Westport Public Library welcomes the public to decorate flower planters with poems to honor the memory of the late Coleytown Middle School student Tess Meisel on Saturday, March 17. The event will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library's Great Hall, 20 Jesup Road.

Meisel died last August at 12 years old as a passenger in a YMCA van that was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer truck in Maine. The van was traveling from Acadia National Park to a park in Vermont.

Meisel, a blogger, violinist and inventor, in 2010 won a top prize at Connecticut's Invention Convention for her proposal for a reusable pizza box. She was set to enter eighth grade this past fall.

A few of Meisel's many joys were poetry, flowers and re-cycled products, according to a library news release. Participants may bring their own small planters or use one that will be available for planting a small fresh flower.

The event is being held at the request of Suzanne Tanner, Meisel's mother, who wanted to do something this spring to honor her daughter, according to the library. The library chose the date of March 17 to give people the chance to participate in the event during the library's book sale being held that same weekend.

For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit westportlibrary.org.