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Adult Programs in July: Two Lit Chats, A Fanzine Writer's Lab & More!

Library U: Adult Programs

This month, catch up with Little House on the Prairie star Dean Butler for the release of his memoir and the show's 50th anniversary. Later in the month. learn how to make your own music fanzine with instructor Daryl Gussin in our Writer's Lab series. He returns later that same day for a Lit Chat Interview about music, zines and finding your community. Plus, there are 15 Library Book Club meetings, three Life Lit skills workshops, and more! 

Writer's Lab: Music Fanzine Workshop with Daryl Gussin

Writer's Lab: Music Fanzine Workshop with Daryl Gussin

Are you a big music fan? Do you go to concerts, join fan groups, and actively seek out other fans (in person or online) to geek out with about your favorite lyrics? Have you ever considered making your own fanzine? In this workshop, you'll tackle "fandom" as a creative avenue and learn how to build community through collaborative projects. Instructor Daryl Gussin will offer a historical and personal background on the medium and then guide participants through the hands-on process of zine-making.

Lit Chat Interview with Writer & Musician Daryl Gussin

Lit Chat Interview with Daryl Gussin

Daryl Gussin is a writer and musician who has been awkwardly standing around at punk shows for the last twenty-something years. Thankfully at some point in his late teens, he decided to become a little more productive and has been working on zines, setting up shows, and playing in bands consecutively since then. In 2006, Daryl Gussin became integrally involved in the Razorcake fanzine where he is currently the managing editor.

Lit Chat Interview with "Prairie Man" Author Dean Butler

Lit Chat Interview with Dean Butler

Dean Butler is an actor, producer, and director best known for his role as Almanzo Wilder (the man Laura Ingalls married) in Little House on the Prairie, based on the beloved Little House book series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. He appeared in the final four seasons of the show, the spin-off show Little House: A New Beginning, and the three post-series TV movies. Meet him live on Zoom as he talks about his new memoir, Prairie Man.

Create Your Business Plan this Summer with Help from the Library

Small Business and Side Hustles Library U newsletter

According to the U. S. Small Business Administration, a business plan is a strategic tool that shapes the trajectory of your business over the next 3-5 years. It's a written guide that outlines how your business will generate revenue and expand. The library provides a wealth of databases to support your business planning. This month, we're featuring the Business Plan Handbook Series available through GALE as well as some helpful books and LinkedIn Learning courses.

This June: Author Talks, Workshops, Book Clubs and More for Adults

Library U: Adult Programs

This month, you have the chance to meet a buzzed-about debut author and an award-winning graphic novelist in our popular Lit Chat Interview series. Or, you can make your first self-published zine or learn how to format any work for print with our Writer's Lab Workshop series. Plus, there are 15 Library Book Club meetings, Life Lit gardening and small business workshops, and more! 

Library Book Clubs and Adult Reading Challenges to Join in June

Join a Library Book Club

Looking for your next beach read? Or a hot summer romance book to read in the air-conditioned comfort of your home? Are you trying to model good reading habits for your kids and teens this summer? The Library has you covered! Not only will you get fun reading recommendations every month (just by checking out the booklists here on our blog), you can also talk with fellow book lovers (and add even more to your to-be-read pile) at a Library Book Club near you! 

Writer's Lab with Cartoonist & Zinester Thony Aiuppy at DCAZ Fest

Writer's Lab: Formatting Your Work for Print with Thony Aiuppy

Whether you hand-make every book or create your work digitally, you will get information, tutorials, and resources that will help you organize and format your project for print at our next free Writer's Lab workshop. Thony Aiuppy will teach you some of the tips, tricks, and formatting hacks he has learned over the last decade of making zines, comics, and graphic novels.


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