April is National Poetry Month
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Carry a poem around with you and share it with the people you meet!
Lucrative bonus: In honor of 4/18, the library will take $4.18 off your library fines when you read your poem* to the staff at the circulation desk! You’ll also get a special PiYPD badge. If you don’t have fines, you can still have a badge.
*Poems should be at least 5 lines long and suitable for a general audience (PG or milder, please).
Click here for weekly poetry prompts and writing challenges!
7:00pm Friday, May 3
Through music and story, pianist Deborrah Wyndham shares the history of our nation's first 'pop' music: ragtime. Also the beginnings of jazz, ragtime has influenced many other notable musicians and styles of music. At first rejected by society for its unusual, syncopated rhythm and venues where it was played, ragtime later on received wide acclaim and its popularity spread fast. Now considered by many to be even a form of classical music, ragtime is truly a part of our American heritage. www.deborrahwyndham.com
3:30 - 4:30pm
Do you know anyone in grades 4-12 who likes to play in the dirt?
The Green Chillis, the library's garden club for youth, has started up its third season! We invite young gardeners to join us as we plan our garden and start seedlings.
Want to know how we got started and see what we've done in the past? Check out our garden blog.
For more information, call Catherine at 309-274-2719.
Registration is requested but not required.