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Books and Brew

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Looking for a good book? Dayton Metro librarian Kristen Allen-Vogel has suggestions. She was the 2018-2019 chair of the American Library Association’s Notable Books Council, which picks the best literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for adults of each year. Join her at The Barrel House at 417 E. 3rd St, enjoy a drink, hear about some selections from this year’s Notable Books List and Reading List of genre fiction, and bring a recommendation of your own to share.
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Saturday Movies At Main

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Join us every first Saturday for movies at Main. Movies will start at 11:30 and 2:00. 

April is National Poetry Month!  These films celebrate poetry in all its forms.

11:30- Deaf Jam
2:00- Mulan
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Poetry in Sight, Sound, and Sensation

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1A, 1st Floor
Take a refreshing look at imagery in poetry. Presenter Joylynne Levett explores how images can be shaped through description and sound choices to fully engage the senses of the listener or reader. Activities and free writing will help you find the abiding images within your own life experiences. 

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The Modern World of Poetry: Society's Expression

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Let's explore the changing topics and media platforms of poetry today, including poetry slams and spoken word.  With a background in sociology, Amelia Napiorkowski uses humor as she creates ideas in poetry and prose sparked with emotion.
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Discover the Poet Within You

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
You will discover ways to make your poetry come alive.  Ruth Ann Peck will discuss poetic devices including word choice, metaphor, both rhyme and non-rhyme, meaning and epiphany.  
Ruth Ann Peck taught Junior High School and was once named a top ten teacher in Ohio.  She has won many awards for her poetry and was host of Dayton's Writer's Nook for five years.  She is a published author and original member of Wright Writers of Dayton.
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Poetry: Movement, Music, and Rhythm

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor

Explore creative expression while also building community. Darsheel Kaur leads this workshop in movement, music, rhythm, and writing.

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Poetry in Sight, Sound, and Sensation

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Take a refreshing look at imagery in poetry. Presenter Joylynne Levett explores how images can be shaped through description and sound choices to fully engage the senses of the listener or reader. Activities amd free writing will help you find the abiding images within your own life experiences.
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Poetry: Movement, Music, and Rhythm

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Explore creative expression while also building community. Darsheel Kaur leads this workshop in movement, music, rhythm, and writing.
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Poetry: Movement, Music, and Rhythm

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Explore creative expression while also building community. Darsheel Kaur leads this workshop in movement, music, rhythm, and writing.
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Poetry Party

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Celebrate the winners of the 2019 Dayton Metro Library Poetry Contest! Join us for open mic poetry reading, refreshments, live music and readings by area poets - plus the presentation of the contest awards. (All the finalists are notified before this event.)


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