Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jun
22
to Jul 6

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Girls Code @ Spark
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Code @ Spark

SAT. JUN. 23 · 10 AM - 12 PM

GRADES 4-7 · Learn to create your own story — choose a setting, characters, and action — using core computer coding concepts. Create, collaborate, code! We value diversity and we welcome girls and girl-identified kids of any background to participate. No cost; registration required.

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Drop in and Write
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop in and Write
Jul
3
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Jul
5
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU. JULY 5 // 5:30 PM

ADULTS & TEENS // A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices.

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

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The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group

FIRST SAT. OF THE MONTH // 3 PM

GRADES 8-12 // Take your creative writing to the next level with support from other teen writers and published local authors. Get feedback on works-in-progress (bring one or two pages in any genre for workshop), and create new work using a variety of writing prompts. Hosted by Spokane poet Kat Smith. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!

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Drop in and Write
Jul
10
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Hatching a Video Game · Two-Day Camp
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Hatching a Video Game · Two-Day Camp

THU. & FRI. JUL. 12 & 13 · 8 - 11 AM

GRADES 3 - 6 · If you love video games with an enchanting story — like The Legend of Zelda — now's your chance to design your own! Conceptualize the characters, plot and game objectives for a world of your own creation in this two-day winter break camp. Then, use Scratch, a beginner-friendly coding tool, to begin creating your game. No cost · Registration required.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Slam Poetry · A One-Day Camp for Teens

Mon. Jul. 16 · 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Grades 9 - 12 · Come learn how to poetry slam with the Spokane Poetry Slam and Spokane's own poet laureate, Mark L. Anderson. Participants will learn how to write, memorize, and perform their own work, and hear poems from some of Spokane's top performers at this day-long writing camp. Registration required.

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Drop in and Write
Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop in and Write
Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in and Write
Jul
31
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU. JULY 5 // 5:30 PM

ADULTS & TEENS // A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices.

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

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The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group

FIRST SAT. OF THE MONTH // 3 PM

GRADES 8-12 // Take your creative writing to the next level with support from other teen writers and published local authors. Get feedback on works-in-progress (bring one or two pages in any genre for workshop), and create new work using a variety of writing prompts. Hosted by Spokane poet Kat Smith. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!

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Drop in and Write
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in and Write
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Girls Code @ Spark
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Code @ Spark

SAT. AUG. 18 · 10 AM - 12 PM

GRADES 4-7 · Learn to create your own story — choose a setting, characters, and action — using core computer coding concepts. Create, collaborate, code! We value diversity and we welcome girls and girl-identified kids of any background to participate. No cost; registration required.

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Girls Rock Lab: Session 2
Aug
21
to Aug 24

Girls Rock Lab: Session 2

TUE. - FRI. AUG. 1-4 // 3-5:30 PM @ The Downtown Spokane Library

GRADES 3-8 // Join a band, write your own music and play in a concert! Girls Rock Lab camp provides workshops, mentors and a space where girls are empowered leaders and collaborators. We value diversity and we welcome girls and girl-identified kids of any background to participate!

Girls Rock Lab is generously sponsored by Global Credit Union and held in partnership with the Spokane Library.

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Drop in and Write
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in and Write
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Creative Kegger Fundraiser: Screen Print w/ Chris Bovey
Sep
15
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Kegger Fundraiser: Screen Print w/ Chris Bovey

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 // 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Graphic designer and DIY screen print artist Chris Bovey has become a staple of the Spokane art scene. You’d recognize his vintage prints of Spokane landmarks like Dick’s Hamburgers, The Milk Bottle, and Peaceful Valley. Join Chris to see how he creates his work, make a print of one of his designs to take home, and make a mini DIY-screen of your own (we’ll have templates if you’re nervous about drawing!).  $75 a person // Fundraiser

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Drop in and Write
Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers
Jun
19
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers

JUN. 19 // 10 - 11 AM

Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! No cost // no registration required.

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Drop in and Write
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jun
8
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Creating Collage Poetry
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Creating Collage Poetry

Thu. Jun. 7 · 7 - 9 PM

Combine elements of poetry and collage in this hands-on workshop led by Spokane poet Kat Smith. We’ll cut, paste, combine, and erase to bring together words and images from a variety of sources — “pawing through popular culture like sculptors on trash heaps,” as writer Annie Dillard puts it.

You’ll go home with an original piece of visual poetry, along with the skills to create more on your own. Source materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any books, magazines, postcards, etc., to incorporate into your poetic collage. All experience levels welcome.

Combine elements of poetry and collage in this hands-on workshop led by Spokane poet Kat Smith. We’ll cut, paste, combine, and erase to bring together words and images from a variety of sources — “pawing through popular culture like sculptors on trash heaps,” as writer Annie Dillard puts it. You’ll go home with an original piece of visual poetry, along with the skills to create more on your own. Source materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any books, magazines, postcards, etc., to incorporate into your poetic collage. All experience levels welcome.

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU. JUNE 7 // 5:30 PM

ADULTS & TEENS // A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices.

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

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Drop in and Write
Jun
5
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Poetry Reading: Aileen Keown Vaux
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

Poetry Reading: Aileen Keown Vaux

MON. JUN. 4 · 7 PM

Join Aileen Keown Vaux, author of the chapbook Consolation Prize (Scablands Books 2018) for a poetry reading following her Spark Central poetry workshop

Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University. Currently, she lives in Spokane where she works as a Career Adviser for the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at EWU. She writes poetry and non-fiction. Open to the public.

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What’s So Funny?: Writing Humor Into Poetry
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

What’s So Funny?: Writing Humor Into Poetry

MON. JUN. 4 · 5 - 7 PM

Join Aileen Keown Vaux, author of the chapbook Consolation Prize (Scablands Books 2018) for a workshop on how to incorporate absurdism and humor into your poetry. Drawing on a diverse range of influences like Jack Handey’s “Deep Thoughts,” poets Jennifer L. Knox and Charles Simic, along with stand-up comedians like Maria Bamford, we will dissect how syntax, rising tension, and surreal imagery work together to elicit laughs from your readers.

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The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group

FIRST SAT. OF THE MONTH // 3 PM

GRADES 8-12 // Take your creative writing to the next level with support from other teen writers and published local authors. Get feedback on works-in-progress (bring one or two pages in any genre for workshop), and create new work using a variety of writing prompts. Hosted by Spokane poet Kat Smith. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!

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Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

SAT. JUN. 2 · 10 AM - 12 PM

Ages 12+ · Come learn to play Magic: The Gathering in a fun and encouraging environment! Magic is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and continues to be one of the most popular collectible trading card games in the world. Local Magic players will help teach you the rules of the game, and all players will take home a free 30-card deck and some free cards to add to it. No cost · Registration required.

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Drop in and Write
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
May
25
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Riverside Storybook Release Party
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Riverside Storybook Release Party

Wed. May 23 · 7 - 8 PM

The teenage art and literary journal Riverside Storybook is thrilled to invite you to celebrate the release of Volume 3, which features the poetry, photography, visual art, and prose of Spokane teenagers! Copies of Volume 3 are $10. We will also be selling Volume 1 and 2. All funds go to future volumes, so by purchasing copies, you are helping us fund Volume 4. Light refreshments will be provided. Come meet the artists and pick up your copy! 

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Craft Your Own Fabric Speaker
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Craft Your Own Fabric Speaker

TUE. MAY 22 · 7 - 9 PM

We tend to think that the fabric we wear or sleep on or hang on our windows are quiet. But they can actually get quite noisy by adding some conductive thread and a few simple electronic components. In fact, you might find they have a lot to say and many stories to tell.

For the first part of this workshop, you will learn how to make a soft speaker out of fabrics, conductive thread, and a magnet. In the second part, you will record a story for your soft speaker to tell.

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Drop in and Write
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Poetry Reading: Henrietta Goodman
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Reading: Henrietta Goodman

MON. MAY. 21 · 7 PM

Join us for a poetry reading by Montana poet Henrietta Goodman. Henrietta is the author of three books of poetry: All That Held Us (John Ciardi Prize, BkMk Press, 2018), Hungry Moon (Colorado State University, 2013), and Take What You Want (Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books, 2007). She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana and a PhD in English from Texas Tech University. She lives in Missoula and teaches at UM.

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Poetry Workshop: I Will Put Chaos into Fourteen Lines
May
21
5:00 PM17:00

Poetry Workshop: I Will Put Chaos into Fourteen Lines

MON. MAY. 21 · 5 - 7 PM

Join Henrietta Goodman, author of All That Held Us (a memoir in sonnets), to explore how formal structures can provide shape to personal material and lead us in unexpected, exciting directions. Beginning and experienced writers of poetry (and prose) welcome. Whether you bring work-in-progress or a blank page, we will experiment, learn, and share! Register online · $10.

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Drop in & Code
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Code

THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH  // 5-6:30 PM

ADULTS & YOUTH GRADES 3+ // Explore the world of coding and computer science at your own pace using game-based lessons on Code.org and Scratch. Bring your laptop or checkout one of our laptops or tablets.  You can even create an account to save your progress and continue playing — ahem, we mean learning — at home.

Thanks to CenturyLink for making this program possible!

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