Chilmark Public Library
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JUNE 18, 2018

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<table> <tbody> <tr><td> <img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="804" height="192" hspace="0" /><br /> </td> </tr> <tr><td><font size="3"><span style="color: #993300"><br /> All events are free and open to the public</span><span style="font-size: 12px"> - </span></font><font size="3"><span style="color: #993300">Details are available at the <a href="">library website calendar</a>.   </span></font> </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <br /> <p style="text-align: left" align="center"><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 18px"><font size="3"><strong><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 13px; font-weight: normal"></span><span style="font-size: 13px; font-weight: normal"><img alt="" src="" align="baseline" border="0" width="35" height="38" hspace="0" /></span>Elisa Brickner Annual Poetry Contest 2010:</strong><font color="#ff0000"> 2010 Winners have been selected! It was wonderful to hear them read their poems Sat, Aug 14. Below are the winning poems:</font><br /> <table> <tbody> <tr><td colspan="3"> <strong>First Place Winners:</strong> </td> </tr> <tr><td valign="top"> <em><span style="font-size: medium">Begin Again.</span></em><span style="font-size: medium"><br /> Aliza Astrow,<br /> (Junior High). </span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: small"> Let me begin again<br /> As a pencil<br /> Moving swiftly<br /> Across a once-blank page.<br /> Hesitating at a comma,<br /> But never stopping<br /> The continual<br /> Rush of words,<br /> Until my tip breaks<br /> And I shed my skin<br /> Like the serpent<br /> I write about.<br /> <br /> Let me begin again<br /> As a stream<br /> Rushing,<br /> Flowing,<br /> In a perfect flow.<br /> Never to be obstructed<br /> By a silly rock<br /> Or any bump<br /> That tries to stop me.<br /> Pushing on,<br /> My once timid,<br /> Polite,<br /> Quiet manner forgotten.<br /> <br /> Let me begin again<br /> As me. </span> </td> <td colspan="2" valign="top"><p> <em><span style="font-size: medium">Musings on Homecoming.</span></em><span style="font-size: medium"><br /> Claire Wiener,<br /> (High School).</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: small"> A diverse range of meanings mark this word<br /> as one of the most difficult to pin down;<br /> To a refugee, a far gone dream of a place they hope their children will see,<br /> to me, a tangible reality<br /> that lies just a few squares forward<br /> from today’s date in its own square on my calendar---<br /> But even to me it takes on a multitude of meanings:<br /> The sight of my own front door opening inwards into a plain but warm living room<br /> sometimes it’s the sweep of green and golden agricultural land<br /> marked out in circles by the necessity of center pivot irrigation<br /> under the wings of a Denver bound plane,<br /> or the dusky mountains lined with sandstone<br /> and bristling with sweetly scented Ponderosa pines.<br /> And yet<br /> it’s the first sight of green tunnels,<br /> trunks bending inwards in a polite bow to the black tar and asphalt of the road<br /> branches sweeping overhead over the centerline in a green sunshade;<br /> A view of the ocean beyond green fields;<br /> Entering a musty smelling house with colorful and familiar rooms.<br /> Walking out your own door sometimes is a dangerous thing<br /> and a homecoming can never be without meaning for me<br /> knowing that though I am home and my life will resume<br /> I am not entirely the same.</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="3"> </td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="3"> <strong>Second Place Winners:</strong></td> </tr> <tr><td valign="top"><p><em><span style="font-size: medium">As I Get Off the Bus...</span></em><span style="font-size: medium"><br /> Isabella Quinones,<br /> (Junior High).</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: small"> As I get off the bus, I check to see if my hair is scraggly<br /> It is<br /> It always is<br /> I never have time to brush it<br /> My mother always yells,<br /> Remember to brush your hair<br /> And I always reply,<br /> I’m reading my book, I’ll be down in a minute<br /> But maybe,<br /> Maybe I don’t want to care about how I look<br /> Maybe I don’t want to brush my hair<br /> In the morning<br /> Maybe I don’t want to change my shirt<br /> Even though I have been wearing it<br /> For as long as I can remember<br /> And maybe, just maybe,<br /> I don’t want to take a shower and put deodorant on<br /> But the girls at school<br /> They make a big fuss over<br /> Everything<br /> If I walk in wearing a dress and actually remembering to<br /> Shave my legs<br /> They take me in as their own.<br /> But if I forget to do all of this,<br /> And show up in messy braids, a stained t-shirt<br /> And cheap Walmart jeans they turn me away<br /> As if I weren’t the same girl as I was<br /> Yesterday. </span></p> </td> <td valign="top"> <em><span style="font-size: medium">Plantain Chips.</span></em><span style="font-size: medium"><br /> Ava Geyer,<br /> (High School).</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: small"> The secret of plantain chips<br /> is that they are tasteless----<br /> like the gnawing on the sole of your own shoe,<br /> or letting the communion wafer melt in your mouth,<br /> waiting-<br /> expectantly-<br /> for bliss.<br /> <br /> Plantain chips are like everything <br /> else I<br /> serve up<br /> on this rollicking, heaving,<br /> beast of dreams:<br /> the coconut “fudge”,<br /> the watery rum punches,<br /> the vacant smiles that say:<br /> “I am too provincial,<br /> too 2-dimensional,<br /> to fully appreciate<br /> the deep-seated irony,<br /> the privileged strains<br /> of your liberal joke---<br /> but I will punch your ticket<br /> and let<br /> you<br /> pass---<br /> so you can turn to the<br /> 40 year old paralegal from Rhode Island<br /> next to you<br /> and complain about the service.</span></td> <td valign="top"> <span style="font-size: small">Everything---<br /> from the smiling sun<br /> to the blue blue sea<br /> is right where you imagined it to be---<br /> but your digital camera,<br /> your toddler<br /> <br /> and your hangover somehow<br /> distracted you<br /> so that when you get home-<br /> you will find yourself longing<br /> for the sun.<br /> <br /> Has it ever occurred to you,<br /> that I , too<br /> sometimes long for the sun?<br /> I’ve lived my life underneath it;<br /> It’s absorbed my fears and my<br /> traumas, too<br /> And sometimes<br /> don’t you ever<br /> just want to<br /> get away? </span></td> </tr> </tbody></table> <br /> This contest, now in it's 15th Year, was created to foster a love and appreciation of poetry. <a href="">Click here for more details about the contest!</a></font></span></font> </p> <br /> <br /> <p align="left"><img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="65" height="92" hspace="0" />  <strong>Arts and Crafts After-School Program </strong><br /> Come join Irene the for Arts and Crafts After-School Program! <br /> <table align="" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5"> <tbody> <tr><td><img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="255" height="203" hspace="0" />  </td> <td align="center"><img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="158" height="241" hspace="0" /> </td> <td><img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="255" height="191" hspace="0" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="255" height="220" hspace="0" /> </td> <td><img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="211" height="238" hspace="0" /></td> <td><img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="255" height="191" hspace="0" /> </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <br /> This is a <strong>Free</strong> series open to age 6 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/caretaker at all times. For more information call Irene at the Chilmark Public Library 508-645-3360 </font><br /> <br /> </p> <a name="BRIK"></a> <p align="left"><font size="4"><img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="35" height="38" hspace="0" /><strong>Elisa Brickner Memorial Poetry Contest 2010 (For children entering grades 6-12):</strong></font></p> <font size="4"> <p>Now in its 15th year, was created to foster a love and appreciation of poetry.  It is sponsored by the Brickner family to commemorate Elisa Brickner, who died in an accident at age 17 in 1973.  A poetry corner in the Chilmark Public Library was established in her memory in 1974 and has been growing ever since.<br /> <br /> </p> <strong>Details of the Contest: <br /> </strong> •  The contest is open to young people entering grades 6 to 12. <br /> •  There are two categories; junior high-grades 6 to 8, and high school - grades 9 to 12.<br /> • You are invited to submit an original poem:  any length and style and on any subject. One poem may be submitted per person. <br /> • There is no residence requirement. <br /> • Entries should be typed on 8 ½" by 11" paper. Submit your poem without your name and address on it. A cover sheet must be included - put your name, phone, address and grade category on the cover sheet. <font color="#ff0000">Do not put your name and address on the poem sheet - put that info on your cover sheet.</font> <br /> • The winner in each category (grades 6 to 8 and 9 to 12) will win $200.  The runner-up in each category will win $100.<br /> <br /> <strong>Deadline:<br /> </strong>• Three judges from the island's literary community will select the winning poems. The winning poems will be read at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. On Monday August, 16th at the Chilmark Public Library. Each poet will read his or her poem. Winning poems are kept in an album in the Elisa Brickner poetry corner at the Chilmark public library.<br /> • <strong>Postal mail, email, fax, or delivered in person by 5:30 p.m. Monday,  August 9th to: </strong> <p>Program coordinator - Rizwan Malik<br /> Chilmark Public Library<br /> P.O. Box 180<br /> (South Road at Beetlebung Corner)<br /> Chilmark, MA 02535<br /> </p> </font><p><font size="4">Phone: 508-645-3360, <br /> Fax: 508-645-3737 <br /> Email: </font><br /> <br /> </p> <hr /> <div align="center"><font size="4"><strong> Elisa Brickner Memorial:<br /> <u>2010 Poetry Contest Winners!</u></strong></font><br /> <img src="" alt="" align="baseline" border="0" vspace="0" width="42" height="60" hspace="0" /><br /> <font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="4"><u>High School:</u></font><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="4"><br /> First Place - Claire Wiener<br /> Second Place - Ava Geyer<br /> <br /> <u>Junior High School:</u><br /> First Place - Aliza Astrow<br /> Second Place - Isabella Quinones</font></div>

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