DEAR: Drop Everything And Read day

April 12 is DEAR day: Drop Everything And Read day!DEAR DAY

What is Drop Everything And Read?

“April 12 has been proclaimed National “Drop Everything and Read” (D.E.A.R.) Day. It is an initiative to encourage families to designate at least 30 minutes to put aside all distractions and enjoy books together…to make it a special time to “drop everything and read.” The birthday of Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary is the official national D.E.A.R. day, and Cleary’s most popular book character, Ramona Quimby, is the program’s official spokesperson.

Join the thousands of librarians, educators, and parents hosting National D.E.A.R. Day family reading events on April 12 each year.” – Association for Library Service to Children

If you are a teacher (Preschool, K-5, special ed, etc) or a parent, you can find useful resources and printables here

 

 

Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Join Multnomah County Library, PRISM (Multnomah County’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group), and the Hollywood Theatre in celebrating Transgender KikiDay of Visibility with a screening of the documentary Kiki followed by a panel featuring Portland Ballroom PDXB performers and organizers.

Directed by Sara Jordenö and co-written by Twiggy Pucci Garçon, a leader in New York’s kiki community, 2016’s KIKI is a dynamic coming of age story about resilience and the transformative art form of vogueing. KIKI follows seven New York City LGBTQ youth of color who face real struggles creating a safe and vibrant space for themselves to vogue.

Free tickets available on Hollywood Theatre’s website.

Movie playing at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

Thursday, April 4, 7-9:15pm

Not My Idea: Books About Whiteness

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness – Author Storytime

When Sat, Mar 09, 2019
10:15 to 11:00

First come, first served.

Not My Idea

White children and adults are socialized to see themselves as outside of conversations about race and racism. Author and illustrator Anastasia Higginbotham will read her book, followed by a collage art activity for kids. She invites white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it’s real, and cultivate justice.

 

for more info, click here

Drag Queen Storytime!

Drag Queen Storytime with Poison Waters!

When

Sat, Mar 09, 2019
2:00 to 3:00

Where

Woodstock Library Poison Waters

First come, first served.

The library is proud to present an hour of kid-friendly drag! Join us for this special storytime featuring the fabulous Poison Waters reading stories about inclusion and diversity, followed by a craft or dance party.

For kids 2-6 years old with a favorite adult.

 

for more info, click here

Drag Queen Story Time!

Drag Queen Storytime with Carla Rossi!

When

Sat, Mar 09, 2019
2:00 to 3:00

Where

U.S. Bank Room – Central LibraryCarla Rossi

Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance.

Photo by Gia Goodrich

The library is proud to present an hour of kid-friendly drag! Join us for storytime featuring our fabulous queen, Carla Rossi, reading stories about inclusion and diversity, followed by a dance party.

For kids 2-6 years old with a favorite adult.

for more info, click here

Storytimes at MultCo Libraries

Multnomah County Libraries host a variety of children’s storytimes across their Image result for multnomah county library storytimeneighborhood libraries. They typically include stories read aloud, singing/fingerplays, and sometimes a craft or other activity. You can find storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kids with sensory challenges (kids who have a hard time with noises or textures or proximity to others, or kids who need to be movingmovingmoving all the time, etc). Image result for multnomah county sensory library storytimeYou can also find storytimes presented in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Russian. Most storytimes are presented regularly – weekly, monthly, or whatever. Check the website or with your library for the schedules.

2019 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest

from the Multnomah County Library website:

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HEY TEENS: Want to win $100 to spend at collage: curated art and craft supplies? Want thousands of people to see your artwork?

Are you an artist in grades 6–12? Would you like a chance to win one of two $100 gift certificates to collage: curated art and craft supplies? Enter cover art for the 2019 Multnomah County Library Summer Reading teen gameboards! The theme is “Space: A Universe of Stories.” We will select a middle school and high school winner from the entries. If your artwork is selected, people across Multnomah County will see your artwork all summer long. The library will also share winners and honorable mentions on the library’s social media channels.

PRINTABLE FLIER with entry size and all these details (or you can pick one up at your library).

ART SPECIFICATIONS 1) Black & white image only. 2) If hand drawn, use black ink, marker, pen or hard pencil. 3) If computer drawn, submit as black & white EPS or high resolution (300 dpi) PNG, JPG or TIF. NOTE: Final artwork will be printed at a maximum of 7” x 4.75” [measurements may change if art is scaled down].

SUBMISSION DETAILS Please include your name, grade, school (if applicable) and a phone number or email address so we can reach you if you win. Submit your artwork electronically to summerreading@multcolib.org, bring it to your local library, or send a paper version to:

Summer Reading | Multnomah County Library Isom Building, 205 NE Russell Street, Portland, OR 97212

Entries must be received by FRIDAY, MARCH 1.

Summer Reading is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.