BELMAR, NJ – Do you have a fondness for poetry – whether it’s writing your own or reading the works of others? The Belmar Public Library will reopen the microphones for its Poetry Jam cabaret on Wednesday, June 9.
The community is invited to participate or watch the free online event, which features poetry reading from original, classical and contemporary works. The ongoing series is open to a wide range of people, from high school and college students to adults of all ages.
“The Poetry Jam Cabaret is intended to create and build a community of poets and people who enjoy the poetic use of the English language, and to develop that community with an ongoing series of virtual – and ultimately – in-person events.” , the library said. Deputy Luis Pulido.
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“It’s also meant to show everyone that poetry can be fun and entertaining, as well as thought-provoking,” added Pulido, who himself participated in the showcases that were broadcast live. Click here to watch past cabarets.
Each participant will have up to five minutes to discuss and interpret their poem during the session, which will start at 6 p.m. on Zoom.
To become a poet performer, prior registration is required and can be done by clicking here to complete an online form.
To be part of the online audience, log on to https://zoom.us/j/96383911018 and enter the passcode: 0259718. Click here for more information.
Belmar Public Library: Growing Beyond Book Shelves
The Poetry Jam Cabaret is on the growing list of alternatives to Belmar Public Library in-person resources as the library building remains closed due to the coronavirus. Here is an overview:
The E-Street curbside collection service allows library users to collect their selections or have documents copied, faxed or printed without contact.
The 24/7 Virtual Library continues to expand its digital offerings, available 24 hours a day for easy access. There’s Flipster for magazines, Hoopla for movies, comics, and TV shows, Medici.tv for classical music, Rosetta Stone for learning a language, and much more.
“Story Time with Miss Peggy,” an ongoing video series featuring storyteller Peggy O’Connor with library assistant David Cupoli and Winston, library canine assistant, making regular appearances as as co-host.
Participation in the New Jersey Interlibrary Loan Program provides access to the collective resources of hundreds of libraries across New Jersey, including an extensive research and reference database.
A wide range of services and materials for the visually and visually impaired are available free of charge through a partnership with the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center and the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled at the Library of Congress.
AuthorTime is a live broadcast series featuring a local author that offers an informal yet informative presentation of their work. In addition to being interviewed, the author also answers questions from participants online. All webinars are posted on the library website and on the You Tube page.
Open to Kindergarten to Grade 6 students, the Youth Art Appreciation Program is a series of virtual offerings that combine an art history lesson with a live art session focused on a well-known artist.
For more information on any of these programs and services, including how to obtain a Belmar Public Library card, visit their website by clicking here, email [email protected], or call 732-681 -0775.
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