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Banks Public Library

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Schlegel Hall in Sunset Park: 12765 NW Main Street Banks, OR 97106: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Schlegel Hall in Sunset Park: A perennial favorite, Charlie Brown has delighted audiences young, old and in between with his special brand of comedy juggling.
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Schlegel Hall in Sunset Park: 12765 NW Main Street Banks, OR 97106: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Schlegel Hall in Sunset Park: 12765 NW Main Street Banks, OR 97106: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!

Beaverton City Library

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:30pm
    12:30 PM - Inside Library: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM - Inside Library: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Inside Library: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:30pm
    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Inside Library: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three igs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:30pm
    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'

Beaverton City Library @ Murray Scholls

  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Inside Library: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Inside Library: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Inside Library: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Inside Library: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own thythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!

Cedar Mill Community Library

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell the librarian what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize.
  • Monday, June 27, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Inspired by the Second Great Awakening to become a missionary, Massachusetts native George Henry Atkinson (1819-89) arrived in Oregon City during the summer that Congress established the Oregon Territory. Called by early historians 'The Father of Public Education in Oregon,' Atkinson played multiple leadership roles in that field for four decades. A respected community leader, his wide range of interests encompassed railroading, meteorology, botany, agriculture, Indian affairs and mining. Within his own Congregational denomination he stood as the prime symbol of its efforts to extend its presence into the Pacific Northwest. Author and retired minister Donald Sevetson places Atkinson's life and work within its geographic setting and its historical context, providing a candid picture of the man, his setting, and his legacy. This free program for adults will be presented in the library's second floor meeting room.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell the librarian what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell the librarian what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize.
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in all day on Thursdays and play board games in the library. Thursdays: June 16 - August 25
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell the librarian what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize.
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell the librarian what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize.
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell the librarian what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize.
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell the librarian what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize.
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - St Pius X Community Center: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience. This library program will be held at St. Pius X Community Center, 1280 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland, OR 97229.
  • Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in all day on Thursdays and play board games in the library. Thursdays: June 16 - August 25
  • Friday, July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
  • Friday, July 8, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Singer/songwriter Steve Hale, 'the ambassador of song,' leads a trio of accomplished song writers as they take turns playing original compositions and sharing the personal stories behind each piece. This free program is a special Music on the Mezzanine event and will take place on the main floor of the library
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - St. Pius X Community Center: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?This library program will be held at St. Pius X Community Center, 1280 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland, OR 97229.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Chance Corbeil will discuss nutritional microgreens, the trendy young vegetables in the specialty section of the grocery store and on select restaurant menus. He will provide seeds, soil and containers so you can take home your own micro-green planter. Registration is required for this free workshop and begins on June 20. Call the reference desk at 503 644-0043 ext. 114 to reserve your spot.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in all day on Thursdays and play board games in the library. Thursdays: June 16 - August 25
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in between 1 - 2:30 pm to learn all aboutnature through fun games and activities led by a naturalist from the NaturePark Interpretive Center! Thursday, July 14 - Tree-mendous! Trees give us food, shelter, and air! These amazing plants deserve a hug for all that they do to make ushappy. Learn all about trees withhands-on activities and games. Thursday, August11 - CreepyCrawlers Worms, slugs, and bugs-oh my! Discover what makes these little creatures so amazing through hands-onactivities and crafts.
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 11:45 PM - St. Pius X Community Center: In this energetic music and puppet show, Red Yarn and his Critters will lead audiences on an active adventure through American folk songs and tales. Performing classic game songs with the verve of a fitness instructor, Red Yarn will get children moving and singing along!This library program will be held at St. Pius X Community Center, 1280 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland, OR 97229.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Bees, including honeybees, mason bees and bumblebees, are one of our most important pollinators. Loss of habitat, pesticide use and more have caused stress of their population. An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will share how you, as a gardener, can make a difference. Topics include types of common bees and their needs, good plant choices and more.
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in all day on Thursdays and play board games in the library. Thursdays: June 16 - August 25
  • Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - St. Pius X Community Center: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig' this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.' This library program will be held at St. Pius X Community Center, 1280 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland, OR 97229.
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in all day on Thursdays and play board games in the library. Thursdays: June 16 - August 25
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:30am
    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Do you love Pokémon? Grab your deck and come to the library. Bring your DS and get your game on!Held upstairs in the meeting room.
  • Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
  • Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Honoring the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Ronnie Robins plays his gentle Brazilian Rhythms of bossa nova and samba on the acoustic guitar. This free program is a special Music on the Mezzanine event and will take place on the main floor of the library.
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in all day on Thursdays and play board games in the library. Thursdays: June 16 - August 25
  • Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Roving Horse Henna will be here to apply henna for local teens and tell us a little about the history and culture around it. Free event for ages 11-18 only.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Join author Lee Hope for a discussion of her new book, Horsefever, a #1 Bestseller on the Small Press Distribution List.Nikki Swensen has the drive and raw talent to compete and win in the rigorous sport of horse eventing, but fear holds her back from realizing her full potential. So her husband, a wealthy Vermont landowner, hires Gabe, a gifted former eventer, half paralyzed from a jumping accident. A powerful attraction develops between Nikki and Gabe while their respective spouses grow jealous. Inspired by an actual murder case, Horsefever will penetrate the hearts of suspense lovers, horse lovers, athletes, and all those drawn to the connections between animals and humans.
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in all day on Thursdays and play board games in the library. Thursdays: June 16 - August 25
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in between 1 - 2:30 pm to learn all aboutnature through fun games and activities led by a naturalist from the NaturePark Interpretive Center! Thursday, July 14 - Tree-mendous! Trees give us food, shelter, and air! These amazing plants deserve a hug for all that they do to make ushappy. Learn all about trees withhands-on activities and games. Thursday, August11 - CreepyCrawlers Worms, slugs, and bugs-oh my! Discover what makes these little creatures so amazing through hands-onactivities and crafts.
  • Friday, August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Clark and Lewis Rooms, Cedar Mill Library upstairs: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in all day on Thursdays and play board games in the library. Thursdays: June 16 - August 25
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Cedar Mill Library: Drop in all day on Thursdays and play board games in the library. Thursdays: June 16 - August 25

Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell staff what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize!
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell staff what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize!
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell staff what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize!
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell staff what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize!
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bethany Fountain: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD! This library program will be held at the Bethany Fountain, located on the corner of Bethany Boulevard and NW Central Drive.
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.Held in the children's area in the library.
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell staff what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize!
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell staff what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize!
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: A guessing contest for children. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell staff what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize!
  • Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Bethany Fountain: Drop in between 1 - 2:30 pm to learn allabout nature through fun games and activities led by a naturalist from theNature Park Interpretive Center! Held atthe Bethany Fountain on the corner of NW Bethany Boulevard and NW CentralDrive.Thursday, July 7 – Salmon StoriesGain an understanding ofsalmon as a keystone species, learn about their complicated lifecycle and theimpact salmon have on the peoples of the Pacific Northwest.Thursday,August 18 – CharismaticMegafauna Learn about predator andprey relationships. How big is the largest animal you can find in your localpark? Explore the habitat and lifecycle of urban wildlife.
  • Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 5:30pm
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Bethany Library: Join us for fun crafts, activities and music at Bethany Village's Summer Concerts. Thursdays, July 7, August 4 and August 25 from 5:30-8pm.July 7 – Sports Pennant CraftAugust 4 – THPRD Nature Mobile “May the Forest Be With You”: Learn about the magical force of the forest! Ancient trees who have seen over 200 years, dead snags that hold more life than you can imagine, and the secret creatures that inhabit all layers of the forest. Visitors leave with knowledge of common trees, understand how cones work, basic knowledge of succession, and understand the important roles of each creature - plant and animal - in the woods. August 25 – Bookmark Craft Located in front of the Bethany Library.
  • Friday, July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.Held in the children's area in the library.
  • Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - Bethany Fountain: The home grownheroes face the Sports Caster: a magical villain who has cast a spell turningpeople into couch potatoes. Can the heroes even the score and get people offthe couch? Find out in this puppet show about sports, team spirit and gettingactive. This library program will be held at the Bethany Fountain, located on the corner of Bethany Boulevard and NW Central Drive.
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.Held in the children's area in the library.
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Bethany Library: Like ice cream? Like carnival games?Then this event is for you!Make your own yummy ice cream sundae andplay lots of super fun carnival games! Free event for teens and tweens ages11-18.
  • Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - Bethany Fountain: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show? This library program will be held at the Bethany Fountain, located on the corner of Bethany Boulevard and NW Central Drive.
  • Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.Held in the children's area in the library.
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - Bethany Fountain: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.' This library program will be held at the Bethany Fountain, located on the corner of Bethany Boulevard and NW Central Drive.
  • Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.Held in the children's area in the library.
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 5:30pm
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Bethany Library: Join us for fun crafts, activities and music at Bethany Village's Summer Concerts. Thursdays, July 7, August 4 and August 25 from 5:30-8pm.July 7 – Sports Pennant CraftAugust 4 – THPRD Nature Mobile “May the Forest Be With You”: Learn about the magical force of the forest! Ancient trees who have seen over 200 years, dead snags that hold more life than you can imagine, and the secret creatures that inhabit all layers of the forest. Visitors leave with knowledge of common trees, understand how cones work, basic knowledge of succession, and understand the important roles of each creature - plant and animal - in the woods. August 25 – Bookmark Craft Located in front of the Bethany Library.
  • Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.Held in the children's area in the library.
  • Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:30am
    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Bethany Library: Monsters and chickens on my! Create your own monsteror chicken paper bag puppet at this outdoor craft event in front of the library!
  • Friday, August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
    All day event - Bethany Library: Drop in anytime for fun with crafts on Fridays: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.Held in the children's area in the library.
  • Friday, August 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Bethany Library: We are bringing the beachto you, well at least the sand. Join us as wemake amazing sand art creations! Free event for teens and tweensages 11-18.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Bethany Fountain: Enjoy hot Latin rhythms from one of Portland's premier Afro-Cuban jazz bands.This library event will be held at the Bethany Fountain, located on the corner of NW Bethany Boulevard and NW Central Drive.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Bethany Fountain: Drop in between 1 - 2:30 pm to learn allabout nature through fun games and activities led by a naturalist from theNature Park Interpretive Center! Held atthe Bethany Fountain on the corner of NW Bethany Boulevard and NW CentralDrive.Thursday, July 7 – Salmon StoriesGain an understanding ofsalmon as a keystone species, learn about their complicated lifecycle and theimpact salmon have on the peoples of the Pacific Northwest.Thursday,August 18 – CharismaticMegafauna Learn about predator andprey relationships. How big is the largest animal you can find in your localpark? Explore the habitat and lifecycle of urban wildlife.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 5:30pm
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Bethany Library: Join us for fun crafts, activities and music at Bethany Village's Summer Concerts. Thursdays, July 7, August 4 and August 25 from 5:30-8pm.July 7 – Sports Pennant CraftAugust 4 – THPRD Nature Mobile “May the Forest Be With You”: Learn about the magical force of the forest! Ancient trees who have seen over 200 years, dead snags that hold more life than you can imagine, and the secret creatures that inhabit all layers of the forest. Visitors leave with knowledge of common trees, understand how cones work, basic knowledge of succession, and understand the important roles of each creature - plant and animal - in the woods. August 25 – Bookmark Craft Located in front of the Bethany Library.

Cornelius Public Library

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 3:45 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Join us for ourWednesday Summer Reading Fun!Chuck's music is energetic, interactive and fun for the wholefamily. Get ready to move and dance!¡Acompáñenos para nuestra serie de diversión cada miércoles!La música de Chuck es energética, interactiva, ydivertida para toda la familia. Venga listo para moverse y a bailar! (show en inglés)
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Inside Library: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Inside Library: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Inside Library: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thinkgamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - City Council Chambers: 1310 N. Adair St, Cornelius, OR 97113: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.

Forest Grove City Library

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Rogers Room, Forest Grove City Library: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin, retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience.
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Rogers Room, Forest Grove City Library: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Rogers Room, Forest Grove City Library: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', This bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Monday, August 8, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Rogers Room
  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM: Exciting obstacle course complete with water element and BBQ. Co-sponsored with the Forest Grove Fire Department. Register at FG Library or 503 992-3337
  • Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:00am
    9:00 AM to 9:45 AM - Library: Staff will select our Adult Summer Reading winners. We will contact winners during the day.

Garden Home Community Library

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Garden Home Community Library: With a disarming and goofy sense of humor Charlie keeps youlaughing while your eyes are bulging at his amazing cigar box manipulations,hat juggling and astonishing club juggling! Charlie has delighted libraryaudiences for close to a decade here in the N.W. when he is not performing oncruise ships, in large theaters and at worldwide festivals.Sponsored by the Oregon College Savings Plan
  • Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Inside Library: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: One, Two, Three . . . Ta Da! Join Buster in the wondrously whacky world of theclown. His physical comedy andmisadventures will leave your face cracked up and belly splitting!
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Can you pounce like a saber tooth cat, lift like a mammoth,or stroll like a giant ground sloth? Get moving as you discover how these andother amazing prehistoric animals ran, swam, leaped, climbed, and ate their waythrough Oregon’s history. Explore fossils, bones and teeth while comparingancient animals to those living in Oregon today. Presented by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Inside Library: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Inside Library: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Come see kids and teens your own age perform fun songs andskits!
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Garden Home Community Library: Yoga StorytimeWe will read kid friendly books about animals or with underlying themes of yoga philosophy and character building while integrating poses, movement and song.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Inside Library: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.
  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: For Summer Reading Finishers: Come pick out your prize book and party like the super reader you are! Face painting, animal balloons, crafts, and more . . .
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home CL Annex: Author Giselle Bawnik (My Little French Village) will be here to do a reading and discuss her time living in France. Free and open to anyone.

Hillsboro Main Library

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:15am
    10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Inside Library: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Inside Library: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional thythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:15am
    10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Inside Library: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:15am
    10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Inside Library: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.

Hillsboro Shute Park Branch

  • Friday, July 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Shute Park Ampitheatre: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Shute Park Amphitheatre: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Shute Park Library Meeting Room: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Shute Park Library Meeting Room: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.

North Plains Public Library

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest, North Plains: Summer, Sports, and Science! Let Mad Science show you how athletes use physics to keep their balance and manipulate gravity. Help our Mad Scientist light the Mad Science Olympic Torch and learn how physics and nutrition can help you throw farther, jump higher, and run faster. Join in some fun activities that will show you how science and sports are cool together. Come see what it takes to win the race!All ages are welcome!
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest, North Plains: Come get a taste of our newest school year program, LEGO Palooza. This special summer addition runs from 1-2pm. We provide the LEGO's and you provide your imagination to build fantastic creations. Best for ages 3 and up.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center: 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains, OR 97133: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD! The teen event is open to those entering grades 6-12.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center: 30975 NW Hillscrest St, North Plains, OR 97133: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-kits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center: 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains, OR 97133: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest ST., North Plains: Join Darren Davis of Bluewater Productions for a Graphic Novel Workshop in which he will be demonstrating and teaching how to draw comics.This teen event is open to those entering grades 6-12.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest, North Plains: The STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy will present ARF, a Real Friend.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest St., North Plains: Join us for an adventure in magic. Presto the Magician's show is designed to be a mix of magic, comedy, andeducation, all while encouraging youth to use their library resources. Come enjoy the magic!All ages are welcome!
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:30pm
    12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Jessie Mays Community Center: 30975 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains, OR 97133: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.

Sherwood Public Library

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Cannery Square Plaza, Sherwood: Meet us at Cannery Square for authentic Aztec traditions including live music, dancing and regalia. This is the first of the Tuesdays @ 2:00 programs that will continue through August.All ages.
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:30am
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Listen, Lunch & Learn! Join us for a bilingual story time in English and Spanish at the lower shelter of Stella Olsen Park. After you listen, enjoy lunch provided by Helping Hands of Sherwood. When you're done with lunch, learn through a variety of activities hosted by the Sherwood YMCA, Kumon and other local organizations. This series will continue through August 18
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Sherwood Center for the Arts: Enjoy the physical comedy, gentle humor, juggling, and magic from this world-famous performer.
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:30pm
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Snap Circuits, Makey Makey, and more. This is a chance for kids tolearn basic coding skills through interactive and collaborative play. This event is for kids K-5th grade.
  • Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 11:30am
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Listen, Lunch & Learn! Join us for a bilingual story time in English and Spanish at the lower shelter of Stella Olsen Park. After you listen, enjoy lunch provided by Helping Hands of Sherwood. When you're done with lunch, learn through a variety of activities hosted by the Sherwood YMCA, Kumon and other local organizations. This series will continue through August 18
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Sherwood Center for the Arts: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:30am
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Listen, Lunch & Learn! Join us for a bilingual story time in English and Spanish at the lower shelter of Stella Olsen Park. After you listen, enjoy lunch provided by Helping Hands of Sherwood. When you're done with lunch, learn through a variety of activities hosted by the Sherwood YMCA, Kumon and other local organizations. This series will continue through August 18
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Drop in at the library and play familiar table-top games in giant format. Mancala, Connect 4, Tic Tac Toe, and more. Best for ages 3 and up.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Sherwood Center for the Arts: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:30am
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Listen, Lunch & Learn! Join us for a bilingual story time in English and Spanish at the lower shelter of Stella Olsen Park. After you listen, enjoy lunch provided by Helping Hands of Sherwood. When you're done with lunch, learn through a variety of activities hosted by the Sherwood YMCA, Kumon and other local organizations. This series will continue through August 18
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Sherwood Center for the Arts: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:30am
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Listen, Lunch & Learn! Join us for a bilingual story time in English and Spanish at the lower shelter of Stella Olsen Park. After you listen, enjoy lunch provided by Helping Hands of Sherwood. When you're done with lunch, learn through a variety of activities hosted by the Sherwood YMCA, Kumon and other local organizations. This series will continue through August 18
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Sherwood Center for the Arts: Interactive, Olympic-themed program with science experiments.Best suited for kids ages 3 and up.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 3:30pm
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Snap Circuits, Makey Makey, and more. This is a chance for kids tolearn basic coding skills through interactive and collaborative play. This event is for kids K-5th grade.
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:30am
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Listen, Lunch & Learn! Join us for a bilingual story time in English and Spanish at the lower shelter of Stella Olsen Park. After you listen, enjoy lunch provided by Helping Hands of Sherwood. When you're done with lunch, learn through a variety of activities hosted by the Sherwood YMCA, Kumon and other local organizations. This series will continue through August 18
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Cannery Square Plaza, Sherwood: Bring your stealthy skills and meet us at Cannery Square for ninja-themed outdoor games, crafts, and activities!Ages 3 and up.
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:30am
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Listen, Lunch & Learn! Join us for a bilingual story time in English and Spanish at the lower shelter of Stella Olsen Park. After you listen, enjoy lunch provided by Helping Hands of Sherwood. When you're done with lunch, learn through a variety of activities hosted by the Sherwood YMCA, Kumon and other local organizations. This series will continue through August 18
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Sherwood Center for the Arts: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:30am
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Listen, Lunch & Learn! Join us for a bilingual story time in English and Spanish at the lower shelter of Stella Olsen Park. After you listen, enjoy lunch provided by Helping Hands of Sherwood. When you're done with lunch, learn through a variety of activities hosted by the Sherwood YMCA, Kumon and other local organizations. This series will continue through August 18
  • Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Drop in at the library and play familiar table-top games in giant format. Mancala, Connect 4, Tic Tac Toe, and more. Best for ages 3 and up.

Tigard Public Library

  • Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Puett Room: Ages 5 and upCalling all future engineers andmathematicians: Drop in to work on your LEGO® creationswith other builders and give our race track a spin! We’ll supply the buildingblocks; you bring your creativity.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Ages 10-14Party on with pizza, a somewhat scary movie and a 'Frankentoy' craft. Destroy regular toys and turn them into adorable monsters.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Puett Room: Beginning readers through grade 5Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Puett Room: Teens in grades 6 and upKick off Walking Undead Month by making zombie gear, eating snacks and watching Warm Bodies (PG-13). Bring your own clothes to zombify or use ours. Get some spooky make-up tips, then lurch your way to the Fanno Creek trail for your first Undead Walk of Weirdness. Walking Undead Month * July 1-July 31Find the Zombification Kit in the Young Adult Room, then get in character and walk or roll along Fanno Creek Trail. When you return, get entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Every time you walk, complete a new challenge for more chances to win!
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Puett Room: Beginning readers through grade 5Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.
  • Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 2:15 PM - Puett Room: Ages 5 and upTake an imaginary camping trip (June18) or a journey through a summer night (July 9) with yoga teacher Carrie Young. Both classes will have a focus on concentration. Bring your own mat or towel. Registration required. Choose which class you'd like to take and call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.
  • Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Puett Room, Courtyard and Lawn: All AgesExplore the physics of motion! Design and build your own paper rocket, then see how high you can blast it! We'll provide the stomp rocket apparatus. You provide the power of your own two feet.
  • Monday, July 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Puett Room: All agesExplore different materials, like paper tubes, mini-marshmallows and giant pieces of butcher paper! While you play, you'll develop thinking patterns that foster problem-solving skills. It's the process, not the product, that's important.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: All AgesLearn how food travels through your digestive system, taste a food sample and discover new recipes! Enjoy OSU's Food Hero program as you explore healthy choices at fun, interactive stations.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 5:00pm
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Teens in grades 6 and upBring your phones for this screening of the original Ghostbusters (PG). Who ya' gonna call? Nobody! Instead, text comments that appear on screen for everyone's amusement. Enjoy snacks, play audience participation games and try to take down the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man with a homemade launcher. Costumes encouraged!
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Puett Room: Beginning readers through grade 5Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 10:30am
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Puett Room and outside: All agesMake animal masks to use as we take our stories outside. Be ready to walk, run and jump on the nature path (weather permitting). If it's raining too hard, we'll just keep the fun inside. Stories will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 4:00pm
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Ages 5 and upWhat was knighthood like in the Middle Ages? The armored Knights of Veritas will demonstrate ancient fighting techniques with authentically weighted, detailed swords. Learn how medieval warriors trained their minds and bodies to wield their weapons.
  • Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Puett Room: All agesExplore different materials, like paper tubes, mini-marshmallows and giant pieces of butcher paper! While you play, you'll develop thinking patterns that foster problem-solving skills. It's the process, not the product, that's important.
  • Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Grades K-5Local jump roping enthusiast Shaylene Haswarey will teach jump rope tricks, games and a fun dance. Everyone will receive a jump rope. Play with it here, then take home. Registration required. Call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 3:30pm
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Grades K-5Local Jump roping enthusiast Shaylene Haswarey will teach jump rope tricks, games and a fun dance. Everyone will receive a jump rope. Play with it here, then take home. Registration required. Call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Ages 5 and upBecome a Master of Illusion and create your own optical tricks. Use binoculars, 3D glasses and wacky mirrors to take a fun look at the science of color and light. Break light into rainbows and make a fish jump into its bowl, then take stuff home to fool your family and friends!
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Puett Room: Beginning readers through grade 5Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.
  • Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Teens in grades 6 and upJoin our summer celebration of all things J-pop! The theme is games and gaming, so come as your favorite game or anime character in sporting gear and you may win a prize. Compete in a Smash Bros. tournament, bring your cards and DS, watch anime, make buttons and eat Japanese snacks!
  • Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Puett Room: Ages 5 and upCalling all future engineers andmathematicians: Drop in to work on your LEGO® creationswith other builders and give our race track a spin! We’ll supply the buildingblocks; you bring your creativity.
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Puett Room: All agesExplore different materials, like paper tubes, mini-marshmallows and giant pieces of butcher paper! While you play, you'll develop thinking patterns that foster problem-solving skills. It's the process, not the product, that's important.
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Young Adult Room: Teens in grades 6 and upWe're game, are you? Join us for WiiU and tabletop gaming in the Young Adult Room. Spend the summer training for the Super Smash Bros. tournament.
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual do is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Puett Room: Beginning readers through grade 5Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Burgess Community Room, Courtyard and Lawn: Ages 10 and upCelebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new story from the wizarding world, with this Quidditch tournament. Play by the rules adapted for us Muggles of all skill levels and abilities. Cool down with refreshing butterbeer.
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Burgess Community Room, Courtyard and Lawn: Ages 10 and upCelebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new story from the wizarding world, with this Quidditch tournament. Play by the rules adapted for us muggles. All skill levels and abilities are welcome. Afterward, cool down with refreshing Butterbeer.
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Puett Room: All agesThere are endless possibilities for making and decorating with beads! Design your own jewelry and crafts. Bring your inspiration and creativity! We'll provide the supplies.
  • Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Puett Room: All agesExplore different materials, like paper tubes, mini-marshmallows and giant pieces of butcher paper! While you play, you'll develop thinking patterns that foster problem-solving skills. It's the process, not the product, that's important.
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: All agesHave a rockin' good time singing songs that will keep you movin' and groovin' with Greta Pedersen chosen local 2009 National Artist of the Year by Young Audiences. Selected audience members will get to play percussion instruments made from nature!
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Ages 10 and upWhat do the most successful cartoon and comics characters have in common! Learn from an expert about how to create and publish graphic novels using your own characters and scripts. Get hands-on experience drawing comic strips and FREE COMICS at this fun, informative workshop.
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Ages 10 and upWhat do the most successful cartoon and comics characters have in common? Learn from an expert, a creator himself, about how to create and publish graphic novels using your own unique characters and scripts. Get hands-on experience drawing comic strips and FREE COMICS at this fun informative workshop.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Puett Room: Beginning readers through grade 5Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.
  • Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Puett Room, Courtyard and Lawn: All agesJoin us for some outdoor games! Try your hand at mini golf, lawn bowling, pool noodle croquet and other fun surprises.
  • Monday, August 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Puett Room: All agesExplore different materials, like paper tubes, mini-marshmallows and giant pieces of butcher paper! While you play, you'll develop thinking patterns that foster problem-solving skills. It's the process, not the product, that's important.
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Ages 10-14Party on with ice cream and playground Olympics. Make your own hula hoop!
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Puett Room: Beginning readers through grade 5Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.
  • Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Puett Room: All agesDesign and construct your own fantastic architectural structure using cylinders, cardboard and loose parts.
  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Puett Room: Ages 5 and upCalling all future engineers andmathematicians: Drop in to work on your LEGO® creationswith other builders and give our race track a spin! We’ll supply the buildingblocks; you bring your creativity.
  • Monday, August 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Puett Room: All agesExplore different materials, like paper tubes, mini-marshmallows and giant pieces of butcher paper! While you play, you'll develop thinking patterns that foster problem-solving skills. It's the process, not the product, that's important.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Teens in Grades 6 and upNow that you've spent the summer training for the Super Smash Bros. tournament join us and show off your mad gaming skills! We're game, are you?
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Puett Room: Beginning readers through grade 5Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.
  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:30am
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Puett Room and outside: All agesMake animal masks to use as we take our stories outside. Be ready to walk, run and jump on the nature path (weather permitting). If it's raining too hard, we'll just keep the fun inside. Stories will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Grades 6-9If you're starting middle or high school, we can help make the transition easier. Bring your own binder and school supplies, and we'll help you get it organized. Teachers from the Huntington Learning Center will share their study skills expertise so you can become a successful student.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Grades 6-9 If you're starting middle or high school, you can improve your study skills. Bring your own binder and school supplies, and we'll help you get organized. Teachers from the Huntington Learning Center will share their expertise to help you be a successful student.

Tualatin Public Library

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - The Tualatin Commons: 8325 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, Or 97062: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Tualatin Heritage Center: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD! Register Online at Tualatinlibrary.gov on the date.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
    7:00 PM - The Tualatin Commons: 8325 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR 97062: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - The Tualatin Commons: 8325 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR 97062: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?

West Slope Community Library

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM: Decorate our boring sidewalks with chalk, and play around with bubbles. What's not to like?All ages fun.
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Get your game on! During the month of July, we will have movie matinees on Friday afternoons. In honor of this year's sporty Summer Reading Program theme, we will show family-friendly movies that somehow involve sports or games. We'll also provide the popcorn!Please join us today for a free showing of The Princess Bride. En garde!
  • Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Valley Community Presbyterian Church Gym: 8060 SW Brentwood St, Portland, OR 97225: Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One live in your show?
  • Friday, July 8, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Get your game on! During the month of July, we will have movie matinees on Friday afternoons. In honor of this year's sporty Summer Reading Program theme, we will show family-friendly movies that somehow involve sports or games. We'll also provide the popcorn!Please join us today for a free showing of Kung Fu Panda 3. Skadoosh!
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Who doesn't like making things out of Play-Doh? Create things out of squishy dough with tools and cookie cutters.All ages fun.
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Get your game on! During the month of July, we will have movie matinees on Friday afternoons. In honor of this year's sporty Summer Reading Program theme, we will show family-friendly movies that somehow involve sports or games. We'll also provide the popcorn!Please join us today for a free showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Quidditch, anyone?
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Join us for our first ever after hours party in celebration of summer and summer reading!Roving Horse Henna will be here, and henna artist Wendy will be doing henna adornments from 6:30-7:30 p.m.Our own librarian PJ will run a crossword puzzle tournament, and other games and puzzle competitions. Winners will receive prizes!We will also have video games and board games to play, including some vintage PS2 games.For ages 16 and older. Snacks will be had by all!
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Local artist, Sylvia Zimmerman, will guide participants through art processes that will help develop methods of self-expression. Supplies will be provided.This program is for ages 16 and older, and registration is required. Please call the library at 503-292-4616 to register.
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Valley Community Presbyterian Church Gym: 8060 SW Brentwood St, Portland, OR 97225: Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!
  • Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Get your game on! During the month of July, we will have movie matinees on Friday afternoons. In honor of this year's sporty Summer Reading Program theme, we will show family-friendly movies that somehow involve sports or games. We'll also provide the popcorn!Please join us today for a free showing of Cars. Let the race begin!
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Valley Community Presbyterian Church Gym: 8060 SW Brentwood St, Portland, OR 97225: Rock out with the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy! With smash-hits like 'Thingamajig', this bilingual duo is ready to show you why they've been named PEOPLE magazine's '#1 in COOLEST kids music.'
  • Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Get your game on! During the month of July, we will have movie matinees on Friday afternoons. In honor of this year's sporty Summer Reading Program theme, we will show family-friendly movies that somehow involve sports or games. We'll also provide the popcorn!Please join us today for a free showing of The Peanuts Movie. Batter up!
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Join us at our end-of-summer extravaganza event! We'll have lots of fun activities, including:Testing your strength against quicksandDecorating your own Frisbee-like throwing deviceMaking a miniature skateboardContributing to a collaborative art projectAnd much more!Something fun for all ages.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Local friend of the library, Michele Willemse, will provide instruction and supplies for participants to learn how to create pop-up greeting cards.For ages 16 and up. Registration is required, so please call the library at 503-292-6416 to register.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Valley Community Presbyterian Church Gym: 8060 SW Brentwood St, Portland, OR 97225: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.