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Saturday March 16, 2013 -  Saturday April 27, 2013

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.

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Monday March 18, 2013 -  Sunday April 28, 2013
Gallery Display
Exhibit highlighting the WAYLAND READS POETRY Program, Wayland Reads events and discussions, and artwork inspired by poetry. Sponsored by the Wayland Cultural Council.
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Monday April 1, 2013 -  Tuesday April 30, 2013
WORDS & ART--Student Art Display
In connection with Wayland Reads Poetry, this month's art display in the Raytheon Room features art by Wayland students that is inspired by "words." Approximately 60 art students in grades 9 – 12 enrolled in Janet Armentano’s classes are showcasing their artistic efforts and talent in this exhibit. The theme is “Words and Art” and there is a large variety of media and materials displayed.

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.
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday April 18, 2013
Poem in Your Pocket Day

We will be celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day today at the library!

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Sunday April 21, 2013
Poets Jill McDonough & David Rivard
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


David Rivard
Jill McDonough

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday April 22, 2013
Start of Middle School Poetry Week
Wayland Middle School will be alive with poetry during its annual WMS Poetry Week, April 22-26. Posters featuring joyful, funny, contemplative, and just plain goofy poems hang from the bulletin boards. The cafeteria windows celebrate poems about food and food as culture. Students play with magnetic poetry, our library puts poetry books into the hands and hearts of readers, and our daily announcements feature a complete the limerick—in the style of NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” Our grandest celebration is the “Poem on your Locker.” Students choose a favorite poem, often one they have written, and transcribe it into a paper frame, decorate it, and post it on their lockers. WMS hallways will burst with colorful poetry.
Location: Wayland Middle School
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Tuesday April 23, 2013
WHS Annual Poetry and Pizza Event
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

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 (erin_dalbec@wayland.k12.ma.us).

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Wednesday April 24, 2013
Children's Poet Janet Wong
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday April 25, 2013
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Wayland Poetry Workshop meets bi-monthly on Thursday afternoons to read and critique their own poetry. New members are welcome to join.
Contact: Judy Hoyer    rijohoyer@gmail.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday April 27, 2013
Wayland Favorite Poem Project Program
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.
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Sunday April 28, 2013
Wayland Poetry Workshop Annual Reading
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Wayland Library Poetry Workshop will conduct their annual poetry reading.  The public is encourage to attend.
Contact: Sandie Berstein    
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday April 30, 2013
Poetry Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A wrap-up of all Wayland Reads Anchor 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.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 3, 2013
Mass Poetry Festival

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival (May 3-5) starts today in Salem, Massachusetts. For more information go to the Festival website.

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Saturday May 4, 2013
Field Trip to Forest Hills Cemetery
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Field Trip to Forest Hills Cemetery – Guided walking tour of one of the finest examples of the garden cemetery in the US, founded in 1848 and set among the jewels of Boston’s Emerald Necklace. Discover the picturesque final resting place of poets e.e. cummings and Anne Sexton, as well as many other prominent Bostonians. Meet in WPL parking lot, Saturday, May 4, at 9am for carpooling for 10am tour
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Wednesday May 15, 2013
Children's Poetry Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In this workshop children will listen to, read, and write poetry.
Led by Children's Librarian Pam McCuen.

For children ages 8 and up.
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Sunday May 4, 2014
Wayland Poetry Workshop Annual Reading
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

Contact: Judy Hoyer  508-655-2868  
Location: Raytheon Room
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