Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month – a time set aside every year to celebrate the written word and raise awareness and appreciation of poetry across the United States. Established in 1996, National Poetry Month was inspired by the success of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, celebrated each year in February and March, respectively. In 1995 the Academy of American Poets assembled a group of publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary organizations, poets and teachers to discuss the necessity and usefulness of establishing a yearly, month-long celebration of poetry.

Express Yourself: Poetry Activities for Kids

It’s hard to believe that we are already a full week into April! April is one of my favorite months for many reasons, one of them being National Poetry Month. Reading poetry is one of my favorite past times, but writing poetry is an absolute favorite way for me to express myself and reflect on my thoughts.  As a kid, I was always busily scribbling away poems in a notebook, and it was a huge game changer when I discovered that poems don’t have to rhyme!

Living History: John Muir in the Pacific Northwest

Monday, July 24, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join Tom Banks as he performs as the founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir - a naturalist, poet, and early advocate for wilderness preservation.

Living History: John Muir in the Pacific Northwest

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join Tom Banks as he performs as the founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir - a naturalist, poet, and early advocate for wilderness preservation.

Living History: John Muir in the Pacific Northwest

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Join Tom Banks as he performs as the founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir - a naturalist, poet, and early advocate for wilderness preservation.

Living History: John Muir in the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join Tom Banks as he performs as the founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir - a naturalist, poet, and early advocate for wilderness preservation.

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