The Syracuse Library is closing on Monday in commemoration of Veterans Day.

Much historical fiction and historic commentary has been written. The library encourages everyone to read about war-time experiences. November is the annual reminder that it is possible for anyone to write a story.

National Novel Writing Month takes place each year in November and is known as NaNoWriMo: The world needs your novel.

The Syracuse Library offers encouragement to writers by hosting a monthly writing workshop that meets at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17. Poets, children’s authors, personal enjoyment writers and aspiring professional writers all have a place at the table.

Times-Union news reporter Mark Howe is talking about his contribution in the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book “The Wonder of Christmas.” He will share  stories about his experiences as an author and reporter and have a book signing.

Programming In The Middle Week

The Tuesday chair yoga is suspended for next week, but resumes on Nov. 20. The walk is meeting to start from the Community Center at 9 a.m. on Thursdays with advanced chair yoga at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Handicapped chair yoga meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Center.

Magnolia Cooking Club is sharing favorite Thanksgiv- ing side dishes. Magnolia meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday and the second Wednesday of each month. What a great way to find holiday food ideas.

Open chess night gives chess players a chance to face off against actual people. Chess boards are set-up in the YA department at 6 p.m. on Nov. 13.  Anime Club for teens is having an exciting evening on Thursday night at 5 p.m.

Toddler time and baby time meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday