November is National Novel Writing Month... NaNoWriMo!
The NaNoWriMo organization is a nonprofit that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.
Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel. Oh, and best of all, it’s free!
NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH HAS A PLACE @ OCEANSIDE LIBRARY! On Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21, from 7:00p.m.- 8:00 p.m. write among others, talk about new projects and feel inspired! We will have a station to register for NaNoWriMo on their website. For more information on this initiative visit www.nanowrimo.org or click the button below.
"Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, How Not to Die Alone is the bighearted debut novel we all need, for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, it's a story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose."
Check out your copy today and join us for our next online book discussion Wednesday November 6 at 7:30pm. Go to our Facebook page, All About Books, for the link to the chat room.
We'll see you there! Happy Reading!
Reading is personal and private endeavor, but sometimes you want more than your book-club schmoozing outing. If you’re like us at Oceanside, we want more of the things we love— reading!
Check out the sites that we visit often! Find out what’s happening in the literary world. Read essays and short stories from emerging writers. Feel inspired to create your own story. Explore as a reader, because there are other people who vibe with you!
Literary Hub is an organizing principle in the service of literary culture, a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas and richness of contemporary literary life. There is more great literary content online than ever before, but it is scattered, easily lost—with the help of its editorial partners, Lit Hub is a site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books.
Electric Literature is a nonprofit digital publisher with the mission to make literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. We are committed to publishing work that is intelligent and unpretentious, elevating new voices, and examining how literature and storytelling can help illuminate social justice issues and current events. We are particularly interested in writing that operates at the intersection of different cultures, genres, and media.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love
Book Riot is the largest independent editorial book site in North America, and home to a host of media, from podcasts to newsletters to original content, all designed around diverse readers and across all genres. dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. We began with the goal of leading a new discussion around books, readers, and publishing. Individually and collaboratively, we do the work each day to innovate fresh content and services to our readers, amplify marginalized voices, and challenge ourselves and our community to be inclusive.
For anyone who LOVES young adult books. Barnes & Noble blog provides lists, articles, interviews and has a podcast on all things YA.
Oceanside Library All About Book
Check out our facebook page for upcoming books discussions and reading programs.
Did you love it? Are you a fan of this fictitious band like we are? If you just can't get enough of Daisy Jones & the Six, check out this great reading list compiled just for fans like you. Click the images for a link to our catalog. Printable bookmarks are available at the information desk to! Rock on, fellow readers!
Bestselling Author, Jill Santopolo, Visits Oceanside!
Last night, Oceanside welcomed New York Times bestselling author, Jill Santopolo, to talk about her novels. Jill spoke to attendees about her inspiration, writing process, and how storytelling can unite us. There was a special meet and greet for VIP reviewers, and closed with several raffle drawings. Most of the raffles contained certificates from our sponsors and books by popular authors.
We would like to thank the VIP reviewers and book lovers for coming to the event in the rain! We would also like to thank the Friends of the library for selling Jill books for patrons to have autographed. Thank you to all who attended!
If you've submitted at least 2 book Rate & Reviews, then you have received an email invitation to the VIP event on August 7 with author Jill Santopolo. Please click on the link in the email to RSVP or call the contact number to RSVP by phone. RSVP's must be received by Friday, August 2. If you haven't received an email, or you do not have an email address, then you would have received a phone call from Briana, our Summer Reading Librarian. Please remember that you must RSVP in order to be on our list at the door that evening. It's going to be a great evening! See you all then!
Happy 4th of July! Are you reading? We know you are...
This year's Summer Reading Club is breaking records, my friends! To date we have over 350 participants with over 400 book reviews submitted. THANK YOU!!! Each week, as you enter your book reviews, you are entered into our raffle drawing. We've given out three beautiful baskets so far. Be sure to visit our local sponsors who donated some of these great prizes.
If you're looking for some of the hot new books, be sure to check out our "Rapid Reads" display on the first floor by our check out desk. We are ordering new titles all the time. These books cannot be placed on hold and are checked out for 2 weeks.
Do you want to know what our staff recommends you should read? Check out our new "Staff Picks" display by the front door. Here you'll find some of our personal favorites with our names on them too, so you'll know who to ask for more like-minded suggestions.
Be sure to check out our upcoming programs as well - There is so much to do at the Oceanside Library this summer!
Does summertime make you want to read every new book you can get your hands on? We know the feeling... so we introduce to you "Rapid Reads". These books are our most popular titles. They cannot be held and are loaned for two weeks so you can breeze through them and start on the next! Challenge yourself and see how many you can read this summer. There is something for everyone!
Thank you to all those who visited us on Sunday for our kick off to summer event! It was a great day! Congratulations to Shelly who won our Sign Up Event raffle that included two new books and some great summer gear! Would you like to be a winner too? Be sure to Rate and Review the books you are reading weekly. Then, you are entered into our weekly raffles. The next chance to win is this Friday!