All Summer Reading Events

Sponsoring Library: Banks Public Library

  • 7/10/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Banks Public Library: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/17/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Banks Public Library: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/24/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Banks Public Library: Join this talented Oregon storyteller as he brings 'An Explosion of Stories' to life with words and instruments.

  • 7/31/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Banks Public Library: Learn to sew your own ugly stuffed creation! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew.

Sponsoring Library: Beaverton City Library

  • 7/8/2014

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: July7th is the first day to pick up prizes; redeem your reading logs if you’re finished,then join us for lawn games and Voodoo Donuts! Bring an article of clothing to Sharpie tie-dye! Grades6-12.

  • 7/8/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join your friends and neighbors for a stimulating evening with author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow, author of the bestselling novel Little Brother. Cory will be speaking about how technology and politics affect our lives as readers and as citizens. Afterward, Cory will answer questions from the audience and sign books. Jacobsen’s Books will be selling books at the event.Cory will be speaking at:Beaverton City Library, July 8th at 7:00 pmTigard Public Library, July 9th at 7:00 pmHillsboro Main Library, July 10th at 7:00 pmPlease note:- Seating is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis- This program is recommended for adults and presented only in EnglishAbout Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org) and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

  • 7/9/2014

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/9/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/10/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Drop in to make your very own unique creationwith random supplies provided – you imagine it, you make it. Grades 6-12.

  • 7/11/2014

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: We’ll have Wii U setup in theTeen Room each Friday throughout the summer. Plus! - Play the game ‘Go’ orbring your Magic cards! Grades 6-12.

  • 7/15/2014

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Why should kids have all the fun?! Watch the hit movie Frozen and participate in activities andtrivia! Grades 6-12.

  • 7/16/2014

    12:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Comedy and daring feats of juggling all rolled up into one great big guy, affectionately known as Charlie Brown. Juggling fun for the whole family!

  • 7/16/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Comedy and daring feats of juggling all rolled up into one great big guy, affectionately known as Charlie Brown. Juggling fun for the whole family!

  • 7/16/2014

    4:00 PM to 4:45 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join us for a quick, fun, messy scienceexperiment. Registration Required. To register, visit http://www.beavertonlibrary.org/register. Registration opens one month before the event. Grades 4-8.

  • 7/18/2014

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: We’ll have Wii U setup in theTeen Room each Friday throughout the summer. Plus! - Play the game ‘Go’ orbring your Magic cards! Grades 6-12.

  • 7/22/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton Murray Scholls: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/23/2014

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/23/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/24/2014

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Beaverton City Library-Mtg. Rm. B: Want to get rid of your kitchen wasteand produce great compost for your garden and potted plants? Lynn Cox, OSU Extension Service MasterGardener, will share tips and techniques for composting with worms. She will cover making a worm bin, caring foryour worms, harvesting your compost and trouble-shooting common problems. An actual working worm bin will be used inthe presentation and for up-close viewing. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

  • 7/24/2014

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Get a professional Henna design byRoving Horse Henna and watch a Bollywood movie while you wait! Register online at http://www.beavertonlibrary.org/register, or by calling 503-350-4001. Registration Required. Registrations open one month before each event. If you can't make it to this event or registration fills up, we are holding the same event on Thursday, August 14 at the same time. One Henna afternoon attendance per person.Grades 6-12.

  • 7/25/2014

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: We’ll have Wii U setup in theTeen Room each Friday throughout the summer. Plus! - Play the game ‘Go’ orbring your Magic cards! Grades 6-12.

  • 7/29/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Make your own DIY temporary tattoo! Registration Required. To register, visit http://www.beavertonlibrary.org/register, or call 503-350-4001. Registrations open one month before the event. Grades 4-8.

  • 7/29/2014

    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: **NOTE - The Divergent Party has been cancelled on July 29th. We have rescheduled the event for Wednesday, August 6th, 5 - 8 p.m. in the library auditorium! Watch a recently released post-apocalyptic movie set inChicago. We’ll have some themed snacks and activities to go along with it! Thefilm is rated PG-13. Grades 6-12.

  • 7/30/2014

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Come and discover the many different sides of Science with the very excitable Professor Gabby. Science isn’t just beakers, test tubes and explosions! All ages.

  • 7/30/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Come and discover the many different sides of Science with the very excitable Professor Gabby. Science isn’t just beakers, test tubes and explosions! All ages.

  • 7/30/2014

    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Bring your old games to the library and swap them with othergamers. All games should be in good, working condition to trade. Grades 6-12.

  • 7/31/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Wondering what to expect from life after you graduate? Ask apanel of students with a variety of post-high school experiences. Teens only, no parents. Grades 6-12.

  • 8/1/2014

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: We’ll have Wii U setup in theTeen Room each Friday throughout the summer. Plus! - Play the game ‘Go’ orbring your Magic cards! Grades 6-12.

  • 8/5/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Learn to sew your own ugly stuffed creation! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew.

  • 8/6/2014

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join Presto in his super-silly science lab for fun, laughter, and amazing magic as Presto ignites a love of reading here at the library! All ages.

  • 8/6/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join Presto in his super-silly science lab for fun, laughter, and amazing magic as Presto ignites a love of reading here at the library! All ages.

  • 8/6/2014

    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Watch a recently released post-apocalyptic movie set inChicago. We’ll have some themed snacks and activities to go along with it! Thefilm is rated PG-13. Grades 6-12.

  • 8/7/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Help us create a colorful Naruto skittles mural for the graphicnovel section in the Teen Room! Grades 6-12.

  • 8/8/2014

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: We’ll have Wii U setup in theTeen Room each Friday throughout the summer. Plus! - Play the game ‘Go’ orbring your Magic cards! Grades 6-12.

  • 8/14/2014

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Get a professional Henna design byRoving Horse Henna and watch a Bollywood movie while you wait! Registration Required. Register online at http://www.beavertonlibrary.org/register, or by calling 503-350-4001. Registrations open one month before each event. One Henna afternoon attendance per person. Grades 6-12.

  • 8/14/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Beaverton City Library-Auditorium: The Beaverton City Library Story Slam is an open-mic, friendlystorytelling competition. Potentialstorytellers will put their names in a hat. Names will be picked from the hat and those chosen will take the stageto tell their true, personal, 5 minute story based on the night’s theme. The theme for this slam is “Busted.” Come put your name in the hat to tell a storyor just to enjoy the show! Free and opento the public. Thursday, August 14th from 7-8:30PM in the library auditorium.

  • 8/15/2014

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: We’ll have Wii U setup in theTeen Room each Friday throughout the summer. Plus! - Play the game ‘Go’ orbring your Magic cards! Grades 6-12.

  • 8/19/2014

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Beaverton City Library-Mtg. Rm. B: Still wantto garden but need a little help? SeveralOSU Extension Service Master Gardeners will share strategies and techniques so thatyou may continue to garden without injury. Sprains, strains, and aching musclesdon't have to be part of your gardening experience. Gain insight on ways tokeep gardening safely and maintain a lifelong passion and a healthy activity.Examples of adaptive tools will be demonstrated. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

  • 8/20/2014

    4:00 PM to 4:45 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join us for a quick, fun, messy scienceexperiment. Registration Required. To register, visit http://www.beavertonlibrary.org/register. Registration opens one month before the event. Grades 4-8.

  • 8/22/2014

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: We’ll have Wii U setup in theTeen Room each Friday throughout the summer. Plus! - Play the game ‘Go’ orbring your Magic cards! Grades 6-12.

  • 8/23/2014

    2:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Test your Super Smash Bros. Brawl skills against other players fora chance to win a gift certificate to Game Trader! Grades 6-12.

  • 8/28/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Stop in and craft with ducttape. We’ll have craft ideas, or invent your own creation! Grades 6-12.

  • 8/29/2014

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: We’ll have Wii U setup in theTeen Room each Friday throughout the summer. Plus! - Play the game ‘Go’ orbring your Magic cards! Grades 6-12.

Sponsoring Library: Beaverton City Library @ Murray Scholls

  • 7/8/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton Murray Scholls: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/15/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton Murray Scholls: Comedy and daring feats of juggling all rolled up into one great big guy, affectionately known as Charlie Brown. Juggling fun for the whole family!

  • 7/22/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton Murray Scholls: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/29/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton Murray Scholls: Come and discover the many different sides of Science with the very excitable Professor Gabby. Science isn’t just beakers, test tubes and explosions! Free and all ages.

  • 8/5/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton Murray Scholls: Join Presto in his super-silly science lab for fun, laughter, and amazing magic as Presto ignites a love of reading here at the library! Free and all ages.

  • 8/6/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Beaverton Murray Scholls: Learn to sew your own ugly stuffed creation! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew.

Sponsoring Library: Cedar Mill Community Library

  • 7/9/2014

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - St. Pius X Community Center, 1260 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/11/2014

    All day event - Cedar Mill Community Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1.

  • 7/11/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Wrap up The World Cup with the Brazilian rhythms of Ronnie Robins. His music is described as “Personal, poignant, and poetic, with a sophisticated pop groove that will move your heart, mind and hips.” This event is free, open to the public, and will be held in the library's community room.

  • 7/12/2014

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: We’ll have our new WiiU set up with Mariokart 8 along with games like SSBB, Just Dance, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Rock Band, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, board games, online games and more as we open up the library after hours just for teens. Bring your DS consoles, your favorite trading card games and board games. We’ll have Wiis and the X-box set up along with some snacks. Compete in a Mariokart or SSBB tournament and prizes if more than 8 participate. Free event for grades 6-12.

  • 7/16/2014

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - St. Pius X Community Center, 1260 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland: Comedy and daring feats of juggling all rolled up into one great big guy, affectionately known as Charlie Brown. Juggling fun for the whole family!

  • 7/17/2014

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Vegan Chef David Gabbe delivers an interactive presentation on choosing non-dairy alternatives and making your own nut-based milk and cheese – complete with free samples! This program is free, open to the public, and will be held in the library's community room. However, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Sign up by calling Reference at 503-644-0043 ext. 114.

  • 7/18/2014

    All day event - Cedar Mill Community Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1.

  • 7/19/2014

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Many movies originated as books. BAM! is a summer-time staff-facilitated book discussion group that focuses on Books Adapted to Movies. If you'd like to read and discuss the book before you see the movie, then BAM! is for you. Join us on July 19th to discuss The Hundred-Foot Journey, based on the novel by Richard Marais, and scheduled for release in theaters on August 8th. This program is free, designed for adults, and will be held in the library's community room. BAM! welcomes older teens ages 16 and up.

  • 7/22/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM: Learn to sew your own ugly stuffed creation! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew. Please contact Cedar Mill Community Library for registration details.

  • 7/23/2014

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - St. Pius X Community Center, 1260 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/25/2014

    All day event - Cedar Mill Community Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1.

  • 7/30/2014

    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - St. Pius X Community Center, 1260 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland: Set off on a pirate ship withcomedian-musician Rick Huddle and get marooned on a desert island. We'll singshanties, swab the deck, and come up with new answers to the age-old question,“What Would You Do with a Grumpy Sailor?” We'll have to band together toavoid the blues, or maybe we’ll just sing our way out of them.This library program will be held at the St. Pius X Community Center.

  • 8/1/2014

    All day event - Cedar Mill Community Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1.

  • 8/1/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Experimental piratical geek fusion out of Portland, Oregon,meet Jessica Hebert, Hollyanna Smith McCollom and Christian Lipski. PdxBroadsides is a nerd band on fire!

  • 8/2/2014

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Many movies originated as books. BAM! is a summer-time staff-facilitated book discussion group that focuses on Books Adapted to Movies. If you'd like to read and discuss the book before you see the movie, then BAM! is for you. Join us on August 2nd to discuss If I Stay, based on the young adult novel by Gayle Forman, and scheduled for release in theaters on August 22nd. This program is free, designed for adults, and will be held in the library's community room. BAM! welcomes older teens ages 16 and up.

  • 8/5/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Author/Historian Richard Thompson explores Oregon's rich electric railway past with a presentation on Portland's streetcar lines.

  • 8/13/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Plan and create your own musical instrument. We’ll supply the materials, you supply the ideas. We’ll see whose instrument plays the best tune at the end of the program. Free event for grades 6-12. Registration Required. Call 503-644-0043 x112 to register.

  • 8/17/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Compete against other teams to create clothing from miscellanious junk that we have collected. Teams will dress a mannequin for this event. Do you want armor? Do you want a dress? Your team decides! Prizes will be awarded to the best team creation. Register ahead of the event at 503-644-0043 x112. Free event for grades 6-12.

  • 8/23/2014

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Many movies originated as books. BAM! is a summer-time staff-facilitated book discussion group that focuses on Books Adapted to Movies. If you'd like to read and discuss the book before you see the movie, then BAM! is for you. Join us on August 23rd to discuss Dark Places, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, and scheduled for release in theaters on September 1st. This program is free, designed for adults, and will be held in the library's community room. BAM! welcomes older teens ages 16 and up.

Sponsoring Library: Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany

  • 7/23/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Bethany Community Room, 15160 NW Laidlaw Rd., Suite 120, Portland: Learn to sew your own ugly stuffed creation! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew. Please contact Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany for registration details.

  • 7/24/2014

    5:30 PM to 6:15 PM - Cedar Mill @ Bethany: The Alphabeticians present Science is Fun! Explore the world of science through song with The Alphabeticians, fun musicfor kids and their grown ups. How can you use science to find arainbow? What is DNA? Do computers really communicate using only0's and 1's? What's so special about elephants, giraffes, and extinctaquatic reptiles? These and other scientific topics will be explored through funny lyrics and catchy melodies and 2 part harmonies.

  • 7/24/2014

    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Cedar Mill @ Bethany: Join us for fun crafts, activities and music at Bethany Village's Summer Concerts.July 24 - Decorate Your Own FanAugust 21 - Butterfly CraftLocated in front of the Bethany Library.

  • 7/28/2014

    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - Bethany Fountain, Bethany: Set off on a pirate ship with comedian-musician Rick Huddle and get marooned on a desert island. We'll sing shanties, swab the deck, and come up with new answers to the age-old question, 'What Would You Do with a Grumpy Sailor?' We'll have to band together to avoid the blues, or maybe we'll just sing our way out of them.This library program will be held at the Bethany Fountain, located on the corner of Bethany Boulevard and NW Central Drive.

  • 8/8/2014

    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Bethany Fountain, Bethany: Drop in to learn all about nature through fun games and activities led by a naturalist from the Nature Park Interpretive Center!June 27 - Pond Wanderings: make your own bugs, explore mammals and water critters that live in the pond, race to dress like an entomologist, catch the bug game using nets, observe tad poles and water bugs, have fun coloring and play a prey and predator game.July 18 - Water Cycle & Soil Testing: water cycle games, water cycle obstacle course, soil testing, make rain sticks, use hand lenses to check out rocks and coloring.August 8 - Salmon Cycle: water color fish prints, salmon obstacle course, ocean bingo, go fish card game, fish jeopardy and coloring.Held at the Bethany Fountain on the corner of Bethany Boulevard and Central Drive.For Ages 5 and Up.

  • 8/21/2014

    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Cedar Mill @ Bethany: Join us for fun crafts, activities and music at Bethany Village's Summer Concerts.July 24 - Decorate Your Own FanAugust 21 - Butterfly CraftLocated in front of the Bethany Library.

Sponsoring Library: Cornelius Public Library

  • 7/9/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Summer Reading Fun! Join us for our weekly Wednesday Summer Reading Program! Join us for an exciting puppet show by our very own Youth Services Librarian from WCCLS, Rick! Get ready to laugh!!! ... ¡Diversión con la Lectura de Verano! Acompáñenos cada miércoles para un programa divertido, parte de la Lectura de Verano.¡Acompáñenos para un show de titeres con nuestro bibliotecario de WCCLS, Rick! Venga preparado para reirse. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter for more news and events!

  • 7/15/2014

    - Cornelius Public Library: Have you already met your Summer Reading goal? If so, today is the first day you can start claiming your Summer Reading prizes! ¿Ya llegó a su meta de la lectura de verano? ¡Hoy es el primer día que pueden recibir sus premios!

  • 7/15/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Cornelius Council Chambers, 1310 N Adair Street, Cornelius: Learn to sew your own Ugly Doll-style stuffed animal! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew.

  • 7/16/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Summer Reading Fun! Join us for our weekly Wednesday Summer Reading Program! Smarty Pants Presented by Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Program in collaboration with Oregon Children's Theatre This fun interactive game show, for audiences of all ages, tests contestants' knowledge about making healthy choices for themselves, their families, and their communities. Do you have what it takes to earn your 'I'm a Smarty Pants' badge? Be a part of the audience or join us onstage as a contestant, demonstrating your smarts on subjects related to nutrition, physical activity, green living, and more. Come on down and learn how to make the healthy choice the FUN choice! ¡Diversión con la Lectura de Verano! Acompáñenos cada miércoles para un programa divertido, parte de la Lectura de Verano.Smarty Pants Presentado por el Programa de Teatro Educacional de Kaiser Permanente, en colaboración con el Teatro de Niños de Oregon. Este divertido programa de juegos interactivos, para todas las edades, prueba el conocimiento de los concursantes acerca de tomar decisiones saludables para sí mismos, sus familias y sus comunidades. ¿Tiene lo que se necesita para ganar su insignia 'Soy un Smarty Pants'? Sea parte del público o únase a nosotros en el escenario como un competidor, lo que demuestra su inteligencia sobre temas relacionados con la nutrición, la actividad física, la vida verde, y más. Venga y aprenda cómo hacer que la opción saludable sea la opción DIVERTIDA!Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter for more news and events!

  • 7/23/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/30/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 8/6/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Summer Reading Fun! Join us for our last Wednesday Summer Reading Program!Love watermelon? Join us for watermelon and test your seed spitting abilities! All ages are encouraged to participate.We will also do the drawing for Blazers and Hops tickets, and the Adult Summer Reading Prizes! You do not have to be present in order to win. ¡Diversión con la Lectura de Verano! Acompáñenos a nuestro último programa de la Lectura de Verano.¿Le encanta la sandía? ¡Acompáñenos a comer sandia y ponga a prueba su habilidad de escupir las semillas! Todas las edades están invitadas a participar.También haremos el sorteo para los boletos a los Blazers y Hops, al igual haremos el sorteo para los premios de la Lectura de Verano para Adultos. No tiene que estar presente para ganar.Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter for more news and events!

Sponsoring Library: Forest Grove City Library

  • 8/20/2014

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Party! A celebration of reading for Adult Summer Reading participants. Games, food, and door prizes for attendees. Must be a registered participant in Adult Summer Reading. Adults can still sign up for Summer Reading through August 30!

  • 9/6/2014

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Last day to turn in completed summer reading records to receive a free book award.

Sponsoring Library: Garden Home Community Library

  • 7/10/2014

    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM: Smarty Pants

  • 7/15/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:45 PM - Garden Home Community Library

  • 7/17/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Basketball court: Captain Katy & Mr. Will invite all teddy bears and stuffed animals for a picnic storytime at Garden Home Library!

  • 7/22/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:15 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Meet the Author! Paul Gerald (Breakfast in Bridgetown; 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Portland)

  • 7/24/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/29/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Film screening “Before the Show Began: Theaters of Oregon”. Director Darrell Jabin will introduce his newest documentary and then play the film.

  • 7/31/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 8/5/2014

    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Test your “little gray cells” at our monthly trivia night for adults. Open to individuals and teams (of 2-5). Prize(s) for team/individual who gets the most correct answers out of 50. Refreshments provided.

  • 8/7/2014

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Meet some real live creepy crawlies!

  • 8/7/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Learn to sew your own ugly stuffed creation! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew.

  • 8/12/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Our August book club selection is Michele Norris' 'The Grace of Silence'.Summary: A host of NPR's 'All Things Considered' traces her ancestry in America's South and how it reflects the nation's turbulent efforts toward racial equality, a heritage that has influenced her awareness about character, silence, and integration.Ask in library for availability. Books are given out first to book group regulars. New members always welcome. Refreshments provided.

  • 8/14/2014

    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM: Sponsored by the Oregon College Savings Fund

  • 8/21/2014

    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM: Come meet Professor Gabby!

  • 8/26/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare's Star Wars, William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return, and William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back, will be do a reading and Q&A.

  • 8/30/2014

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: For Summer Reading Finishers! Come pick up your prize book and party with the best of them: face painting, balloon animals, and more...

Sponsoring Library: Hillsboro Main Library

  • 8/23/2014

    2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Explore the trees around the Main Library with Clackamas county forester Dan Green. Learn how to identify common Oregon trees, count tree rings, make bark rubbings, look for woodpecker holes, and find out about the importance of tree snags. For ages 8 and up; kids ages 8-10 should be accompanied by an adult. Registration online is encouraged but not required.

  • 8/24/2014

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Travel to the far corners of the world on a musical journey of passion, dreams, and magical landscapes of power and myth. David Helfand and Justin Lader will perform original world music featuring the Celtic harp, octave mandolin, guitar, and viola, inspired by Celtic, Middle Eastern, Asian meditation, and Sephardic traditions.

  • 8/26/2014

    6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Get your Meeples ready! The Hillsboro Public Library, along with the folks at Rainy Day Games, are breaking out the board games for a night of shrewd strategy, glorious victory, and heartbreaking defeat. Bring your friends - and meet new ones - as you face off over one of the library's many games. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. This program is intended for adults and teens, ages 16+.

Sponsoring Library: Hillsboro Shute Park Branch

  • 7/8/2014

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Shute Park Ampitheatre, Hillsboro: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/10/2014

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: For children entering grades 2 & 3 and their parent or guardian, this 5-week series features books & math. Children & parents will read books with math themes & then do fun related math activities. Refreshments provided. Presented by the Hillsboro Chapter of the AAUW. Pre-registration is required online, by phone, or in person at the library.

  • 7/15/2014

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Shute Park Ampitheatre, Hillsboro: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/16/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Learn to sew your own ugly stuffed creation! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew. Teen summer reading program presented by WCCLS. For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required in person or online. Limited to 30 participants.¡Aprende a coser tu propio de muñeco feo, estilo animal de peluche! Dibuja una criatura, amplía el dibujo usando una cuadrícula, haz un modelo con margen de costura y luego cóselo a mano. Este program se presenta en inglés. Regístrate en persona o en línea. Límite de 30 personas.

  • 7/17/2014

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: For children entering grades 2 & 3 and their parent or guardian, this 5-week series features books & math. Children & parents will read books with math themes & then do fun related math activities. Refreshments provided. Presented by the Hillsboro Chapter of the AAUW. Pre-registration is required online, by phone, or in person at the library.

  • 7/18/2014

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Join us for our matinee adult summer reading film series: Literary Elements! This month we are screening Pompeii. Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. Film is rated PG-13. Free snacks will be served.

  • 7/24/2014

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: For children entering grades 2 & 3 and their parent or guardian, this 5-week series features books & math. Children & parents will read books with math themes & then do fun related math activities. Refreshments provided. Presented by the Hillsboro Chapter of the AAUW. Pre-registration is required online, by phone, or in person at the library.

  • 7/25/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Let’s learn about Isaac Newton, the scientist who made a ‘falling apple’ the key to discovering the laws of the universe! You too will be able to conduct experiments with light! For children entering grades 4-5. Pre-registration required by phone or at the library and limited to 15 registrations.

  • 7/29/2014

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Shute Park Ampitheatre, Hillsboro: Comedy and daring feats of juggling all rolled up into one great big guy, affectionately known as Charlie Brown. Juggling fun for the whole family!

  • 7/31/2014

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: For children entering grades 2 & 3 and their parent or guardian, this 5-week series features books & math. Children & parents will read books with math themes & then do fun related math activities. Refreshments provided. Presented by the Hillsboro Chapter of the AAUW. Pre-registration is required online, by phone, or in person at the library.

  • 8/7/2014

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: For children entering grades 2 & 3 and their parent or guardian, this 5-week series features books & math. Children & parents will read books with math themes & then do fun related math activities. Refreshments provided. Presented by the Hillsboro Chapter of the AAUW. Pre-registration is required online, by phone, or in person at the library.

  • 8/15/2014

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Join us for our matinee adult summer reading film series: Literary Elements! This month we are screening Winter’s Tale, a film adaption of the Mark Helprin novel. A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. Film is rated PG-13. Free snacks will be served.

  • 8/21/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Let’s learn about Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish scientist who organized living things so scientists around the world can tell what they are looking at. We'll take a real close look at plants! For children entering grades 4-5. Pre-registration is required by phone or at the library and is limited to 15 registrations.

  • 8/22/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Snakes, lizards, rabbits, rats! Zoo animal presenters from the Oregon Zoo will bring various touchable animals for you to learn about, meet, and touch. This program is for children and their adults.

Sponsoring Library: North Plains Public Library

  • 7/9/2014

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/10/2014

    3:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Learn to sew your own Ugly Doll-style stuffed animal! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew.

  • 7/16/2014

    1:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Join us for this fun musical featuring mixed up fairytales.All ages are welcome!

  • 7/23/2014

    1:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Tears of Joy presents this new originaltale about friendship, growing up and biology through puppets, shadows andaudience participation.All ages are welcome!

  • 7/24/2014

    3:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Come learn how to shoot abow and arrow with Archer’s Afield! This event is geared for Teens (those entering 6th - 12th grade)

  • 7/30/2014

    1:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Storyteller, ChristopherLeebrick, has enthralled audiences with his remarkable storytelling abilitysince the age of 13.All ages are welcome!

  • 8/6/2014

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 8/13/2014

    1:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Come dance, sing and play the day away with Rich Glauber! This interactive music show will be a blast for the whole family! Don't Miss it! Free popcorn after the show!All ages are welcome!

  • 8/20/2014

    1:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains: Come celebratethe end of summer with the Reptile Man. Meet snakes, turtles, lizards & more! You don’t want to miss this party! All ages are welcome!

Sponsoring Library: Sherwood Public Library

  • 7/8/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Cannery Square Plaza, Sherwood: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/15/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Cannery Square Plaza, Sherwood: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/22/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Cannery Square Plaza, Sherwood: Comedy and daring feats of juggling all rolled up into one great big guy, affectionately known as Charlie Brown. Juggling fun for the whole family!

  • 7/28/2014

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Community Room: BUSY BUILDERS Monday, June 23 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room This drop-in programis recommended for ages 3 & up and features Duplo and Lego blocks as well aspuzzles. We will meet on the fourth Mondayof the month during the summer.

  • 7/29/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Cannery Square Plaza, Sherwood: Rick Huddle, Musician & Storyteller: Thisfamily variety show combines improvisation, storytelling, & music. SUMMERREADING TUESDAYS @ 2 PM IN CANNERY SQUARE! TheSherwood Public Library hosts performers and programs every summer as part ofthe Summer Reading Program. All ages are welcome to come join us forthese FREE, family-oriented events.

  • 7/30/2014

    3:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Learn to sew your own ugly stuffed creation! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew.

  • 8/5/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Cannery Square Plaza, Sherwood: Earthathe Ecological Clown: This unique clown teaches ecological awareness &features live animals & puppets in her magic show. SUMMERREADING TUESDAYS @ 2 PM IN CANNERY SQUARE! TheSherwood Public Library hosts performers and programs every summer as part ofthe Summer Reading Program. All ages are welcome to come join us forthese FREE, family-oriented events.

  • 8/25/2014

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Community Room: BUSY BUILDERS This drop-in programis recommended for ages 3 & up and features Duplo and Lego blocks as well aspuzzles.

  • 11/19/2014

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Community Room: BUSY BUILDERS Monday, June 23 from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room This drop-in programis recommended for ages 3 & up and features Duplo and Lego blocks as well aspuzzles. We will meet on the fourth Mondayof the month during the summer.

  • 11/19/2014

    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Community Room: BUSY BUILDERS This drop-in programis recommended for ages 3 & up and features Duplo and Lego blocks as well aspuzzles.

Sponsoring Library: Tigard Public Library

  • 7/7/2014

    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!

  • 7/8/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Young Adult Room: Teens in grade 6 and upYoung Adult RoomMingle with your peers and see what we have in store for you, from tabletopgaming to mustache-making.July 8- Doodle Droids-These robots can draw.July 15- TabletopGaming: Try out a variety of games as seen on the Interwebs.July 22 (Puett Room)-Random Science: Make a cake you can mail, create lava lamps,tornadoes and catapults, and design a neon sign, all while brewing your ownroot beer. This is gonna get messy, people.

  • 7/8/2014

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: All ages
    This comedy show features crazy tricks, beat-boxing, dancing, live music looping and audience participation. Alex Zerbe, professional Zaniac, will literally turn your world upside down!

  • 7/9/2014

    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.

  • 7/9/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Tigard Public Library: Join your friends and neighbors for a stimulating evening with author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow, author of the bestselling novel Little Brother. Cory will be speaking about how technology and politics affect our lives as readers and as citizens. Afterward, Cory will answer questions from the audience and sign books. Jacobsen’s Books will be selling books at the event.Cory will be speaking at:Beaverton City Library, July 8th at 7:00 pmTigard Public Library, July 9th at 7:00 pmHillsboro Main Library, July 10th at 7:00 pmPlease note:- Seating is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis- This program is recommended for adults and presented only in EnglishAbout Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org) and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

  • 7/12/2014

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Puett Room: All ages
    Explore, experiment and build projects with simple machines. Make a pinwheel! Hoist your own flag! See what else you can do with wedges, wheels, pulleys and more!

  • 7/14/2014

    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!

  • 7/14/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Tigard Public Library: Learn to sew your own Ugly Doll-style stuffed animal! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew.

  • 7/15/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Young Adult Room: Teens in grade 6 and upYoung Adult RoomMingle with your peers and see what we have in store for you, from tabletopgaming to mustache-making.July 15- TabletopGaming: Try out a variety of games as seen on the Interwebs.July 22 (Puett Room)-Random Science: Make a cake you can mail, create lava lamps,tornadoes and catapults, and design a neon sign, all while brewing your ownroot beer. This is gonna get messy, people.

  • 7/15/2014

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: All ages
    Learn the art of hands-on juggling in this interactive class. Practice using balls, ribbons, Chinese yoyos, sticks, hula hoops and much more. Sit in on the instruction then give it a go!

  • 7/16/2014

    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

  • 7/16/2014

    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.

  • 7/19/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Teens and adultsTake a tripthrough time with steampunk crafts, Doctor Who trivia and a trip back to 1955 on the big screen with Text-o-vision! Save the future in style in a Delorean time machine along with a young teen and his wacky scientist sidekick (rated PG).

  • 7/19/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Tigard Public Library: Take a trip through time with steampunk crafts, Doctor Who trivia and Back to the Future (rated PG) with text-o-vision. Bring your phone to text comments that will appear on the big screen.

  • 7/20/2014

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Puett Room: Ages 5 and up
    The sun has power! Join us for this hands-on program to make your own works of art from special sun-reactive paper, a fancy sundial and a miniature solar oven that actually works. Hot stuff!

  • 7/20/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Tigard Public Library: Enjoy an afternoon of Beatles music as Blackbird covers the songs that made for four fellows from Liverpool the best-selling band in history. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

  • 7/21/2014

    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!

  • 7/22/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Puett Room: Teens in grade 6 and upYoung Adult RoomMingle with your peers and see what we have in store for you, from tabletopgaming to mustache-making.July 22 -Random Science: Make a cake you can mail, create lava lamps,tornadoes and catapults, and design a neon sign, all while brewing your ownroot beer. This is gonna get messy, people.

  • 7/22/2014

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Tigard Public Library: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/23/2014

    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

  • 7/23/2014

    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.

  • 7/26/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Tigard Public Library: The How Long Jug Band plays vintage blues, jazz and ragtime music on standard and home-made instruments. In addition to jug, the four band members play harmonica, banjitar, washboard, washtub bass, mandolin and kazoo. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

  • 7/27/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: All ages
    Six different learning centers with historical displays and hands-on stations will transport you to a pioneer settlement. Participants will experience the excitement of panning for gold, scrubbing clothes, carding wool, grinding wheat into flour, playing with handmade wooden toys and more.

  • 7/28/2014

    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!

  • 7/28/2014

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Teens in grade 6 andupOur annual summer celebration of all things J-pop is back! The theme this yearis sci-fi, so come in alien/space/science cosplay and you could win a prize.Experiment with exotic flavors at our taste-testing station and enjoy threehours of crafts and anime.

  • 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.

  • 8/2/2014

    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

    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

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Tigard Public Library: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 8/6/2014

    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.

  • 8/8/2014

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Ages 8 and upEnter the sporting world of Harry Potter right here at the library! Get sorted into teams and learn to play using the official International Quidditch Association rules. The members of the winning team will have their names inscribed on the Quidditch Cup, which will be on display in the library.

  • 8/9/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: All ages
    Escape the heat and cool off with Disney's newest movie classic (rated PG). Bring the whole family for snacks and an afternoon movie on the big screen.

  • 8/11/2014

    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!

  • 8/12/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Ages 5 and upWhatwas knighthood like in the Middle Ages? The armored Knights of Veritas willdemonstrate ancient fighting techniques with authentically weighted, detailedswords. Learn how medieval scientists sparked a reaction that lasted centuries!

  • 8/13/2014

    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.

  • 8/16/2014

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Tigard Public Library: Want to learn to knit or crochet or work on a project? The Tigard Knitting Guild and Always in Stitches, the Oregon Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, will provide demonstrations, instruction, needles and yarn. View displays of crocheted and knitted items for inspiration and enter to win door prizes.

  • 8/19/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Tigard Public Library: Classically-trained guitarist and composer Ricardo Cardenas will take you on a musical journey featuring the seductively beautiful sounds of Latin American classical music. This concert will include works by composers Heitor Villa-Lobos of Brazil, Antonio Lauro of Venezuela and Agustin Barrios of Paraguay. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

  • 8/20/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Tigard Public Library: Interested in writing and getting published? Authors from the Northwest Independent Writers Association will discuss the ins and outs of bringing your genre fiction to the world at large.

  • 8/24/2014

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Puett Room: Puett Room Ages5 and upFuture engineers and mathematicians! Drop in to work on your LEGO® creations withother builders and give our race tracka spin. We’ll supply the buildingblocks; you bring your creativity.

Sponsoring Library: Tualatin Public Library

  • 7/15/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Tualatin Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 7/22/2014

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Tualatin Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

Sponsoring Library: West Slope Community Library

  • 7/10/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Exercise both the left and right sides of your brain by dropping in to do some fun crafts that use science.

  • 7/10/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Drop in to exercise both the left and right sides of your brain by doing some fun crafts that use science.

  • 7/11/2014

    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM - West Slope Community Library: The Nature Park Interpretive Center Nature Mobile brings a special program to the library, all about amazing mammals! This program includes fun and educational hands-on activities that will demonstrate what mammals are, help you to identify mammals' characteristics, and help you to determine whether a mammal is a prey or a predator. The Nature Mobile will be located near the entrance to the Community Garden on the grounds of Raleigh Park Elementary School.For ages 4 and up.

  • 7/17/2014

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Learn to sew your own ugly stuffed creation! Draw a creature, scale up the drawing using a grid, make a pattern with seam allowance and then hand-sew.For teens only. Space is limited, so call the library at 503-292-6416 to register.

  • 7/24/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Valley Community Presbyterian Church, 8060 SW Brentwood St, Portland: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

  • 7/25/2014

    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM - West Slope Community Library: The Nature Park Interpretive Center Nature Mobile brings a special program to the library, all about native and invasive plants! This program includes fun and educational games and hands-on activities that will help you identify plants, as well as understand the importance of native plants and how invasive plants affect habitats and animals.The Nature Mobile will be located near the entrance to the Community Garden on the grounds of Raleigh Park Elementary School.For ages 4 and up.

  • 7/31/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Valley Community Presbyterian Church, 8060 SW Brentwood St, Portland: Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

  • 8/1/2014

    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM - West Slope Community Library: The Nature Park Interpretive Center Nature Mobile brings a special program to the library, all about birds! This program includes fun and educational games and hands-on activities that help you identify bird adaptations, understand the importance of camouflage, identify prey and predators, and see differences between the eggs, nests, and bones of different birds.The Nature Mobile will be located near the entrance to the Community Garden on the grounds of Raleigh Park Elementary School.,For ages 4 and up.

  • 8/7/2014

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Join us as we have a blast discovering the science of everyday activities and objects! We'll have lots of fun activities, including:Playing with 'quicksand'Creating your own fossilContributing to a collaborative art projectAnd much more!Something fun for all ages.