Hi Everyone, Please share this with anyone interested in poetry. As always, our programs are free and open to anyone with an interest in the topic. Happy Poetry Month, Judy Graves Laurels & Lyrics: Poetry Resources at the Library of Congress The Library of Congress Web site is a rich resource for poetry lovers. As part of the Library's National Poetry Month celebrations, this program will introduce the Library's many poetry offerings--including web guides on U.S. poets laureate, webcasts of poetry readings, exhibits on famous poets, and, of course, poems themselves--to anyone wishing to explore American poetry and its presence in everyday life. When: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 1:00 Central; noon Mountain; 11:00 a.m. Pacific; and 5:00 p.m. GMT. To attend, go to OPAL at http://www.opal-online.org/ . From the Quick Links column on the left, choose Auditorium. 1. Returning OPAL participants should click on the phrase "Click here to enter the room" in the center of the screen. 2. First time participants should follow the directions highlighted in the gray rectangle in the center of the screen. 3. Type your name (no password is required) and click "Log on" to enter the online conference. NOTE: Allow yourself time to download the small software plugin needed to participate in the conference. Depending on your network security requirements, you may need assistance from your local technical support group to download and install the plugin. Actual installation should be very quick, depending on your computer and connectivity. For a complete description of system requirements, see http://www.conference321.com/masteradmin/systemreqs.asp?id=rs1641902f62b4 . Tips for first time users can be found at http://www.opal-online.org/firsttimetips.htm . To learn more about programs sponsored by the Library of Congress Digital Reference Section, see Virtual Programs & Services - http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/ . To learn more about poetry resoures on the Library of Congress Web site, see http://www.loc.gov/poetry/ .