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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Poetry at the Library

Big Doings at the Chatham Community Library


Haiku is a Japanese poetic form consisting to 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines, and seven syllables in the middle line. Since this is National Library Week, and also National Poetry Month, tell why you love libraries in Haiku form.

Here is one example:

Library dating

Is sexier than beer halls

You have to whisper.

Multiple submissions are encouraged. Drop them off at the library or submit online at Please include name, age (if under 16) and phone number.

Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 27. The winner will be announced April 29.

Be creative, have fun, and tell why you love libraries.


Come join for a night of performance poetry. Participants may perform their own or a favorite from another poet. Two rounds, with each contestant limited to 1 poem and 3 minutes per round. Judges will be selected from the audience.

Friday, April 29, 7-8 PM

Please RSVP your attendance, even if you don’t plan to perform. Call Molly at 545-8084

Or email

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