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Virtual Author Visit: Elizabeth Acevedo

2024-07-23 13:00:00 2024-07-23 14:00:00 America/Chicago Virtual Author Visit: Elizabeth Acevedo Join us to meet and hear from Elizabeth Acevedo, the voice behind "The Poet X." Designed for teens. Moore - Story Time Room

Tuesday, July 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-23 13:00:00 2024-07-23 14:00:00 America/Chicago Virtual Author Visit: Elizabeth Acevedo Join us to meet and hear from Elizabeth Acevedo, the voice behind "The Poet X." Designed for teens. Moore - Story Time Room

Moore

Story Time Room

Join us to meet and hear from Elizabeth Acevedo, the voice behind "The Poet X." Designed for teens.

You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat!

The Poet X is about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.

With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

A virtual author talk you don’t want to miss–come create out loud with Elizabeth Acevedo! Register now!

About the Author 

Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Carnegie medal, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award. She is also the author of numerous other titles including Family Lore; With the Fire on High, which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal; and Clap When You Land, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her husband.

Registration recommended.

AGE GROUP: | Teens 12-17 |

EVENT TYPE: | Community Conversations |

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Sat, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Mon, Jul 22, 9:30am - 10:30am
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Mon, Jul 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Launch into learning and prepare for kindergarten! Discover activities and tips to boost the skills needed to thrive in school. Designed for ages 4-5 and their caregivers. Registration required.

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Explore your interests and discover one of the many ways that you can express yourself through candle making. Designed for teens and adults.

Mon, Jul 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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If you can dream it, you can build it! Brainstorm, design, and build in this program with fun, real-world design challenges using various materials. Designed for ages 5-7. Registration Required.
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Mon, Jul 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room B
If you can dream it, you can build it! Brainstorm, design, and build in this program with fun, real-world design challenges using various materials. Designed for 8-11. Registration Required.

Mon, Jul 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room A&B
Exercise your physical, mental, and emotional health through this yoga class. Designed for adults and teens. Registration Required.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Eating healthy can be easy and delicious. Join us to learn the art of healthy cooking and eating. Designed for teens and adults.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Room A
Get ready for kindergarten with a preschool story time full of books, movement, rhymes, and music! Designed for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Time Room
Join us to meet and hear from Elizabeth Acevedo, the voice behind "The Poet X." Designed for teens.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Maker Lab
Explore your interests and discover one of the many ways that you can express yourself through comic strips. Designed for teens and adults.

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Explore your interests and discover one of the many ways that you can express yourself through sewing. Designed for teens.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Room A&B
Engage your little one with new sights, sounds and movement through books, songs, and play! Designed for babies 0-18 months old and their caregivers.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Explore and play at the library! Children will build early literacy, physical, social, and STEAM skills through various exploration stations. Designed for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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In this introduction to look at laser engraving we will build confidence in your technology skills. This class is designed for teens Registration Required.
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Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Take control and become the boss of your money by visiting with a financial counselor for a one-on-one appointment. Designed for teens and adults.

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Take control and become the boss of your money by visiting with a financial counselor for a one-on-one appointment. Designed for teens and adults. Registration required.
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Thu, Jul 25, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Take control and become the boss of your money by visiting with a financial counselor for a one-on-one appointment. Designed for teens and adults. Registration required.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Celebrate the end of summer with our Book Character Bash. Do fun activities with Dog Man, Ms. Frizzle, Pigeon, Piggie and Gerald, Bunny, a Bad Guy and Bluey! All ages are welcome!

Fri, Jul 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Maker Lab
In this introduction to laser engraving we will build confidence in your technology skills. This class is designed for adults. Registration Required.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 9:30am - 10:30am
Room A&B
Launch into learning and prepare for kindergarten! Discover activities and tips to boost the skills needed to thrive in school. Designed for ages 4-5 and their caregivers. Registration required.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room A&B
Launch into learning and prepare for kindergarten! Discover activities and tips to boost the skills needed to thrive in school. Designed for ages 4-5 and their caregivers. Registration required.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room A
If you can dream it, you can build it! Brainstorm, design, and build in this program with fun, real-world design challenges using various materials. Designed for ages 5-7. Registration Required.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room B
If you can dream it, you can build it! Brainstorm, design, and build in this program with fun, real-world design challenges using various materials. Designed for 8-11. Registration Required.

Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room A&B
Exercise your physical, mental, and emotional health through this yoga class. Designed for adults and teens. Registration Required.