The Glen Lake Library will help celebrate the return of the beloved Empire Asparagus Festival on June 4 with their Ode to Asparagus poetry reading. Poets young and old are invited to submit their asparagus-themed poems. All styles are welcome, be it sonnet, haiku, or even limericks. Poems can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; mailed to GLCL, PO Box 325, Empire, MI 49630; or may even be dropped off at the library itself. Then, come to the library on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m., and recite your inspired verse for our assembled poetry fans. The reading will take place outdoors, weather permitting, or in the Program Room if needed. All submissions will be read, ideally by the poets themselves, with a “Best in Show” awarded for most inspired presentation, as selected by the audience.