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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Celebrate Poetry Month With Us

Visit our book-spine poetry display at the Circulation Desk
Posted by Staff

April is National Poetry Month and we invite you to celebrate with us.  Perhaps you think of poetry as dull, time-consuming, difficult to read.  Not so!  Poetry can be lively, quick and simple (and still be profound). It is easy to include poetry in your life, just like a daily vitamin.

The Acadamy of American Poets has listed 30 ways to celebrate Poetry Month, one for each day.  The first step is to find a poem!  If it has been a while since you've read poetry, stop by the library and visit our collection.  We have lots of books, some audio, and subscribe to a poetry journal; all are available for checkout. 

Suggested ways to celebrate Poetry:

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 14th).  Copy a favorite poem and carry it with you; share it with co-workers, family and friends.

Put a Poem on the Pavement.  Find some sidewalk chalk and write a simple poem on the sidewalk.  Placing poems in unexpected places enlivens everyone's life.

Integrate Poetry with Technology.  Add a short poem to your signature line in your email account and include poems in your social network pages. 

Memorize a Poem.  Stimulate those brain cells and learn something by heart.  For suggestions, try a selection from Committed to Memory: 100 Best Poems to Memorize.

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