10 April 2009

"April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go"

April is a popular month for librarian-friendly celebrations, both locally and country-wide. To wit:
Here in the city, our public libraries have National Poetry Month covered. Check out NYPL's poetry-themed blog posts and their Poem in Your Pocket Day participatory writing experiment. In Brooklyn, BPL hosts a Poetry Coffeehouse each Wednesday in April at the Dweck Center, as well as other poetry-related events at branch locations (search their calendar). And the Academy of American Poets, founder of National Poetry Month, offer up tips for librarians and a calendar of poetry readings on their New York page.

TOMORROW, Apr. 11: Judson Memorial Church will play host to the 3rd annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair, "a one-day exposition of books, zines, pamphlets, art, film/video, and other cultural and very political productions of the anarchist scene worldwide." The Fair is accompanied by a slew of workshops, skillshares, and other events of an intellectually radical bent.

[Post title quotation by Christopher Morley, from John Mistletoe.]

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