Wayland Free Public Library
Events at the Library
Waylanders (and neighbors), have you submitted your favorite poem yet? We are hoping to get as many people connected to Wayland as possible to submit their favorite poems for our Wayland Favorite Poem Project. It's easy to do online. All you need is the poem title and author!
Only one rule: Your poem should NOT be a poem you or one of your family members has written. It should be a work by others that you found inspiring or meaningful.
Exhibit highlighting the WAYLAND READS POETRY Program, Wayland Reads events and discussions, and artwork inspired by poetry. Sponsored by the Wayland Cultural Council.
Students were asked to create a work of art to express an idea or to illustrate a quote. Some developed their ideas around the quote they chose and created art to communicate the idea. Others created a piece of art and found a quote that expressed their feelings. The students designed the page with the words they chose and attached it to their art. The show is on display from April 1 – April 28. We hope you enjoy it.
We will be celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day today at the library!
POETRY READINGS BY
In April, the high school will start each day with a different member of our school community reading a favorite poem over the intercom. Then on April 23, the Library Media Center will host the Second Annual Poetry and Pizza event during all three lunch periods. Students and teachers will read original poetry, or poetry favorites, while members of our jazz band play.
This will also be the first public performance for the WHS Slam Team members. This event is open to the community but the public must RSVP by 4/17 to Erin Dalbec (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Poet Janet Wong will lead a poetry writing workshop for children. Check out some of her poetry at The Poetry Suitcase.
For ages 7 and up.
Questions and to register call the Children's Room at 508-358-2308
A culminating event for WAYLAND READS POETRY in which Wayland residents will read their favorite poems to an audience at the library.
We are asking people from our community to send us favorite poems, along with a brief statement about the poems' significance in their lives. Our only rule is that poems recited are NOT poems the readers or their friends or relatives have written, but ones they have read, perhaps many times, and to which they feel a personal attachment. Submissions may be made online HERE at our Wayland Reads website.
All submissions will be listed on our website. We hope to videorecord as many people as possible reading their submitted poems.
No prior knowledge of poetry is necessary to participate in our discussion.
Wayland Middle School English teacher Angela Corbet and Wayland Poetry Workshop member Judy Hoyer will be the group leaders.
Copies of the Anchor Poems are available at waylandlibrary.org, in print at the library, and will also be available at the discussion.
The Massachusetts Poetry Festival (May 3-5) starts today in Salem, Massachusetts. For more information go to the Festival website.
Led by Children's Librarian Pam McCuen.
For children ages 8 and up.
Join us for poetry and refreshments at the 2014 event featuring local poets Rachel Greenstein and Nancy Geiser. In addition, several other members of our workshop will be reading their own works as well.
Kay Harrington, a member of the poetry workshop, knows poetry isn't limited to one narrow definition. She describes her impressions this way:
"Poetry is more than putting words to paper. Admit it or not, we all nurture a “secret garden" within, much like the external hidden garden in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s childhood book: "The Secret Garden" (which is my second favorite childhood book.) I think poetry is our soul’s own voice speaking powerfully to and from our oft neglected gardens. Consequently, poetry not only enriches our daily lives with larger views, but it enables us to plumb the deeper dimensions of our own imaginations, where we are sure to find many variations on the word, “unordinary,” for example. Poetry is important, because it opens doors on our “secret gardens” where bushels of satisfaction and peace can spring from the rich black earth of creativity."
Doors open at 2:00 pm.