what the judges had to say: Without further ado, we extend a big congratulations to our winners and honorable … More Announcing the winners of MPL’s Creative Writing Contest for adults!