CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Public Library’s next monthly open-mic night for poets and musicians to read, perform, improvise and play together is Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

This month's poetry topic is, "Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing."

Admittance is free, and everyone is welcome, even if you don't write poetry or play music.

Arrive at 6 p.m. for conversation and snacks; the poetry starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Robert L.F. Sikes Crestview Public Library is located at 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview.

Contact Esther at the library 682-4432 (or email ehurwitz@okaloosa.lib.fl.us).