Wednesday, October 29, 2014

El Deafo: A New Young Superhero

Stuck with meningitis as a four year old, Cece Bell was left without her hearing.  Growing up, she dealt with annoying hearing aids and feeling different from all the other kids around her.  Now an award winning writer and illustrator (and not to mention, Tom Angleberger's wife!), Cece takes her personal story and turns it into triumph through her new-found superpowers in El Deafo.  Here she transforms people of her past into rabbit characters to tell her childhood memoir in this delightfully illustrated, touching and empowering graphic novel for kids.  Even kids who do not have disabilities will make a positive connection with the characters in this book.

Monday, October 27, 2014

6th Annual Costume Parade

Come one, come all! The 6th Annual Family Story Time Costume Parade just so happens to fall on Halloween itself this year! Join us on Friday, October 31 at 10:15 or 11:15 for a fun-filled Halloween story time to be followed by a costume parade throughout the library. This is the one day a year that I do not limit the amount of people who attend. Who's going to turn away a kid in a costume? Not me!



Friday, October 24, 2014

LEGO(R) CONSTRUCTION ZONE


It's time for another Lego Construction Zone where kids can discover their inner-engineers. It's all about the fun of creating and assembling. Find out how well you can design a speedy vehicle and give it a run down our race track.
The fun begins at 1:30 and lasts until 3:00.
This is an all ages program!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

STEAM Saturday

It's STEAM Saturday, once again, where we give you ideas to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics into your daily activities.
Remember David MaCaulay's The Way Things Work? It's exciting to know that some of the content from that book has been repackaged as Non-fiction Early Readers, making the concepts accesible to the beginning reader crowd. The books are full of MaCauley's signature detailed artwork.
The series is called How It Works.





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It's Book Sale Time!

It's time again for the fall Friends of the Tigard Library Book Sale!  Three days of book bargains you won't find anywhere else!  Come stop by the Burgess Community Room during these times:

Friday October 17, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday October 18, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday October 19, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  *Bag Sale*
 
And be sure to stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up your 50 cent off coupon!


 

Monday, October 13, 2014

PlayFoam Program

Did you miss the PlayFoam sculpture program? We sure had fun! 
Take a look at some of the creations that were made.




Friday, October 10, 2014

Goodbye, Zilpha Keatley Snyder

I am feeling so sad today after learning of the death of Zilpha Keatley Snyder. I have fond, fond memories of curling up with The Egypt Game and The Gypsy Game as a child. Although I do not remember the entire plots of the books, I still remember very vividly some of the scenes she created in her stories, almost as if they had happened to me. I feel cozy just thinking about them. RIP, Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

STAR WARS READS DAY!

Two years ago the library celebrated the first ever national STAR WARS READS DAY!  We are super excited that we will be celebrating again and this year it's going to be bigger and better, as this national party has turned into an international celebration!  Join the huge party at the library in the with games, crafts, trivia, prize drawings, giveaways, plus watch The Cone Wars on the big screen!! Also, costumes are encouraged, so come dressed in your favorite Star Wars character.  AND...members of Cloud City Garrison (a legion of dedicated fans wearing film-authentic costumes) will be here dressed as Star Wars characters, so be sure to bring your camera, as there will be lots of photo ops!  The party is open to all ages and is on Saturday October 11, 2-4 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

SUPER TUESDAY: Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets


Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets will be presenting the show: Migration on Tuesday October 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  This spectacular puppet show tells the story of Beatriz, a girl from Mexico whose journey follows the migration of the monarch butterfly.  Beatriz finds her home in the world through the stories of animals who must migrate to survive. 

The show is open to those in first grade and up and will be performed in a darkened room.

Friday, October 3, 2014

PlayFoam Sculpture

Become a sculptor Sunday, October 5 from 1:30-2:30. Start with satisfyingly squishy PlayFoam, then and chenille sticks, googly eyes, feathers and much more. Take your creation home to display or
re-design. This 3-D art adventure is an all ages event.