Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Family Square Dancing

Ring in the New Year, by bringing the whole family to the library for an evening of square dancing with the Tri Squares Square Dance Club.  Club members will teach the basics of square dancing.  Then it will be time to bow to your partner and do-si-do!  It's all happening on Friday January 3rd at 7:15 p.m. in the Brugess Community Room.  Be there, or be square!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Winter Vacation Story Times

School is closed for the winter break, but the Tigard Public Library isn't! And neither are the story times here at the library. All of our regular story times will happen next week (as they did this week) as long as the Library is open, with the exception that Fun For Ones will be replaced with Drop-in Play Time. Unfortunately, that does mean that you Toddler Time people will be missing out because the holidays are on Wednesday this year, but come to the all ages Family Story Time on Friday instead!

Friday, December 27, 2013

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.

You may think you know what a fib is, but Gregory K. has a whole different take on "fibs." Well, yes, he does tell a fib or two or 14, but he has also invented a new type of poetry based on the Fibonacci Sequence. You might think that means he is a mathematician trying to write poetry. Actually, he is anything but. He is a poet trying to fit into a family of mathemeticians, and the only way he can think of to do that is to enter City Math, the citywide math competition his brother has won for the last several years. He tells a few fibs which lead to a few more and pretty soon he is in over his head.

What kind of project will Gregory K. think up for this prestigious math competition? How will his fibs come back to haunt him? Will his family ever learn who he truly is inside?

Read The 14 Fibs of Gregory K., by Greg Pincus, to find out. Recommended for Grade 3 and up.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

WEEKEND ADVENTURE: Winter Wonderland Crafts

While the weather outside is frightful, come inside and do something delightful!  We've got some wonderful winter themed crafts the whole family will enjoy.  Beat your own wintery fun-foam necklaces, paint winter themed suncatchers, assemble snowman tubbey dolls, plus much, much more!  All the winter wonderland fun will be happening in the Puett Room on Saturday, December 28th, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Coby's Picks #5

Here are Coby's latest favorites. In case you're not keeping track, he is now 2 1/2.

May There Always Be Sunshine, by Jim Gill
Street Sweepers, by Connor Dayton
Trucks, Trucks, Trucks, by Peter Sis
Tu y Yo, by Maggie Maino
Maisy Learns to Swim, by Lucy Cousins
Moo!, by David LaRochelle

Friday, December 20, 2013

Lego Construction Zone

Join us this Sunday, December 22, from 1:30-3:00pm for Lego Construction Zone. You might be saying, "We have Lego bricks at home, why come to the library just to play with Lego bricks?" Because building with Lego bricks at the library is way more fun! Experience social interactions and feel inspired by other Lego enthusists. We also have a nifty down-hill track for racing your brick vehicles!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013




What's the difference between STEM and STEAM? Art!
They're acronyms for the same movement. Currently educators are promoting activities that focus on science, technology, engineering, (art) and math. Many agree that in the 21st century, students, and humanity in general,  must go beyond memorizing facts and figures. They must be able to interpret data quicker and in new ways.
Now that you know what STEM/STEAM is, we look forward to sharing ideas with you once a month on how you can incorporate science, technology, engineering, (art) and math in to your child's daily life.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Handbells Concert

Ring in the holiday season wit the Bells of the Cascades, Oregon's premier community hand bell
ensemble.  They will perform a wide range of hand bell music, including secular, sacred, and popular pieces.  This fun dynamic group transforms age-old bell-ringing traditions into a unique musical event.  This melodious cheer takes place on Tuesday December 17th at 7:30 p.m.  The show is expected to run until 8:30 p.m. and will be held in the Burgess Community Room.  This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sensational Snowflakes

No two snowflakes are the same. That most certainly will be the case when you create your own unique snowflake artwork to decorate your house for winter. Join us for this Sunday's Weekend Adventure, Sensational Snowflakes, December 8 from 1:30 to 2:30 in the Puett Room.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Purchasing tablets, ereaders, and MP3 players

With the holiday shopping season upon us, many people are interested in purchasing personal technology items such as tablets, ereaders, and MP3 players.  Do you know what kinds of qualities you are looking for in such a device?  Or are you looking for specific features for a child or someone elderly?  Look no further.  The Kansas State Library has put together a great resource on choosing the right piece of personal technology for you or for a loved one.  Visit http://kslib.info/devices and choose the appropriate device you are interested in to learn more about available products. 

And once you've purchased your device, be sure to check out Library2Go to download FREE ebooks, music, and movies from the library!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SUPER TUESDAY: Leapin' Louie

December has just begun, so why not start the month off right with our next SUPER TUESDAY event!  On Tuesday December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room, Master entertainer, Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein will be joining us for some high-energy comedy with lasso tricks, juggling, magic, and more!  This is one show you won't want to miss.  This guy is fantastic!!!