Tigard Public Library

Margaret Barnes, Director
13500 SW Hall Blvd
Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: 
(503) 684-6537
Hours: 
Mon-Wed 10-9, Fri 10-9, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6
Closed: 
Thursdays

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The Tigard Public Library began in 1963 as a project of the Junior Women's League. The donated collection was housed in a back room of City Hall. In 1976 the library moved into a former mattress factory on Main Street where it operated for ten years. From 1986 to 2004, the library operated in the Tigard Civic Center, constructed in 1986. In May 2002, Tigard voters passed a $13 million bond measure to build a new library. The new 47,000 square foot two-story building opened its doors to the public in the Summer of 2004.

7/30/2014

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Puett Room: Ages 24-36 months Explore basic literacy concepts andgroup skills activities designed to appeal to toddlers. Be ready to wiggle! Stay and play after the program.

7/30/2014

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM - Puett Room: Ages 24-36 months Explore basic literacy concepts andgroup skills activities designed to appeal to toddlers. Be ready to wiggle! Stay and play after the program.

7/30/2014

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Tigard Public Library: Roy Torley, also known as The Gentleman Scientist, has a gift for making science fun and accessible. His extensive science background includes volcanoes, Oregon geology and geophysics. He has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Oregon and was instrumental in developing the first wind-energy technology program on the West Coast. July 16: Oceans: Wet and WildThe oceans cover three-quarters of the Earth's surface, but how much do we know about them? Take a journey above and below the oceans to learn more about the ocean floors, the coasts, islands, hurricanes, El Nino, tidal waves and more.July 23: VolcanoesVolcanoes can seem like any other mountain, standing quietly for centuries as sentinels guarding the countryside, then erupt violently. Take a tour across the Earth and the solar system, examining volcanoes near and far. July 30: Do you have your Head in a Cloud?Clouds are like different forms of life - denizens of the atmosphere. They come in all shapes and sizes and perhaps personality traits. Take a cloud-watching tour through the Earth's air envelope and become entranced by both common and exotic cloud formations. Kids ages 7 and up are welcome to attend this lecture series for adults. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

7/30/2014

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Puett Room: Puett Room Beginning readers through grade 5Could your child use a helpingpaw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmentalenvironment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence.Registration required. Please call the Children’s Desk at503-718-2656 to register.

8/1/2014

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Puett Room: Ages 0-6 years Bring the whole gang for stories,songs and super-duper silliness!

8/1/2014

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM - Puett Room: Ages 0-6 years Bring the whole gang for stories,songs and super-duper silliness!

8/2/2014

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Kids through Adults
Soaring vocals, simple melodies and killer bass lines highlight the music of musicians Lasana Kanneh and Jeremy Sauer. IJenNeh is a tasty mix of African, reggae, pop and gospel music with roots in Liberia. Music that is good for your soul.

Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

8/4/2014

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Puett Room: Ages 0-12 months Babies and their grownups are invitedto share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while making newfriends and developing early literacy skills! Stay and play after the program.

8/4/2014

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Puett Room: All ages
Stop by the Puett Room on Monday afternoons this summer for super messy fun with science!

8/5/2014

10:15 AM to 11:45 AM - Puett Room: Ages 12-24 monthsJoin us as we sing, rhyme, sharesimple stories and enjoy movement activities in this story time especiallydesigned for new walkers and their grownups! Stay and play after theprogram.