Local illustrator sensation, Carson Ellis, best known for her illustrations for the Decemberists’ albums and posters, will visit Green Bean Books to share her delightfully dark new book, Dillweed’s Revenge, sign copies and answer questions about her work. She has also illustrated other bestselling books including, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stuart and The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket. This exciting event will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 2:00pm.
Join us for a crafty Papertoy Monster Making Workshop on Thursday, February 24th 4:30-5:30pm. You will get to construct imaginative and elaborate paper monsters to take home with you! Origami and monster lovers, this is your event! Because of the intricacy levelof some of the monsters, this event is best for ages 8 to adults. This event is completely free, but please call to reserve a spot, 503-954-2354.
Author Visit: Susan Blackaby shares "Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox" on Sunday February 13th at 2pm.
Come and hear author Susan Blackaby read her charming new book, "Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox" at Green Bean Books on Sunday, February 13th at 2pm! After the reading, Susan will help kids craft mini bird's nests to celebrate the first signs of spring. Although this event is free, please call to reserve a spot so that we are sure there are enough crafting supplies. (:
Illustrator Visit: "Babymouse" Illustrator Matthew Holm visits Green Bean Books Saturday, January 29th at 2pm.
Come and see bestselling
graphic novel illustrator
share his new book
Cupcake Tycoon at Green Bean Books!
Matthew Holm will demonstrate his amazing drawing talent and hold a creative, interactive drawing session with kids!
He will also sign his books and answer questions about his work.
This spectacular event will be held on Saturday, January 29th at 2:00pm. Call to reserve a spot, 503-954-2354!
Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta Street
Portland, Oregon 97211
Pop! Spin! Hide!
Movable Book Structures
with Sarah Fagan
Bookmaking classes for
Kindergartners and First Graders at
Green Bean Books!
3:30-4:30pm, every other Thursday this winter starting January 6
limit four children per class
(second class same day 2:20-3:20pm if enough demand!)
$8.00 per child, per class. Hour long class includes a story and all
materials to make and fill a different book structure each week.
Join us for one class or all six! Contact Jennifer at Green Bean to reserve a spot.
503.954.2354 or stop by the Alberta Street store!
• Class 1 • January 6
A few cuts is all it takes! We’ll
make an amazing pop up page
and take home instructions
to make more.
Class 2 • January 20
Spin That Wheel
This book spread contains a wheel--or a
volvelle, that spins. Three images you
create on the wheel appear in a window
as you spin it!
Class 3 • February 3
We’ll make dream houses with doors
and windows that open to reveal
whatever tickles our fancies.
*** Find out how to bind the first three
structures together into a book!
Class 4 • February 17
Rainy Day Idea Cards
Create flashcards with ideas of how to spend
a rainy Portland afternoon, decorate with
rubber stamps, and wrap in a raindrop-shaped
Class 5 • March 3
A Perfectly Normal Book
(with Secret Pockets... shh!)
This accordion book structure contains
pockets for storing drawings, notes,
and little treasures.
Class 6 • March 17
(a Movie Theater Book)
last image by Gwen Diehn
For our grand winter finale, we’ll create a
story that moves with the turn of a handle!
Please call to reserve your spot (503-954-2354).
Prepayment is required and we ask that if you need to cancel,
please call 24 house in advance.
From the instructor:
I am former preschool teacher and recently completed a post-baccalaureate degree in Book Arts at Portland’s Oregon College of Art and Craft. With a background as a book artist as well as an educator, I strive to make my bookmaking classes as much about content as structure. Each structure is accompanied by a story, as well as time to make and fill the book. In the end, on top of strengthening an array of problem solving and fine-motor skills, each child has created both an original book and piece of art that gets him or her thinking outside the codex--and the frame. This concept is the basis for the academic field of book arts, and, I believe, a wonderful amalgam craft for any age group that fosters creativity, literacy and pride. I‘ve enjoyed the classes I’ve taught at Green Bean since the summer and look forward to more this winter!
-Sarah Fagan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out Green Bean Books on the web (and see what we made in past bookmaking classes):
Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta Street
Portland, Oregon 97211
Green Bean Books is now providing excellent multicultural books for sale and display in the the Mercy Corps Action Center in Downtown Portland. If you haven't already been, go check out this unbelievably fascinating place! The Action Center offers multimedia exhibits which allow visitors to deepen their understanding of the underlying causes of poverty, oppression and human suffering around the globe with the hope that knowledge breeds action and change. It's also a great place for school field trips. Go see for yourself!
Author Visit: Eric Kimmel reads "The Spider's Gift: A Ukrainian Christmas Story," Saturday, December 18th at 2pm.
Local, award winning author Eric Kimmel has written another magical holiday book! Come and listen to Eric Kimmel read his wonderful new book, The Spider’s Gift: A Ukrainian Christmas Story, on Saturday, December 18th at 2:00pm at Green Bean Books. After the reading, kids will get to make a spider web holiday ornament for free! Call to sign-up: 503-954-2354.
Author Visit: Beth Zappitello reads "First Dog's White House Christmas" on Saturday, December 4th at 2pm.
Local Author Beth Zappitello has written another delightful tale about our country’s favorite White House dog. In First Dog, Dog travels the world in search of the perfect home. This time in, First Dog’s White House Christmas, Dog invites his pals to a very special holiday party at the White House. Each of his international guests brings the gifts and symbols that represent their country’s holiday customs. Through dog’s globe-trotting, four-legged friends we learn about the history and traditions of Christmas celebrations around the world. Come and listen to Beth Zappitello read her wonderful new book, First Dog’s White House Christmas, on Saturday, December 4th at 2:00pm at Green Bean Books and leap into the holiday spirit with First Dog!
Join the fabulous Shannon Sandri of Portland Early Learning Project as she shares stories, songs, and games with little ones all in sign language! It's free, too! Monday, November 15th, 1-1:20pm at Green Bean Books.