On Saturday, March 17, 2018, the New Haven Branch of the Nelson County Public Library, in partnership with the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Library of Congress, welcomed the current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith for a morning of poetry and meaningful discussion. Ms. Smith’s stop in New Haven was part of her national tour visiting public libraries, both urban and rural, to learn more about the culture and people of that region. Ms. Smith will incorporate her visits into a book of poetry to be released later this year. Around 30 people attended the event.