Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tales From Pacific Northwest Forests

Emmy Blue will share her original stories and updated folktales about the magical creatures who live in the enchanted forests of the Pacific Northwest.  Squatchie himself might even visit!  And each child will receive their own sparkling magical stone from the enchanted forest.  These magical stories for all ages will take place on Tuesday October 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Visit the Washington County Museum in October

Did you know that October is Tigard Month at the Washington County Museum (WCM)?  The WCM ignites the imagination and brings to life the diverse cultures that so richly define this remarkable region. Visit it in downtown Hillsboro and discover the unique culture and history of the Tualatin Valley.  This month museum is reaching out to city residents to ignite the imagination and bring to life the diverse cultures that richly define this remarkable region.  If you’ve never visited the museum, here’s a perfect opportunity to go!  Tigard will be celebrated and featured in October.  There are several opportunities for Tigard residents with identification:
  • FREE ADMISSION to the WCM on Saturday, October 17, 2015
  • ½ - OFF ADMISSION to WCM throughout the month of October 2015
  • Tigard artifacts on special display in WCM throughout October
  • Special online display of historic Tigard images
  • FREE and discounted outreach programs during October for Tigard groups, such as senior centers, service clubs and other community organizations.

The museum is located on the second floor of the Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Building at 120 East Main Street.  Learn more at

And don't forget about the library's Cultural Pass to Adventure program where you and your family can check out a one day passes to local museums and other destinations.  These will need to be resrved at the library.  For more inforamtion, call 503-684-6537

Friday, October 2, 2015

Every Kid in a Park

Incase you haven't heard, there's a new program called, "Every Kid in a Park" where all fourth graders are eligible for a free one-year pass to use with their families to visit any of the 2,000 federally-managed lands and waters, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and marine sanctuaries.  I wished I could go back in time and be in fourth grade again just so I could take advantage of this awesome program!  For more information, visit:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NPR's Storybook Project

Through an NPR project, a group of more than 25 authors, actors, politicians, philanthropists, scientists and musicians each shared five stories that they absolutely love reading to their children. The Storybook Project, created by Jessica Deahl from NPR’s All Things Considered, launched earlier this month at recommended titles from author Edwige Danticat; comedian/actor/producer couple Adam and Naomi Scott (known for Parks & Rec, Hot Tub Time Machine, Step Brothers); writer/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg (Jumanji, Polar Express, etc.); chef/cookbook author/food education advocate Jamie Oliver; and Yale law professor/author Amy Chua.

In addition, everyone is welcome to submit storybook picks at the Tumblr page -   In the coming weeks, NPR will share more storybook lists contributed by:

· Bill de Blasio & Chirlane McCray - Mayor and First Lady of New York City

· Carson Ellis & Colin Meloy - writer / illustrator (Wildwood Chronicles series); Colin is a musician, part of the band The Decembrists

· Diablo Cody - screenwriter/film director (Juno, United States of Tara)

· Gail Simmons - chef, cookbook author and Top Chef judge

· Jack Johnson - musician

· Jewel - musician

· Laura Bush - former First Lady of the United States

· Maz Jobrani - comedian and panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

· Melinda Gates - co-founder of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

· Samantha Power - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

· Tamera Mowry - actress (Sister Sister), model and host of talk show The Real

· Wendy Kopp - founder of Teach for America

· And many others!

Monday, September 28, 2015

3M Cloud Turns 1!

Have you used our 3M Cloud Library?  It's one of our ebook products that you can use to download onto your mobile device.  Last week it has been officially one year that we have offered this service to the product.  If you haven't used it, its super easy to use!  To learn more about it, visit the WCCLS 3M Cloud page.  Happy 1st Birthday to our 3M Cloud subscription! 

Saturday, September 26, 2015


DC Comics recognizes today, Saturday September 26, 2015 as Batman Day!  Stop by the children's room on the first floor of the library to pick up some Batman goodies like bags, buttons, masks, and bookmarks.  Plus we've got coloring and activity sheets available to take home along with books available to check out too!  Giveaways are available while they last.  Happy Batman Day!

Friday, September 25, 2015

September LEGO Construction Zone

Join us for our monthly LEGO Construction Zone for September on the 27th, 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Puett Room.  We'll supply the bricks so you can come work on your creations with other builders.  This program is open to ages 5 and up.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

BJ the Clown


Everyone's favorite local clown, BJ, will back with an exciting hour of comedy, magic, juggling, music, storytelling, puppetry, and physical comedy.  Talk about a jam-packed show!  It's going to delight people of all ages.  Come see him on Friday September 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Portland Bridge Stories

Sharon Wood Wortman, author of The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland & Vancouver and The Portland Bridge Book, will share images and stories from more than 20 years of studying and leading tours of the many bridges in our region.  Learn how model bridges are built and tested.   Please join us for this bridge storytelling slideshow on Wednesday September 16, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  Books will be available for sale and signing following the program.

The program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Walk ‘n’ Roll to the Library

Make the most of the spectacular September weather and our location on the Fanno Creek Trail by walking, biking, scooting or skating to the library Sunday, September 13–Wednesday, September 30. Visit us at the Children’s or Adult Reference Desks, tell us that you walked or rolled (on human-powered wheels) and get a small prize and a big thumbs up! This is our second annual Walk ‘n’ Roll to the Library event.