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.

4/21/2014

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: April is National Poetry Month! Write up to three Limericks for your chance to win. The Library Foundation will award $100, $50 and $25 to three winners in middle & high school divisions. Guidelines and an entry form will be posted at http://www.BeavertonLibrary.org/teens on the Events page on March 31.

4/21/2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Beaverton City Library-Cathy Stanton Conf. Rm.: Randall Bluffstone, director of the Institute for Economics and the Environment at Portland State, and Professor of Economics, presents important efforts in forests worldwide to combat climate change and improve the earth’s ecological systems.Growth in future CO2 emissions are expected mostly from poor countries outside formal obligations and agreements, so real reductions in a global carbon footprint are at risk.Much depends upon a UN program called Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). Get up to speed on the promises of REDD and learn about global climate policy. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

4/21/2014

6:00 PM to 6:45 PM - Beaverton City Library: Find fun ways to build vocabulary together in this Play & Learn session.

4/22/2014

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: April is National Poetry Month! Write up to three Limericks for your chance to win. The Library Foundation will award $100, $50 and $25 to three winners in middle & high school divisions. Guidelines and an entry form will be posted at http://www.BeavertonLibrary.org/teens on the Events page on March 31.

4/22/2014

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Beaverton City Library: For ages 2-3 years.

4/22/2014

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Beaverton City Library: Find fun ways to build vocabulary together in this Play & Learn session.

4/22/2014

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM - Beaverton City Library: For ages 2-3 years.

4/22/2014

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Reduce, recycle andreuse while creating your own works of art!

4/22/2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Chill out with other anime fanaticswhile you eat snacks, watch anime, and master surprise anime activities! Grades6-12.

4/22/2014

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Beaverton City Library-1st Fl. Conference: Recommended Reads is the the Beaverton City Library's adult book discussion group. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8pm. The list of books is below. Please join us whether or not you have finished the whole book! For more information, contact Marie Selleck at 503-350-3617. The books for each month are:Tuesday, Sept. 24th, 2013-Breakfast With The Buddha by Roland MerulloTuesday, Oct. 22nd, 2013-Pattern In the Carpet: A Personal History With Jigsaws by Margaret DrabbleTuesday, Nov. 19th, 2013-Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy SchaffertTuesday, Dec. 17th, 2013-Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy MercerTuesday, Jan. 28th, 2014-The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko OgawaTuesday, Feb. 25th, 2014-Great House by Nicole KraussTuesday, Mar.25th, 2014-The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice MillardTuesday, April 22nd, 2014-The Space Between Us: A Novel by Thrity N. UmrigarTuesday, May 27th, 2014-Life Is So Good by George DawsonTuesday, June 24th, 2014-Please Look After My Mom: A Novel by Sin Kyong-Suk