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Poetry Speaks! African American Poetry Read-in

African American Poetry Read-in

2018-02-14 18:00:00 2018-02-14 20:00:00 America/New_York Poetry Speaks! African American Poetry Read-in Join us for a staged reading of favorite poems and excerpts written by African American poets and performed live by your neighbors, including many talented poets, musicians, and faculty members. Main Library - McMaster Center

Wednesday, February 14
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-02-14 18:00:00 2018-02-14 20:00:00 America/New_York Poetry Speaks! African American Poetry Read-in Join us for a staged reading of favorite poems and excerpts written by African American poets and performed live by your neighbors, including many talented poets, musicians, and faculty members. Main Library - McMaster Center

Main Library

McMaster Center

Join us for a staged reading of favorite poems and excerpts written by African American poets and performed live by your neighbors, including many talented poets, musicians, and faculty members.

African Americans have profoundly influenced American poetry, from Phillis Wheatley to Paul Lawrence Dunbar, through the poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes and Jean Toomer, to the Black Arts movement of the 1960s with Imamu Amiri Baraka and Audre Lorde, to Maya Angelou and Rita Dove and into our own twenty-first century explosion of brilliant new poets.

In celebration, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is excited to invite you to an evening of African American poetry. 

Members of our community will read favorite poems or excerpts by African American poets in a staged reading emceed by Rhonda Sewell, Toledo Lucas County Public Library's External and Governmental Affairs Manager.

Registration is required only to read a short favorite poem or excerpt (not your own, but published), family friendly, and no longer than a 5 minute time slot. This event is free and open to the public.  

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Main Library

Phone: 419.259.5200

Hours
Mon, Jan 30 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Jan 31 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Feb 01 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Feb 02 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Feb 03 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Feb 04 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Feb 05 Closed

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Upcoming events

Mon, Jan 30, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Mon, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space
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Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab
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Wed, Feb 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Staff Smart Board

Thu, Feb 02, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Community Room 1 (The Fred H. McDonald) (Capacity : 30)
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Thu, Feb 02, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab

Fri, Feb 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Fri, Feb 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space

Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Teen Space

Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Atrium

Mon, Feb 06, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Mon, Feb 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Tue, Feb 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Teen Space

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab
This event is full

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Studio Lab Making Lab

Thu, Feb 09, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Community Room 1 (The Fred H. McDonald) (Capacity : 30)
This event is full

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab

Thu, Feb 09, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Glass Community Room

Fri, Feb 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Fri, Feb 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Mon, Feb 13, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Mon, Feb 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab
This event is full

Wed, Feb 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Staff Smart Board

Thu, Feb 16, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Community Room 1 (The Fred H. McDonald) (Capacity : 30)
This event is full

Thu, Feb 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Community Room 6 (Writing Lab) (Joanne B. Loolen)

Fri, Feb 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Fri, Feb 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space

Sat, Feb 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Mon, Feb 20, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Mon, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space

Mon, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room 6 (Writing Lab) (Joanne B. Loolen)

Tue, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab
This event is full

Wed, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Community Room 1 (The Fred H. McDonald) (Capacity : 30)

Thu, Feb 23, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Community Room 1 (The Fred H. McDonald) (Capacity : 30)
This event is full

Thu, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab

Fri, Feb 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Fri, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space

Sat, Feb 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Sat, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)
This event is full

Mon, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space

Tue, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio Lab Making Lab
This event is full

Wed, Mar 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Staff Smart Board