Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Traditional Andean Dance

Experience Peruvian culture through the rich music and dance of Chayag.  Dressed in traditional, vibrant attire, Chayag will entertain the audience with their interpretations of authentic songs and dance.  Also learn the steps to a traditional dance.  This event will be held in the Burgess Community Room on Saturday August 1 at 2:00 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m.  All ages are welcome to attend.  This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library.

Summer of Local Heroes Guest Reader: Firefighter

Join us this Friday, July 31 at 10:15 and 11:15 in the Community Room for our guest reader, Lt. Tim Weathers, of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. After stories, he will get decked out in all his firefighter gear just like he does every time he goes to fight a fire.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pete the Cat Party

Sometimes Pete likes his white shoes, sometimes Pete likes his blue shoes, but Pete the Cat always likes his library shoes! Join us Tuesday, July 28 in the Burgess Community Room from 2-4 for all things Pete the Cat! All ages.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thinker Tinker Lab - Kitchen Science

Let's get messy with stuff around the kitchen!
Join us Monday for this all ages program in the Puett Room. 
This messy fun begins at 2pm and lasts until 4pm.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mini Walking Workshop

Judy Heller of Wonders of Walking will demonstrate methods to promote safety, increase efficiency, endurance, and speed in walking for leisure, exercise or sport.  After the demonstration, practice warm-up, movement, and cooling down during a short walk.  This workshop is designed for everyone on Saturday July 25th, 2--3:30 p.m.  This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Komedy 4 da Kidz!

Angel Ocasio, local kids comedian is coming back this summer!  He'll present a high-energy, very funny one-man variety show jam packed with physical comedy, jokes, juggling, and comedic magic!  His show is perfect for the whole family!

Come see him live in the Burgess Community Room on Tuesday July 21st at 3 p.m.!

This program is generously sponsored by Washington County Cooperative Library Services.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Thinker Tinker Lab - Yarn

Thinker Tinker Lab This Monday is all about yarn. What can you do with yarn? 
Weave it, string things on it, cut it, finger-knit, and more!
Join us Monday for this all ages program, July 20 from 2-4pm in the Puett Room.

Friday, July 17, 2015

STEM-Powered Old-Fashioned Games

And now, for the event I have been waiting for all summer (actually, all spring, too)...

...Drum roll, please...

Nobody is too old for Candyland, at least not the life-sized version! That is one of the many activities you will be able to do this Sunday, July 19 from 1:30 to 3:00 in the Puett Room, outside in the courtyard, and in the field behind the library.

Draw and play your own hopscotch.

Design, build and run your own obstacle course.

Why use building blocks to build a tower when you can use big boxes instead?

And if you just want some nice, calm time with your family or friends, hang out in the library gazebo and just play some good old-fashioned board games.

What do all of these activities have in common? They develop the old-fashioned STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) skill of spatial orientation, something that you just don't use when playing Wii or Minecraft.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer of Local Heroes Guest Reader: Timber Joey

This Friday, July 17, our next Family Story Time guest reader is the Portland Timbers' own Timber Joey!!! Because he is in such high demand, he will be reading at the 10:15 session only. After stories, kids will get a chance to ask Timber Joey any questions they want. But don't worry, if you can't make it at 10:15, I'll still hold a story time at 11:15, this time sans Timber Joey. See you in the Community Room!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Start Claiming Your Summer Reading Prizes!

Starting on July 15th, kids and teens can start to claim their summer reading prizes!  Stop by the children's desk with your child or teen's completed summer reading record anytime between July 15th and August 31st to get the following: