April is National Poetry Month! In honor of this celebration I wrote my own poem about the Guelph Public Library:
Library is home
I lose myself in novels
Explore. Connect. Thrive.
The poem I wrote is an example of a haiku. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven, and the last line has five syllables again. I learned how to write a haiku and other styles of poetry back in elementary school, however, I don’t really remember the technicalities of these poetry styles anymore. Luckily, I was looking through the many programs that the Guelph Public Library puts on and came across this program that runs on April 3rd:
In this workshop, you can learn to play with words, participate in writing exercises, practice writing poems – plus try out different subjects and ideas. The event is hosted by author Marianne Micros who has written many books such as: Four women : Colleen Thibaudeau, Penn Kemp, Marianne Micros, Gloria Alvernaz Mulcahy, Seventeen Trees, and The Creative Circus Book all available at the University of Guelph’s Library or through interlibrary loan.
Its a pie nestled inside a cake and baked to gooey amazingness. How exciting! AND Easy to do at home.
See my picture for a home made example. Easy to imagine this as an Easter Dessert!
We used a quality store purchased raspberry pie and made the chocolate cake from scratch. I easily say “we” but my sister did all the cooking while I screeched “are you sure this is going to work?!” Not only did it work but it turned out amazing!
The library has a beautiful selection of cookbooks from which you could choose a scrumptious cake recipe for your very own piecaken. Just imagine the possibilities…
check out this amazing blog for more info:
It’s lovely to think that something as simple and commonplace as paper can be used to create such a variety of lovely gifts, decorations, and craft projects. The GPL has some stunning books to show you how it’s done!
At times all parents have to break up tussles between the kids, but how do we teach them to really love and appreciate each other? I found some of these to be helpful with my little ones:
And our own favorite: