At the Library
April is National Poetry Month! This is a month-long, national celebration of poetry and it was established by the Academy of American Poets. The idea is to promote the enjoyment of poetry in popular culture and to celebrate both current and past poets. The Washington Public Library is joining in the celebration with a Poetry Share at noon Thursday, April 18, on the second level of the library. Adults are invited to bring a favorite poem to read aloud or to simply come to listen to poetry. If you are interested in reading a poem, the library would appreciate an RSVP at the circulation desk or a telephone RSVP at 653-2726. Some light refreshments will be served.
April 18 is also Poem in Your Pocket Day! If you cannot make it to the Poetry Share, you can still promote poetry by selecting a poem you love and carrying it with you on this day to share with co-workers, family and friends. The library has a wide selection of poetry books if you are looking for a particular poem or simply want to browse for one. In addition to these events, there will be a special Teen Poetry Share on Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. Plus, the Velcro Poetry Board is up and posted in the young adult lounge for spontaneous poetry-making! Everyone is welcome to come play around with words and Velcro and maybe create the opening line to the next great poem!
Gifts & Memorials
Pickle by Kim Baker donated by the Washington Rotary Club to honor the February 2013 Rotary program speakers Chris Ciasto, Bob Freeman & Millie Youngquist, Carol TeBockhorst, and Rick Fulton
A Cowboy at Heart by Lori Copeland, Katie's Journey to Love by Jerry S. Eicher, Wayne of the Flying W by Arthur Henry Gooden, Let the Dead Sleep by Heather Graham, The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter, The Grudge by Giles A. Lutz, Killer Honeymoon by G. A. McKevett, Tears of the Heart by Lauran Paine, The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman, Bungalow Nights by Christie Ridgway, When Jesus Wept by Bodie Thoene, Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear
Large Print Fiction
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
Full of Heart by J. R. Martinez
Cryptozoology A-Z by Loren Coleman, The Chronicles of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes, Illustrated Dictionary of Dream Symbols by Joe Ibojie, Learn Something New Every Day by Kee Malesky, The Darwin Awards by Wendy Northcutt, No Easy Day by Mark Owen, Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson, Is This Thing On? by Abby Stokes, Farmscape by Mary Swander
Young Adult Fiction
Love & Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo, Period. 8 by Chris Crutcher, Gates of Paradise by Melissa de la Cruz, Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz, Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz, The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa, Iceman by Chris Lynch
Starring Jules (as Herself) by Beth Ain, The Marble Queen by Stephanie J. Blake, Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle, Stallion by Starlight by Mary Pope Osborn, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephen Pastis, The Silver Door by Emily Rodda
Cinderella, Rise of the Guardians