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Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Extended Hours

Saturday, April 19, 10:00AM

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours

The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Young children and their parents/guardians are also invited to join us for Saturday Poemtime at 10:30 AM.

Saturday Poemtime
Reading

Saturday, April 19, 10:30AM

Saturday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, April 23, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a weekly storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.


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Poetry off the Shelf: Poesía en Abril: Piedad Bonnett and Hugo Mujica
Performance

Friday, April 25, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Poesía en Abril: Piedad Bonnett and Hugo Mujica

A performance and reading with featured poets Hugo Mujica and Piedad Bonnett celebrates two momentous occasions one hundred years in the past: the publication of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” in the March 1914...

Children's Poetry Day:  Poetry and Adventure
Children's Open House

Saturday, April 26, 10:00AM–1:00PM

Children's Poetry Day: Poetry and Adventure

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a delightful open house just for kids at the Poetry Foundation Library. In addition to musical adaptations of poems by Adventure Sandwich and screenings of children’s...

Poetry off the Shelf: Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest: Sonia Sanchez
Reading

Saturday, April 26, 2:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest: Sonia Sanchez

Celebrate National Poetry Month with internationally acclaimed poet, scholar, and activist Sonia Sanchez. Author of more than 20 books and a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez has received the...

MCA Live: <em>Poetry Scarf</em>
Reading

Tuesday, April 29, 6:00PM

MCA Live: Poetry Scarf

Poetry magazine curates a series of readings by Chicago-based poets Hannah Gamble, Anthony Madrid, and Nate Marshall that resonate with the William J. O’Brien exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art,...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, April 30, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a weekly storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.


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Harriet Reading Series: Joyelle McSweeney and Tyrone Williams
Reading

Thursday, May 1, 6:30PM

Harriet Reading Series: Joyelle McSweeney and Tyrone Williams

The Harriet Reading Series features established and emerging poets whose innovative approaches to the craft of poetry have appeared on Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog. Poet and novelist Joyelle...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, May 7, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a weekly storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.


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