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2021 Haiku Contest Winners!


The 2021 Haiku Contest was a great success at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library! Thank you to all the participants. It was a joy to read your creations! And the winners are:    Child When I read a book I feel like I'm in a dream I just love to read!

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Georgetown Haiku Contest Winners 2021

Congratulations to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library winners of the 2021 Haiku Contest! We will be displaying all of our many wonderful haiku entries in our front window. Thank you to everyone who participated!  Adult winner Hefty hardbound books Like soothing weighted blankets Comfort mind and soul by Kevin Clark

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Haiku Contest Winners

More than 100 patrons submitted haiku during our Haiku Contest in April! Thanks to everyone who participated. When you next come to or walk by the branch, you'll see all of the entries plus the winners. Because there were so many good ones, we chose more than one winner in each category, and here they are:

2021 Haiku Contest Winners


The 2021 Haiku Contest was a great success at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! We received so many thoughtful entries and it was a joy to read each one! Thank you to all who participated! Here are the winning entries:

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Congratulations Haiku Contest Winners!

The Capitol View Library would like to thank all of the people who entered the DC Public Library Haiku Contest!  We received many great submissions and choosing winners was not easy.  

Winning Haikus

Haiku Winners Thank you so much to everyone who entered a haiku. We had so many wonderful submissions. Special thanks to Ms. Bopp at Our Lady of Victory School for encouraging her students to enter. The winners are: Adult (submitted by Ricky): A screen does not know the warmth of hugs or how good

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DC Public Library Haiku Contest 2021

Do you HAIKU? Celebrate National Poetry Month this April by participating in our Haiku Contest! Click here to sign up. En abril,  celebre el Mes Nacional de la Poesía participando en nuestro concurso de Creación de Haiku. Haga click aquí para entrar. 

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Poetry with Soul (eBooks & Audiobooks)

It's National Poetry Month!! So, I decided to gather a list of poetry-inspired books in celebration of one of my favorite genres! Poetry has the ability to transcend reality, evoke thoughts pertaining to age-old questions, and to provide a sense of comfort. As we all know, the world is presently responding to the harsh realities of COVID-19,  leaving communities quarantined. As we redefine our daily routines, here's a list of poetry-inspired books to assist with reflection, dreaming, grounding, etc.

Can you haiku?

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Kids enter Tenley Library’s haiku contest

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Tenley-Friendship Library is hosting a haiku Contest for children. Haiku is a poetry form that consists of three lines with syllables arranged in a 5-7-5 pattern. Kids ages 5-12 years old, we welcome your submissions from April 1 through April 21. So that everyone can appreciate your creations, we will display your haiku in the Children’s room and on our web site. Five lucky poets and their poems will be chosen randomly to win a DC Public Library water bottle.  


Poetry Presentation with Regie Cabico

Poetry through the power of autobiography

In her poem, “Power,” Audre Lorde wrote,  "I am lost without imagery or magic  trying to make power  out of hatred and destruction."