Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April is Poetry Month

Oxford Public Library is celebrating April Is National Poetry Month with a variety of wordy programs and activities. These are:

Book Spine Poetry: Have you ever browsed a shelf of books and noticed that some titles (completely unrelated) seem to relate to one-another? With a bit of creative stacking and re-arranging, you can make short phrases. This is called Book Spine Poetry. Stop by the library and create your own. Then show any of the reference librarians. We'll post the best poems on our Facebook page. all ages

Poem In Your Pocket: Stop by any of the library's reference desks and share a poem (original or not) with on-duty staff. You can read it out loud or, if you're not crazy about public speaking, just show your poem to whoever is on desk. For each poem shared, you will be entered to win a prize. Drawing will be 5 p.m. April 30. all ages

Blackout Poetry: A fun way to express yourself through recycling pages of old books. How does it work? Tear a random page from an old book (we'll provide this) and circle various words throughout to make new phrases. Black out (with a sharpie) any words you didn't circle. You'd be surprised what you can create. teens & adults

For more information on National Poetry Month and other word-y activities, visit this site.  --AJB

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