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20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Tel:  860-342-6770

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Fri & Sat    10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.


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Chalk the Walks! 

                             Tuesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Join the Portland Library and the MOMS Club of Portland and Middletown as we take part in the  national Chalk the Walks campaign on the sidewalks across from the library parking lot.  Chalk the Walks is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk. The idea is as simple as it was in childhood: write happy messages, have fun doing it, spread some joy while you’re at it. Light refreshments will be available.

This program is open to participants of all ages. For more information, call the Portland Library at  860-342-6770. 

Colonial Kids 
Grades K-2
Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
September 20, October 4, 18, and November 1 

Take a step back into colonial times for this four-week program. We will explore the food, games, and crafts of our colonial kid ancestors. As we travel back to a simpler time, we will make our own butter, cranberry sauce and johnny cakes. We will leave behind our keyboards and give the old-fashioned quill pen a try! From weaving to button spinners this program offers a glimpse of what fun was had with limited resources and your imagination. Registration is required.

Gross Out Science
Grades 3-5
Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
September 13, 27, October 11, 25

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to explore science in the grossest way possible! We’ll get down and dirty while we dissect owl pellets, make fake snot, grow our own mold and much more! Registration is required for this four-week program.

Pumpkin Decorating

Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m

Children are invited to come paint a pumpkin; those ages 5-11 may submit it for entry into the Portland Fair. We’ll supply the paint, pumpkins and entry forms and bring the pumpkins to the Fair for you; you just need to show up with a creative idea! Registration is recommended.



Storyteller Rona Leventhal presents….


Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Ideal for children between the ages of 5-8, this show will have you tappin’ your feet, huggin’ your seat, singin’ a tune and even laughing as Rona shares
stories from the silly to the serious, from the mysterious to the monstrous. Come on board and hear a tale or two that will put shivers up your spine and send you home with a smile! Registration is required. Call the library at 860-342-6770 or visit www.portlandlibraryct.org.








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