It’s a Busy Weekend at the Library

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We hope to see you this weekend at one of our many events!   

Saturday we will be participating in the Fairmount Neighborhood Garage Sale.   All proceeds from the garage sale will help with different programs for the library.

Additionally, we will be having our Children’s Story Hour this Saturday at 1pm.  Bring the kids and help celebrate National Poetry Month with us!

Sunday, will will be at Open Streets on Magnolia Avenue as well.   Come see us at our table across the street from Benitos.

Later Sunday evening, don’t forget about Poetry Night.   For more information about this event, please click here:  Poetry Night

A Night of Poetry

Designed by 9 year old Noli

Designed by 9 year old Noli

Sunday, April 19th at 7 pm, we are pleased to feature Christopher Stephen Soden and Tim Richardson in this month’s Night of Poetry.

Christopher Stephen Soden is a native Texan. He received his MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts in January 2005. He is a teacher, lecturer, playwright, film and literary critic. Honors include: Yaddo Fellowship: 2013, Closer published : June 2011, Distinguished Poets of Dallas, Poetry in Motion Series, Founding Member, President, President Emeritus of The Dallas Poets Community. Selected Publishing Credits : Poetry Without Borders 2, Between, A Face to Meet the Faces, The Texas Observer, Sentence, Borderlands, Off the Rocks, The James White Review, Best Texas Writing

Tim Richardson’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, North American Review, Western Humanities Review, and Archeopteryx, among others. He currently teaches writing and rhetoric at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he directs the creative writing minor.

A Night of Poetry

Designed by 9 year old Noli

Designed by 9 year old Noli

Please join us at the library on March 22nd at 7pm for a spectacular night of Open Mic Poetry.   We are excited to bring two amazing poets to headline this event.

Aubree Blomgren is a poet who holds a Masters of Arts in Poetry from the University of North Texas.  She has a non-traditional like with her husband and two sons, which is always a negotiation and collaboration between family, work and her call to write poetry.  Aubree owns Force Fitness, a studio style gym, where she teaches a myriad of classes focused on intentional motion, that is, moving on purpose with purpose.  Which is also the way she writes.

Fatima Hirsi comes from the water.  She reads enthnographic fieldwork and gives poetry to children in area schools, shelters and community centers as a writer for The Writer’s Garret.  She has appeared in various Sound Culture productions and featured her words across Texas.  Her poetry has been featured in Vagabonds, the anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival, and the anthology Poem Your Heart Out.  She can often be found in public spaces making poems for strangers on her typewriter.  You can see her work at www.flowerwordspoetry.com.

Drinks and light snacks will be served but donations are greatly appreciated in order to keep this event going.

If you are a published poet and are interested in headlining one of our NIghts of Poetry in the future, please email us.