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April is National Poetry Month

Visit the 2nd floor children's department to celebrate the fun and magic of poetry. Get started

Children's Day Global Celebration

Dia de los ninos

A multilingual celebration of stories for the whole family. Sat 4/26 at 11 am More about {home_sub_head}

Get Cooking Demo & Tasting

Simple Spring Recipes

Chef Michael Maddox of Le Titi de Paris shows how, Sat 4/26 at 1 pm Register

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Upcoming Events

Apr 24 4:00 PM | Thursday

Teen Advisory Board

Help make the library a better place for teens like you! The Teen Advisory Board is a great opportunity for teens to plan programs and participate in events all while having fun, eating snacks, making friends and earning community service credit hours. For teens in grades 7-12.

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Apr 25 6:30 PM | Friday

Friday Night Films

A free screening of the independent film 12 Years a Slave.
134 minutes, Rated R
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o

A free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing the cruelty of a brutal slave owner, he struggles to stay alive. This powerful film won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Apr 29 7:00 PM | Tuesday

An Evening with J. Patrick Lewis

Former U.S.Children's Poet Laureate (2011 - 2013)
Celebrate the fun and excitement of poetry -- poetry that respects the music of the written word. Poems about animals, nature, people, holidays--everything under the sun (and some things beyond). For families, teachers, librarians, and anyone who loves words.

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