Scribblers Print Society is back this spring with a fresh set of writing challenges! The Arlington Public Library is inspiring daring young writers, ages 8-12, to look at the world around them and take up the challenge of writing fiction, comics, mysteries, and more, all developed from locations of interest around the city. Scribblers will meet at a different location every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m., February 8-April 5.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Biz Talk Radio with Mark Joeckel
808 E. Abram St.
You will be entertained (and informed) by local legend Mark Joeckel’s (Arlington Proud) radio show live at Biz Talk Radio. Then, we will learn how to write our own short radio broadcasts!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Wild West Comics and Games
1215 S Cooper St.
This week we’re crazy about comics! From superheroes to Archie, comic books are engaging and they are trendy for a reason! We will be meeting at the Wild West Comic Book store and will hear from the comic book experts about what makes comic books great. Then, Scribblers will be making their own comic strips!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Literacy House
101 E. North St.
Join us at the Library’s Literacy House location to learn how to work with frosting to make edible poetry! This delectable combination of food and poetry is a chance for you to explore delicious adjectives, tasty adverbs, and scrumptious nouns to describe your favorite foods.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Arlington Municipal Airport
5000 South Collins Street
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in an airport? We will find out with this unique writing challenge when we visit the Arlington Municipal Airport for this Scribblers session!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Knapp Heritage Park
201 W Front St.
Write a “Prairie Tale” when Scribblers tour the Knapp Heritage Park! We will get a tour of the pioneer log cabins and learn about historic Arlington. The tour will be followed by a writing challenge that lets you explore your own Prairie Tale.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017-Lake Arlington Branch
4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd.
We will be meeting at Lake Arlington Branch for Scribblers during the Spring Break Story Bonanza week. Scribblers will walk through fairy tale scenes and write their own mixed-up fairy tales!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Potager’s Other Stuff
208 S. Mesquite St.
Stamps, addresses, signatures! Learn how to compose a letter to a real pen pal! We may even learn how to write in secret codes…
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the East Branch Library
1624 New York Ave.
Scribblers will learn how to edit and rewrite at this Scribblers meeting! You will choose one of the stories, comics, fairy tales, or other pieces that you like the best from all of the Scribbler sessions and edit it for a final Scribbler’s Print Society publication. Come to East Branch and use our computer lab, or bring a laptop to type your final work. We will edit our pieces and combine them into one publication which will be presented at our final Scribblers Presentation on April 5 at the Lake Arlington Branch.
This event is for editing a work that Scribblers wrote during the spring so any new participants will need to bring a story to edit.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Lake Arlington Branch
4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Come share your favorite work from the Scribblers program and receive your published Scribblers anthology! This presentation is a chance for you to show off your incredible writing skills and celebrate all the talented Scribblers!