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Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library

 

 

Upcoming Events:
Dec15
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 songs, rhymes, finger plays, movement and stories every Friday morning.
Dec16
Creative Movement with Portland School of Ballet
11:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Portland School of Ballet and Portland Public Library are pleased to collaborate by offering a fun and healthy environment for children to experience an introduction to the art of ballet.
Dec18
Songs & Stories en Français
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs, Early Literacy Join us for a French story time with Marie-Gaëlle from La Petite Ecole. Although targeted for preschoolers, ages 3-5, all are welcome for this half hour of songs, stories, and activities in French! If weather is inclement, please call ahead!
Dec19
Preschool Story Time
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, songs, and movement every Tuesday morning.
Dec19
Come! Sit! Read!
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Portland Public Library’s Reading Dog program, Come! Sit! Read! will be continue with our three furry, non-judgmental listeners Emmie, Flip and Baxter! Children can sign up in advance to read to Emmie/Flip@ The Children's Library or Baxter@Riverton.
Dec20
Rhythm & Rhymes for Babies
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children birth to 24 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays, movement, and stories every Wednesday morning.
Dec21
Book Group for Homeschoolers!
10:30am - 11:15am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join Portland Public Library's homeschool book discussion group that will meet the 3rd Thursday of the month to share lively conversation about literature and enjoy a snack!
Dec22
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 songs, rhymes, finger plays, movement and stories every Friday morning.
Dec26
Preschool Story Time
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, songs, and movement every Tuesday morning.
Dec27
Rhythm & Rhymes for Babies
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children birth to 24 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays, movement, and stories every Wednesday morning.
Dec28
Family Yoga
11:00am - 11:45am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Take a wellness (and fun) break during school vacation week and visit the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library for a family yoga class. Join Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio for a wonderful opportunity for family members to practice yoga together.
Dec29
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 songs, rhymes, finger plays, movement and stories every Friday morning.
Dec30
Family Contra Dance with Maggie Robinson
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Main Library, Lewis Gallery Audience: Kids & Families Children and families are invited to ring in the New Year with a family contra dance in the Library's Lewis Gallery! Maggie Robinson will be the caller and a live band, The Violin Movers, will provide the music.
Jan02
Preschool Story Time
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, songs, and movement every Tuesday morning.
Jan02
Come! Sit! Read!
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Portland Public Library’s Reading Dog program, Come! Sit! Read! will be continue with our three furry, non-judgmental listeners Emmie, Flip and Baxter! Children can sign up in advance to read to Emmie/Flip@ The Children's Library or Baxter@Riverton.
Jan03
Rhythm & Rhymes for Babies
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Children birth to 24 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays, movement, and stories every Wednesday morning.
Jan05
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 songs, rhymes, finger plays, movement and stories every Friday morning.
Jan06
The Kids Are Alright - Géraud Ngolo
10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Kids & Families The Maine Academy of Modern Music presents Géraud Ngolo in this family friendly concert series. His performance will offer sounds from many places. Pulling influences from living in Congo and Italy, he mixes African music, Pop, French music.
Jan06
Smart Girls Read @ PPL
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library will be hosting a monthly book club for girls ages 9-12. Smart Girls Read @ PPL book club will provide a forum where girls can explore what’s on their minds!
Jan08
Songs & Stories en Français
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library Audience: Kids & Families, Kids Programs, Early Literacy Join us for a French story time with Marie-Gaëlle from La Petite Ecole. Although targeted for preschoolers, ages 3-5, all are welcome for this half hour of songs, stories, and activities in French! If weather is inclement, please call ahead!
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