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Concord Reads Kickoff

 


 

Open Poetry Mic Night for Teens

Join Us for “Open Mic Night for Teens” at Concord’s Market Days Festival

Registration remains open for the poetry “Open Mic Night for Teens” to be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, during the Concord Market Days festival.

The event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Poetry Society, New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud and the Concord Public Library Foundation and will be held at the festival’s “South Main Street Park,” next to Red River Theatres.

Students may read an original work or the work of another poet. Last year, several high school students who participated in the Poetry Out Loud program, recited the poems they performed during the statewide competition.

Students are asked to present for no more than three (3) minutes and may be invited to read a second poem, time permitting. Each student who registers for and recites at the event will receive a gift certificate to a downtown Concord merchant.

For more information and/or registration, which is first-come first-served, please contact Gordon Lang of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information you can also contact the Concord Public Library Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about the Concord Public Library Foundation, its support for the Concord Public Library, and library programs and events, please visit the foundation's website, www.concordlibraryfoundation.org.

Richard Blanco

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Teen Poetry Open Mic Night

Join Us for “Open Mic Night for Teens” at Concord’s Market Days Festival

An “Open Mic Night for Teens” will be held on Friday night, July 19, at 7:00pm – 8:00pm on the State House Plaza in Concord.

The event is sponsored by the Concord Public Library Foundation as part of the “Market Days Festival” which is held in the downtown area during Thursday, July 18 – Saturday, July 20.

Students may read an original work, or the work of another poet, including a poem by Maxine Kumin, the New Hampshire poet whose work has been selected for this year's “Concord Reads” program. Also invited to attend are high school students who participated in the Poetry Out Loud program this year.

Students are asked to present for no more than three (3) minutes and may be invited to read a second poem, time permitting. Each student who registers for and recites at the event will receive a gift certificate to a downtown Concord merchant.

For more information and/or registration, which is first-come first-served, please contact us at the Concord Public Library Foundation’s email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please come to the Concord Public Library this summer to register for the Teen Summer Reading Program, “Beneath the Surface”(with a chance to win raffle prizes including the grand prize of a tablet computer), explore the library’s “Teen Zone” and other teen programs, and of course, check out a great book and/or a movie!

Concord Reads 2013

We are pleased to announce that the work of Maxine Kumin has been chosen for this year's Concord Reads program, which returns this fall in its 12th year. You can read the announcement in the Concord Monitor online. Check the library catalog for availability of Kumin's books. The library has purchased extra copies of Where I Live, Inside the Halo and Beyond, and Women, Animals, and Vegetables.

Summer Reading Program 2013

The Concord Public Library will be offering Summer Reading Programs for young people from infancy through high school this year!


Children up through sixth grade will explore all things underground this summer as they “Dig Into Reading.” Activities will include programs on dinosaurs, construction vehicles, worms and other underground creatures, gardening, little people and more!

The teen program, “Beneath the Surface,” will challenge readers to complete a variety of fun activities over the summer. Those who meet the challenge will have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes including a Samsung Galaxy Tab! (Prizes funded by the Concord Public Library Foundation.)

Registration for both these programs begins on June 17, 2013. For more information, call the library at 225-8670 or visit our website, www.concordpubliclibrary.net.