The Mythology of Writing

Your beliefs about writing may actually be sabotaging the process. Here are some myths about writing and some different ways of thinking about them. Myth: Characters will take on their own personalities and will, at some point, move the narration along as if they were the ones speaking. Reality: Don’t count on it. It might […]

A Lesson for Being Sure You’re Right When You Say, “I can’t be a writer.”

If you want to keep believing that writers are born and not made, be sure to follow the instructions below.   Lots of people have the idea that writing ability (or maybe any ability) is something you’re born with. But the truth is that the difference between people who write well and people who don’t is […]

New Classic Graphics and More in YA

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: a graphic novel adapted by Peter Kuper Called a perfect melding of graphic art with the German surrealism of Kafka’s original story, this classic graphic both preserves and illustrates the original text. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: a graphic novel adapted by Tim Hamilton Authorized by Bradbury himself, this classic […]

Teen Characters on the Fringe

The Three Rivers Library TEEN BOOK CLUB recently read and discussed Stephen Chboksy’s cult coming-of-age classic, The Perks of Being a Wallflower during our weekly Wednesday gatherings. As a Pittsburgh native, this book especially resonates with my own teenage emergence in the early 2000’s, composed of similar stories of working class families, evening drives through the […]

Banned Books Week at TRPL!

Catcher in the Rye . . . Of Mice and Men . . . Harry Potter . . . What’s your favorite book? Chances are good that someone has tried to ban it. . Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. TRPL Celebrated YOUR […]

Winner of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Poster Contest

Find out more about the Born This Way Foundation here. Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young […]

Get ready for the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)!

Three Rivers Public Library TEEN ADVISORY BOARD  WHO ARE WE? The Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens, ages 12-17, from the city of Three Rivers and surrounding communities served by the TRPL who are interested in having a say in what the library does for them. WHAT DO WE DO? The Teen Advisory […]

School Bullying Outbreak

To create bully-free classrooms, it’s necessary that we educate teachers, students and parents about the prevalence and consequences of it. We all believe a school should be a safe place for the children, a place where they can learn without fear or apprehension. In accordance with Bullying Awareness Week, which took place just about a […]