Enjoy a child-directed, free playtime with peers using our special learning & play materials.
18-36 Months with a caregiver.
The Writer's Group meets every Wednesday, from 2 to 4pm in the Board Room. Bring in 6 copies of up to four pages, typed and double spaced, to be critiqued by fellow writers in a friendly, constructive manner. All forms of prose acceptable; no poetry please! This is a non-instructional program for adults; new members always welcome!
Join Laurie Byro and the Circle to discuss the poetry of James Wright. Click here for selected poems.
On December 13, 1927, James Arlington Wright was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio. The poverty and human suffering Wright witnessed as a child profoundly influenced his writing and he used his poetry as a mode to discuss his political and social concerns. He modeled his work after Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost, whose engagement with profound human issues and emotions he admired. The subjects of Wright's earlier books, The Green Wall (winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award, 1957) and Saint Judas (1959), include men and women who have lost love or have been marginalized from society for such reasons as poverty and sexual orientation, and they invite the reader to step in and experience the pain of their isolation. Wright possessed the ability to reinvent his writing style at will, moving easily from stage to stage. His earlier work adheres to conventional systems of meter and stanza, while his later work exhibits more open, looser forms, as with The Branch Will Not Break (1963). James Wright was elected a fellow of the Academy of American Poets in 1971, and the following year his Collected Poems received the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. He died in New York City on March 25, 1980.
Join other board game enthusiasts for an afternoon of old fashioned fun! A variety of board games will be available for use or you can bring your own. This group will meet every Thursday, from 12:30 to 2:30pm in the lower level Community Room.