All Summer Reading Events

Sponsoring Library: Beaverton City Library

  • 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: Cedar Mill Community Library

  • 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

  • 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: Garden Home Community Library

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: Tigard Public Library

  • 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.