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Banks Public Library

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Schlegel Hall in Sunset Park: Our favorite clown kicks off our summer programs. Come and giggle until your tummy hurts!
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Schlegel Hall in Sunset Park: 12765 NW Main Street Banks, OR 97106: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.
  • 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 to 1:30 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

  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Adult Summer Reading kicks off at CML with traditional Mexican carnival dance performed by the Chinelos. This is an inclusive dance for people of all ages. The dancers wear dazzling costumes with brightly colored feathers, sequins, and beads. Each costume tells a different story that comes alive as the masked dancers move to the beat of brass band music. This program is free and will be held on the main floor of the library.
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Join author Adam Sawyer for a preview of his forthcoming book, Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, Oregon. Scheduled for release later this summer, this new guide details nearly forty of the best hikes, paddles, bike routes, and adventures within an hour's drive from Portland.
  • Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Compete against your friends using the WiiU or Xbox360 during our game fest. We have WiiU Super Smash Bros. game and the tournament winner wins a gift certificate to a local game store (if 8 or more players show up.) Tables for board games and card games will be set up as well. Free event for ages 11-18.
  • Thursday, June 16, 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
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:30am
    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: A drop-in program for kids ages 5 and up who enjoy building with Legos! No registration is required.All Legos will be provided. Held upstairs in the meeting room.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Born to wealth and privilege, Roosevelt became an advocate of the working man and populist reformer, taking on big oil, banks and railroads. A combat leader and proponent of military strength, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending a major conflict in the Far East. Author Sig Unander presents fascinating insights into this important figure in American history. This free program will be held in the library's second floor meeting room and will appeal to adults and older teens, ages 16+.
  • Thursday, June 23, 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
  • 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: Waldo is hiding in the library. Tell the librarian what he is holding in his hands and get a special prize.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Bethany Fountain: Kick off Adult Summer Reading with the Steve Hale Duo on Wednesday, June 1st from 6:00-7:30pm! Steve will deliver his brand of blue-eyed-soul-Americana-pop in the tradition of Daryl Hall, Sam Cooke, and James Taylor. This library event will be held at the Bethany Fountain, located on the corner of NW Bethany Boulevard and NW Central Drive.
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 11:00 PM - Bethany Fountain: 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 the Bethany Fountain, located on the corner of Bethany Boulevard and NW Central Drive.
  • 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 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 11:00 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.
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:00am
    10:00 AM to 11:00 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, 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.

Cornelius Public Library

  • 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

  • Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Rogers Room: Explore the Oregon Coast Trail with author Connie Soper who will provide tips about how to hike it and share pictures and itineraries. She will also highlight those aspects of Oregon's history that allow for full and public access to all of our beaches. Her book 'Exploring the Oregon Coast' is available for checkout in New Nonfiction.
  • Monday, June 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Rogers Room: Come learn how to make nutritious Kefir from scratch with Charlene Murdock of Forest Grove's Nana Cardoon Urban Farm and Learning Center. The Class is free of charge as part of our Adult Summer Reading program.
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 4:00pm
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Rogers Room, Forest Grove City Library: See real, live reptiles up-close-and-personal! Join Reptile Man Rich Ritchey for a fun and educational experience.
  • Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Explore downtown Forest Grove while fending of Skeletons and Endermen. Lookout for the Creepers! Register at FG Library or 503 992-3337
  • 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

  • Friday, June 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
    7:00 PM to 8:15 PM - Garden Home Community Store: Doors at 6:30Concert from 7-8*Please note: This event will be held in our annex space - the Garden Home Community Store - which is across the street in the Lamb's shopping area. Address is 7306 SW Oleson. We are 2 doors down from the Baskin-Robbins. Park in the Lamb's parking lot. To kick off this year's Summer Reading Program, we're hosting an all ages concert by the nerd trio, PDX Broadsides. Sign up to participate in the adult, teen or children’s summer reading program before or after the concert. Adults get a WCCLS Reads window cling and a free book coupon. There will be other prizes. Come join the fun!
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:00am
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Dream, Sparkle, Shine!Faye the Fairy believes everyone she meets can dream big,Sparkle more and Shine bright. She isflying around the world to make new friends and showcase their uniqueness. Meet an array of fun characterslike Little Bigfoot, Puss in Boots, Baby dinosaur and many more. Enjoy thisoriginal Mini-musical by Penny's Puppet Productions. Ready, Set, Shine!
  • 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 . . .

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!
  • 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

  • Wednesday, June 1, 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.
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:30am
    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Sherwood's Cruisin' is this weekend! To get in the vehicle spirit, we’ll provide the cardboard boxes and other supplies for you to make acardboard box car. Sit in your creation while watching a Disney movie about aspeedy red race car.This program is for kids ages 3 and up.
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 3:30pm
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Pages, Paws and Police! Because police officers enjoy stories, too, join us at the Sherwood Police Department where your local officers will read some favorite books to you. After storytime, you'll get to tour a police car, and meet Irma the police dog.All ages
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:30am
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Meet us in front of the library at 11:30AM! We'll be handing out frozen treats while supplies last to usher in warm weather and Summer Reading!All ages.
  • Friday, June 17, 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.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Sherwood Public Library: Alex Chiu is a local multi-media artist with a knack for teaching. Ifyou’ve ever wanted to learn to create a stop-motion animated movie, thisprogram is for you. Registration is encouraged. Call 503 625-6688.
  • 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

  • Friday, June 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Kick outthe jams and celebrate the arrival of summer with a unique and lively musicalperformance by fan favorites Chicamarimba, as they bring their specialpolyrhythmic blend of African and Latin sounds to the Library. Take theopportunity to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program between dancing.Sponsored by Friends of the Library
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Chinese miners adapteda range of techniques to recover gold from various settings and thosetechniques left distinctive footprints on the landscape. Archaeologist Don Hann will discuss how theuse of remote sensing allows us to begin to see how the Chinese prospereddecades after other miners left the gold fields. This program is made possible by the Oregon Historical Society, which invites you to visittheir 2016 exhibits on Chinese history in the United States and Oregon. Visit www.ohs.org for more information.
  • Monday, June 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Chinese restaurantswere common in Oregon towns and cities beginning in the late nineteenthcentury. Archivist and historian Richard Engeman will discuss the impact therestaurants had on the basic needs of single working men, on diners attractedby the exotic or foreign, and on immigrants who were otherwise isolated fromother Chinese Americans.This program is made possible by the Oregon Historical Society, which invites you to visittheir 2016 exhibits on Chinese history in the United States and Oregon. Visit www.ohs.org for more information.
  • Friday, June 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Join usfor an adult and teen Lego crafting session. Bring your ideas of strangecreatures that don’t exist, but should. Show everyone what a sidehill dodger, treeoctopus or koosalagoopagoop should look like. Indulge in some nostalgia or comefind out what the fun is about.Sponsored by Friends of the Library
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:00pm
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Burgess Community Room: Oregon'shiking guru William Sullivan takes us on a slide show tour of a dozen newtrails that he discovered while researching the new fourth edition of his book,100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast& Coast Range. Discover a loop hike around Depoe Bay and an abandonedrailroad along a river near Tillamook.Sponsored by Friends of the Library
  • Friday, June 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: Teens and AdultsSshh, here's a secret: sometimes, we like to get loud at the library! This local youth band will blow your mind with their signature mix of punk, funk and rock.Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Public Library
  • Saturday, June 18, 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.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Burgess Community Room: All agesSummer Reading Kickoff!It's summer time, and everybody's ready to play, even the dogs! Be astounded as rescued border collies play sports, perform skits and show off their world class Frisbee skills!
  • Tuesday, June 21, 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. Join us Wednesday August 17 , 3-5 p.m. at the Super Smash Bros. Tournament to test your skills!
  • Wednesday, June 22, 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, 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 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!
  • 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.
  • 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. All skill levels and abilities are welcome. Afterward, 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 of all skill levels and abilities. 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 6-9 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.
  • 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.

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

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: To kick off the Summer Reading season, the library has invited KGW sports anchor Joe Becker to present a behind-the-scenes look at sports journalism in Portland. Becker will share some of his favorite Portland sports memories, talk about his work as a TV sports anchor, and participate in a Q&A with the audience.Registration for the event will open on May 2. Please call the library at 503-292-6416 to register once registration is open. Program is aimed at teens and adults.
  • 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.