April School Vacation Week

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For April School Vacation Week, the Library will focus on participatory poetry activities as a means to inspire hope for our city's healing. 

Visitors are invited to learn more about Mary Baker Eddy and her love of poetry. Activites will include DIY suncatchers, acrostic poetry, random word poetry, and illustrating a written poem. 

Tours of the Mapparium® and admission to the Library are free for visitors ages 17 and under. 

The Library will also offer free admission to Marathon runners and staff throughout the entire month of April, too!


"To beautify, bless, and make joyful again":
A Poetic Experiment in Creative Hope

Poetry Workshops for Youth (but open to all ages) with Regie Gibson
Tuesday, April 22nd 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 24th 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Regie Gibson is a poetry educator and workshop facilitator, songwriter, film writer, as well as the 1998 National Slam Poetry Individual Champion.

In keeping with the week's theme of "messages of hope," these activities will blend group and individualized writing activities that lead to poems created for oneself and for the community and world.

For many years, Regie Gibson has been creating and directing poetry workshops for all ages. He has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries. In Boston, he teaches regular courses at Emerson College, Berklee College of Music, Grub Street, and offers poetry clinics and workshops at a variety of different schools, community centers, and festivals.