poetry

Poetry Reading at the Evelyn Meador Library

This Saturday at 2:00 PM, there will be a Poetry Reading at the Evelyn Meador Library in celebration of National Poetry Month. Five local poets, Choonwah Moon, Matthew Riley, Weasel Patterson and David E. Cowen, and Susan Musch, published in a variety of journals and anthologies, will be reading from their own works during this program. This program promises to be an inspiring and powerful presentation for Poetry lovers of all ages.

For more information on these poets and authors, use the links below. 

Blackout Poetry Contest for Poetry Month

Today is Tuesday, April 9, and Baldwin Boettcher Library will be having a program for teens and adults at 4 pm in celebration of National Poetry Month.   We will be making black out poems with pages provided  that will be set on display at the Little Blue Library in Mercer Botanic Gardens to be in judged by patrons in a contest .  At the end of the month, we will see who has the most votes and they will be the winner of the wonderful poetry book, “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur.  This will take place under the Tree House.  No registration is necessary.  Those that are unable to make it to the program on April 9, can bring in their black out poem to the library before, or for several days after the 9th.   They have until April 18 to bring in their contribution for the competition.  We will an

African American Poetry Coffeehouse

African American History MonthHave a cup of coffee while listening to poetry in celebration of African American History Month on Saturday, 2/16, at 1:30pm. 

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Join us at Katherine Tyra Branch @ Bear Creek Library as we celebrate Black History Month with two Adult Programs

Wednesday, February 6
1:00 pm

Dr. Donetta Goodall, VP, Board of Trustees with Prairie View A&M Foundation (PVAMF)
Dr. Goodall will speak about the origins and historical importance of why we celebrate African American History during the month of February.


Wednesday, February 13
6:30 pm

“Speak of me as I Am”: a Celebration of African American contributions to Shakespeare.

Poetry Quiz Winner

 

In honor of April being poetry month, we had a display and a quiz for patrons to show what they know and maybe learn something in the process.  We are happy to announce that the poetry quiz winner for poetry month is Julie!  She really knows her poetry.  Congratulations, Julie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycled Poetry Teen Program on April 25 at 4:30pm

Reuse old words to create new ones! Teens and tweens aged 12 – 17 can come in to the library on April 25 and make their own poetry by dismantling books and recreating their words. Learn to make poetry by collage, and mix and match meaning to make your own. The program starts at 4:30 pm. If you have questions, please call the Northwest Branch Library at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net.

Teen Blackout Poetry

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate teens can visit the Teen Room at any time during the month to participate in creating their own poems from old book pages. Just black out the words you don’t need to create your own beautiful poetry.

For teens and tweens grades 6-12. For more info, call the library at 281-360-6804.Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.
 

Love and Poetry

                                                 Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm

 Start off February right by getting into the spirit of Valentine's Day. Enjoy love poems throughout the ages, read by Dr. R.S. Krishnan, We'll have nonalcoholic bubbly and chocolate, as supplies last. Bring your sweetie or come stag, and enjoy beautiful poetry. 

books in heart shape

 

Butterflies & Poetry for Citizenship Month

Some folks think of butterflies as dainty creatures. Butterflies are anything but dainty. Monarchs, for example, make a yearly round trip between southern Mexico and locales as far north as Maine & Minnesota. When you combine that kind of toughness, with their amazing transformation from caterpillars and their tremendous variety—some 20,000 species—Butterflies are the perfect symbol for the City of Houston’s Citizenship Month. This month-long initiative includes hundreds of activities around greater Houston to celebrate the area's tremendous diversity. 

Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014

Maya Angelou was a memoirist, poet, and activist, but more significantly, she was a keen, measured public voice of a kind that is increasingly rare in this ever widening, ever more shallow puddle that is early 21st century American culture. That she became the iconic figure and social force she was is all the more remarkable when one thinks of the place and time from which she rose.

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