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Children's Summer Reading Kick-off

Professional Storyteller Glen Gilliam will be sharing "Mr. Silly Gilly Dreams Big" in the downtown park (100 S. Main) for the library's Children Summer Reading Opening Party.  Bring blankets, chairs and sunscreen.
Tue. 12 Jun, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Day until June 13, 2012

Children's Summer Reading Kick-off

Professional Storyteller Glen Gilliam will be sharing "Mr. Silly Gilly Dreams Big" in the downtown park (100 S. Main) for the library's Children Summer Reading Opening Party.  Bring blankets, chairs and sunscreen.
Wed. 13 Jun, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Day until June 13, 2012

Professional Writers Series

Pleasant Grove City Library presents: 2012 Professional Writers Series

Come meet local authors from a variety of genres. These authors will share their views on the creative process. Discover what makes a storyline, how to write historical fiction and what drives writers. You could come away from this exceptional series with a new sense of purpose and direction, not to mention ideas that should spark your imagination for days to come.

Mark your calendars for all these free presentations now! Each presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the lowest level of the library. There will be a Q&A after each session.

berinstephens1.jpgWhat Makes a Good Story and How to Avoid Time Gangsters

June 14, 7:00 P.M.

Berin Stephens grew up in Chugiak, Alaska. He is a professional saxophone performer and teacher and is the saxophone instructor at Utah Valley University. His first book, The Dragon War Relic, is a young adult fantasy/sci-fi/comedy. Time Gangsters came out in 2012 and is a middle grade urban fantasy about two kids using magical Egyptian coins to deal with time-traveling gangsters from 1927. Berin currently lives in Orem, Utah with his wife, five kids, dog, cat, and aloe plant. For more information, you can visit berinstephens.com.



elana-johnson.pngBack Stage Writing Pass with Elana Johnson

July 19, 7:00 P.M.

This presentation is geared toward teens, but everyone is welcome.

Elana Johnson’s debut novel, Possession, published by Simon & Schuster, is available now everywhere books are sold. The second book in the series, Surrender, comes out on June 5, 2012. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for free download on her website: www.elanajohnson.com.



angie-lofthouse.jpgWriting Short Stories with Angie Lofthouse

August 16, 7:00 P.M.

Angie Lofthouse has published a dozen sci-fi and fantasy short stories in such publications as NFG, AlienSkin, Amazing Journeys, The Sword Review, Dragons, Knights and Angels, Irreantum, and Unparalleled Journeys. She is an editor for Mindflights Magazine. Her sci-fi adventure novel, Defenders of the Covenant, will be out in March 2012.
She lives in a little canyon in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with her family of writers, artists, singers, composers, illustrators and musicians.

Heather Moore

September 10, 7:00 P.M.

 

Cindy Hogan

October 18, 7:00 P.M.

 

How To Be An Idea Factory with Karen Hoover

November 15, 7:00 P.M.

Thu. 14 Jun, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Professional Writers Workshop

Pleasant Grove City Library presents: 2012 Professional Writers Series

Come meet local authors from a variety of genres. These authors will share their views on the creative process. Discover what makes a storyline, how to write historical fiction and what drives writers. You could come away from this exceptional series with a new sense of purpose and direction, not to mention ideas that should spark your imagination for days to come.

Mark your calendars for all these free presentations now! Each presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the lowest level of the library. There will be a Q&A after each session.

elana-johnson.pngBack Stage Writing Pass with Elana Johnson

July 19, 7:00 P.M.

This presentation is geared toward teens, but everyone is welcome.

Elana Johnson’s debut novel, Possession, published by Simon & Schuster, is available now everywhere books are sold. The second book in the series, Surrender, comes out on June 5, 2012. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for free download on her website: www.elanajohnson.com.



angie-lofthouse.jpgWriting Short Stories with Angie Lofthouse

August 16, 7:00 P.M.

Angie Lofthouse has published a dozen sci-fi and fantasy short stories in such publications as NFG, AlienSkin, Amazing Journeys, The Sword Review, Dragons, Knights and Angels, Irreantum, and Unparalleled Journeys. She is an editor for Mindflights Magazine. Her sci-fi adventure novel, Defenders of the Covenant, will be out in March 2012.
She lives in a little canyon in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with her family of writers, artists, singers, composers, illustrators and musicians.

Heather Moore

September 10, 7:00 P.M.

 

Cindy Hogan

October 18, 7:00 P.M.

 

How To Be An Idea Factory with Karen Hoover

November 15, 7:00 P.M.

Thu. 19 Jul, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Local Authors Book Signing Event


On August 1 at 7 p.m., PGCL will host a local authors book signing. This event is free and open to all. You can find more information here. Authors include:


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Tristi Pinkston





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Julie Coulter Bellon







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Nichole Giles




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Angie Lofthouse





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Monique Bucheger







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H.B. Moore






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Rachelle Christensen





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Heather Justesen






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Andrea Pearson





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Loralee Evans






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Suze Reese




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Julie Ford













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LL Muir
Wed. 1 Aug, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Internet Safety Forum

This course will explain the truth of many dangers on the Internet such as Viruses, Spyware and Phishing Scams.  You will learn ways to protect yourself and your family from these dangers by using tools that can be readily available to anyone. The speaker will also share some tips and tricks to help you everyday to browse the Internet with confidence. This event takes place on September 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the library.

Speaker Bio:
Jonathon Lancaster is a technology guru with over five years experience in teaching, troubleshooting and repairing electronics; which includes PCs, tablets, smartphones and more. He loves to stay on top of the latest technology and studies networking, web development and programming.  He has been married to his beautiful wife Ginger for five years and has two wonderful kids, Maddy and Ben. 
Thu. 13 Sep, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Basic Computer Class - Intro to the Internet

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Do you or someone you know want to learn more about computers or the Internet? PGCL is now offering basic computer classes.

Basic Computer Classes

The following classes are free but class size is limited. Call or come to the library to sign up for these classes.

Introduction to the Internet

Friday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn how to search the Internet, find specific documents, images and much more! This class is for the beginning computer user and gives students the basic skills needed for Internet use. Attendees of this class need to know how to use a mouse. This class is limited to 10 people.

Communicating with E-mail

Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn how use an e-mail account and send attachments. Please come prepared with a working email account and verify before the class that you can log in. If you need assistance setting an email account up, please ask for help at the desk. Attendees of this class need to know how to use a mouse. This class is limited to 6 people.

Using Overdrive Digital Library

Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn the how to search for and download eBooks from Overdrive Digital Library. You are welcome to bring your own device. There will be time after class for any questions and personal help. This class is limited to 10 people.

 

Fri. 14 Sep, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Professional Writers Series

Pleasant Grove City Library presents: 2012 Professional Writers Series

Come meet local authors from a variety of genres. These authors will share their views on the creative process. Discover what makes a storyline, how to write historical fiction and what drives writers. You could come away from this exceptional series with a new sense of purpose and direction, not to mention ideas that should spark your imagination for days to come.

Mark your calendars for all these free presentations now! Each presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the lowest level of the library. There will be a Q&A after each session.


heather-mooresmall.jpgHeather Moore - The Publication Path: From First Draft to Book Release

September 20, 7:00 P.M.

Heather B. Moore is the award-winning author of several historical novels which are set in Ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She is not old and doesn’t remember the time period, so Google.com has become a great friend. Although she has spent several years living in the Middle East, she prefers to forget the smells. Heather writes under the pen name H.B. Moore so that men will buy her books. She is also the author of one non-fiction book, which took her much too long to research and write, so she is back to novel writing. Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business Management—which has absolutely nothing to do with writing novels. But at least she can balance a mean checkbook and color-coordinate her kids’ school clothes.
Visit Heather’s website here: www.hbmoore.com. If you’re an aspiring writer, she also manages the editing company: www.precisioneditinggroup.com

 

cindy%20hogan.jpgCindy Hogan - Stress free timeline for self-publishing

October 18, 7:00 P.M.

Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a secondary education teaching degree at BYU and enjoys spending time with unpredictable teenagers. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. She loves to bake, garden and be outdoors doing just about anything.

 

karen%2013.jpgHow To Be An Idea Factory with Karen Hoover

November 15, 7:00 P.M.

Karen E. Hoover has loved the written word for as long as she can remember. Her favorite memory of her dad is the time he spent with Karen on his lap, telling her stories for hours on end. Her dad promised he would have Karen reading on her own by the time she was four years old … and he very nearly did. Karen took the gift of words her dad gave her and ran with it. Since then, she’s written two novels and reams of poetry. Her head is fairly popping with ideas, so she plans to write until she’s ninety-four or maybe even a hundred and four.
Inspiration is found everywhere, but Karen’s heart is fueled by her husband and two sons, the Rocky Mountains, her chronic addiction to pens and paper, and the smell of her laser printer in the morning.

Thu. 20 Sep, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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R.E.A.D.

The R.E.A.D. (Reading for Entertainment and Discussion) Book Review Group at the Pleasant Grove City Library is a fun way to get introduced to new books and meet new people. From September to May, the group meets on the first Thursday morning of every month at 10:00 a.m. No registration is required. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions please call Tammra Salisbury at 801-785-3950.

A complete schedule for this year's book group and reading selections is available at the library.

2012-2013 Schedule:

October 4, 2012Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Between Shades of Gray offers a harrowing and horrifying account of the forcible relocation of countless Lithuanians in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country in 1939. It tells the story of 16-year-old Lina, her mother and her younger brother who were deported to a forced-labor camp in Siberia where conditions were all too painfully similar to those of Nazi concentration camps. Lina’s great hope is that somehow her father, who has already been arrested by the Soviet secret police, might find and rescue them. A gifted artist, she begins secretly creating pictures that can – she hopes – be surreptitiously sent to him in his own prison camp. It is her art that becomes her salvation, helping her to retain her identity, her dignity and hope for the future.

November 1, 2012:  Jane’s Favorites (presented by Jane Robinson)                                                                                                                                                 
December 6, 2012Shep: Forever Faithful by Stewart Beveridge (reviewed by Stewart Beveridge)
Between the gray twilight of the Great Depression and the perilous dawn of World War II, from 1936 to 1942, a heartwarming story of extraordinary loyalty quietly unfolded along the Great Northern Railroad in the remote little prairie town of historic Fort Benton, the birthplace of Montana. A story of faithfulness so unbelievable it warmed the world's heart as it was recorded in the pages of Ripley's Believe It Or Not. This is the story of Shep, the once vagrant mongrel who became America's most legendary dog. Strong principles and simple virtues, taught by a long-departed master, were exemplified by the life of his loyal dog while keeping a five-year lonely vigil for the master's return.

January 3, 2013 Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
This novel is the story of Aminata Diallo who was born in Bayo, West Africa in 1745. Kidnapped at the age of 11 by British slavers, she survives the Middle Passage and is reunited in South Carolina with a boy from a village near hers. Her story gets entwined with his, and with those of her owners. During her life of struggle, she does what she can to free herself and others from slavery, including learning to read and teaching others to, and befriending anyone who can help her, black or white. This book is full of historical facts which educate and enlighten the reader. The story is based on facts from history books and inspired by diaries, memoirs, notes, etc.

February 7, 2013:  Catching the Playfulness, Pleasure and Purpose of Poetry (presented by Etta Mcquade)

March 7, 2013How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen
In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. The speech was memorable not only because it was deeply revealing but also because it came at a time of intense personal reflection: Christensen had just overcome the same type of cancer that had taken his father's life. As Christensen struggled with the disease, the question "How do you measure your life?" became more urgent and poignant, and he began to share his insights more widely with family, friends, and students. Those insights became this thoughtful guide for making better life choices.

April 4, 2013The House on Grant Street by Jan Taylor (reviewed by Jan Taylor)
Jan will review her sweet memoir about the beginnings of married life with her husband Tom and the experiences they shared in building their first home.

May 2, 2013:  Howard’s Favorites (presented by Howard Carpenter)
Thu. 4 Oct, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Basic Computer Class - Communicating with Email

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Do you or someone you know want to learn more about computers or the Internet? PGCL is now offering basic computer classes.

Basic Computer Classes

The following classes are free but class size is limited. Call or come to the library to sign up for these classes.

Introduction to the Internet

Friday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn how to search the Internet, find specific documents, images and much more! This class is for the beginning computer user and gives students the basic skills needed for Internet use. Attendees of this class need to know how to use a mouse. This class is limited to 10 people.

Communicating with E-mail

Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn how use an e-mail account and send attachments. Please come prepared with a working email account and verify before the class that you can log in. If you need assistance setting an email account up, please ask for help at the desk. Attendees of this class need to know how to use a mouse. This class is limited to 6 people.

Using Overdrive Digital Library

Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn the how to search for and download eBooks from Overdrive Digital Library. You are welcome to bring your own device. There will be time after class for any questions and personal help. This class is limited to 10 people.

 

Fri. 12 Oct, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Professional Writers Series

Pleasant Grove City Library presents: 2012 Professional Writers Series

Come meet local authors from a variety of genres. These authors will share their views on the creative process. Discover what makes a storyline, how to write historical fiction and what drives writers. You could come away from this exceptional series with a new sense of purpose and direction, not to mention ideas that should spark your imagination for days to come.

Mark your calendars for all these free presentations now! Each presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the lowest level of the library. There will be a Q&A after each session.


cindy%20hogan.jpgCindy Hogan - Stress free timeline for self-publishing

October 18, 7:00 P.M.

Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a secondary education teaching degree at BYU and enjoys spending time with unpredictable teenagers. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. She loves to bake, garden and be outdoors doing just about anything.

 

karen%2013.jpgHow To Be An Idea Factory with Karen Hoover

November 15, 7:00 P.M.

Karen E. Hoover has loved the written word for as long as she can remember. Her favorite memory of her dad is the time he spent with Karen on his lap, telling her stories for hours on end. Her dad promised he would have Karen reading on her own by the time she was four years old … and he very nearly did. Karen took the gift of words her dad gave her and ran with it. Since then, she’s written two novels and reams of poetry. Her head is fairly popping with ideas, so she plans to write until she’s ninety-four or maybe even a hundred and four.
Inspiration is found everywhere, but Karen’s heart is fueled by her husband and two sons, the Rocky Mountains, her chronic addiction to pens and paper, and the smell of her laser printer in the morning.

Thu. 18 Oct, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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7:00 - BookEnders

BookEnders is the read and discuss book group for adults at Pleasant Grove City Library.
Everyone is welcome to join in the book discussion!
Bookenders will meet in the lower floor of the Pleasant Grove Library on the dates shown below at 7 p.m.

2012 - 2013 SCHEDULE

October 24, 2012 - The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.

November 14, 2012 - Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene
Tells the story of how a small Nebraska town, wanting to offer the servicemen warmth and support, transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen - a place where soldiers could enjoy coffee, music, home-cooked food, magazines, and convivial, friendly conversation during a stopover that lasted only a few minutes.

January 30, 2013 - A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

February 27, 2013 - Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

March 27, 2013 - Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the hunt to track down John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices.

April 24, 2013 - Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell. In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.

May 29, 2013* - How Will You Measure Your Life? By Clayton Christensen and others
Drawn from his speech delivered to the 2010 Harvard Business School graduating class, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen uses examples from his own life and answers an array of questions to provide guidance for achieving a fulfilling life.

*Books to be discussed next year will be chosen.
Wed. 24 Oct, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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7:00 - Professional Writers Series

Pleasant Grove City Library presents: 2012 Professional Writers Series

Come meet local authors from a variety of genres. These authors will share their views on the creative process. Discover what makes a storyline, how to write historical fiction and what drives writers. You could come away from this exceptional series with a new sense of purpose and direction, not to mention ideas that should spark your imagination for days to come.

Mark your calendars for all these free presentations now! Each presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the lowest level of the library. There will be a Q&A after each session.

karen%2013.jpgHow To Be An Idea Factory with Karen Hoover

November 15, 7:00 P.M.

Karen E. Hoover has loved the written word for as long as she can remember. Her favorite memory of her dad is the time he spent with Karen on his lap, telling her stories for hours on end. Her dad promised he would have Karen reading on her own by the time she was four years old … and he very nearly did. Karen took the gift of words her dad gave her and ran with it. Since then, she’s written two novels and reams of poetry. Her head is fairly popping with ideas, so she plans to write until she’s ninety-four or maybe even a hundred and four.
Inspiration is found everywhere, but Karen’s heart is fueled by her husband and two sons, the Rocky Mountains, her chronic addiction to pens and paper, and the smell of her laser printer in the morning.

Thu. 15 Nov, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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7:00 - Author Book Signing

On December 6th at 7:00 p.m., the library will host two author book launches and signings. There will also be carolers and treats.

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Michael Young

With help of authors across the country, Utah author Michael Young has compiled an anthology of short stories, each based on a different Christmas carol. All the proceeds from the anthology, SING WE NOW OF CHRISTMAS, will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society, in honor of Michael’s two-year-old son, Bryson, who has Down Syndrome. The anthology is available in paperback and Amazon Kindle formats from Amazon.com.

Christmas carols capture the spirit of Christmas like nothing else, and Sing We Now of Christmas brings beloved carols to life like never before.
Walk in the footsteps of good King Wenceslas.  Experience anew the bells on Christmas Day. Witness the journey of a soldier who lost his voice as he participates in the miracle of Silent Night.  Experience all this and more in these heartfelt, entertaining tales donated by a team of authors from across the country, teaming together for a good cause.
Covering twenty-five stories--one for every day through Christmas itself--this anthology is ready to become a new advent tradition for your family!

Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in German Teaching and a minor in Music. He puts his German to good use teaching online German courses for High School students. Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons. Michael enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music and spending time with his family. He played for several years with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

He is the author of the novels THE CANTICLE KINGDOM and THE LAST ARCHANGEL. He is also the author of the inspirational pamphlet PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER, a contributor to the anthology PARABLES FOR TODAY and the author of several web serials through BigWorldNetwork.com. He has also had work featured in various online and print magazines such as Mindflights, The New Era, Allegory, and Ensign.


Information on the second author, Jordan Arey, is forthcoming.
Thu. 6 Dec, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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10:00 to 6:00 - Bring Your Own Device Day

Do you own an eReader such as a Nook, Kindle, Tablet, Smartphone, or iPad? Do you want to read or listen to books on your device? If you answered yes, then Bring Your Own Device Day is for you! On January 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pleasant Grove City Library is holding an open house to help you figure out how to put ebooks and audiobooks on your device from Overdrive and OneClickDigital. Feel free to drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited!
Wed. 16 Jan, 2013 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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7:00 - Professional Writers Series

Pleasant Grove City Library presents: 2013 Professional Writers Series

Come meet local authors from a variety of genres. These authors will share their views on the creative process. Discover what makes a storyline, how to write historical fiction and what drives writers. You could come away from this exceptional series with a new sense of purpose and direction, not to mention ideas that should spark your imagination for days to come.

Mark your calendars for all these free presentations now! Each presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the lowest level of the library. There will be a Q&A after each session.

 

angielofthousesmal.jpgAngie Lofthouse - "Writing Terrific Science Fiction and Fantasy"

February 21, 7:00 P.M.

Angie Lofthouse went to college with every intention of becoming a particle physicist, but through a series of misadventures, found herself studying Shakespeare instead. After college she combined her love of science and her love of words into a science fiction writing career. Angie has published a dozen short stories and four novellas. Her debut sci-fi adventure novel, Defenders of the Covenant, was released in 2012. She lives in a little canyon in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with her family of writers, artists, singers, composers, illustrators and musicians.

Julie Daines - "From Plotting to Published: Helps and Hints to Ease the Way"

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March 21, 7:00 P.M.

Julie Daines was born in Massachusetts and raised in Utah. She spent eighteen months living in London, where she studied and fell in love with English literature, sticky toffee pudding, and the mysterious guy who ran the kebab store around the corner.

She loves reading, writing, and watching movies—anything that transports her to another world. She picks Captain Wentworth over Mr. Darcy, firmly believes in second breakfast, and never leaves home without her vervain.

She is the author of A Blind Eye (published February 2013), and has won several awards for her writing. You can visit her website at juliedaines.blogspot.com.


donna.jpgDonna Weaver - "How to Write a Synopsis"

April 18, 7:00 P.M.


Donna’s always loved reading and creating stories, thus she’s been ever entertained. A Navy brat and U.S. Army veteran, she’s lived in many U.S. states as well as South Korea, the Philippines, and Germany. An avid cruiser, she’s sailed the Pacific four times. When she retired from Shorei Kempo Karate with a black belt, she decided it was time to put her imaginary friends and places on paper. She lives in Utah with her husband. They have six children and eight grandchildren. Her book, A Change of Plans, comes out in June 2013 with Rhemalda Publishing.

juliebellon.jpgJulie Bellon - "Achieving Your Publishing Dreams"

May 16, 7:00 P.M.

Julie is the author of eight books and the mother of eight children and she hasn't decided what that says about her. She loves being a mom because life is never boring and she loves her work partly because she gets to travel to distant lands to research and add an authentic feel to all of her books. Her favorite cities so far are Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She taught journalism at BYU for fourteen years and that kept her on the cutting edge of current events and world news---which is where she gets her story ideas.

When she's not busy being a mom or a writer, you will find her browsing through bookstores to add to her book collection, at the library borrowing books, or reading the treasures she's found.

 

jrjohan.jpgJ.R. Johanssen - "What Happens After the Agent"

June 20, 7:00 P.M.

J.R. JOHANSSON is a young adult thriller author. Her debut, INSOMNIA is coming June 8th, 2013 from Flux. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters. When she's not writing, she loves reading, playing board games, and sitting in her hot tub. Her dream is that someday she can do all three at the same time. She has two young sons and a wonderful husband. In fact, other than her cat, Cleo, she's nearly drowning in testosterone.
Thu. 21 Feb, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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7:00 - Professsional Writers Series

Pleasant Grove City Library presents: 2013 Professional Writers Series

Come meet local authors from a variety of genres. These authors will share their views on the creative process. Discover what makes a storyline, how to write historical fiction and what drives writers. You could come away from this exceptional series with a new sense of purpose and direction, not to mention ideas that should spark your imagination for days to come.

Mark your calendars for all these free presentations now! Each presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the lowest level of the library. There will be a Q&A after each session.

Julie Daines - "From Plotting to Published: Helps and Hints to Ease the Way"

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March 21, 7:00 P.M.

Julie Daines was born in Massachusetts and raised in Utah. She spent eighteen months living in London, where she studied and fell in love with English literature, sticky toffee pudding, and the mysterious guy who ran the kebab store around the corner.

She loves reading, writing, and watching movies—anything that transports her to another world. She picks Captain Wentworth over Mr. Darcy, firmly believes in second breakfast, and never leaves home without her vervain.

She is the author of A Blind Eye (published February 2013), and has won several awards for her writing. You can visit her website at juliedaines.blogspot.com.


donna.jpgDonna Weaver - "How to Write a Synopsis"

April 18, 7:00 P.M.


Donna’s always loved reading and creating stories, thus she’s been ever entertained. A Navy brat and U.S. Army veteran, she’s lived in many U.S. states as well as South Korea, the Philippines, and Germany. An avid cruiser, she’s sailed the Pacific four times. When she retired from Shorei Kempo Karate with a black belt, she decided it was time to put her imaginary friends and places on paper. She lives in Utah with her husband. They have six children and eight grandchildren. Her book, A Change of Plans, comes out in June 2013 with Rhemalda Publishing.

juliebellon.jpgJulie Bellon - "Achieving Your Publishing Dreams"

May 16, 7:00 P.M.

Julie is the author of eight books and the mother of eight children and she hasn't decided what that says about her. She loves being a mom because life is never boring and she loves her work partly because she gets to travel to distant lands to research and add an authentic feel to all of her books. Her favorite cities so far are Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She taught journalism at BYU for fourteen years and that kept her on the cutting edge of current events and world news---which is where she gets her story ideas.

When she's not busy being a mom or a writer, you will find her browsing through bookstores to add to her book collection, at the library borrowing books, or reading the treasures she's found.

 

jrjohan.jpgJ.R. Johanssen - "What Happens After the Agent"

June 20, 7:00 P.M.

J.R. JOHANSSON is a young adult thriller author. Her debut, INSOMNIA is coming June 8th, 2013 from Flux. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters. When she's not writing, she loves reading, playing board games, and sitting in her hot tub. Her dream is that someday she can do all three at the same time. She has two young sons and a wonderful husband. In fact, other than her cat, Cleo, she's nearly drowning in testosterone.
Thu. 21 Mar, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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11:00 - Epilepsy Family Support Meeting

This class will be an informal family support group for head injuries, epilepsy, and head trauma, including troops returning home with this issues. Information will be given on how to cope and what to look for. The class presenters will share their personal stories as well as invite people to share their stories on Down Syndrome and Autism.
Thu. 11 Apr, 2013 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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7:00 - Epilepsy Family Support Meeting

This class will be an informal family support group for head injuries, epilepsy, and head trauma, including troops returning home with this issues. Information will be given on how to cope and what to look for. The class presenters will share their personal stories as well as invite people to share their stories on Down Syndrome and Autism.
Thu. 11 Apr, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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7:00 - Be You & Love It: True Beauty, Self-Acceptance & Relationship Help for all women, young & old

This event will take place in the lowest level of the library.

Presenters:
Jennifer Griffiths Manges was Ms. Utah US Continental 2011 and 2012. She is currently Mrs. Wasatch Front and is the author of "The Love Yourself Dare: One Woman's Journey from Self-Loathing to Self-Love." She is an inspirational speaker, frequently presenting to women and girls on personal transformation and loving yourself.
Shelby Griffiths is 17 years old and was Miss Teen US Continental 2011 and 2012. She is passionate about helping teens learn to positively deal with adversity through her platform "Deal Don't Dwell: Don't Let Adversity Control Your Life."
Wed. 17 Apr, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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