Books & Media

Financial Literacy

piggy bankI know, I know...financial literacy. Not the most exciting of topics I agree, but it is a worthwhile one. It's also Houston Money Week, an initiative designed to provide individuals and familes with financial knowledge.

Blackout Poetry

blackout poetryCelebrate National Poetry Month by creating blackout poetry. No, it doesn't require writing in the dark, in fact, it doesn't require writing at all. All you need are a few pages of text (typically from an old book, magazine, or newspaper) and a black marker. Simply blackout all of the words you want to hide, and voilà, the visible words that remain create a blackout poem. View a gallery of blackout poetry from the simple to the sublime from @makeblackoutpoetry via Instagram.

Want to try your hand at blackout poetry? Stop by the 1st floor reference desk in April and we'll provide supplies to help you get started.

Literary Siblings

bronte sisters image from wikipedia

Celebrate National Siblings Day with a collection of famous (and not so famous) literary siblings. From real-life sibling authors, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, to fictional siblings, the Baudelaire trio of a A Series of Unfortunate Events. 

Fictional Siblings

• The Famous Five from Enid Blyton
• The Baudelaires from a Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
• The March sisters from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
• The Bennet sisters from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Rhythm and Rhyme-Poetry to Make You Move

It's April once again which means baseball, rain showers, left-over Easter candy and yes, poetry. That's right it's National Poetry Month and while, sure, you could read some Keats or Frost or maybe even some Shakespeare, but I’m thinking a little younger-and a lot more active.