Events & Classes

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Jun 25

Clownin' Around with Nikki Brown Clown

Tue Jun 25
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Capitol Hill Library

Portland’s favorite clown is back with a storytime that is a culturally creative blend of picture books infused with sounds and activities for all.

Participation is encouraged, and all ages are welcome!

 

Jun 26

Silly Storytime for Families - outdoors!

Wed Jun 26
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
MCL at UO pop-up

Children of all ages are invited to this series of silly, goofy, wacky Storytimes filled with songs, crafts, and stories! Come with your clothes on backwards or with your best kooky hair, however you want to show up is more than welcome. Weather permitting, Silly Storytime will be held on the lawn outside the Multnomah County Library at University of Oregon pop-up; otherwise they'll be inside.

Jun 28

Juneteenth: The Art of Freedom

Fri Jun 28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library

It's Freedom Friday, and we're celebrating Juneteenth!

Today at Capitol Hill, staff will lead a special arts program to honor the season and teach kids the history of Juneteenth.

Jun 29

Honoring Black Heritage Through Art

Sat Jun 29
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Hollywood Library

Explore various techniques used by African/Black artists, while incorporating your own style, led by artist Auzurea Caples.

Registration is required.

Jun 30

Juneteenth: Craft Afternoon

Sun Jun 30
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Central Library

Please join us for a crafty afternoon to celebrate Juneteenth! There will be button making, a zine station, and a scavenger hunt for all ages!

Jun 30

Black Storytime: Hip-Hop Summer Jam!

Sun Jun 30
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Gresham Library

Join us this summer for a Black Storytime series celebrating African and African American heritage and culture! Children from birth to age 6 (with their favorite adult/family members) will have fun with books and stories, songs, a craft, and movement activities in a positive and affirming environment. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.

Jul 10

Silly Storytime for Families - outdoors!

Wed Jul 10
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
MCL at UO pop-up

Children of all ages are invited to this series of silly, goofy, wacky Storytimes filled with songs, crafts, and stories! Come with your clothes on backwards or with your best kooky hair, however you want to show up is more than welcome. Weather permitting, Silly Storytime will be held on the lawn outside the Multnomah County Library at University of Oregon pop-up; otherwise they'll be inside.

Jul 13

Urban Head Wrapping

Sat Jul 13
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Central Library

Learn techniques for creating different styles of head wrapping with Shalonda Menefee of SISTAS Empowerment! Please bring your own head wrap if you have one. Fabric will also be provided for practice. This event will be located in Community Room 1A.

Jul 13

Somali Henna and Crafts Day

Sat Jul 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library

Come learn how to make your own beaded bracelet, try free-style painting, and enjoy the experience of henna. Make connections with the community in Capitol Hill! All ages are welcome to this first-come, first-served event.

Jul 14

New Holgate Library: Folk Songs & Stories of the Rural South

Sun Jul 14
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Holgate Library

Newel Briggs sings old slave songs accompanied by his guitar, mandolin and banjo. Raised by his grandparents, the first people in his family to be born free, Newel’s grandma sang songs such as “Loop de Loo,” “Miss Mary Mac,” “Ham Bone” and “Shortnin’ Bread.” Learn about the history behind the songs and find out which one is about taking a bath on Saturday night!

Jul 14

Black Storytime: Hip-Hop Summer Jam!

Sun Jul 14
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Gresham Library

Join us this summer for a Black Storytime series celebrating African and African American heritage and culture! Children from birth to age 6 (with their favorite adult/family members) will have fun with books and stories, songs, a craft, and movement activities in a positive and affirming environment. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.

Jul 20

Urban Head Wrapping

Sat Jul 20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Johns Library

Learn techniques for creating different styles of head wrapping with Shalonda Menefee of SISTAS Empowerment! Please bring your own head wrap if you have one. Fabric will also be provided for practice.

Jul 24

Silly Storytime for Families - outdoors!

Wed Jul 24
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
MCL at UO pop-up

Children of all ages are invited to this series of silly, goofy, wacky Storytimes filled with songs, crafts, and stories! Come with your clothes on backwards or with your best kooky hair, however you want to show up is more than welcome. Weather permitting, Silly Storytime will be held on the lawn outside the Multnomah County Library at University of Oregon pop-up; otherwise they'll be inside.

Aug 7

Silly Storytime for Families - outdoors!

Wed Aug 7
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
MCL at UO pop-up

Children of all ages are invited to this series of silly, goofy, wacky Storytimes filled with songs, crafts, and stories! Come with your clothes on backwards or with your best kooky hair, however you want to show up is more than welcome. Weather permitting, Silly Storytime will be held on the lawn outside the Multnomah County Library at University of Oregon pop-up; otherwise they'll be inside.

Aug 10

Honoring Black Heritage Through Art

Sat Aug 10
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gresham Library

Explore various techniques used by African/Black artists, while incorporating your own style, led by artist Auzurea Caples.

Registration is required.

Aug 10

Somali Henna and Crafts Day

Sat Aug 10
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Capitol Hill Library

Come learn how to make your own beaded bracelet, try free-style painting, and enjoy the experience of henna. Make connections with the community in Capitol Hill! All ages are welcome to this first-come, first-served event.

Aug 13

Clownin' Around with Nikki Brown Clown

Tue Aug 13
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Holgate Library

Portland’s favorite clown is back with a storytime that is a culturally creative blend of picture books infused with sounds and activities for all.

Participation is encouraged, and all ages are welcome!

 

Aug 17

Clownin' Around with Nikki Brown Clown

Sat Aug 17
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Rockwood Library

Portland’s favorite clown is back with a storytime that is a culturally creative blend of picture books infused with sounds and activities for all.

Participation is encouraged, and all ages are welcome!

 

Aug 18

Black Storytime: Hip-Hop Summer Jam!

Sun Aug 18
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Gresham Library

Join us this summer for a Black Storytime series celebrating African and African American heritage and culture! Children from birth to age 6 (with their favorite adult/family members) will have fun with books and stories, songs, a craft, and movement activities in a positive and affirming environment. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.

Aug 20

Clownin' Around with Nikki Brown Clown

Tue Aug 20
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Central Library

Portland’s favorite clown is back with a storytime that is a culturally creative blend of picture books infused with sounds and activities for all.

Participation is encouraged, and all ages are welcome!