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Banks Public Library

  • 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 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 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

  • 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, 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

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Cornelius Council Chambers, 1310 N Adair Street, Cornelius: Have fun learning the basic concepts of animation! No experience needed.Diviértase aprendiendo conceptos básicos de animación. No se necesita experiencia previa.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Join us for ourWednesday Summer Reading Fun!Get ready for ourOlympics challenge! A variety of friendly challenges will be set up outside thelibrary, complete them all and try them all over again!¡Acompáñenos paranuestra serie de diversión cada miércoles!¡Prepárese para nuestrodesafío de los Juegos Olímpicos! Una variedad de desafíos amistosos formaranparte de los juegos, complete todos los desafíos y vuélvalos a intentar.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Join us for ourWednesday Summer Reading Fun!The Micah & Me Children's Music show is adance party for toddlers! Targeted at ages zero to seven and the young atheart, Micah & Me have the ability to connect with youngsters of all ageswhile playing live fun-filled music on the ukulele and guitar! ¡Acompáñenos paranuestra serie de diversión cada miércoles!¡El show de música infantil de Micah & Me,es una fiesta para los niños pequeños! Dirigido para las edades de cero a sietea los jóvenes de corazón, Micah & Me tienen la capacidad de conectarse conlos jóvenes de todas las edades mientras tocan música en vivo lleno de diversiónen el ukulele y la guitarra
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Join us for ourWednesday Summer Reading Fun!Themoment you have all been waiting for is finally here! Our annual Seed Spittin’Contest is here! Refresh with some watermelon, save your seed, compete againstothers to see who can spit the watermelon seed the farthest!¡Acompáñenos paranuestra serie de diversión cada miércoles!El momento que hanestado esperando ¡por fin ha llegado! Nuestro concurso de comer sandia yescupir semillas está aquí. Refrésquese con sandia, guarde sus semillas, ycompita contra otros para ver quien escupe la semilla de sandía lo más lejos.
  • 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

  • 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, 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

  • 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

  • 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 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, 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

  • 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 - 7:00am
    7:00 AM to 8:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Are your estate planning documents in order? How can you best protect yourself and your family? Attorney Richard B. Schneider, author of A Will is Not Enough in Oregon, will offer a comprehensive review of essential state and federal documents to help safeguard your assets and health care wishes.
  • 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.
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Reading for long periods can fatigue the body and strain the eyes. Certified yoga instructor Anastasia Gilliam will demonstrate simple yogic eye exercises to help improve eyesight, memory, concentration and attention span, as well as gentle stretches to counteract the impacts of being sedentary. She will also explain how aromatherapy can help you remember what you read.
  • 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 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Learn something new or brush up on rusty skills in a supportive group of experienced knitters and crocheters. Members of the Tigard Knitting Guild and the Oregon Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America will provide instruction, yarn and needles. View displays of crocheted and knitted items for inspiration and enter to win door prizes.
  • 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 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Tour leaves from the Tigard Farmers Market at 8777 SW Burnham Street: Explore the history of Main Street! Learn about the people, businesses and events that shaped downtown Tigard. Tour is roughly one mile long and will last about one hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and sun protection. Seating provided at some points on tour.
  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Tour leaves from the Tigard Farmers Market at 8777 SW Burnham Street: Explore the history of Main Street! Learn about the people, businesses and events that shaped downtown Tigard. Tour is roughly one mile long and will last about one hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and sun protection. Seating provided at some points on tour.
  • 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 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, 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, Charlie Brown!
  • 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.