School is closed on Tuesday, Feb. 19, but the Lewisboro Library is open and hosting fun activities for kids and teens. At 1 p.m. that day, children in grades one through five are invited to make their own “Personalized Board Books.” These books are great to make for younger siblings who are just learning to recognize words. We’ll provide the books, page labels and markers; participants should bring copies of personal photos to paste in the book — mother, father, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa, aunt, cousins, uncle, pet, house, car — plus a picture of the sibling to whom the book will be given. Space is limited and registration is required.
At 4 that day, teens in middle and high school may make their own literary craft at our “Blackout Poetry” program. Called Creative Destruction, this emerging poetry form is shaping another person’s words into your own. Take any written material (like pages from a discarded book), then use a dark marker to black out words that are unnecessary to create your own unique poem. Registration is required.