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 April is National Poetry Month


The Spoken Word

{Special Events}

Sat. April 13 / 11 AM—1 PM
Caroline Patterson of The Missoula Writing Collaborative teaches how to create a haibun (a poetic combo of prose and haiku), based on a family adventure. All ages!

Poetry of Protest: An Evening of Dissenting Voices
Tues. April 23 / 7—8:30 PM
In partnership with The Missoula Writing Collaborative: a reading with local poets Mark Gibbons, Sheryl Noethe, Robert Lee, Caroline Keys, Nick Littman, Caroline Patterson, Anna Zumbahlen, and Aerie Big Sky student poets.

The Written Word

{drop-in activities, all month long}

Missoula Children’s Poetry Map
Check out the Missoula Children’s Poetry Map in the Children’s Department and pick up a free bookmark featuring a poem written by a local youth poet.

Poetry Creation Station
Create a poetic masterpiece using interesting cut-out words for inspiration! Take your work home or leave it to be displayed in the library for all to enjoy.

Curated Collection
Find your new favorite poet when you check out a book from our curated selection of poetry books, displayed near the New Books section on the second floor.