It used to be that libraries were places where you went to read. And where you were expected to do so quietly.
That's still the case, of course. But libraries long ago adapted to changing times, and modern libraries now offer a range of activities for all ages.
A good example is the Poetry Rising series, which offers a program every other month that features poetry and prose readings along with music and art presentations.
This evening at 6:30 p.m., the Shadle branch of the Spokane Public Library will host an even featuring two poets, Aiden J. Sanders and Jacke Rose, the writer Kate Poitevin and the musician Roy Carpenter.
As usual, the event is free and open to the public.