‘Poetree’ Workshop at Howland Library April 11

Children create poems about Beacon’s trees for Arbor Day

Students ages 9 through 12 are invited to a special Poetry Month/Arbor Day Workshop called “Poetree” on Saturday, April 11, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Howland Public Library on 313 Main St. in Beacon.

Students will have an opportunity to create poetry in honor of Main Street’s local trees with Beacon’s poet laureate, Thomas O’Connell. Participants will each choose a tree along Main Street, create a poem about it and then have their work put on display (along with a photo of “their” tree) in the shop/business window that it stands in front of. After all, Beacon is a documented “Tree City.”

This event is part of Beacon’s Arbor Day (April 24) celebration. Register by contacting Ginny Figlia, head of youth services, at 845-831-1134, ext. 103, or youth@beaconlibrary.org. For information about all youth programs, check the calendar at beaconlibrary.org.

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