Start: 11:00 am
Every Friday between 11:00 and 11:30 we host a children’s storytime here at the Firehouse. We’ve got Firehouse trivia, activities, and lots of fun stories to share. All ages are welcome.
Start: 5:00 pm
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and we are excited to help support our local writers! Every autumn thousands of people take on the challenge of writing an entire 50k work novel in just one month. To support these brave souls we are donating our event space for write-ins every Friday this November from 5 pm until closing time at 9 pm. So grab your pens and your laptops and join us – we have participants right here in the store, both veteran and new to the experience. To learn more about the international celebration that is NaNoWriMo visit their website at <a href="http://www.nanowrimo.org">www.nanowrimo.org</a> or stop in and ask someone at the store.
Start: 6:00 pm
Join us to discuss Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel, American Born Chinese. Jin Wang starts at a new school where he’s the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn’t want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because he’s in love with an all-American girl. Danny is an all-American boy: great at basketball, popular with the girls. But his obnoxious Chinese cousin Chin-Kee’s annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Danny’s reputation at school, leaving him with no choice but to transfer somewhere he can start all over again. The Monkey King has lived for thousands of years and mastered the arts of kung fu and the heavenly disciplines. He’s ready to join the ranks of the immortal gods in heaven. But there’s no place in heaven for a monkey. Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? They’re going to have to find a way—if they want fix the disasters their lives have become. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.