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Hoopla Movie Event: National Poetry Month

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

Film Showing:  Louder Than a Bomb

Every year, more than six hundred teenagers from over sixty Chicago area schools gather for the world's largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as "Louder Than a Bomb." Founded in 2001, it is the only event of its kind in the country: a youth poetry slam built from the beginning around teams. Kids work collaboratively with their peers, presenting, critiquing, and rewriting their pieces. To succeed, teams have to create an environment of mutual trust and support. For many kids, being a part of such an environment--in an academic context--is life-changing.

Length: 100 minutes; Directors: Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel

Note: This program was moved to the second Thursday in April. The library system is closed on Thursday, April 3, 2014. 

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