Wednesday, 01 February 2023

April marks National Poetry Month

LAKE COUNTY – April is National Poetry Month and the Lake County Library is celebrating with a display of books of and about poetry for all ages.


National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets as a month-long celebration of poetry with the goal of raising awareness about poetry.


Since 1996 the celebration of National Poetry Month has grown into one of the largest literary celebrations in the world.


To celebrate National Poetry Month consider listening to live Webcasts of poetry on the Web, joining a Poetry Book club, or attending local poetry events here in Lake County.


Heading down to the Lakeport Library and checking out the poetry materials they have on display is also a simple way to celebrate poetry.


For more information about National Poetry Month visit www.poets.org, the Web site of the Academy of American Poets.


Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High St., is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 263-8817.


Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 994-5115.


Middletown Library, 21267 Calistoga Road, is open Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 987-3674.


Upper Lake Library, 310 Second St., is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1 p.m. to 6 pm, and Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 275-2049.


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