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Take Home Kit - National Poetry Month

4/1 @ 9:00am
to
4/30 @ 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Take Home Kit, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Description:
April is National Poetry Month! Stop by the Downtown Library pick up your personal poetry kit. When you have finished your poetry, bring your best poem back to the library so we can hang it up in the Children's Department! Kits are limited to on...

Adult Take and Make Kit: National Poetry Month

All Day4/5 - 4/26
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Take Home Kit, Writing
Event Description:
It’s National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than coming up with a fun poem or Haiku. Belle Isle Library will be offering a Take and Make kit so that you can make your own refrigerator poems. Rearrange the words to write poems, message...

SO's Pen Pals

4/5 @ 10:00am
to
5/28 @ 4:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Adults, Teens, Kids! Hi There! Stuck at home? Feeling like an Alien? Here is the program for you: Write to a librarian! Become a SO's Pen Pal and a librarian will write to you and send you a cool piece of mail! Tell us a little about you o...

All Ages: Blackout Poetry Art Kits

4/7 @ 9:30am
to
4/28 @ 4:30pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Description:
Poetry Month is here! Help us celebrate by designing your very own Blackout Poem with art! Register today and pickup your kit starting April 7th. We would love to see your creation! We will have a contest and winners will be announced during our Zoom...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Books & Reading, Writing
Event Description:
Join us on Facebook Live for a new segment of Author Hour (on the 3rd Saturday each month!) Today's special program is celebrating National Poetry Month with some amazing poets! We are joined today Rachel Eliza Griffiths (SEEING THE BODY), Valzhyna M...

Disclaimer(s)

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

Poetry Palette

4/19 @ 12:00am
to
4/30 @ 6:00pm
Choctaw Library
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take Home Kit, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Get artistic in April, for National Poetry Month! Create blackout poetry, collage poetry, or a piece of your own making to celebrate the joy, expressiveness, and pure delight of poetry! Please state which Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Jones,...

Pre-K Poetry: Pinwheel Poems

4/21 @ 9:00am
to
4/24 @ 4:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Take Home Kit, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Celebrate Poetry month with your Little(s) by creating a moving shape poem with a pinwheel. Supplies and instructions will be provided to create two pinwheels which children will use to create a shape poem. Since it is spring, you and your child ca...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration.

Poetry and Chill OKC Kids Poetry Workshop

April 24, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Almonte Library
Registration
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online (Almonte)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Description:
Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining Poetry and Chill OKC Kids for a poetry workshop on poetry that is about action and empowerment....

All Ages: Blackout Poetry Art Zoom Meet

April 28, 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Description:
Poetry Month is here! Help us celebrate by designing your very own Blackout Poem with art! Register today and pickup your kit starting April 5th. We would love to see your creation! Submit your piece by emailing it to southernoaks@metrolibrary.org or...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

Blackout Poetry (National Poetry Month)

4/28 @ 9:00pm
to
5/1 @ 4:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Take Home Kit, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Celebrate National Poetry Month the easy way, with Blackout Poetry! Kits are one per FAMILY. Any duplicate registrations will be deleted. Kits can be picked up at Northwest Library from Wednesday April 28th through Saturday May 1st during curbside...

Author Hour: with Matt Ortile, Shawna Yang Ryan & Weike Wang

May 15, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Books & Reading, Writing
Event Description:
Join us on Facebook Live for a new segment of Author Hour (on the 3rd Saturday each month!) We will be honoring Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and discussing writing, publishing and all things in between with authors Matt Ortile (Th...

Disclaimer(s)

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Books & Reading, Writing
Event Description:
Join us on Facebook Live for a new segment of Author Hour! We're going to kick off our Summer Reading Program: Tales and Tails by talking with authors who write adaptations of fairy tales, folk tales and other famous literature about how, when and wh...

Disclaimer(s)

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

Write Your Own Tale

7/28 @ 9:00am
to
7/31 @ 4:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies, Take Home Kit, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Do you like to write, journal, sketch, doodle, or just make pretty thing? Then this kit is for you! You'll get everything you need to bind your own blank book and make your own feather quill pen, as well as some writing prompts to get you started wri...