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National Poetry Month

"Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture." -

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Poem of the week

On The Pulse Of Morning - Maya Angelou

 A Rock, A River, A Tree
Hosts to species long since departed,
Marked the mastodon.
The dinosaur, who left dry tokens
Of their sojourn here
On our planet floor,
Any broad alarm of their hastening doom
Is lost in the gloom of dust and ages.
But today, the Rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully,
Come, you may stand upon my
Back and face your distant destiny,
But seek no haven in my shadow.

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Featured poetry events at County Libraries

The County Library offers free year-round events to serve the informational, educational, and recreational interests of our customers. Featured below are upcoming Poetry events. More family friendly events can be found in the main Calendar.

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