Penn Yan Public Library offers free online activities

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Penn Yan Public Library

Penn Yan Public Library presents the following online activities:

Teen Poetry Contest until April 30

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by submitting up to two poems online at Submit up to two poems by midnight April 30, 2020. Prizes will be awarded to the top author in each age category: 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. Poems will be judged by library staff. Winners will be contacted by May 5, 2020 and will receive a gift card to a local restaurant. The fine print: Entrants must be between 10-18 years to participate. Participants must be Yates County residents to be eligible. Individuals can only win one prize in this contest. Entries must be submitted online only. All submissions must be original works written by the young adult submitting the entry. Each individual may submit up to two entries total. Entries may be edited for publication purposes. Individuals grant permission for their poems to be shared in video or text format.

Comics 101 Online, Thursday, April 16, 11 a.m. on Zoom

Learn a bit about the history, form, and significance of one of the most influential art forms of the 20th and 21st centuries. This month, get a crash-course on the history of comic books, from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs to today. Use this link to join the fun at the date and time listed:

Self Care Basics, Friday, April 17, noon on Zoom

Things are stressful and weird! Let's take care of ourselves so we can calm down, enjoy life, and help others relax, too. This will be a fun, quick introduction to self-care and you will learn tools you can use immediately. This will be a Zoom session; email to register and receive the link to the session. (You don't need to turn your camera and/or microphone on for this session.)

Game Night, Friday, April 17, 8 p.m. on Zoom

Hungry for some friendly competition? Need to interact with someone other than your quarantine buddies? Nothing’s better than game night! This month, we’ll play an online version of the classic word game Scattergories! Players will need to come up with a list of words that fit a certain category, all beginning with the same letter; score points for each unique word you come up with. Simple and fun! More will be explained when we gather virtually. Use this link to join the fun at the date and time listed: