Community enjoys crisp, cool Poetry in the Park event

Community members gather on Nov. 2 for The Johnson County Library and the Paintsville/ Johnson County Garden Club’s Poetry in the Park event.

On last Saturday, Nov. 2, members of the community gathered at Fountain Park in Paintsville on a chilly fall morning for the Poetry in the Park event hosted by the Paintsville/ Johnson County Garden Club and The Johnson County Public Library.

Attendees sipped warm cider, ate cookies and listened to poetry and stories shared by the Main Street Players and poetry enthusiasts alike.

Garden Club President Lara Pack streamed the event live on Facebook and noted that the event was “wonderful”.

The Johnson County Public Library Program Director Christy Terry said of the event, “Promoting literacy is one of the ways the library works to improve our community. We’re happy to partner with other organizations who share the goal of making this a great place to live. Poetry is such a unique form of expression. A poem can say so much with so few words, and the way it is read aloud adds even more meaning. I feel like I learned a little bit about each person who read today based upon the poem he or she read and the personality put into the reading of it.”

According to Pack, the next Poetry in the Park event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1, 2020.

“To stay current on upcoming events, one could find them (The Johnson County Public Library and the Paintsville/ Johnson County Garden Club) on Facebook,” Pack suggested.

For more information on this event or other events hosted by the public library, call, (606) 789- 4355.

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