It Came in the Mail Story Time with Ben Clanton and Singer Emily Arrow
Sunday, July 24th, at 11am
Author/ Illustrator Ben Clanton will be here to share his new hilarious picture book, It Came in the Mail! Singer Emily Arrow will be here too to share some of her favorite kid songs! A free craft for kids will follow the reading and signed copies of Ben's book will be available for purchase. This event is free.
Firefighter Story Time
Tuesday, July 26th, 11am
Join Portland Fightfighters for a special firefighter story time! They'll share firefighter stories, talk about what it's like to be a firefighter and even show off a real fire truck!
This event is free!
Intro to Bilingual Yoga for Kids and Their Families
Thursday, July 28th, 3-3:30pm
Join Alyssa of Habla Yoga on our deck for a Bilingual Family Yoga Class! Intro level, best for preschool-2nd grade kids and their parents. $5-$10 donation welcome. Email www.hablayoga.com to register.
Sunday, July 31st, 1pm
Our magical annual Fairy Day is back! Hear fairy stories, sing fairy songs, make fairy crowns & candy fairy-fetti (with Candy Babel!), and construct a fairy house in the Green Bean garden with natural materials! It's only $10 but fills up fast so call to sign-up: 503-954-2354
The Whale Story Time and Crafts with Artists Ethan and Vita Murrow
Saturday, August 6th, at 2pm
Join us for a special story time as Ethan and Vita Murrow share their gorgeously illustrated picture book, The Whale! The Whale is an epic sea adventure about two children in search of the legendary Great Spotted Whale. The Murrows’ spectacular wordless adventure is brought to life with stunning graphite drawings that convey the drama and haunting beauty of the ocean and capture the majesty of the awe-inspiring whale. Activities after the story sharing will include a discussion of how to read a wordless book, collage-making and egg carton whale crafting! This amazing ocean event is free!
Toni Yuly Toddler Story Time
Sunday, August 7th, at 11am
Washington children’s author and illustrator Toni Yuly will lead a toddler story time at Green Bean Books featuring her three books, Early Bird, Night Owl, and her newest, Cat Nap! The reading will feature movement activities, percussion instruments and a craft for kids! This event is free and signed copies of all of Toni Yuly’s books will be available for purchase after the reading.
Jaime Temairik Reads Alice & Lucy Will Work for Bunk Beds
Sunday, August 14th, 11am
Author Jaime Temairik will share her new picture book, Alice & Lucy Will Work for Bunk Beds at a special Sunday story time! A fun cake walk and craft for kids will follow the reading! This event is free, and signed copies of Jaime's new book will be available for purchase after the reading.
Wednesday, August 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
Calling all classroom teachers, school counselors, & school librarians! Join us for our annual Educator Night! We'll have evening snacking and wine, free posters and book giveaways and lots of recommendations for our favorite teaching books of the year! It's free, but please call to register: 503-954-2354.
PJ Library Summer Story Hour and Craft
Friday, August 19th, 10-11am
Join us for another fantastic musical story time and craft session with Portland PJ Library!
Afternoon Tea Party and Story Time with a Princess
Saturday, August 20th, 1-2pm
Join us for an afternoon Tea Party and Story Time with Princess Belle! We’ll read princess stories, make sparkly crowns, and sip tea with treats! Green Bean Books is partnering with Princess Power Parties to put on this magical event! The cost is $10 per child. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 503-954-2354 to register.
Splashless Swimming Party with The Olivia Darlings
Sunday, August 21st, at 11am
Join us for a Splashless Swimming Party and Story Time! Portland's own land-based synchronized swimming troupe, The Olivia Darlings, will be on deck to perform and teach kids some of their best swimming moves! We'll read our favorite swimming stories, sing swimming songs and craft goofy wave caps to wear home with free sunglasses for kids! The Olivia Darlings will also present their new kid zine all about land-based synchronized swimming! Wear your swimsuit and flippers and join us for an afternoon of dancing and splashless fun!
Giraffes Ruin Everything Story Time with Author Heidi Schulz
Sunday, August 28th, 11am
Portland author, Heidi Schulz reads her new picture book, Giraffes Ruin Everything at a special story time! Heidi Schulz is the author of the New York Times Bestselling Hook’s Revenge, and a sequel, Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code. Hooks Revenge is currently an Oregon Battle of the Books pick for 2017. Giraffes Ruin Everything is a cheeky tale about misbehaving giraffes! A free craft for kids will follow the reading and signed copies of all of Heidi’s books will be available for purchase.
Alberta Street Fair Community Coloring Party!
Saturday, August 13th 12-5pm
Join us on the deck at Green Bean for a carefree community coloring party from 11am-5pm during The Alberta Street Fair! We'll be coloring 2 15 foot coloring books together!
Every Tuesday 11-11:30am
Every Thursday 3:30-4pm
New Sunday Story Time
Every Sunday 11-11:30am
unless special event
Monthly Social Issues Story Time
Thursday, August 18th,
Counselor Meredith Reid leads a story time about the topic:
Winding paths: Finding Your Way!
Read to a Dog
Sunday, August 21st,
Please call to Register
Spanish Story Time
Sunday, July 17th,