• Humanities,  Library News,  Library Programs,  New Books

    SPS welcomes Poet Safia Elhillo February 12th

    On Monday, February 12th, Safia Elhillo will be giving a poetry workshop and reading at Ohrstrom Library – see our event listing for details. Safia is the author of The January Children and the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation, Crescendo Literary, and The Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Incubator. In addition to appearing in several journals and anthologies, her work has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, Estonian, and Greek. With Fatimah Asghar, she is co-editor of the anthology Halal If You Hear Me. She is currently a teaching artist with Split This Rock. Ohrstrom Library has Safia’s book, The January Children, available: The January Children- “Elhillo contemplates the meaning…

  • Library News,  Library Programs

    A Lovely Evening for a Poetry Slam

    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

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    Poetry Slam / Open Mic on the Patio Tonight!

    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! #ohrstromlibrary #poetry #poetryslam #openmic #singing #writing #poems #nationalpoetrymonth #event #iamsps

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    Thursday is “Poem in Your Pocket” Day!

    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 repost it here! #ohrstromlibrary #poeminyourpocket #poeminyourpocketday #poetry #spspoetryday #iamsps

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    Spontaneous Black Out Poetry

    A little spontaneous black out poetry session underway in Ohrstrom's Baker Reading Room - celebrate National Poetry Month by making one of your own! #ohrstromlibrary #blackout #blackoutpoetry #nationalpoetrymonth #poem #poems #poetry #markers #pages #juniorlibrarian