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Portland District Library News


Create a Collage

Do you want to submit a piece to Portland Creates but you aren’t sure what to make? Then this program is for you. On Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m., we will use paints, tissue paper, and oil pastels to create custom papers, which we will then turn into one-of-a-kind collages. With opportunities to work collaboratively and on your own, a good time is guaranteed! Ages 15 and up, registration is required.


Put the “Book” in “Pocketbook”

What could be cuter—or more environmentally friendly—than turning old books into fun and funky purses? With a little bit of sewing and a little bit of gluing, you can add this statement piece to your wardrobe. Register anytime, and then check out the instructional video and your bag of supplies on March 30. Ages 15 and up, registration is limited to 15. Don’t miss your chance to “bag” this project!



Children’s and Teen



Book Cubs

Hey there Book Cubs (ages 3-5) and Caregivers! Join Miss Jamie as she explores books written by some amazing authors this spring. Get ready to make your very own ABC Book and become a young author yourself. Along the way, we will meet characters like Pete the Cat, Pigeon, Bear, and The Smart Cookie Which one will be your favorite?


Register at the Youth Desk for our spring storytime session to discover your favorite starting Monday, March 13 when Book Cubs will start to receive their weekly Take-and-Make bags. Videos will premiere each Monday starting March 20 until the end of May. Read, sing, and dance to our previous videos here: https://tinyurl.com/pdlstorytime.


Virtual STEM Club: Exploding Sticks

How many craft sticks can you criss cross before your chain of sticks "explodes"? Find out the answer when you register for this month’s Virtual STEM Club: Exploding Sticks Take-and-Make bag beginning Wednesday, March 15. This program is recommended for ages 6-12, requires parental supervision, and is limited to 35 patrons.


Teen Advisory Board

Go ahead teens, boss us around! Does your love of our library make you want to be more involved? Do you have ideas about how we could improve? Share your voice, creativity, and knowledge to help plan programs and expand our collections. Bonus: you can earn volunteer hours and boost your resume! Register at the Youth Desk beginning Wednesday, March 1. The first meeting is Tuesday, April 18 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room

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