Monday, August 18, 2014

Story Time Break! Aug. 18 to Sept. 1

Now that summer is wrapping up, we will be on a two-week story time break starting August 18th.  The fall session of story times will begin on Tuesday September 2nd. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mister Orange

Twelve-year-old Linus's older brother, Albie, just went off to fight the Nazis, so now he has graduated from taking care of his younger siblings to being the family's delivery boy for their grocery store. Linus and Albie are big comic book fans, and while Albie is gone, he has entrusted his comic book collection to Linus. In the pile of comics, Linus discovers Albie's own creation, Mister Superspeed, a superhero who fights the Nazis; thus begins an everchanging imaginary relationship between Linus and the penciled superhero. In addition to this new relationship, Linus meets a man with a weird accent whose name he cannot pronounce (he happens to be none other than the famous artist, Piet Mondrian) to whom he delivers oranges every week. To Linus, he is just "Mister Orange." Mister Orange's house has clean white walls with shapes of primary colors tacked up on his walls, and loves Boogie-Woogie music and dancing. Mister Orange, by Truus Matti, is a story about family, friendship, war and imagination is a good introduction to the history of WWII and to art history for upper elementary and middle school-aged kids.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Knights are coming!

The Knights of Veritas will be here on soon! On Tuesday, August 12th from 7-8 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room there will be a fun and educational presentation on the science of martial arts in the Middle Ages. Come for a swordplay demonstration and stay to try on an authentically made helmet and some ancient artifacts. This presentation is perfect for ages 5 and up.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Drop-In Science Playtime

This Monday, August 11 is our last Drop-In Science Playtime. It's all about Kitchen Science!  You don't need a laboratory for egg-citing science!  Join us as we concoct and play with some messy mixtures straight from your kitchen cupboard.   The fun begins at 2pm and lasts until 4pm in the Puett Room. This is an all ages event.
See you then!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Movie Matinee!


Just Let it Go!
Escape the heat and come into the library to cool off with a Disney hit movie!  This rated PG movie will be fun for the whole family.  We'll provide the snacks.  You enjoy the show on the big screen in the Burgess Community Room.  Join us Saturday August 9th at 2 p.m. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Quidditch for Muggles

"Quidditch for muggles," you may ask. "How can a measly muggle such as myself play the wizarding game of Quidditch?" If you are 8 or over join us this Friday, August 8 from 1 to 4 in the Burgess Community Room and find out! The winning team will have its name immortalized as it is inscribed on the Quidditch Cup to be on display in the library.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mad Science: SPIN! POP! BOOM!

Mad Science is coming back to the library with it's SPIN! POP! BOOM! show on Tuesday August 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room. 

How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred?  Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments.  This show is guaranteed to be amazing!

This event is sponsored by Washington County Cooperative Library Services.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Drop-In Science Playtime

This Monday, August 4, we will learn about wind. How does wind happen? What can the wind do for us? We'll make paper windsocks and more at this all ages program. The fun begins at 2pm and lasts until 4pm in the Puett Room. 
See you then!

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's Book Club Lottery Time

It's Book Club Lottery Time again!  Children wishing to participate in a 2014-15 book discussion group are welcome to come to the library and enter their name into the lottery drawing.  The lottery is open Saturday August 1st through Saturday August 30th.  Children have a choice of entering their name for the Kids Book Club for readers in grades 1st through 3rd or Super Readers for readers in 4th through 6th grade. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

IJenNeh: Beautiful African Music

Soaring vocals, simple melodies and killer bass lines highlight the music of musicians Lasana Kenneh and Jeremy Sauer.  IJenNeh is a tasty mix of African, reggae, pop, and gospel music with roots in Liberia.  This is music that is good for your soul.  Kids through adults are welcome to attend this concert in the Burgess Community Room on Saturday August 2nd at 2 p.m.  The concert will conclude at 3:30 p.m.  this program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library.