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National Poetry Month



Brentwood Branch Library
Apr 19 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Teen Art Club: Pixelated Poetry

Let’s go retro! Join us for a mash-up of Tetris and poetry and help create an installation art piece for the teen department. For teens ages 12-18. (Poetry1)

Highlands Regional Library
Apr 19 2018 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Game On: Poetry Song Slam

Can you tell the difference between a song lyric and a poem? You’ll put your skills to the test in a head to head game of poetry and song lyric identification in this National Poetry Month program. For teens ages 12-18. Poetry1

Southeast Regional Library
Apr 19 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Poet Talk: Nathan B. Brooken

In honor of National Poetry Month, we welcome poet Nathan B. Brooken for a special author talk. Brooken will discuss his collection of poems, For My Beautiful Black Sister, and share information on his writing process. Free and open to the public. Authortalk1 Poetry1

Main Library
Apr 24 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Game On: Poetry Song Slam

Can you tell the difference between a song lyric and a poem? You’ll put your skills to the test in a head to head game of poetry and song lyric identification in this National Poetry Month program. For teens ages 12-18. Poetry1

Beaches Branch Library
Apr 25 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

S.T.E.A.M LAB: Put a Poem in Your Pocket!

In celebration of National Poetry Month we will put the capital "A" in S.T.E.A.M. by reading some short poems. Then we will learn about a particular form of poetry, cinquains, and write our own. We will wrap up this program by having our own mini poetry slam! For children ages 5-12. Poetry1

West Branch Library
Apr 25 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Teen Blackout Poetry

Black out poetry is half art and half poem and all fun. Join us as we create our own blackout poetry. Supplies will be provided and you provide the creativity. Poetry1

Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
Apr 26 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Artrageous: Blackout Poetry

Explore your creative side while you learn
about artist and poet Austin Kleon. Then
recycle old books to make your own visually
impactful poetry using a technique called
"Blackout Poetry"! Poetry1 Stem1

Beaches Branch Library
Apr 27 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Deep Discussions: Poetry in Unexpected Places

Join us for a lively discussion on poetry in unexpected places. We'll watch a TED Talk on poetry workshops in a prison environment, then discuss the impact poetry writing has on challenging moments in life. Free and open to the public. JPL50 Poetry1

Graham Branch Library
Apr 27 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Books and Bricks: WhatÂ’s a Prelutsky?

Explore all things Prelutsky in this celebration of National Poetry Month. We’ll learn more about the acclaimed poet through fun activities that will bring out the writer in all of us! For children ages 5-12. Poetry1

Jacksonville Public Library