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You got some change? Bring it out Don’t just stand there Playing a poor man’s game Change jingles in your pocket Like the dangling shackles Stuck in my ear, hurting my soul —… continue reading Andre’a Rhoads Named the 2021-2022 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Administrator    July 1, 2021    2

by Erin H . and Kayla H. What does it feel like to be a child living through war and displacement? How can young people in the United States learn to develop empathy for young people around the… continue reading Palestinian Stories in Literature for Young People

By written by Administrator    June 21, 2021   

I always wanted to explore creative writing! It’s fascinating to understand what tools and mechanisms writers use to craft a story or a poem. Creating with words is an amazing and fun… continue reading Creative Writing: Discovering Your Inner Voice

By written by Mary Marques    May 13, 2021    2

This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia youth titles are Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X and Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins—both written in verse. While novels in verse… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia | Youth in Verse

By written by Nell M.    April 27, 2021   

Is it any wonder that April is National Poetry Month ? What a beautiful time of year to be in Philadelphia—a veritable poetry capital, vibrant in the face of challenges—and with April… continue reading Celebrate Poetry Month Virtually!

By written by Emily S.    April 20, 2021   

Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to… continue reading Are You Philadelphia’s Next Youth Poet Laureate?

By written by Autumn M.    April 12, 2021   

A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: The XV International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will virtually congregate poets from Latin America and the United States in an evening of verse and… continue reading Poetry: The Art of Expression!

By written by Mary Marques    April 8, 2021   

by Suzanna Urminska and Sam Perduta Our words carry power—whether as balm or as burnish, our words have the power to come together to form poetry that recalls and reconnects a range of human… continue reading Making Her Mark Spotlight: Poetry and Movement Building

By written by Sam P.    April 5, 2021   

If you’re unfamiliar with poetry, or it’s just been a while since you really sat down and read a poem, we can walk through one together! Here’s a look at some of the tools used… continue reading So You’re Reading a Poem…

By written by Nell M.    February 24, 2021    1

Ask a teen if they have a favorite poem and the answer may surprise you. Young people are experts in self-expression, and what higher form of self-expression is there than the poem? It probably… continue reading Repetition, Rhythm, and Sometimes Rhyme

By written by Catherine M.    February 10, 2021    1

Through the challenges of 2020, one of the abiding sources of relief for many of us has been poetry. More people than ever are looking to the written word for strength, wisdom, and comfort. Even… continue reading Healing Verse Philly: a Project from the Poet Laureate

By written by Autumn M.    January 5, 2021    7

Are you interested in reading new authors? Are you looking for a safe place to discuss literature and culture? Then this book club is for you! The YA / Adult Multicultural Book Club has a focus on… continue reading Join Our New YA and Adult Multicultural Book Club!

By written by Kayla J.    October 7, 2020    5

The Literature Department at Parkway Central Library is celebrating the 25th year of our flagship program, Monday Poets ! Over the years, the department has hosted poets from all over the country,… continue reading Monday Poets Turns 25! View Ephemera from Over the Years

By written by Sam P.    October 5, 2020    1

I still have my whole life ahead of me and I’m not giving up now. You can’t silence my voice. And when you come for one of us We rise up, you give us no choice. — from “Do… continue reading Cydney Brown Named the 2020-2021 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Andrew N.    September 15, 2020    7

Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to do… continue reading Philadelphia is Looking for Its Next Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Autumn M.    May 11, 2020   

As we close out April and National Poetry Month, while many of us are in slow-down mode and many others of us are working extremely hard, let’s give ourselves a moment to pause and breathe… continue reading Listen to Poetry

By written by Autumn M.    April 30, 2020   

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month ? With over 100 styles of poetry, it might feel overwhelming to actually write a poem! There are sonnets, haikus, limericks, acrostic,… continue reading Enjoy Poetry from Home with the Free Library!

By written by Tuesday C.    April 17, 2020   

April is National Poetry Month , and every year I immediately think of my favorite poet, Langston Hughes. Many of his poems have been made into picture books with beautiful illustrations, but what… continue reading Celebrating National Poetry Month!

By written by Mary W.    April 6, 2020    1

Magnificence sometimes appears in the most commonplace observations. In the poetic celebration of self and nature,  Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration is a series of young brown… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Brown: A Deep and Varied Joy

By written by Jeff B.    February 12, 2020    2

Sometimes you come across a small book that holds much more than what you see between the cover. Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders   is just such a wonder.  This timely and… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 'Tis the Season... and the Times

By written by Jeff B.    December 24, 2019   

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