Free community event highlights work by local students

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia Center for the Book, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia are hosting a free event for families that highlights work by local students and author Marc Boston.

The event, called The Power of Rhythm and Rhyme, is being held Aug. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the front steps of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Central Branch on East Market Street.

Author Marc Boston who wrote The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff and What About Me will talk about the power of personal narratives and the art of telling stories through rhymes. Boys & Girls Club students will present their original stories and poetry.

The community is invited to this free public event. There will be hands-on activities, a zine-making craft station, goodie bags for young readers and complimentary snacks provided by the Food Lion snack truck and paletas from La Flor Michoacana Mexican Ice Cream Shop.

To learn more about the Virginia Humanities, Changing the Narrative and the Virginia Center for the Book, visit the links located in the Related Links box.

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