As you can see when you walk in and look at our latest display, April is National Poetry Month. If a whole book seems like too much work, why not try the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day website?
Or if you are in grades 3-12 why not share your poems with other poets at Poet-to-Poet? Watch award winning poets from the Academy of American Poets’ read their poems, which are fun and accessible, then let them inspire you to write your own! You can email the poems to email@example.com with your name and which poem/poet inspired you by April 30. Some will be posted on the website in May! If you’re a teacher, the website also comes with Common Core lesson plans for the project.
If you LOVE poetry, April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Carry a poem with you in your pocket and share it throughout the day.
Don’t forget, we have a great selection of poetry year round. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog via WordPress.
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Staff Pick Bookmarks are here! Don’t know what to read after the last Patterson? Why not try Ghostman by Robert Hobbs? Or, if you’re looking for some less suspenseful fiction, why not The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence, We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle, or one of the other great titles you can now find on our staff pick bookmarks.
We have eight bookmarks broken up by genre, including both fiction and nonfiction titles. They can be found at the Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk and in the YA room on top of the display. Finish National Reading Month with a bang and find plenty of exciting new books to read!
Get in the mood for St. Paddy’s Day with all things Irish! Check out the library’s gallery display featuring books, dvds and cds celebrating Ireland’s people and culture. Cooking, step dancing, Irish language instruction and more!
Members of the Senior Artists and Crafters share their work in the Library’s lobby display cases through the end of March. The display contains a variety of pieces; including crocheted and knitted works, fishing lures, jewelry, woodwork, photography, painting, and more. Senior Artists and Crafters is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the art of handcrafting and to provide a community service.
Senior Artists and Crafters meets at St. John’s Church, 158 West High Street, in Somerville. The non-profit group is comprised of area artists and crafters of all ages. The organization is community-minded and participates in Somerville’s Santa Land and Street Fairs, as well as holding a spring and fall show of its own, usually on the lawn of the historic Somerset County Courthouse.
The club donates monies realized from its spring and fall shows to various area charities and other non-profits. Among charities receiving donations in the past are S.H.I.P, YMCA, Middle Earth, Somerset County Office on Aging, Handyman Project, St. Hubert’s Animal Shelter, Life Skills, Wallace House, and Habitat for Humanity.
New members and visitors are always welcome at all monthly meetings. Visit their website: http://www.somervillecrafts.com/ for more information.