Saturday, November 30, 2013

17th Annual Mitten Tree

2013 marks the 17th annual Mitten Tree!  Stop by the Puett Room (located inside the Chidren's Room) anytime during the month of December to help decorate the branches of the mitten tree.  Donations of new scarves, mittens, and hats will be accepted.  At the end of the month, all items will be given to the Good Neighbor Center and they will distribute the goods to homeless families in our area and in Washington County.  The Mitten Tree is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's MEGA CRAFT time!

It's back and it's better than ever!  Everyone's FAVORITE Craft party, MEGA CRAFT will be here on Sunday December 1st, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room!

For two whole hours, see how creative you can get creating unique crafts to keep for yourself or to giveaway as gifts.  Here's some of the crafty highlights:
  • Greeting Cards
  • Table Centerpieces
  • Felt Magnets
  • Snow Scenes
  • Sachets
  • Fabric Flowers
  • Origami Boxes
  • And so much more!
So join us for a few mintues, or for the whole two hours.  Mega Craft is open to everyone no matter  age or ability.  For a sneak peek of some of the crafts, stop by the library and visit the lobby display.  See you there!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Lego(R) Construction Zone - November

Join us in the Puett Room for a brick building extravaganza. You'll be in good company if you are a Lego fan. You can begin building at 1:30pm. The fun lasts until 3:00pm. This program is for all ages.

Friday, November 15, 2013


It's that time of year when things get busy....and when Youth Services staff here at the library get busy planning for our ever so popular MEGA CRAFT!!!  I just got asked when it will be happening this year, so I thought I'd write a post sharing the good will be here before we know it!  And without further adieu, MEGA CRAFT 2013 will be held on SUNDAY DECEMBER 1ST, 1:30-3:30 p.m.  It's open to all ages.  So.....mark your calendars now!  It will be a fun-filled and one heck of a crafty time!  Don't miss it!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Read and Splash! Library Card discount on 11/14 & 11/15

Read and Splash! 
Library Card discount on Thursdays and Fridays!
The Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark in McMinnville has announced a new promotion that they hope to run a few times throughout the year. After this November Read and Splash! series – they will pick back up in January with a New Year’s Resolutions: Read More theme. The waterpark is a “sister” organization to our Cultural Pass destination the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (they are on the same property – but charge separate admission access).  WCCLS Library card holders can take advantage of this new Waterpark promotion totally independent of the use of the Cultural Pass membership.

Show your library card at Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark in McMinnville
at the waterpark admissions desk and swim for only $15.00!  (MUST be used on the dates specified to get discount)

Dates: Thursday and Friday: Nov. 14 & 15

Time: 3 pm – 8 pm (ONLY)

Please note: Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult while in the Waterpark. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a swimming adult while in the water. Swimming adults are required to pay admission. Adults may supervise a maximum of 4 children (1:4 adult to child ratio).

One library card per discount. If your family has a “family” library card, the discount can be applied to up to (4) people.

For more information: please contact the Museum at 503-434-4185 or or visit the  WCCLS page: Read and Splash! Library Card discount at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Binny for Short, by Hilary McKay

Belinda, Bel, Bin, Binny, whatever you want to call her, is being haunted by the ghost of her not-so-dear Aunt Violet. When Aunt Violet bequeathes her house to Binny and her mother, brother and sister, with "particular regards" to Binny, they move to the seashore away from the cramped apartments they have lived in since their dad died. There she tries to solve the mystery of just where Aunt Violet sent her beloved dog, Max, which led to the ugly words she spoke to Aunt Violet in their last converation.

If you can get past the depressing beginning of the book and the depressing-sounding summary I just gave, you will not be sorry. Binny for Short, by Hilary McKay, is actually a very charming, sweet story about family, friends (or enemies, depending on the way you look at it), and starting over. For upper elementary and middle school.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates

Just when I think there can't possibly be a new, original take on magic, I am happily proven wrong. Magic Marks the Spot, the first in the new series, The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, by Caroline Carlson, is a charming tale about a High Society girl named Hilary who just wants to be a pirate. And that's not a very easy feat when you consider that your dad is an admiral in the Royal Navy who will do anything he can to thwart piracy in the kingdom. Or when you've been rejected by The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates just because you're not the right gender. Or when you've just been sent to Miss Pimm's Finishing School for Delicate Ladies.

If you're in the mood for a frolicky tale of magic and piracy, this is the book for you. 3rd grade and up.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

SUPER TUESDAY: Rhythm From Head to Toe!

Everyone can find rhythm in everyday objects!  Acrobatic dancer and improvisationalist Aaron Wheeler-Kay will explore rhythm using the body both as a toy and a tool. This one-man show will get your toes tapping, hands clapping, and ears tuned in!  Join us on Tuesday November 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.  This will be a great program for all ages!