Authored by: Crystal Snider, Public Services Librarian, Salt Lake County Library
Every April, organizations, schools, and libraries across the country come together to celebrate poetry as an art form and recognize its cultural importance.
In honor of this month-long event, the County Library’s Holladay Branch has planned a variety of free activities to promote writing, experiencing, and enjoying poetry:
• Exploring & Creating Poetry with Florin Nielsen
Monday, April 10, 11:30 am (adults) and 3:30 pm (teens)
An hour-long workshop that focuses on the appreciation of poetry through listening, visualizing, and creating verses. By the end of the lesson, participants will have crafted their own poem.
• Crafts & Snacks
Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm
This relaxing, easy activity teaches teens and adults how to make cut-up or blackout poetry. All supplies will be provided.
• Poem in Your Pocket Day
Thursday, April 27, all day
A nationwide celebration that encourages everyone to keep a poem in their pocket the entire day. Poetry verses will be scattered throughout the Holladay Branch and will be free for anyone to take and share with others.
• The “Poet-Tree”
All month long in April
Budding poets of all ages may contribute to the Poet-tree. Leaves will be provided and participants may write a verse or poem on them. The leaves will be placed on the “Poet-tree” by staff, for all to see and enjoy.
• Family Game Night!
Monday, April 24, 6 pm
Word-based activities (like Mad Libs) and fun board game classics for people of all ages and abilities.
Find more amazing County Library programs and events: calendar.slcolibrary.org