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Inspired by NANOWRIMO - a Poetry Challenge Study Break for you!

This week we challenge you to try a new form of poetry! I'll share a few ideas with you and let you go from there. You can do one challenge, or all 4 of them! And, in case you don’t know what NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) is check it out here.

Poetry Challenge #1: Haiku

Traditionally, a haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that follows a tight syllabic structure that juxtaposes two subjects, usually related to a natural or seasonal phenomenon.

The required syllabic structure is:

Five syllables

Seven syllables

Five syllables

First try brainstorming some words that relate to your favorite season – any season! Now, use some of those words and try creating a haiku,...


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Teen Take and Make: Create a Comic
Tuesday December 1
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Poudre River Public Library District

Un Invierno de Cuento con Memo Plastilina
Saturday December 5
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Take-and-Make: Create Your Portrait!
Monday December 7
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
Poudre River Public Library District


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Online version of the Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine.

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