Here’s what’s going on in the downUNDER in December!

December 2017 downUNDER flyer


It’s NaNoWriMo!

thorn in my side

                That’s right it’s National Novel Writing Month! 

     This year over 400,000 aspiring writers worldwide have taken on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel in a month.  National Novel Writing Month is a non-profit organization who “believe stories matter.”

One of Fairfield Woods Branch Library’s very own library collection page- and now freshman in college- Mary Quinn, has participated in NaNoWriMo for the past several years.  And, her first year’s effort, Thorn in My Side, was published this Spring by Melange books-Fire and Ice YA division!  You can check out a copy of her fantastic book at the library.  And if you feel inspired, head on over to and find out how you can start to participate.

Happy InkTober!


What’s InkTober??? 

Every October artists all over the world take on the challenge of producing one ink drawing a day for 31 days.  The idea was birthed from the mind of the artist, Jake Parker, in 2009 and now has thousands of participants worldwide.  Jake provides daily prompts to inspire artists on his website

I was introduced to the movement by three of our very talented teen service staff members- Kali Orna, Angie Iacurci, and Jingyi Dai-  and had to share.  Enjoy!!