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.

3/26/2015

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Your stuffed animal friend is invited to a sleepover at the library! Wear your PJ’s to enjoy a storytime with award-winning children’s book author, Karma Wilson, then come back the next day to pick up your friend and see what fun those bears had.

3/26/2015

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Sample a variety of local pizzas and vote on your favorite! Soda will also be provided. Grades 6-12.

3/26/2015

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: 4th Thursday- Things That Go – Play with things that go!

3/26/2015

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Beaverton City Library-Computer Classroom: Beginning Word Processing: this is an introduction to Word, the word processing program. Must have some computer experience and keyboarding skills. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

3/26/2015

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Beaverton City Library- Admin. Conf. Rm.: An informal venue where writers can read their work to a supportive, appreciative group of fellow writers. For more information, contact Jim Edgington at 503-350-3614 or jedgington@beavertonoregon.gov.

3/26/2015

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Beaverton City Library Auditorium: MultnomahFalls…the Historic Columbia River Highway…Portland’s iconic “bubbler”fountains…the Benson Hotel....Benson Polytechnic High School….these pricelesspublic assets exemplify the dedication and generosity of Simon Benson. A poor Norwegian immigrant, Benson’s life was across-section of Oregon’s development, a story of incredible achievement. Author, filmmaker and historian Sig Unander, a fourth-generation Oregonian, tells how this humble, hardworking woodsman overcame daunting challenges to become Oregon’s Lumber King, then worked just as diligently giving back to his adopted state and country. Free and open to the public, no registration required.

3/27/2015

10:15 AM to 11:30 AM - Beaverton City Library: Celebrate LEGOs® with 2 contests—a build-it-here contest and a build-it-at-home contest—for a chance to win prizes! Please limit creations from home to 12' x 12' x 12'. Registration Required.

3/27/2015

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Konnichiwa! Enjoy different aspects of Japanese culture – food, origami, video games, manga and more! Come dressed in your favorite COSplay and enter a raffle to win prizes. Grades 6-12, drop-in.

3/28/2015

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join us for informal Spanish and English conversation practice in a friendly environment.

3/28/2015

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join us for yoga animal poses. Enjoy a special storytime told through movement and play. Registration Required.