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Bring in the Pumpkins

Saturday, November 18 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
Audience: Kids & Families

Thought you couldn’t eat in the Library? Well, guess again. Join artist and educator Genevieve Johnson as she leads children and adults through the simple steps of turning local produce into a comfort food classic. Inspired by Dahlov Ipcar’s,  Hardscrabble Harvest, we will create pumpkin treats and learn about different ways to store food for winter. Families will take home a jar of pumpkin butter, an illustrated recipe card and the know-how to preserve this fall staple for the winter. This program is in conjunction with the Portland Public Library’s current exhibit in the Lewis Gallery, “Dahlov Ipcar: Stories”. It is made possible through the Library’s participation in a Cornerstones of Science IMLS grant funding STEM projects. Providing children with opportunities to apply science in their everyday lives (cooking) and introducing them to sustainability (local food) is a goal of this project.

Genevieve Johnson is an artist and educator in Portland. After receiving a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she took to the kitchens of Boston, New York City, Portland, and abroad to hone her culinary skills. In her artwork, and in her classroom, she integrates artistic, culinary, and social exploration. She eats yeasted waffles for breakfast.

For ages 5-10!

As space is limited, there is advance sign-up for this program. Please call the Children’s Library at 871-1700 ext. 707 or email childrens@portlib.org to register!