Poets to celebrate local faces, places

The town’s inaugural poet laureate, Judith Steinbergh, will host a celebration Tuesday of local people and places with poetry readings from 7 to 8:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Library of Brookline’s main branch, 361 Washington St. Students and adults will read odes to ponds, parks, woods, neighborhoods, and their favorite haunts during the free event, which is being sponsored by the town and the library with support from a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant. More information is available online at www.brooklinepoetlaureate.org, a website recently created by Steinbergh.