Beaverton City Library

Abigail Elder, Director
12375 SW Fifth St.
Beaverton, OR 97005-9019
Phone: 
(503) 644-2197
Hours: 
Mon-Thu 10-9, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5

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The Beaverton City Library was established in 1938 through the efforts of the Kiwanis Club. As the library grew, it was taken over in 1940 by the City. In 1958 the library moved into its first new facility at 5th St. and Hall Blvd., which underwent expansion 10 years later. The library moved to the Hall Street Station in 1980, and saw its circulation increase dramatically. In 1984 the library moved once again, this time to a former Albertson's grocery store at Allen and Hall Blvd. The library was 19,000 sq. ft., the largest library in the county. In 1998 voters approved the construction of a new 67,000 sq.ft. library at Fifth Ave. and Hall Blvd. The library moved into its new facility in September 2000, and it currently houses over 300,000 items.

12/20/2014

- Beaverton City Library: What’s YOUR favorite quote?! Drop in either library locationand share 1 or 2 favorite quotes from each book you read this winter break fora chance to win gift cards. Max = 2 quotes per book. Drawings on 12/27 and 1/5!Grades 6-12

12/20/2014

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Do you want to improve your Spanish? Then come to one of our conversation groups! It is not a class but rather the opportunity to chat and improve your Spanish while helping Spanish speakers improve their English. This group is free and open to the public. No registration required.Quiere mejorar su ingles? Entonces venga a uno de nuestros grupos de conversacion! No es una clase sino una oportunidad para platicar y mejorar su ingles mientras ayuda a ingles hablantes a mejorar su espanol. Nuestros grupos son totalmente gratuitos.

12/20/2014

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Practiceyour reading to one of our friendly and adorable trained therapy dogs.

12/20/2014

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Beaverton City Library: Hone your skills against other players or learnthe game. Grades 3-8, drop-off.

12/20/2014

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Beaverton City Library-Auditorium: Heartstrings is a Tualatin, Oregon based husband-and-wife duo playing “music for all times”—period and historical as well as contemporary. They specialize in costumed performances at 19th Century and Victorian-era interpretive sites.Nancy plays the hammered dulcimer, a unique folk instrument with many courses of strings which, as the name implies, are struck with little wooden hammers. The sound is something like a harpsichord. She also plays violin and some mountain (Appalachian) dulcimer. Rob plays a stand-up string bass and a bit of banjo. Nancy and Rob both play Native American-style flutes.Their offerings include folk songs, traditional Americana, classical favorites, seasonal music, and popular fare. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

12/21/2014

- Beaverton City Library: What’s YOUR favorite quote?! Drop in either library locationand share 1 or 2 favorite quotes from each book you read this winter break fora chance to win gift cards. Max = 2 quotes per book. Drawings on 12/27 and 1/5!Grades 6-12

12/22/2014

- Beaverton City Library: What’s YOUR favorite quote?! Drop in either library locationand share 1 or 2 favorite quotes from each book you read this winter break fora chance to win gift cards. Max = 2 quotes per book. Drawings on 12/27 and 1/5!Grades 6-12

12/22/2014

2:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Watch aholiday movie the whole family can enjoy! Children under 10 must be accompaniedby an adult.

12/23/2014

- Beaverton City Library: What’s YOUR favorite quote?! Drop in either library locationand share 1 or 2 favorite quotes from each book you read this winter break fora chance to win gift cards. Max = 2 quotes per book. Drawings on 12/27 and 1/5!Grades 6-12

12/23/2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Joinother anime fanatics to eat snacks, watch anime, and master surprise animeactivities! Grades 6-12.