Thursday, April 19, 2012

Portage Library to host 3 events for young and old Apr. 20, 21

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host a Community Poetry Reading on Friday, Apr. 20, and two events on Saturday, Apr. 21: Dairy Goat Storytime and Stamp Collecting.

The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to gather around the library’s fireplace for a Community Poetry Reading from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 20. Lovers of poetry can read their own poems or poems written by others, or simply enjoy listening to others read.

The Portage Lake District Library will have a real Toggenburg Alpine mix mother goat and her three-week-old baby kids at Storytime at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 21.

Katie Searl and her children -- Anna, Fisher, Myrica, and Lain Rajdl -- will talk about how to take care of goats. They will also explain the truth about what goats eat, describe what goats do all day, and give examples of how kid goats like to play. Children will be able to pet the goats.

There will be samples of certified goat milk, yogurt, and cheese to eat. Children will also read stories about goats and make a project to take home.

The Portage Lake District Library will host the Stamp Collecting group from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. The group will meet at the table at the back of the library.

Beginner and experienced stamp collectors as well as those who are curious about stamp collecting are welcome. People who want help organizing their loose stamps are invited to bring them to this meeting.

Library programs are free and open to all. For more information please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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