Past CPL Events

April 2018

CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: Word Collage word collage poetry
Description:  Discover the joy of creating a word collage in this found poetry workshop! After an overview of the technique, we’ll dive in and create our own works or word art using different media sources. No creative writing experience necessary! Register through Cupertino Parks & Rec or email Kaecey to reserve a seat!
Who: Adults, Seniors REGISTRATION REQUIRED (code 76217)
When: Thursday April 5, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Cupertino Senior Center
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information – paper registration forms will be available at the event, however please email to reserve a seat

CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: The Masks We Wear – Exploring Persona Poetry mask persona poem
Description:  Learn about the art of writing in another voice! Whether it is a person who lives in another time or place, a person at another stage of life, or not a person at all, persona poetry pushes us to see the world differently. In this workshop we’ll both read persona poems and try our hand at crafting one. No creative writing experience necessary! Register through Cupertino Parks & Rec or email Kaecey to reserve a seat!
Who: Adults, Teens REGISTRATION REQUIRED (code 76218)
When: Tuesday April 10, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Quinlan Center
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information – paper registration forms will be available at the event, however please email to reserve a seat

TEEN CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: Blackout Poetry Workshop – Song Lyric Erasure!Blackout-Poetry-Teen-Workshop
Description:  Gear up for National Poetry Month & the Library’s poetry contest by joining in in this fun, free workshop where you’ll learn how to turn someone else’s words into your poetry. Using popular song lyrics and other unexpected texts, we’ll create poetry & our own works of art. No creative writing experience necessary! Bring a copy of your favorite song lyrics or use the texts and songs provided. Email Kaecey for more information. Register at the library website!
Who: Middle & High School Teens REGISTRATION REQUIRED
When: Wednesday April 11, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information

COMMUNITY NIGHT: Poetry at the Cupertino Sustainability Speaker Series Sustainability Series photo
Description: Poet Laureate Kaecey McCormick will speak; following the opening, Dr. Rosalind Grymes will speak about the intention behind the design and construction of Sustainability Base, an award winning and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum 50,000 square foot facility, which was completed in 2011 at NASA Ames Research Center—“NASA in Silicon Valley.”
Who: Adults, High School Teens
When: Thursday April 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Community Hall
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

March 2018

LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS – Workshop Series 1: Focus on Form! LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS (1)
Description: Join us in the four-part series as we explore the physical aspect of poetry – FORM! The Lunch Hour Language Artists workshop will experiment and play with a different form each meeting (see below). No previous poetry or writing experience necessary! Attend one, some, or all of the meetings in the seriesPlease register on the Cupertino Library site or email Kaecey to reserve a seat.
Session 2: Oh, sure … Erasure!
Session 3: The Modern Sonnet

Session 4: 1, 2, 3, 4 … Cinquain!
Who: Adults, Teens REGISTRATION REQUIRED
When:
     Session 2: Thursday March 1, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
     –Session 3: Thursday March 15, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Session 4: Thursday March 29, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

February 2018

COMMUNITY POETRY NIGHT – Celebrating the Lunar New Year! chinese new year 2018
Description: The evening will begin with an overview of classical and modern Chinese poetry and finish with a community poetry reading. Come to listen & enjoy, or bring a poem to share (original or borrowed)! Poems related to the Lunar New Year are welcome, however poems may be on ANY SUBJECT. Readers – please sign in upon arrival. Snacks and beverages provided!
Who: Adults, Teens
When: Thursday February 8, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information and visit the EventBrite page to RSVP (tickets not required for entry; they are for planning purposes only)

LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS – Workshop Series 1: Focus on Form! LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS (1)
Description: Join CPL Kaecey McCormick in this FREE four-part series as we explore the physical aspect of poetry – FORM! The Lunch Hour Language Artists workshop participants will experiment and play with a different form each meeting (see below). No previous poetry or writing experience necessary! Attend one, some, or all of the meetings in the series. Please register on the Cupertino Library site or email Kaecey to reserve a seat.
Session 1: The Golden Shovel
Who: Adults, Teens REGISTRATION REQUIRED
When: Thursday February 15, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

January 2018

CUPERTINO POET LAUREATE RECEPTION Celebration Time
Description: An evening reception to celebrate outgoing CPL Ann Muto and welcome incoming CPL Kaecey McCormick!
Who: Interested members of the Cupertino community (invitation required please contact Kaecey to request an invitation).
When: Thursday January 25, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Senior Center

STORYTIME: Groundhog Day! groundhog day
Description: Poetry comes to Storytime at the Cupertino Library! Join us as we learn about Groundhog Day, groundhogs, and the weather, listen to Groundhog Day poems and stories, and make our own Groundhog Day craft!
Who: School Age Children ages 5+ (children only – parents are asked to stay in the Library but remain outside the Story Room during the program) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
When: Monday January 29, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
Contact: Email Kaecey for more information; registration available on the library website