Tuesday, April 3, 2012

National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month with ABC Libraries in April!

From Main Library, a contest:
Blue Skies, Green Earth
Beginning April 1, finish the prompt above and enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Albuquerque Coffee Connection! Contest ends on April 25. Winner will be announced on April 30.

Thursday, April 26th is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Poets.org website explains: "The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends."  You can pick up poems for your pocket at Ernie Pyle Library & Cherry Hills Library from April 1st-26th.

Poetry Out Loud

Saturday, April 14, 2012
2:00pm - 3:00pm
South Valley Library
Adults, come and read your favorite poem out loud in celebration of National Poetry Month!

Albuquerque Poet Laureate Announcement

Albuquerque's first Poet Laureate will be announced at the Main Library auditorium on Saturday, April 14th, 2012, 11:00 AM. Come hear the new Poet Laureate read, as well as the New Mexico's Centennial Poet, Levi Romero and the Santa Fe Poet Laureate, Joan Logghe.

Poetry Around the World

Thursday, April 19, 2012
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tony Hillerman Library

For ages 10 thru adult, each month (except December) we explore a new style of poetry from a different part of the world. Reservations are not required, but if you would like a reminder call, please register at the Information Desk. For more information, call 291-6264.

Primary Sources: Poetry Workshop

Thursday, April 19, 2012
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Taylor Ranch Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month @ Taylor Ranch! Your next poem is in our book stacks. In this workshop, we’ll investigate ways you can use the library and library materials to stimulate, inspire, and interact with your poetry writing process. This is an interactive and participatory event open to all levels of writers.

A Brief Word: Short Form Poetry for Busy Poets

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Taylor Ranch Library

Haiku, dodoitsu, nonnet, monostitch... from a few lines down to a few words, try out these short forms to distill your poems into their strongest shape. Open to all ages or levels of writers.

In Depth: Poetry Discussion

Thursday, April 26, 2012
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Los Griegos Library
This tri-monthly poetry discussion group will study Maya Angelou's Weekend Glory 'in depth' and in the context of the writer's life and times. Copies of the poem are available at the Los Griegos Information Desk

Poetry Games for Teens and Adults at North Valley

Thursday, April 26, 2012
5:00pm - 6:30pm
North Valley Library

"Life in the South Valley" Poetry Reading

Saturday, April 28, 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm
South Valley Library

Enjoy a poetry reading of notable submissions from the Annual El Kookooee Writing Competition. This year's theme is "Life in the South Valley." Winners will be announced and awarded prize money generously donated by Rudolfo Anaya.

Don't forget to check the library catalog for new poetry selections & there will also be plenty of food for thought on the Poetry LibGuide!

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