A Lovely Evening for a Poetry Slam

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 2nd, 2017

The poetry slam was a success – it was a beautiful evening on the terrace full of poetry, stories and songs – with back up vocals by resident warblers and frogs. #ohrstromlibrary #poetryslam #poetry #poems #stories #songs #warblers #frogs #lowerschoolpond #terrace #sunset #iamsps

 

The poetry slam was a success – it was a beautiful evening on the terrace full of poetry, stories and songs – with back up vocals by resident warblers and frogs.
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Poetry Slam / Open Mic on the Patio Tonight!

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant April 28th, 2017

 

The patio is open at Ohrstrom Library and ready for tonight’s Poetry Slam / Open Mic Night event beginning at 7:00 PM. You can sing, read your own original writing, or read poetry by your favorite writer. Come and enjoy the lovely spring weather on the patio with us!

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Thursday is “Poem in Your Pocket” Day!

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant April 26th, 2017

 

Join the library on Thursday as we celebrate “Poem in Your Pocket” day. Library Prefects will be handing out select poems tomorrow morning in the lobby of Mem Hall for you to enjoy and share. Use #spspoetryday to tag yourself with your poem and we will re-post it on the @ohrstromlibrary Instagram page!
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Spontaneous Black Out Poetry

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant April 24th, 2017

 

A little spontaneous black out poetry session underway in Ohrstrom’s Baker Reading Room – celebrate National Poetry Month by making one of your own!

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Book Spine Poetry

By - April 7th, 2017

Welcome back! Looking for a creative outlet to get your brain power flowing again? Celebrate National Poetry Month by making book spine poetry at the library. Stack books so that their titles, from top to bottom, create a poem.

On the main floor, Mrs. Kittler has set up an interactive display where you can view and contribute to our spine poetry collection – check it out!

Here’s my rather free-verse example, which features some of our shiny new arrivals:

 

History is all you left me 

In the country we love

Carry this book

To capture what we cannot keep.

(Click on the lines above to visit each book’s website.)

 

5 Tips for Spine Poetry Success:
  1. Look online for inspiration. School Library Journal’s website has galleries to get you started.
  2. Flip through our poetry collection. See this previous blog post for a few noteworthy anthologies.
  3. Stop by the children’s section on the main floor for fun and quirky titles.
  4. No time to roam the stacks? Use Ohrstrom’s online catalog to narrow down lines for your poem by subject, title, or author.
  5. Head over to the display to see what others came up with. Then add your own creation!

Happy browsing!

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