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NaNoWriMo is around the corner!

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Are you a big fan of writing? Well guess what! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner and starting early at the library this year!
NaNoWriMo is a goal for participants to be able to write a 50,000 word novel starting November 1st to November 30th. It is a way to encourage both children and adults to become lifted in reaching their most creative potential and express it by writing a novel. There will be many events for those that are interested to participate at 3 of our branches (Norman Central, SOKC and Moore). Kids and adults are welcome!

Norman Central Library kicks off NaNoWriMo by starting early in October:

NaNoWriMo University: October 4 and 113-6 pm

NaNoWriMo Kickoff Party: October 25, 1-6 pm

NaNoWriMo Write-In: November 1, 8, 22, 3-6 pm

NaNoWriMo TGIO (Thank God It's Over!) Party: December 61-6pm

SOKC Public Library will be having 1 event:

NaNoWriMo Write-In:  November 153-6pm 

Moore Public Library will also be having 1 event:

NaNoWriMo Write-In: November 29, 3-6pm

NaNoWriMo believes that your story matters so don't miss out on these great events where you can be inspired to write your very own novel! 

Registration is not required to attend each of these events

Resources for Writers 


Before We Get Started: On Writing by Bret Lott 808.02 LO

book in a month​Book in a Month: the Foolproof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Victoria Lynn Schmidt 808.3 SC

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel by Tom Monteleone 808.3 MO

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing by Elmore Leonard 808.02 LE

How I Write by Janet Evanovich, e-audio, 808.02 EV

No Plot? No Problem! : A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty 808.3 BA

On Writing by Stephen King, ebook, e-audio and print 808.02 KI

Reflections on the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones 823.914 JO

Showing & Telling: Learn How to Show and When to Tell for Powerful and Balanced Writing by  Laurie Alberts 808.3 AL

The 38 Most Common Writing Mistakes (and How to Avoid them) by Jack M. Bickham 808 BI

Wired for Story : the Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers by Lisa Cron, 808.3 CR

Write Away : One Novelist's Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life by Elizabeth George, print 808.3 GE

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass, 808.3 MA

Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay by Andrew Norton 808.23 HO

Writing Down the Bones : Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg, 808.02 GO

Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson 808.3 IN

Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America 808.3 WR

Writing the Mystery by G. Miki Hayden 808.3 HA

Writing New Adult Fiction by Deborah Halverson 808.3 HA

Writing the Southwest by David King Dunaway 808.3 WR


  • Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Inc. (OWFI): (annual conference)
  • Oklahoma City Writers Inc. (Part of OWFI): (monthly meetings with speakers)
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators:  (monthly meetings with speakers, spring and fall conference, opportunity to find critique groups)

Teen Read Week is October 18th through 24th

Lasting from October 18th through the 24th, Teen Read Week is a week to encourage teenagers to read for fun and to remember that reading is important! Libraries and schools from all over the country participate in Teen Read Week every year. Join the fun and check out some of these best-selling teen books!

elwEvery Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off, a girl coping with Purely-Obsessional OCD learns to accept herself and take control of her life through her experiences in poetry club.


The Giver by Lois Lowry

Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.


dayJust One Day by Gayle Forman

Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.


outsidersThe Outsiders by S.E Hinton

Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else, besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—untilthe night someone takes things too far.


unUnnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman

Sixteen stories featuring unnatural creatures along with several other creatures who are either unlikely, impossible, or do not exist at all.

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

puppyAre you looking for some more pawsitivity in your life? Someone that can make you smile in a heartbeat or a cuddle buddy that can warm your heart when you're having a bad day? Well guess what? October is ADOPT-A-SHELTER-DOG month!

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is promoting a message to "Make Pet Adoption Your First Option" to raise awareness about animal cruelty. Check out your nearest animal shelter and adopt a furry friend to take home. Make a difference in their hearts today. After all, they are known to be a man's best friend!

Interested in books to know more about dogs? Well click here to find out more information! 





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Popular Authors and Series

The Pioneer Library System automatically purchases titles written by popular authors and titles part of popular series. Below are the authors and series you will find in the Pioneer Library system collection without the need for a request for purchase.

Adams, Alice Garwood, Julie Miller, Linda Lael
Adler, Elizabeth Gear, Kathleen Mitchard, Jacquelyn
Albert, Susan Wittig Gear, Michael Morrison, Toni
Allende, Isabel George, Anne Mosley, Walter
Anderson, Poul George, Elizabeth Muller, Marcia
Andrews, V.C. Gerritsen, Tess Norton, Andre
Anthony, Piers Gibbons, Kay Oates, Joyce Carol
Archer, Jeffrey Gilman, Dorothy O'Banyon, Constance
Atwood, Margaret Goldsmith, Olivia O'Brian, Patrick
Auel, Jean Goudge, Eileen Oke, Janette
Bachman, Richard Grafton, Sue Palmer, Diane
Baldacci, David Graham, Heather Paretsky, Sara
Barker, Clive Greeley, Andrew M. Parker, Robert B.
Barnes, Linda Griffin, W.E.B. Patterson, James
Barr, Nevada Grimes, Martha Patterson, Richard North
Bear, Greg Grisham, John Pearson, Ridley
Beaton, M. C. Gulley, Phillip Peart, Jane
Beattie, Ann Hager, Jean Perry, Anne
Berg, Elizabeth Hambly, Barbara Peters, Elizabeth
Bernhardt, William Hamilton, Laurell K. Peters, Ellis
Binchy, Maeve Hannah, Kristin Peterson, Tracie
Blackstock Terry Hart, Carolyn Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
Block, Lawrence Henderson, Dee Pilcher, Rosamunde
Bova, Ben Henley, Virginia Plain, Belva
Bradbury, Ray Hess, Joan Preston, Douglas
Bradford, Barbara Taylor Hiassen, Carl Price, Eugenia
Bradley, Marion Zimmer Higgins, Jack Pronzini, Bill
Braun, Lillian Jackson Hillerman, Tony Proulx, E. Annie
Brookner, Anita Hoag, Tami Quick, Amanda
Brooks, Terry Hoffman, Alice Quindlen, Anna
Brown, Dale Holt, Victoria Ray, Jeanne
Brown, Dan Hooper, Kay Reichs, Kathy
Brown, Rita Mae Howard, Linda Rendell, Ruth
Brown, Sandra Howatch, Susan Rice, Anne
Buchanan, Edna Iles, Greg Rice, Luanne
Burke, James Lee Irving, John Rivers, Francine
Burke, Jan Isaacs, Susan Robards, Karen
Cannell, Stephen J. Jakes, John Robbins, Harold
Card, Orson Scott James, P. D. Robbins, Tom
Carr, Caleb Jance, Judith A. Roberts, Nora
Cherryh, C. J. Johansen, Iris Roosevelt, Elliot
Chesney, Marion Johnston, Joan Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor
Chiaverini, Jennifer Johnstone, William Roth, Philip
Clancy, Tom Jordan, Robert Saberhagen, Fred
Clark, Carol Higgins Karon, Jan Sanders, Lawrence
Clark, Mary Higgins Kellerman, Faye Sandford, John
Coben, Harlan Kellerman, Jonathan Saul, John
Collins, Jackie Kelton, Elmer Scottoline, Lisa
Connelly, Michael Kemelman, Harry Shatner, William
Connolly, John Keneally, Thomas Sheldon, Sidney
Conroy, Pat Kidd, Sue Monk Shreve, Anita
Cook, Robin Kienzle, William Siddons, Anne Rivers
Cookson, Catherine King, Laurie Silverberg, Robert
Coonts, Stephen King, Stephen Smiley, Jane
Copeland, Lori Kingsbury, Karen Smith, Lee
Cornwell, Bernard Kingsolver, Barbara Smith, Martin Cruz
Cornwell, Patricia Kinsella, Sophie Smith, Wilbur
Coulter, Catherine Koontz, Dean R. Sparks, Nicholas
Crichton, Michael Krantz, Judith Spencer, Lavryle
Cross, Amanda Krentz, Jayne Ann Steel, Danielle
Cussler, Clive Lackey, Mercedes Steinberg, Richard
Dailey, Janet Lacy, Al Stewart, Fred Mustard
Dallas, Sandra LaHaye, Tim Stewart, Mary
Davidson, Diane Mott LeCarre, John Straub, Peter
Deaver, Jeffrey Lehrer, Jim Tan, Amy
Deighton, Len Leonard, Elmore Tanenbaum, Robert
Delinsky, Barbara Lewis, Beverly Trigiani, Adriana
DeMille, Nelson Lindsey, Johanna Truman, Margaret
Deveraux, Jude Lowell, Elizabeth Turow, Scott
Diamant, Anita Ludlum, Robert Turtledove, Harry
Douglas, Carole Nelson Macomber, Debbie Tyler, Anne
Dunant, Sarah Marcinko, Richard Updike, John
Eddings, David Margolin, Philip Uris, Leon
Estleman, Loren D. Marillier, Juliet Vidal, Gore
Evanovich, Janet Martini, Steven Vine, Barbara
Evans, Nicholas Mayle, Peter Walker, Alice
Fairstein, Linda McBain, Ed Wall, Judith Henry
Fast, Howard McCaffrey, Anne Wambaugh, Joseph
Fielding, Joy McCall-Smith, Alexander Weiner, Jennifer
Flagg, Fannie McCrumb, Sharyn Weis, Margaret
Flynn, Vince McCulloough, Colleen Weldon, Fay
Follett, Ken McMillan, Terry Westlake, Donald
Forsyth, Frederick McMurtry, Larry White, Stephen Walsh
Fowler, Earlene McNaught, Judith Whitney, Phyllis
Francis, Dick Meltzer, Brad Wick, Lori
Friedman, Kinky Michael, Judith Woodiwiss, Kathleen
Gabaldon, Diana Michaels, Barbara Woods, Stuart
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Michaels, Fern  
Garlock, Dorothy Michener, James  


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Ready Freddy Children Series
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Star Trek Next Generation Adult Series
Star Trek Voyager Adult Series
Star Wars Boba Fett Children Series
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Star Wars Young Jedi Knights Teen Series
Stink Children Series
Suite Life of Zack and Cody Children Series
Sweet 16 Teen Series
Tales of London Adult Series
Tales of the House of Bunnicula Children Series
Third Grade Detective Children Series
Thoroughbred Children Series
Time Warp Trio Children Series
Tom Clancy's Net Force Teen Series
Totals Children Series
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Unicorns of Balinor Children Series
We both Read Children Series
Weird Planet Children Series
Werewolf Club Children Series
Women of Valor Adult Series
X files Adult Series
Yellow Rose Trilogy Adult Series
Yukon Quest Adult Series