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Eat Your Words – One Morning in Maine

Saturday, February 24 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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 classic Maine stories and creates original recipes inspired by the text. This workshop will focus on Deer Isle legend, Robert McCloskey and the story One Morning in Maine. Families will take home a pint of chowder, an illustrated recipe card and the skills to adapt this New England staple based on the available local foods and time of year.

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.

This program 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.

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!