The beauty of this event, besides being surrounded by thousands of books in the public library, is the folks who show up who don't go to the on-going poetry open mics in town. Perhaps it's the safe, familiar feeling of the Library, or the feeling that you are surrounded by other "ordinary" folks like yourself (who perhaps also (secretly) write poetry) that makes some of these poets step up to the mic.
Of course, I'll read poetry anywhere (have read poetry everywhere) so I ended up first on the list to read an Albany poem "A Love Poem of Sorts" & a political poem "Chatham Peace Vigil." Joe Galu was introduced as "Tony Adams" & read a poem based on a remark by "bi-sexual Steve" "Woody Allen is Full of Shit."
A rich mix of poetry as diverse as the audience, the readers, the Library itself. Watch for it when it happens, & go. Support your local Library!