Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This Just In: Harbor House NaNoWriMo News

We've talked about it and have decided to waive all drop-in fees at Harbor House for the entire month of November for NaNoWriMo. So, come on in for one of our daily write-ins!

This is a great opportunity for you to try out the writing center free of charge. And speaking of free of charge we have free charging stations and free WiFi! It's a great place to write, relax, read and meet other writers. We have local art on the walls, too.

One caveat: Our normally free hot beverage bar is not included in this offer, but you are welcome to bring your own or purchase the $1 beverages of your choice (coffee, a variety of teas including chai, spiced cider, hot chocolate). Snacks are also available for purchase.

We're generally OPEN Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. And Saturday, November 12 we'll be open for 12 hours straight from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

We're CLOSED Sundays and November 24-27 for Thanksgiving. On November 2, 3 and 7 we'll close at noon.

Note that after Dec. 17 we'll be closed until January 2 for Christmas break, but we'll be open daily (except Sundays) from Dec. 1- 17 to help you edit that NaNoWriMo project you knocked out like a champ.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


We are sorry to announce closure of our Writing Center over the weekend. 

Taking our cue from the Timberland Library System and in consideration of the NWS forecasts we have canceled today's hours and TONIGHT'S SEMINAR "What Publishing Path is Right for YOU?"

The class has been rescheduled for November 19. Please see our Sessions tab for other updates.

PLEASE use caution and stay safe.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Treats for Tricks at a Halloweened-up Harbor House

A gross and ghoulish Halloween welcome from Harbor House where we work our fingers off to bring you great workshop content and events.

At left: Elliott, our old and outmoded Underwood, greets guests at our entryway. Looks like someone has worked their fingers to the bone.

You're invited to come on by and  see the fantastic array of fall offerings we have for you. [Though it occurs to me a class in ghostwriting might be appropriate this time of year (LOL) we're offering everything but.]

Yes, we have a slew of treats to help you learn a trick or two, hone your craft or celebrate this thing called writing that we do.


  • What Publishing Path is Right for You? taught by indie author Gregory E. Zschomler, 24-6 p.m., Oct. 15, $10.
  • Everybody has a Story: Introduction to Memoir Workshop taught by Ruth Zschomler MFA, 3-6 p.m. Oct. 22 and Nov. 5 (one class, two parts), $60.
  • Ghost Stories: Spooky Halloween Readings, all ten and up are welcome to this FREE event. Cider and doughnuts will be served. 8 p.m., Oct. 30.
  • 12 on 12, twelve-hour NaNoWriMo Write-in, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 12, FREE.
  • Writing the Mountain Man taught by author Andy R. Bunch (On Becoming a Man and Suffering Rancor), 1-3 p.m., Nov. 19, $32.
  • Poetry Workshop taught by lyric poet Laura Schaeffer MFA, 1-3 p.m., Dec. 3, $32.
Space is limited to 30 students for all classes; we can accommodate a few more for readings and no more than 16 for write-ins.

For more information click the sessions tab of this website, see our Facebook page, or call us at the number below.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Indie Author Day

During the Inaugural Indie Author Day on October 8, 2016, libraries from all across North America will host their own local author events with the support of the Indie Author Day team.

In addition to these local programs, each library’s indie community will come together for an hour-long digital gathering at 2 p.m. Eastern featuring Q&A with writers, agents and other industry leaders. 

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity for libraries and authors to connect on both local and global levels! To find out more and if a library near you is participating click here.

Fall into Aberdeen's First Friday for Fun

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, (Day of the Dead) by stopping by to check out all of the fantastic new Dia de los Muertos art at the Aberdeen Art Center (just across from the Post Office).

Ten local artists along with artists from Oregon and Washington states are included in the unique exhibit. The art display showcases a "theatre of the macabre."

Then meet your tour guide outside of Cortese's Restaurant (212 S. "I" St.) for a special one hour version of the Murder, Madams & Mayhem Walking Tour! There will be TWO time slots available for the tours: 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. No reservations needed! 

The cost is a discounted $10 (cash only) and will still cover all of the exciting stories from Aberdeen's historic past! So, prepare to step back in time to the days when Billy Gohl still roamed the streets. (Participants will also receive a coupon for 15% off entrees at Cortese's Restaurant upon completion of the tour. Walk rain or shine.)

Then swing by and see the photographic works of Will Glessner and Ruth Zschomler at Harbor House (7-8 p.m.), 510 W. 1st St. We'll have snacks and sparkling cider as well as hot coffee and cocoa on to end your evening in Aberdeen.