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Gardner Library's interior will be closed to the public Wednesday, Oct. 5 until mid-December.
The 7th Annual Writers Conference centers on art for impact. Our fall writing contests are focused on ekphrastic prompts that draw on the works of Patti Streeper, on display at Central Resource Library from September to December. Stop by and take a look and see what ideas rise to the surface. If you're stuck, Anne-Marie Oomen is offering a series that will be all about writing in response to art.
"Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create and Lead in Unconventional Ways" By Sarah Stein Greenberg is this year's Writers Conference must-read. Jump-start your creativity before, during and after the conference by choosing an exercise from the text that inspires you. We invite you to post to submit.as/jocowrites and see what's resonating with others at write.as'jocowrites.
Sticker Design Contest
For teens 12-19 years old
Sweeten up your laptop with our Teen Sticker Design Contest! This fall we are looking for sticker illustrations with a "good vibes" theme. The top designs as selected by Library staff will be printed as vinyl laptop stickers and handed out for free at all Library locations. Winners will receive 20 copies of their own stickers to share with friends. Submit your designs here from Sept. 12 to Oct. 12.
Scary Story Contest
For young Writers 8-19 years old
Calling all scary story enthusiasts! Submit your own terrifying tales to our Halloween-themed writing contest. Winning stories will be published on the Library's website. Submit your story here from Sept. 12 to Oct. 12. One story per writer, please.
See our previous winners »
Annual Bookmark Contest:
Post-it note? Your napping kitty's tail? Folded corner (gasp!)? None of those are nearly as cool as having a bookmark with your very own artwork on it. Enter your bookmark art in the 2022 Friends Annual Bookmark Design Contest Honoring National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 16-22, and you could see your lovely design on bookmarks available at all of our Library locations.