Bag Full of Spring Sale!

April 24th 10:30am-2:00pm

To celebrate Indie Bookstore Day, fill one of our brown paper bags with as many books as you want for $15! Sale will take place in the Secret Garden from 10:30am-2:00pm. 

National Poetry Month Contest!

Blue Marble Books National Poetry Month Contest

Submissions Open: April 1st-April 24th

Open to ages 13-18

Open Mic Night: May 1st at 7pm in Blue Marble Secret Garden

 

Event Information:

The Blue Marble National Poetry Month Contest will officially open for submissions April 1st and close for submissions April 24th. Submissions will be through a google form on our website ( bluemarblebooks.com ) under the Event’s tab. Submissions must include the poet’s name and way of contact along with their poem. The winners will be announced at Blue Marble Book’s Open Mic Night on May 1st at 7:00pm in the Secret Garden on site. 

 

The Open Mic Night is open to anyone 13 years or older to attend. Any poet between the ages of 13 and 18 will be allowed to read a poem that follows the guidelines of the contest (see rules for specific qualifications). Refreshments will be provided! Feel free to bring your own chairs as there are limited sitting areas that will be first come first serve. We ask that our guest bring masks. The event will be limited to 40 guests, but the winner will automatically be provided with a plus two for guests. 

 

Prizes: 

The winner will receive a copy of The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, a Blue Marble gift card, and the opportunity to have their poem published on our social media and website if they so choose.

 

Rules:

The Blue Marble National Poetry Month Contest is open to any poet between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. Each poet may submit one poem up to 40 lines in length. The content of the poem must be PG-13 and cannot contain any hate speech whatsoever (see  http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/hate  for official definition of hate speech). Plagiarism will not be tolerated. 

 

If the poem submitted breaks any of these specific guidelines, disqualification will take place immediately. 

 

If the poet is under the age of 18, they must have parental permission to have their poem, first name, school, and school year published. Photo and last name of the poet is optional. A digital permission form will be provided for the winner and/or guardian to fill out before the Open Mic Night. 

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Past Events:

Meet a Mermaid!

We had a real life mermaid visit the Blue Marble this fall! 

Visiting fish friends, with fish guardians, got to hear Emerald the Mermaid read them a story and were able to get a picture with her! Proof that Mermaids do exist! After that, our guests adventured through the Secret Garden on a mermaid scavenger hunt!

Each child left with a book and a goodie bag. Emerald was so happy to see each and every little mermaid, merman, and merthem. 

We Hope to do more events like this in the future when it's warmer and safer!

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