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Prose By Any Other Name...

YA Books Written In Verse

In my conversations with library customers, I've noticed folks feel pretty strongly about poetry - both positively and negatively. There are quite a few who believe "poetry's just not for me".   I love proving people wrong!   Done well, poetry can convey ideas in a new and fresh way. Done amazingly well, those ideas can be connected into an entire story. Just in time for National Poetry Month, here are some amazing books written in verse.

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Open Mic Night

Celebration of National Poetry Month

We are having an Open Mic available to ALL POETS, SINGERS, and RAPPERS! You will get 3 minutes to show off your talent! Open Mic: Thursdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m.​ April 6, 2017 April 13, 2017 April 20, 2017 For more information, visit the event listing.  

Poetry Month Scavenger Hunt

Poetry Puzzles

A book scavenger hunt for kids

April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating all month long at Cleveland Park with a poetry-themed scavenger hunt!Starting April 1, participants will use their inner sleuth to search through the library to find hidden clues. Each clue will have a title of a book as well as a call number. Find each book on the shelf and match it to its description on the questionnaire to win a prize. Come to the service desk to get the questionnaire and more information. You can start the hunt any time the library is open during the month of April.

PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.

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Pictured Poetry

Illustrated Books of Poems

Whether new to poetry or a devoted reader/writer of verse an illustrated poem can make for an afternoon well spent.  Take a glance through the compilations and biographies or read them endpaper to endpaper.  Read a poem as a picture book, too.  Fun awaits!Compilations

Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading - Barrett Warner and Donald Illich

National Poetry Month

We continue to celebrate Nation Poetry Month with two readings from well-known local poets, Barrett Warner and Donald Illich on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor, English, George Washington University, DC

Poetry Lectures: Professor Margaret Soltan

Three-part lecture series Saturdays April 2, 9, and 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor, English, George Washington University has kindly agreed to offer a series of lectures at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrating National Poetry Month. The lectures will be offered on three Saturdays: Lecture One: Winter kept us warm:  Poetry as Paradox April 2, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Your Friday Five

Stories in verse for fourth- to eighth-graders

We're wrapping up National Poetry Month, and while I've personally spent the month reveling in re-reading all of my favorite poems, I realize that not everyone loves poetry as much as I do. For some people, this disinterest -- or even distaste -- has to do with the fact that there isn't enough plot in a poem; people like a good narrative.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Find your poem at the library, or bring one in to share

On Thursday, April 30, pick a poem that moves you. Pick a poem that amuses you. Pick a poem that confuses you. Put it in your pocket and see how it changes your day. From the Academy of American Poets:

"Spirit Hovering: poems" by Nancy Arbuthnot

Nancy Arbuthnot Reading

A Poetry Month celebration

As part of National Poetry Month, the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a poetry reading on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. with local poet Nancy Arbuthnot. 

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