February 20, 2007

Heads up....poetry contest!

Robert Frost once said, "A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness." Then again, he also said, "A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."

Whatever reason people choose to write them, millions of poems have been written over the ages to signify beauty, heartache, joy, despair and every other conceivable emotion or thing. I myself have penned one or two over everything from the loss of a love to the runniness of my morning eggs. Now it's your turn.

The Well Versed Teen Poetry Contest is your opportunity to wax poetic. You can submit up to two original poems by the April 17th deadline. The form and content are open, but please, no offensive or vulgar language. Complete rules are available here. From there you can print out the entry form or you can drop by the library and pick one up.

As always, if you have any questions, please call us. 407-623-3300 ext. 4. Happy writing, and I'll see you at the Library.

February 5, 2007

The Deathly Hallows are upon us.

Hooray for Harry! As you have probably heard by now, a release date has been set for the 7th and final book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...July 21! We'll definitely be having a teen program to celebrate the Order of the Phoenix movie and the new book. Stay tuned for more info.

If ever you're stuck at home but need a reference question answered, check to see if I'm online at Yahoo Messenger and IM me. My user ID is wpplteen.

Next entry, I'll tell you about the Well Versed Poetry Contest coming up in April. Check back soon, and I'll see you at the Library.