A community poetry reading, sponsored by the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Mount Vernon Community Center, according to a news release from the library.

The evening will include readings of favorite poems and poets, given by community members of all ages. Those who attend might hear Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Jane Kenyon, Shel Silverstein, or brief readings from local poets. People are encouraged to bring a favorite book of poetry; some books will be available at the center; refreshments will be provided.

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