Friday, April 3, 10am-5pm Libby library: The Libby Friends of the Library are having a book sale. The entrance is on Main St across from the post office. Stop by and check out the books, movies, and music cds. It’s a great way to support your library.
9th annual Lincoln County Poetry contest: The contest will open on Wednesday, April 1st and entries must be received by library closing time on Thursday, April 30th. This year, the line limit has been changed to a 30 line maximum but there will be no theme, so poets are free to write about any topic they wish. Lincoln County Public Libraries are thrilled to announce that the judge for this year’s contest is Montana’s Poet Laureate, Tami Haaland.
April 1, 6pm, Old Ford Cabin, Yaak: Join us as we present a “Bent Grass Troupe Poetry Performance”. The troupe includes musicians and visual artists, as well as practicing poets.
April 2, 6pm, Hot Club, Troy: Join us as we present a “Bent Grass Troupe Poetry Performance”. The troupe includes musicians and visual artists, as well as practicing poets.
April 6th, 6pm, Cabinet Mountain Brewing, Libby: Join us as we present Tahj Kjelland, a hip-hop/spoken word poet (and the 2014 Poetry Contest judge!) for an evening of spoken word poetry. Audience participation and spontaneous writing will be heavily encouraged! Following Tahj’s performance, there will be an open mic, so bring your own poetry or some of your favorites to read.
April 8, 5pm -7pm, Libby Library: Join us at the Libby library for a poetry writing workshop. Lowell Jaeger will guide participants through poetry writing exercises to help generate new poems on the spot. Expect to work hard. Expect to share. Expect to have fun! Lowell Jaeger teaches creative writing at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell and has authored six collections of poems. He is founding editor of Many Voices press, a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and Montana Arts Council, and has recently edited New Poets of the American West and was awarded the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award for his work in promoting civil civic discourse.
April 14, 6pm, Heritage Museum, Libby: Join us as we introduce Dave Caserios. Mr. Caserios presents “Word Songs: Bringing Poetry to Life.” This program is a dramatic, high-energy, interactive, and intimate performance of poetry and music designed to invigorate and re-kindle the passion and interest for poetry. The presentation draws from contemporary and past poets and poetry of diverse cultures and subject matter, period and themes, and fuses them with the music of jazz, blues, classical and folk traditions. Audience question and answer and discussion will follow.
April 17, 6pm, Maki Theater, Libby: “Perspectives on Islam” Please join us for our final presentation in our “Race in Montana” series as we present Samir Bitar. Mr. Bitar will discuss religious, social, cultural and political realities of being Muslim in the modern world.
April 27, 6pm, Libby: Join us at the Libby library as we present Dorothea Susag who will introduce “Native American Poetry”. Susag will lead you through many nations and varied themes of Native American poetry, using video, oral recordings, and supplementary books and poems.
If you’re interested in becoming a library volunteer, please stop by the library and ask how to start. It’s a great way to meet new friends and give back to your community.