Come for the thrill of victory. Come for the chance to meet new people. Come to learn new games and have a blast replaying the classics. Whatever your reason, you’ll love these upcoming gaming programs.

November is National Novel Writing Month. In this annual challenge, participants try to draft 50,000 words of a novel in just 30 days. About 400,000 people take part each year, and several published novels have gotten their start as NaNoWriMo projects.

The author of Trouble Don’t Last and other award-winning books for youth will share photos and the experiences of doing research for her story of the Underground Railroad.

Local children’s literature expert Dr. Patricia Hart will present a program to show parents, grandparents, and other caregivers how to use picture books to help improve vocabulary skills and school readiness in young children.

While it can be unpleasant to even think about, challenging health and life events do happen. These upcoming library programs will provide information and support to help you prepare for and face difficult situations.

The Light Between Oceans is the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who live on a remote island in Australia. An unexpected surprise washes up on the island, and the way the two deal with it changes the course of their lives forever.