Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Learn new skills with Lynda!

WCCLS is proud to announce it's latest online subscription acquisition: Lynda.com!  lynda.com is an award-winning online learning site with over 4,000 video courses in business, creative arts, and technology for your personal and professional growth.  Here you can learn from recognized industry experts.  Plus, the courses are for all skill levels.  You can learn at your own pace and earn certificates too!


Once you create your FREE account with your own login and password, you can begin to access the online video courses.  To learn more about Lynda.com and how to create your own profile, check out this FAQ Sheet from WCCLS.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fuzzy

Sometime in the maybe-not-so-faraway future, a robot named Fuzzy is starting school. Of course, just because he is the first robot student doesn't mean he's the first robot in the school. Duct cleaners, garbage emptiers, even the vice principal are all robots! In fact, Vice Principal Barbara pretty much runs the school.

Max is a big fan of robots, so when Fuzzy starts school, she rushes to meet him. She takes one look at him. He takes one look at her. He keels over and completely freezes. Oops.

After a reboot, or whatever it is you do to unfreeze a robot, Max is summoned to Robot Integration Program HQ, formerly the school's auditorium before music and drama were done away with. Now the fun and excitement begin...

Failed tests, discipline tags, robot-nappers, fuzzy logic, out-of-control robots, space travel, a little of everything.

Read Fuzzy, by Tom Angleberger (of Origami Yoda fame) and Paul Dellinger. I recommend for about 3rd to 8th grade.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Weekend Story Times

I am so happy to announce that we will be doing another weekend story time series! Join us Saturdays, September 17 through October 22 at 10:30 in the Puett Room for family story time! Bring the whole gang for stories, songs and super-duper silliness! Stay and play or participate in special activities after the program.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Beatrix Potter: Her Life & Works


Calling all adults who love children's literature!  

Terese Blanding of Billings, Montana will share the story of Beatrix Potter, the creator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other well-known books. Potter escaped the confines of a restrictive household in Victorian times to become one of England's most successful writers, naturalists, businesswomen, and sheep breeders.  Books, drawings, and other Potter memorabilia will be exhibited.  Come hear this fascinating lecture on Wednesday September 14th at 7-8 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth




Join us on Tuesday September 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room as Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth put on a high-energy show that combines interactive musical comedy with dance, sing-alongs AND ventriloquism with Peter!  Their music and personalities will charm audiences of all ages!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Annual Walk 'n' Roll to the Library


Do you walk, skate, or bike to the library?

Why not make the most of the spectacular September weather and our location along the Fanno Creek Trail by walking, biking, scooting, or skating to the library any time between Sunday September 11 through Friday September 30, 2016.

Stop by the Children's or Adult Reference desks to tell us that you walked or rolled on human powered wheels to get a small prize!!!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

40 Years of Facts, Fiction AND Fun!


2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Washington County Cooperative Library Services throughout the county this fall. Get a passport at the Tigard Public Library and get it stamped at other WCCLS libraries to be entered into a countywide drawing for cool prizes.  The more libraries you visit, the better chances of winning.  Attend one of the Tigard Library's special 40th anniversary programs and pick up a passport there or at our Reference desks.  Attend one of these following events at the library to help celebrate 40 years with WCCLS!*

Chinese Folk Dance: Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on Saturday September 10, 2-3:30 p.m.

Tigard Family Fest: Festival of Fun with Angel Ocasio on Sunday September 11, 2-4 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead on Saturday October 29, 2-4 p.m.

Kora: Music of West Africa (for adults) on Monday November 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

*All events will be held in the Burgess Community Room and will be open 
to all ages unless specified.

Tigard Family Fest Fun at the Library!

Come visit the library during the annual Tigard Family Fest!  Have a rollicking good time with the whole family on Sunday September 11th, from 2 to 4 p.m.  First we'll have lots of fun with our favorite local kids comedian, Angel Ocasio! He'll make you laugh it up with his zany comedy show.  Then we'll have crafts and cupcakes to celebrate the City of Tigard's 55th and Washington County Cooperative Library System's 40th birthdays!  The Tigard Family Fest runs September 9th through 11th.
Visit www.tigard-or.gov/community/events.php to see the whole event lineup!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Late Author's Wish: Read to a Child


It is with a sad and heavy heart to announce that beloved author of the Llama Llama books, Anna Dewdney lost her fight to cancer over this past weekend.  Publisher's Weekly released the news on September 6, 2016 in this article.  The article/obituary requests that in lieu of having a funeral service, Anna would like for people to read to a child instead.




Wednesday, August 31, 2016

TODAY is the LAST DAY to Claim Summer Reading Prizes!

TODAY, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31st is the LAST DAY to Claim Summer Reading Prizes!  Stop by the Children's Desk with your reading record to get your prize packet full of time sensitive reward coupons (Like to the Oregon State Fair and Oaks Park!) and pick out a book to keep!  The library will be open today until 9:00 p.m.