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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

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

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.  

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

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Main Library

Phone: 419.259.5200

Hours
Mon, Feb 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Feb 25 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Historic Main Library “Jewel of the Community” – showcases stunning Art Deco design paired with cutting-edge modern architecture. Features include “Vitrolite” glass mosaic murals and a soaring atrium in the Wintergarden. Customers appreciate the
underground parking and the on-site Library Café and Classics Gift Shop.


Main serves customers from downtown, all of Lucas County, and surrounding areas. Customers rely on services from specialized departments such as Local History and Genealogy, Audio Visual, and the Tech
Center which contains 80 public computers. Business Technology supports job seekers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and more. The “Metro” draws teens for gaming activities and college resources, and students benefit from Homework Help in Children’s Library.

Upcoming events

Children's Program Room
Fri, Feb 23, 10:00am - 11:30am

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Children's Program Room
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Creativity Lab
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Children's General Space
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Children's General Space
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Teen General Space
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1 Loolen Conf Rm
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Children's General Space
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Creativity Lab
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A/V General Space
Tue, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
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Creativity Lab
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Children's General Space
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Creativity Lab
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Sat, Mar 17, 9:30am - 11:30am

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Teen General Space
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Children's General Space
Tue, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
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Wed, Mar 21, All day

Teen General Space
Wed, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

1 Loolen Conf Rm
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Children's General Space
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Creativity Lab
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Teen General Space
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Children's Program Room
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Teen General Space
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Canceled
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Children's Program Room
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