If cabin fever sets in, the Portland District Library will be hosting a daily event April 7-11 at 2pm.
Monday, April 7th: Board Games
Turn of the Wii and go old-school. The library will have games available for all ages and interests or you can bring your own.
As a mom of three, I know that it can be difficult to play board games for older kids when you have little ones constantly interrupting. This is a great opportunity for kids to play board games with other kids their own age.
The father of fairy tales, Hans Christian Anderson, was born on April 2, 1805 which since 1967 has been celebrated as International Children's Book Day. In honor of the master behind The Ugly Duckling, The Little Match Girl, The Snow Queen, The Princess and the Pea, and so many more the library will be showing the classic musical Hans Christian Anderson starring the incomparable Danny Kaye (whom I love, love, love). This is not a biography, but rather "a fairytale about this great spinner of fairy tales."(introduction of Hans Christian Anderson).
I know that musicals can seem a bit corny to some people, but they are so magical and fun and Danny Kaye is one of a kind. Watch him perform an entire movie musical in this video from his first film Up in Arms (1945).
The movie will begin at 2pm and we will be serving free popcorn, so do not miss out on this oldie but goodie.
Wednesday, April 9th: Think Inside the Box Craft Time
Thursday, April 10th: LEGOpalooza
Calling all Lego master builders to the library for an afternoon of creative construction. The library has Legos but you are welcome to bring your own from home (just make sure to keep them separate).
Perhaps, one day someone from Portland will be featured at Brickworld. This video is on one of the displays from Brickworld Chicago 2013 and it is astounding what they have recreated out of Legos.
The Wii and XBox will be available all afternoon for kids to play together. Bring your favorite games or play some of the ones that we have at the library. Don't forget to invite your friends!