2021 Virtual EARTH DAY Reading

The Friends and Foundation of Albany Public Library and Capital Region Earth Day present a sunrise-to-sunset reading in celebration of Mother Earth on April 22, 2021.

This event will be a VIRTUAL BROADCAST.

To participate, readers should fill out this form.

2021 Virtual Earth Day Reading: 3 hours

We would like to include elected officials and public figures, together with activists reading contemporary poetry, poets & writers reading their own work, and youth climate justice activists.

FIRST READING: A Reading for the Land and the City

SECOND READING: A Reading for the River and the Water

THIRD READING: A Reading for the People and the Animals

FOURTH READING: A Reading for the Wind and the Air

FIFTH READING: A Reading for the Future

2020 Marathon Reading

5:30 - 6:15 am: A Reading for the Rising Sun.

6:15 - 8:00 am: A Reading for the EAST: On Air, Birds, Wind, Atmosphere

8:00 - 9:00 am: Children's Hour Reading: Poems, Songs, and Stories for small children

9:00 - 11:00 am (Featured Readers. TBA)

11:00 - 1:00 pm: A Reading for the SOUTH: On Fire and Climate Crisis.

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Featured Readers. TBA)

2:00 - 4:00 pm: A Reading for the NORTH: On Water, Rivers, Seas

4:00 - 5:00 pm: YA Hour Reading: Poems, Songs, and Stories by and for young adults and adolescents.

5:00 - 7:30 pm: A Reading for the WEST: On the Earth, the Soil, the Minerals, the Planet

7:30 - 8:00 pm: A Reading for the FUTURE: Choices & Change