Last Minute Ideas for February Break Activities


Looking for local ideas this February Break? Take advantage of the free programming of the Children's Poetry Festival that runs from Tuesday through Thursday at the Westwood Public Library. It offers local families a convenient way to entertain and enlighten young minds. The festival is family-friendly, and culminates with a visit on Thursday from Richard Blanco, who was a Presidential Inaugural Poet.

It's an arts filled weekend. Along with poetry, enjoy live music opportunities at The Fallout Shelter where a local singer-songwriter takes to the stage.

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Children’s Poetry Festival Final event: POET RICHARD BLANCO - Thu Feb 22 1:30 pm

Westwood Library

Children in grades 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to hear acclaimed poet Richard Blanco, the first Latino poet to read at a Presidential Inauguration. He will talk about growing up as a Cuban-American child in Miami and read his poems in English and Spanish. A book sale will follow. [more details]

Other Events

Poetry Workshop, ages 8-10: Westwood Library Children’s Poetry Festival - Tue Feb 20 1:00 pm

Westwood Public Library

Learn to write poems and go home with your poem ( or 2 or 3) in your pocket! Free and open to the public. [more details]

Writing Poetry for Music Workshop - Wed Feb 21 10:30 am

Westwood Public Library

Want to learn to write lyrics to set to guitar music? Poet Lucie Sechler and musician Sam Schmitz will lead participants through the nuts and bolts of writing lyrics, and we’ll sing our lyrics together to familiar tunes.  [more details]

Poetry, Arts and Crafts workshop, ages 7-9, Children’s Poetry Festival, Westwood Public Library, with Westwood poet laureate Lynne Viti & youth poet laureate Lucie Sechler. - Wed Feb 21 1:00 pm

Westwood Public Library

The workshop  leaders will share short poems with participants, with origami, drawing and painting to follow, inspired by poetry. [more details]

Westwood Library Children’s Poetry Festival, Poetry Story Hour for Ages 7-9 - Thu Feb 22 10:30 am

Westwood Public Library

Westwood’s poets laureate read old and new poems including classics from poets Robert Louis Stevenson, Shel Silverstein, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton and more. For children ages 7-9.[more details]

Listen Local: Mirror's Edge and Linda Marks - Thu Feb 22 7:00 pm

The Fallout Shelter

In this installment of Listen Local, The Fallout Shelter hosts Linda Marks, a multi-award-winning Boston-based singer-songwriter, who pairs with the explosive musical duo Mirror's Edge, for a promising night of soulful performances to uplift spirits and inspire hope.
[more details]

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