Saturday, July 23, 2016

Thinker Tinker Lab- Bubble Mania!

2-4 PM
Library Courtyard/Lawn (enter through the Puett Room)
All Ages

Come experiment with bubbles! Blow the tallest bubble tower, try out different bubble wand shapes and sizes, and try your hand at making a square bubble! Play for a minute or the whole 2 hours! The choice is yours!

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Come rock out with the FIRST Americans to win a Latin Grammy for a children's album!  With smash hits like "Thingamajig," Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, a bilingual duo will show you why they've been named PEOPLE Magazine's #1 in Coolest Kids Music!  Join the fun on Tuesday July 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  The show is open to all ages too!

Friday, July 22, 2016

July LEGO® Construction Zone!

Sunday July 24th 
1:30-3:00 PM
Puett Room

Drop in to work on making your own LEGO® creations with other builders. We'll supply all the building blocks; you bring the creativity! Come and play for a few minutes or play for the whole 90 minutes. The choice is yours!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Jump Again! Jump Roping Workshop

Calling all jump roping enthusiasts in Kindergarten through fifth grade!!!  You are invited to join a local jump roping enthusiast and instructor, Shaylene Haswarey,  who will teach you even more jump rope tricks, how to play games, and learn a fun dance.  Every one who REGISTERS will receive a jump rope to use during the workshop and take home to keep.  Please call the Children's desk at 503-718-2656 to register for a 2-3 p.m. time slot or at 3:30-4:30 p.m. time slot on Tuesday July 19th.  The event will take place in the Burgess Community Room.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Knight Life

Do you know what was knighthood was like in the Middle Ages?
The armored Knights of Veritas will demonstrate ancient fighting techniques with authentically weighted detailed swords.   The Knights of Veritas is a non-profit organization specializing in interactive educational demonstrations of medieval arms, armor, combat, knighthood and chivalry.  Please come visit the knights live demonstration on Saturday July 16th at 4 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  The show is open for ages 5 and up!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Weekend Story Times

Attention: Families who cannot make it to story times during the weekdays, can join us on the weekend instead! This summer we will offer two weekend story times on Saturdays, July 16 and August 20 from 10:30 to 11:30.  We're going to start out by making animal masks, and then weather permitting, take our stories outside! Get ready to run, jump and play with stories and songs. We will head outside promptly at 10:45, so if you want a chance to make your mask, be sure to be punctual. We'll start out in the Puett Room.

Thinker Tinker Lab ~ Geoboard String Art

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
Join us in the Library Puett Room 2-4 pm * July 18 * All ages

Egyptian mathematician Dr. Caleb Gattegno inventor of the geoboard believed education should be process of enhancing knowledge through problem based learning.

Exploring mathematical concepts and puzzles with geoboards is a fun way to develop understanding of the mathematical tapestry of geometric shapes and how art and geometry go hand in hand.

Playing with geoboards enhances fine motor skills, visual co-ordination and depth perception.  Participants seamlessly gain understanding of shapes, rotation, similarity, counting, angles, patterns, perimeters and just plain all kinds of hands on fun!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Claim Your Summer Reading Prizes Starting July 15!

On Friday July 15th, you may start to claim your summer reading prizes!  Kids who have met their reading goals and teens who have read for 20 hours may come to the children's desk to claim their prizes.  Prizes include:
  • A FREE book of your choice
  • A coupon for a $6.50 deluxe ride bracelet to redeem at Oaks Amusement Park (Coupon valid for one visit during these dates: August 3-28, September 3-4, and September 10-11).
  • A youth admission ticket voucher to a Trail Blazer game
  • A one-day youth swim pass for the Tigard or Tualatin Swim Centers
  • And many more goodies! 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Food Adventures!

This summer you can feed your mind and your body!  Come visit the Burgess Community Room on Wednesday July 13th  at 2-4 p.m. for some amazing food adventures!  Nutritionists from Oregon State University's Washington County Extension Office will bring their Food Hero program to the library where you can learn how food travels through your digestive system, taste a food sample, and discover new recipes!  Learn and explore healthy food choices at fun, interactive stations.  We'll even get the play food out too!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Teatro Calamari Puppet Show

Join us on Tuesday July 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room for Teatro Calamari!  All ages are welcome to attend this puppet show where Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Pigs, with help from the audience.  What kind of house will Pig Number One live in during this show?

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