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Main Library Hosts Super Family Fun Night with Poet Richard Lewis

Main Library Hosts Super Family Fun Night with Poet Richard Lewis

Poet Richard Lewis will lead conservation-themed poetry activities for the family at the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Main Library's Super Family Fun Night on Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m.

Lewis is a poet, educator, and teaching artist who founded the Touchstone Center for Children. A resident of New York City, Lewis has edited and written a number of books about the poetic and imaginative life of childhood, including Miracles: Poems by Children of the English-Speaking World; There Are Two Lives: Poems by Children from Japan; and most recently When Thought is Young: Reflections on Teaching and the Poetry of the Child. He has been presenting workshops for teachers, artists, families, and children on integrating words, play imagination, and art for several years throughout the world.

CALS is one of five libraries included in "The Language of Conservation", an initiative of Poets House in partnership with CALS, the Little Rock Zoo, and a consortium of zoos and libraries nationwide, made possible by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To RSVP, call 918-3032 or email Maribeth Murray.

For more information, contact Main Library Youth Services at 918-3050.