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Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library

Upcoming Events:
Jun28
Emilia Dahlin: Singing Through Your Day
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Singer songwriter Emilia Dahlin will be our very special guest ) and demonstrate how parents and caregivers can sing through the day with their young children!
Jun29
Peter Boie – Magician for Non-Believers
11:00am - 11:45am
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Kids & Families Join us in welcoming Peter Boie, the Magician for Non-Believers, when he visits the Portland Public Library for our summer reading kick-off event.
Jun30
Tales for Twos
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Two year olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and movement activities every Friday.
Jul04
Legos @ PPL for Children
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Join us for an afternoon of collaborative creating with Legos!
Jul05
Rhythm & Rhymes for Babies
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Join us for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories for children birth-24 months and their caregivers.
Jul07
Tales for Twos
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Two year olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and movement activities every Friday.
Jul11
Preschool Story Time with Special Guests
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories and songs every Tuesday. Today's story time will have a special guest reader, Shannon Belt, from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.
Jul11
Legos @ PPL for Children
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Join us for an afternoon of collaborative creating with Legos!
Jul12
Kindermusik with Jacqui
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Jacqueline Savage will be visiting the library to share a Kindermusik experience for children birth-24 months.
Jul12
Bicycle Coalition of Maine: Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Course
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Shannon Belt of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine will be presenting a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Course for summer readers!
Jul13
Ann Thompson: Bike Part Art
10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Ann Thompson, founder of Bike Part Art, uses bike parts or other recycled materials to make art, will be visiting the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library for a creative morning of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activities.
Jul14
Tales for Twos
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Two year olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and movement activities every Friday.
Jul18
Preschool Story Time with Special Guests
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories and songs every Tuesday. Today's special guest reader will be Catherine Buxton from Portland Trails
Jul18
Legos @ PPL for Children
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Join us for an afternoon of collaborative creating with Legos!
Jul19
Rhythm & Rhymes for Babies
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Join us for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories for children birth-24 months and their caregivers.
Jul19
Make Your Own Buttons & Origami Craft Workshop
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Join Ann and Megan for a fun program of crafting buttons and origami! All materials will be supplied, so that participants can focus on making their masterpieces.
Jul20
Janoah Bailin Circus Arts
10:30am - 11:15am
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Kids & Families Janoah anygoodjokes? Bailin will be performing in Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on July 20 and sharing his exuberance for the circus arts with children!
Jul21
Tales for Twos
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Two year olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and movement activities every Friday.
Jul25
Preschool Story Time with Special Guests
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories and songs every Tuesday. Today's special guest reader will be Harper Chance (aka Botanic Panic)!
Jul25
Legos @ PPL for Children
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Join us for an afternoon of collaborative creating with Legos!
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