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Dream Keepers Classes at Your Library!

Welcome, Dream Keepers! Fall classes have started--and we'd love to have you to stop by and create! We meet at the library and use words and art to make sense of the world. 

Each week, I bring a project or prompt for writers to work with. But you are welcome to bring your own ideas and projects. One of our Dream Keepers is writing a novel! Another is using photoshop to learn how to design books. I look forward to seeing what YOU will create with your imagination!
Mitchell Street Branch903 West Historic Mitchell Street 4:30-6:00 PM We meet in the library's Makerspace downstairs. Join us to create something with words, art, and more!
September 4, 17 October 1, 15 November 6, 19 December 4, 8



Capitol Drive Branch3969 N 74th Street 4:00-5:30 PM We meet in the children's area of the library.
September 10, 24 October 8, 22 November 12, 26 December 10, 17
Can't wait to see you at the library!


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Map Your Life by Rochelle Melander


I love maps: old maps, new maps, digital, paper, hand-made and computer generated. I love to study maps and imagine trips. I also like to make maps. As a writer, I often create maps for the fictional worlds I write about. I love knowing where my characters live, how they get to the library and the grocery store, and where their favorite hangouts are. With a map, I can better write about their adventures.

I also love mapping ideas and feelings. Several years ago, I learned how to use mind mapping to record information, explore ideas, and develop stories. I turn to mind mapping when I have a story to write but I don't know where I'm going with it. It helps me organize my ideas--and often the process helps me uncover new ideas and connections.

In My Map Book, Sara Fanelli has created a child's world with maps. The book includes maps of external places like the child's bedroom, neighborhood, and route to school. And it includes maps of i…

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