Wednesday, December 31, 2014

All Ages Anime

We're welcoming the New Year on Friday, January 2nd from 2-4 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room with Japanese animation, snacks and crafts for all ages! Join us for a screening of Studio Ghibli's classic My Neighbor Totoro. If you haven't yet explored the amazing world of Ghibli films and books, please do. The movies are fantastical, beautiful, creative, and much more gentle than the typical American kids movie. Grown ups love the films too, for their sense of wonder, nostalgia and cultural information. Check out one of our offerings, and join the fun!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lego® Construction Zone

Maybe you're a future engineer. Maybe you're a kid who likes to build. Or maybe, you're just looking for something fun to do on a Sunday afternoon! Drop by the Puett Room December 28 and build amazing creations. We’ll supply the blocks, you bring imagination. The fun begins at 1:30 and lasts until 3:00.

Friday, December 19, 2014

I Spy Pete the Cat

What is blue, has two pointy ears and says, “It’s all good”? Pete the Cat of course!  He’ll be moving along and singing his song in a new spot every day beginning December 21, 2014 through Sunday January 4, 2015. Your skills of observation will earn you a small prize!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Let it Shine!

It's getting dark out there!
Light up the darkest days with something shiny! Join us this Saturday from 1:30-2:30 to make shining star ornaments, sparkly beaded necklaces & shimmering snowflakes. Or spend the whole hour with a stapler, making the longest paper chain in history!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hooray for Unicorns!

Kids today are so incredibly lucky that so many wonderful books have been published within recent years that cover a multitude of topics.  I remember growing up thinking that Unicorns were special creatures containing a lot of magic and mystery.  Unfortunately there were no books available on the subject of unicorns (that I was aware of) that shared this same sense of wonder.  But now, I am pleased to share some fun and AWESOME unicorn books that do just that!  Check these out today!  (You'll be glad you did!)

  Unicorn Thinks He Is Pretty Great (Picture Book)
by Bob Shea
If you've got a youngster at home who loves unicorns and rainbow colors AND sparkles, this is the perfect book! At first, Goat envies Unicorn because he goes around acting like a show-off.  But then Goat Admires Unicorn and eventually the two become friends.

Uni The Unicorn (Picture Book)
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Uni the Unicorn believes that little girls are real, despite her unicorn friends and family insisting that don't exist.  Fun retro style illustrations mimic that of vintage Golden Books while giving Uni beautiful grace.

Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle (Juvenile Graphic Novel)
by Dana Simpson
Phoebe has no choice, but to believe in unicorns in this brand new and adventurous graphic novel. Lots of reviewers are comparing this friendship to that of Calvin and Hobbs.  I couldn't agree more!

Lily The Unicorn (Picture Book)
by Dallas Clayton
Lily the unicorn teaches her new pal, Roger the penguin, that it's fun to try new things.  Dive right in to experience a lot of fun!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Celtic Winter Solstice

Embrace the warmth of the season with The Stomptowners, a dynamic group featuring traditional Irish instruments, voice, and foot percussion.  They will dance and play ancient carols and traditional tunes of the Celtic winter solstice.  All ages are welcome to come join in the fun on Tuesday December 16th, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.

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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

STEAM Saturday

Did you know that solving puzzles strengthens cognition abilities? Being able to solve puzzles is the same part of the brain that works math and music as well. So, to celebrate this fact, here's a puzzle for you.

'We eat what we can, and we can what we can't.'
Can you explain who could make this statement?

To find out the answer, check out the book The Puzzle Emporium Presents Amazing Brain Teasers: mathematical diversions, lateral thinking puzzles, riddles, conundrums, and more by Erwin Brecher.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Staff Picks Are Coming to a Library Near You!

A great thing about working at the Tigard Public Library is working with a staff full of readers. Coworkers are always sharing interesting titles with each other.  Now, we want to share them with you!  Beginning today, Wednesday, December 10, find out what books have enthralled, entertained and energized library staff.  Look for the staff picks displays in the Children’s Room and on the second floor near the top of the stairs. The selections are as diverse as the staff!  Read a staff pick today!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Super Tuesday: The Curt Show

Want to witness come SERIOUS funny juggling?  Look no further!  Local juggling mastermind Curtis Carlyle will be here on Tuesday December 9th at 6:30 p.m. to combine some very serious juggling with a giggle-worthy comedy show.  Need to warm up your funny bone?  So stopy by the Burgess Community Room and warm up your insides!

Friday, December 5, 2014

What Fun Washi Tape

Looking for some fun that will stick? Join us December 7 from 1:30-2:30 for What Fun Washi Tape! We’ll make bookmark people, garlands, decorate journal covers and much more! This program is best for ages 5 and up.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Annual Mitten Tree

This year we are celebrating the 18th annual Mitten Tree here at the library!  Throughout the month of December, bring new hats, scarves and gloves to decorate the branches of the tree, located inside the Puett Room. The Good Neighbor Center will give them to homeless families in Washington County. The Mitten Tree is Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library.