“Casey at the Bat”
Monday, April 1, 4:00 p.m., Klondike Branch
Enjoy a dramatic reading of this poetic tale on baseball’s opening day—also the first day of National Poetry Month.
Homeschool Hangout Poetry Blast
Thursday, April 4, 2:00 p.m., Campus Library
Children ages 8-12 are invited to write and share original poetry.
Film: Belle of Amherst
Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m., Downtown Library
Julie Harris, as Emily Dickinson, recreates her Tony-Award-winning Broadway role in this filmed performance. Harris recites favorite poems and reads private letters. Enjoy humorous anecdotes about this reclusive American poet.
Rhythm and Rhyme Times
Thursday, April 11, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., also 1:30 p.m., Campus Library
Children explore music and poetry through stories, songs, movement activities, and instruments.
National Poem in a Pocket Day
Thursday, April 18, all day @ all TCPL libraries
Pick up a poem at any TCPL library. Take poems home for friends, neighbors, and family members.
2013 TCPL Poetry Contest Deadline -- Sunday, April 21, 5:00 p.m., all TCPL libraries
is the final day to submit an original poem. Categories include: grades
6-8, grades 9-10, grades 11-12, poems by adults, and poems in Spanish. Entry forms and rules can be found on the 2013 TCPL Poetry Contest page.
Indiana Poet Laureate Karen Kovacik
Thursday, April 25, 7:00 p.m., Downtown Library
Karen Kovacik’s poems are described as “an amusement-park ride through world history and art.” The award-winning poet and IUPUI professor reads and shares insights about modern Indiana poets.
Open Mic Afternoon
Sunday, April 28, 2:00 p.m., Downtown Library
All ages are invited to read and listen to favorite published poems and audience originals. Hear entries from the 2013 TCPL Poetry Contest.
Teen Poetry Open Mic Night
Monday, April 29, 6:30 p.m., Campus Library
Teens express themselves by sharing their favorite published and/or original poetry. Poetry books are available for inspiration.
Mother Goose Day
Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m., also Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 a.m., Downtown Library
Celebrate the adventures of Mother Goose and her friends in these annual TCPL family storytimes.
In 1996, the Academy of American Poets created National Poetry Month. To find out more and browse our collections of books, DVDs, and CDs featuring poets and poetry, visit any Tippecanoe County Public Library, call 429-0100, or go to www.tcpl.lib.in.us.