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


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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

More e-books!!!

In case you haven't heard the news, WCCLS has launched a new e-book platform.  I'm pleased to announced 3M Cloud Library.  This news service is in addition to the Library2Go service which the county already offers, which is also available to Oregonians state-wide.  The 3M Cloud Library is a service specific to just Washington County library patrons!  So now you can download popular e-books for all ages quickly and easily using the 3M Cloud Library app on your tablet, phone, PC or Mac. You can get access to great e-books, anytime, anywhere! And it's sooooo easy to use!  Click here to get started!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

STEAM Saturday (a little late)

There is just something about computer games that kids (and adults) love. Don't you wish there were computer games that helped your child practice her math skills while enjoying a computer game?
Wait no more, I found this website that has all kids of fun games to play that require your child to use the math skills he has learned.

There are some annoying advertisements at the top and to the right on the website, that  look like games too, but if you stick to the Math Playground games area, your child will have lots of fun with math.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Join us Sunday, September 28 from 1:30-3:00 for brick-building fun! Whether you show up to cultivate your inner-engineer or find yourself practicing math-tastic skills during the program, you're sure to have fun snapping bricks together.