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Poetry, storytelling, and more coming to Sellwood-Moreland Library

All branches of the Multnomah County System, including Sellwood-Moreland Library and Woodstock Library, will host some very exciting, and free, events in May.


At Sellwood-Moreland, there will be a poetry reading by Sellwood resident, and former Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen. She is the author of six full-length books and five chapbooks of poetry. Local poet Melanie Green will also read at the event. That is Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m.


The “Oregon Tellers” (a.k.a. Sellwood’s own Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke) are still presenting “Your Neighborhood Storytelling Show”. Come listen, learn and laugh at this event for families and kids in grades K-5. That’ll be on Sunday, May 8, at 1 p.m.


Rena Marthaler will read from her fantasy novel “Magic The Crest”, which she wrote and published while she was in the fourth grade. Currently a sixth grade student at Sellwood Middle School, Rena will also take questions about how children can write and publish their own stories. Saturday, May 14, noon.


Learn how to reduce lead exposure and lead poisoning in your life. Get booklet and a kit with lead-safe cleaning and testing equipment. Please register for this workshop by calling 503/988-5398. Sunday, May 15, 3 p.m.


And – introducing a new monthly series, “Scrabble at the Library”. Have fun while exercising your brain, improving your vocabulary, and making new friends. Bring your board or use one at the library – on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m.

You’ll find highlights of the free offerings at both the Woodstock and the Sellwood-Moreland Libraries each month posted in THE BEE’s monthly calendar of events and activities.