Thursday, August 30, 2012

Friday is the last day!

Friday August 31st is the last day to turn in summer reading records to claim prizes.  Kids and teens who turn in their summer reading records to the children's desk will get their prizes, pick out a book to keep AND get a discount coupon for Oaks Park that expires on August 31st!  So hurry in!!! 
P.S.--Oaks Park closes at 10 p.m. on Friday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Evan's Picks #1

As promised, I will now share Evan's latest favorites. He's got a diverse range of interests as you can see from this snapshot of what we've been reading over the last couple of weeks:

Head to Toe: My Body and How It Works, by Sophie Dauvois
Bad Kitty chapter book series, by Nick Bruel
Mercy Watson chapter book series, by Kate DiCamillo
Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey
Ella Bella Ballerina picture book series, by James Mayhew
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, by Lauren Child
We Both Read early reader series
The Bloomsbury Nursery Treasury, by Patricia Borlenghi

Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's the last week!

This is the last week to turn in summer reading records.  Make sure you get yours turned in at the children's desk to claim your prizes, pick out a book to keep, AND get a discount coupon for Oaks Park that is valid through August 31st.  We can't wait to hand out more prizes to more finishers!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

LEGO Construction Zone: August 26

Our next LEGO Construction Zone will be held on Sunday August 26th, from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Puett Room. Ages 5 and up are welcome to drop in to work on their own creations with other LEGO fans. We'll supply the building blocks; you bring your creativity! It's gonna be a ton of fun!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rebel With a Cause

Twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie is a paleontologist (the Ice Age kind, not the dinosaur kind). Or at least she will be if she can only go to the Ice Age Kids' Dig and Safari. Unfortunately, her parents can't afford it. Instead, she gets stuck living in a trailer park in Frog Level, Virginia, with her much older sister, her strange little nephew who is afraid of the matching-hair-bow-bobby-sock-wearing bully next door, and a cat named Doublewide who goes "tee tee" in the toilet. But no need to worry, because there is still a chance she could make it to the dig. All she needs is the money she will win from the Frog Level Volunteer Fire Department Pageant. Of course, her best talent is burping out the 13 colonies without a breath in between, but who wouldn't give her the crown with a talent like that?

I really, REALLY liked Rebel McKenzie, by Candice Ransom. The only part I didn't like was when it was over. Rebel is a GREAT character, and I could have read much more about her antics and those of her friends and relatives. I highly recommend this book for about 4th grade and up.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Story Time Break Reminder (Aug. 20 to Sept. 3)

Just a reminder to everyone that we will be on a two-week story time break.  However, we will have toys available in the Puett Room to play with during this time.  Story Times will resume on Tuesday September 4th.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dogs and Tales for Fall 2012

With summer coming to and end and the schoolyear upon us, Dogs and Tales will be back in full swing starting on September 5th.  Sign-ups for scheduling an appointment to read to a dog will again be two weeks in advance.  Beginning readers through fifth graders may begin signing up on August 22nd.  Eight reading slots will be available almost each week on Wednesday evenings through mid-December.  Call the children's desk at 503-718-2656 to sign-up!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Don't Forget.....

Don't forget, August 31st is the LAST day to turn in summer reading records!  Bring records to the children's desk to claim prizes and pick out a book to keep, plus get a discount coupon good for Oaks Park August 15th to 31st!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mad Science

Step into the laboratory and experience a spectacular interactive science science show that is both educational and entertaining.  Mad Science experiments will surely spark imaginative learning.  Join us on Tuesday August 14th at 7 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  All ages are welcome to attend.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

PokéParty Time

Calling all Pokémon fans ages 5 and up!

Bring your cards and DS to our Pokémon party. Enjoy Japanese snacks, anime and games. Enter your own pocket monster design and you could win a prize. Join the fun and learn how to be the ultimate Pokémon trainer.  Plus come ready to participate in the Poké Olympic Games!  Costumes are encouraged but not required.  It's all happening on Saturday August 11th in the Burgess Community Room from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  See you there!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Yo-Yo University

Professional yo-yo-ers Colin and Greg will put a new spin on this spool-on-a-string.  Yo-yos date from Ancient Greece, but Colin and Greg will show you some very 21st century tricks you'll be amazed to see.  Join the university on Tuesday August 7th from 4-5 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  This event is suited for kids in grades 4 and up.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Starry Night Art Extravaganza

The dog days of summer are upon us. It must be time to do some art!
Come to the Puett Room this Sunday to create your own artistic masterpieces. We will be exploring several ways to make artwork: playing with texture, printmaking with sponge stamps, poking holes in paper(!) and much more. It'll be big creative fun, and we'll do the clean up. Don't wear your fancy clothes!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Book Club Lotto Begins TODAY!

Do you want to join a Tigard Public Library book club?  Submit your name for Kids Book Club (grades 1-3) and Super Readers (grades 4-6) starting today, Wednesday August 1st at the Children's Desk through August 30th.  Participants will be selected by lottery on Friday August 31st.  Both groups meet monthly beginning in September and are limited to 20 participants.  These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library.