Friday, April 4, 2014

April is National Poetry Month

In honor of April is National Poetry Month, we'll be spotlighting all things poetry (note the previous post for William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back, the story of the movie told in Shakespearian-style rhyme scheme--with a bit of haiku thrown in for variety). Keep checking this blog for more novels in verse and, otherwise, poetry awesomeness.

Want to do more than just read poetry? You too can help us celebrate all month long with these fun poetry-themed activities:
  • Book Spine Poetry: Have you ever been browsing the bookshelves and noticed how sometimes the titles relate to each other? With a bit of re-arranging, you can even make short phrases stand out. This is called Book Spine Poetry. Stop by and create a book spine poem of your own. We'll post pictures of the best ones here on this blog and on the library's Facebook page.
  • Blackout Poetry: This is the art of creative destruction! It's also an easy and fun way to express yourself. We'll provide you with supplies and show you how to get started. The best poems will be featured on this blog and on our Facebook.
  • Poem In Your Pocket: Like poetry but don't really want to create any? Simply bring a favorite poem to the library and show it to on-duty staff. Doing so will automatically get you entered to win a special prize (drawing is April 30). The more poems you share, the better your chance to win! 
Check out the display at the back of the Teen Area (located in the small window by the non-fiction section) for ideas. Have fun...and get your poetry on! 

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