Albina Library, at 3605 N.E. 15th Ave, has lined up these special events during November and December.:
Samurai! Book Group is for adults and seniors on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration required. This event is offered in conjunction with Portland Art Museum’s exhibit called “Samurai!,” exhibit. When registering at the library, pick up a copy of “The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel” by Sean Michael Wilson at the reference desk to read for the book group.
Lights Alive! is for families with children in grades K through 5 on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Discover the science of color and light from binoculars and blind spots to flip books and fun house mirrors. Make your own kaleidoscope and try out optical illusions.
DIY Terrariums is an arts and crafts event designed for adults on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration required. Professional gardener Melissa Richmond will teach how to build and care for a terrarium. Take your home afterwards.
Felted Sushi is for teens on Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 2 p.m. Registration required. LeBrie Rich will teach teens the ancient and traditional craft of feltmaking, using only raw wool, soapy water and the agitation of hands. Each teen will make a faux nori roll that will be cut up into many pieces of colorful sushi.
African Song and Dance is for families with children in grades K through 5 on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1:30 to 2:15. Habiba Addo, a native of Ghana, offers an interactive, multicultural performance with authentic West African costume, spiced with singing and movement.