Monday, January 16, 2017

Thank You for your Mitten Tree Donations!

Throughout the frosty cold month of December, Library patrons generously decorated the Mitten Tree with over 260 sixty hats, scarves and gloves! 

The warm and toasty items were delivered to the Good Neighbor Center just before the last winter snow and ice storm.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 20th annual Mitten Tree donation program!  

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Motion Magic!

Mo Mo the bookworm clown is trying to learn how to lead a happy and healthy life! Join us for this hilarious physical comedy show that combines juggling, illusion, and acrobatics performed by Motion Magic!    All ages are welcome to attend on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

All Ages Animation

Looking for something to do during the break? Something festive and fun and relaxing and entertaining for the whole family ? We got you covered. Come on down to the Burgess Community Room on Friday, December 30 from 3-5 p.m., featuring Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) on the big screen. We'll also welcome the new year with Japanese snacks, crafts and activities. Be there!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I Spy Fly Guy!

Remember when we had the Frog Prince and Pete the Cat hidden in the children's room in the past?  This winter break we have Fly Guy hiding out in the children's room!  From December 17-31, when you come to the library, look around the children's room and see if you can spy where Fly Guy is hiding.  Then check to see what he's reading.  Come to the children's desk and let us know where you found him and what book he is reading that day.  Then claim a little prize!  He'll be in a new hiding spot each day and reading a different book too, so be sure to hunt for him each time you visit until the end of the year!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December Puppet Show!

Join us for our next Super Tuesday event where Penny's Puppets will present The Gingerbread Man on December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  Watch and be entertained as Granny gets lonely and decides to make a gingerbread man from a magical cookie recipe.  But then, oops!  She leaves him in the oven too long and a fun adventure begins!  All ages are welcome to attend this mini-musical modern-day twist on an endearing folktale.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Building a Home Library

Needing some gift giving suggestions this season?  Trying to build a home library for your child?  Not sure what titles to include?  The Association for Library Service to Children in cooperation with the Children's Book Council have collaborated to create lists that will prove to be very helpful in selecting book titles for the young ones in your life that are proven to be high quality literature.  Each of their "Building a Home Library" bibliographies are age specific that will be developmentally appropriate to that age group.  The two-aged book lists (in PDF format) include:

For Children Ages 0-3
For Children Ages 4-7
For Children Ages 8-11
For Children Ages 12-14

If you would like to preview a title before you decide to purchase it, please feel free to stop by the library and check it out!  We'll be happy to help!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Redeem Your WCCLS Passports!

Now is the time to redeem your WCCLS Passport to be entered into the countu drawing for amazing prizes!  Anytime during December 1-16, 2016, please present your WCCLS Passport at the Children's or Adult Reference desk inside the library.  Show the librarian how many libraries you had stamp your passport and earn a drawing slip for each stamped page.  Fill out the drawing slip(s) and we'll add them to the county wide prize drawing!  Passport random drawing prizes include: An Apple iPad Air 2, Classic Film Series tickets to the Sherwood Center for the Arts, Family Matinee Series tickets to the Sherwood Center for the Arts, a Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Conestoga Party (a kids party for 10), passes to the Pittock Mansion, Wine Tasting  for two to Blooming Hill Vineyard and WCCLS Book Bag with 40th Anniversary swag.  For more information, visit  The prize drawing will be held at the WCCLS headquarters office in Hillsboro on December 20th.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mitten Tree

Throughout the month of December, bring new hats, scarves and gloves to decorate the branches of our 20th annual Mitten Tree located in the Library Puett Room. 
The Good Neighbor Center will give them to families who are experiencing homelessness in Washington County.
Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard 
Public Library

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mega Crafts!

Mark Sunday, November 27th on your calendar and bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun in the Burgess Community Room!  

From 2-4 p.m. artists both young and young at heart will be making useful and beautiful gift worthy projects to take home for the holidays. All supplies provided just bring your imagination and have fun.

Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Public Library

Monday, November 21, 2016

WCCLS 40th Anniversary News

In case you haven't heard, Washington County Cooperative Library Services is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year!  To celebrate this major milestone, Library Passports have been created for Washington County residents so they can visit libraries across the county and get their passport stamped.  For each library you visit and get a stamp, it makes you eligible to enter a prize drawing full of really nice items such Apple iPad Air 2, film tickets to the Sherwood Center for the Arts, passes to the Pittock Mansion, a wine tasting, and plus others!  Passports can be stamped from now until December 16, 2017.

Can't make it to multiple libraries?  That's OK too.  Mascots from each Washington County library got together and toured multiple libraries within the cooperative.  They had their photos taken which was a lot of fun for them (and us) which resulted in this slideshow of their adventures.

Want to get in on some more fun?  Tonight, the library is hosting a musical concert for adults.  Kora: Music of West Africa.  Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora's musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.  The concert will be held in the Burgess Community Room at 7:00 p.m.