National Poetry Month, Week #3 Writing Prompt

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This week, please join us in writing a poem about family. There are many directions you could go with this. Here is poem titled “My Father’s Hats” which may provide some inspiration.

Leave your poems (or even a single line) in the comments. You can also contribute on our Facebook page or by emailing your work to jberk@bapl.org or rlevy@bapl.org

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Open Mic Night on Tuesday

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indexThe Main Library is having a special Poetry Open Mic on Tuesday, April 19 from 6:00 to 7:30. Drop in for a lively evening of performances by musicians, singers, comedians, storytellers, as well as poets. Performers should sign up 15 minutes prior to the program.

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Earth Day Celebration

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earthday1Earth Day is celebrated in 192 countries around the world every April. Mark this year’s observance with eco-friendly stories and a craft made with recycled materials in the new Children’s Center at the Main Library on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. This Family Fun Night is for all ages and is open to the public.

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New Audiobooks on CD

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As time goes by – Mary Higgins Clarkas time goes by

Family jewels – Stuart Woods

Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow

When breath becomes air – Paul Kalanithi

Putin country: a journey into the real Russia – Anne Garrels

The breaks of the game – David Halberstam

Click here for a complete list of new audiobooks and playaways

New Non-fiction DVD’s

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Monk with a camera: the life and journey of Nicholas Vreeland

Victory at seamonk with a camera

Whitey

Chosin

Switzerland’s amazing train rides

Click here for a list of new and recently ordered DVDs

 

Where’s the Bookmobile? (Contest – Week 6)

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Time for Week 6!  We’re nearing the end, but fear not…  If you’ve only just discovered the contest it’s not too late to submit entries for past weeks, and everyone will have through April 27 to get all their answers submitted.  See previous blog posts for the other photos.  Entry forms can be obtained and submitted at either the main library (Adult Services desk) or on the bookmobile.  Whoever identifies the most pictured locations will win the bookmobile for up to two hours at a time and place of their choosing!

Here’s the penultimate photo:

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

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The Lehigh Valley Vanguard gives voice to art, politics, and identity issues during a poetry reading on Thursday, April 14 at the South Side Branch from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The group is a community of poets who are activist writers taking on issues that are relevant to today. Refreshments will be served. Register online or phone 610-867-7852.

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National Poetry Month writing prompt, Week #2

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We are celebrating National Poetry Month here at the library with a “prompt a week.” Library users are invited to post an original poem on the week’s topic. This week’s prompt is “food.” Food poems can be about how much you love a certain food of course, but oftentimes poets use food as a jumping off point to write about all aspects of life. Thoughts of food can spark thoughts of family, joy, sadness — all the stuff of life. The sample here is a good example of a food poem that says so much more.

You can post your poem in the comments here, email it to jberk@bapl.org or rlevy@bapl.org, or drop off a copy at the library. We look forward to reading your words!

 

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