Saturday, December 26, 2015

All Ages Anime

Help us ring in the New Year with our annual All Ages Anime event on Tuesday, December 29! The whole family is invited to watch When Marnie Was There (PG), the latest film from Studio Ghibli, and enjoy Japanese crafts and snacks.

In When Marnie Was There, an emotionally distant girl is sent to live with relatives in the countryside. There she discovers and becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and a mysterious resident that may or may not be real.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

December LEGO® Construction Zone

Calling all future engineers and mathmeticians! 
Drop in to work on your LEGO® creations with other builders and give our race track a spin!  We'll supply all the building blocks; you bring the creativity!  This month we'll play on Sunday December 27th at 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Puett Room and kids ages 5 and up are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Reindeer Crafts

Come celebrate the first day of winter break by making some reindeer crafts!  We'll have all the supplies ready for you to make some fun stuff to take home and enjoy for the season.  Please join us on Saturday December 19th, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Puett Room.  Kids of all ages are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Concert

Enjoy a rare FREE holiday concert by popular contemporary violinist, Aaron Meyer.  Feel the magic of the season with this unique, cutting-edge music.  Meyer's holiday concerts are a Portland tradition.  Join us Saturday December 12th at 2 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  All ages are welcome to attend.

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

Sunday, December 6, 2015

en Taiko

en Taiko, the Youth Japanese Taiko Drum Ensemble will be performing at our December 8th Super Tuesday event at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  This group of youth musicians carries on an ancient Japanese tradition as they combine traditional Japanese-style taiko with the marimba resulting in a dynamic performance.  Then experience taiko drumming for yourself after the program!  All ages are welcome to attend.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Calling All Super Readers!

Sign-up now for the Winter semester of the Super Readers Book Club.

There are a few spaces still available for the Winter Semester of Super Readers. Super Readers is for children in grades 4-6. We read and discuss one book per month, and do a fun project or activity at each meeting. Meeting dates are Tuesdays, January 12, February 9, March 8, and April 12 from 4-5 pm.

Please come to the children's desk at the library to register your child and pick up the first book! Children may only attend one semester in order to allow more children to participate in the program. All books have been generously donated by the Friends of the Tigard Public Library for each participant to keep their book.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Knitting Stories

In honor of our upcoming annual Mitten Tree and winter, it would be appropriate to share books about knitting, yarn, and keeping warm.  Here's a list of some fun and sweet stories to share with a little one you love this season:

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.  Also, check out the audio/kit version of the book too!

Knit Together by Angela Dominguez
A sweet story of a mother and daughter drawing and knitting together, ending with a collaborative creation.  Artsy moms and their kids will appreciate this ode to arts-and-crafts.

Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story by Deborah Hopkinson
When his father leaves to fight in World War I, Mikey joins the Central Park Knitting Bee to help knit clothing for soldiers overseas.

Knitty Kitty by David Elliott
Knitty Kitty is knitting a scarf, a hat, and some mittens for her kittens, but when night falls and the snow comes down, the kittens request a blanket to keep them warm Knitty Kitty has a better idea.

Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz
As a shy boy, Raffi is a loner and teased at school until one day he discovers knitting and decides to make a scarf for his father and a cape for the prince in the school play.

The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner
Ruthie Tober's family is known for the beautiful, warm mittens they knit so when she and her mother meet a deaf woman and her baby and give them shelter, Ruthie decides to design very special mittens for them.

Snowy Sunday by Phyllis Root
One very snowy Sunday, snowflakes as big as balls of wool are falling on Bonnie Bumble's farm. The cow, the duck, the hens, and even Spot the dog are all shivery and cold. Bonnie doesn't like seeing all of her farm animals freezing.  So she gets busy with needles and wool and knits and knits--hats and scarves, beak-warmers and tail-warmers.

Monday, November 30, 2015

19th Annual Mitten Tree

Throughout the month of December, the Mitten Tree will be up in the Puett Room and ready to be decorated with donations of new scarves, hats, and mittens. 

For the past 18 years, library patrons have kept hands and hearts warm by donating over 3,608 items to the Good Neighbor Center in Tigard!  Items donated will be distributed to people experiencing homelessness in Washington County.

 Let’s give our neighbors the gift of warmth this season!
The Mitten Tree is generously provided by Friends of the Tigard Public Library.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Amber's Favorite Seek and Find Picture Books

To celebrate the end of Picture Book Month, I wanted to share some of my favorite picture books that have a seek-and-find element to them. You've probably seen the I Spy books. But have you seen In the Town, All Year 'Round? For every season, there are characters to spot and story lines to follow. Turning the pages brings you through each part of town, from the country to the town center. You can watch the kindergarten building being constructed, the pond at the park ice over for skating, and friendly relationships forming over time.

When I was a kid, there was nothing more absorbing than a thorough read of Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo. Nobody knows environmental print better than Mercer Mayer, who inserts biplanes creating "brush your teeth" skywriting and flashy signs advertising one way tours the edge of nowhere at every brushstroke.

And if lovely artwork is what you need to make it through another search for a hidden object, check out Britta Teckentrup's spotting books. They are packed with cute animals and soft, rich colors. Happy hunting!

Friday, November 27, 2015


 Bring the entire family to the Library Community Room Sunday, November 29 from 2-4 p.m. for some serious all ages crafting fun!  Make useful, beautiful and gift-worthy projects for family and friends.

Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Oregon State v. Oregon

On Friday November 27th, the Beavers will try to avenge last year's loss to the Ducks in this year's 119th Civil War rivalry in Eugene.  Can't make it down to watch the game at Autzen Stadium?  Join us for a big-screen showing of the game, starting with kick-off at 12:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kari's Favorite Picture Books!

Slugs by David Greenberg was an all-time childhood favorite of mine. It is a perfect mix of delightfully gross and disgustingly hilarious. In rhyming verse, Greenberg imagines more and more creative and horrible things people can do to the slimy slug while Victoria Chess's illustrations make you want to laugh and cringe at the same time. My favorite part of the book however, comes when the slugs take their revenge!

The basis for the 2007 film Meet the Robinsons, A Day With WilburRobinson by William Joyce was another childhood favorite of mine. A search for Wilbur's grandfather's false teeth leads the reader through the strange and fantastical world of the Robinson family. What I really enjoyed about the book as a young reader was that most of the action and humor took place in the illustrations. For example, the text merely mentions Cousin Pete walking the cats, but the accompanying illustration enlightens careful readers to the fact that the cats in question are in fact tigers. These delightful and often humorous details kept me coming back to re-read the story again and again to look for details I might have missed! 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

What's the title of that book again?

Oh yeah. It's How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me From Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel, by Jennifer Brown. I may not always correctly remember the title of this book, but the story itself is very memorable!

Luke is depressed and angry because his big brother, Rob, is abandoning him to become a Marine (hence the "traitor" part of the title). He doesn't really want to do anything other than play Alien Onslaught with his online friend, Randy.

Luke's Life Skills teacher, Mr. Perry, specifically seeks him out to join the Forest Shade Middle School robotics team (hence the "robots" part of the title). Considering Forest Shade is the losingest middle school in history, Luke doesn't think the team has a chance at winning, and plus, he would much rather slaughter aliens with Randy. But he doesn't have much choice when Mr. Perry ropes his dad into his plans to recruit Luke.

So Luke joins the robotics team, and to his horror learns that the scariest guy in school, Lunchbox Jones (hence the "Lunchbox Jones" part of the title) is part of the team, and so is the meanest girl, Missy the Cruel (hence the "Missy the Cruel" part of the title).

Does Luke dare to team up with these two and the other ragtag team of kids? Will this ragtag team indeed be able to build a robot to the point that it could possibly stand up in competition? And what makes Lunchbox Jones so scary, anyway?

Friday, November 20, 2015

November LEGO® Construction Zone

Sunday November 22nd will be our next LEGO® Construction Zone.  Come build your own LEGO creations with other builders.  We'll supply all the building blocks.  You bring your creativity!  We'll build 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Puett Room and kids ages 5 and up are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

International Games Day

On Saturday November 21st, more than 1,000 libraries around the world will celebrate the 8th annual International Games Day @ Your Library.  So bring the whole gang to play it up with board games, card games, and more, 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Puett Room.  The whole family is invited to come have fun!

Monday, November 16, 2015

My Favorite Picture Books

Remember this book? We librarians tend to avoid recommending books that are tied into other media, but this was a favorite when I was a kid and it still holds up today. When Grover notices the title, he becomes profoundly anxious about the monster at the end and proceeds to devise strategies that will prevent the reader from moving forward in the book. The reader turns a page, and Grover nails the next page down. When, in spite of Grover's efforts, the reader easily turns that page, Grover builds a brick wall. When the next page is turned, Grover asks the reader, "Did you know that your are very strong?" Grover's anxiety and antics intensify as each page is turned, until finally the big reveal at the end of the book.

This is the first book I can remember reading that spoke directly to me, that prompted me to interact with the characters. Now I read it to my kids and, just as with Hervé Tulet's Press Here, they are delighted with it's interactive elements. And I get to act melodramatic while I'm reading it, so, win-win.

Graeme Base's Animalia is another favorite for it's interactive elements. In fact, all of Base's books contain some sort of visual mystery to solve or hidden pictures. Animalia is an alphabet book with pages packed with items and creatures that suit each letter. This is a great one to build vocabulary long after the alphabet is learned, and it's super for kids who can't get enough I Spy and Where's Waldo books. The illustrations are stunning, the text is poetic, and the allusions are clever. You Whovians out there may be sharp enough to spot a little "easter egg" hidden on the dragon page above.

If, like me, you love books that share secrets with attentive readers, you may also enjoy the works of Jan Brett and Janell Cannon. Both authors garnish the pages of their beautifully illustrated books with tiny pictures depicting behind-the-scenes story lines. Awesome.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Becoming Nicole

Wayne Maines was a man's man who was raised in a rural community with conservative, moral values. His wife, Kelly, came from a similar background. After multiple miscarriages, the opportunity to adopt fell into their laps. And when they found out they were having twins, they couldn't have been happier.

Wayne dreamed of the day when his identical twin sons, Jonas and Wyatt, would be old enough to experience the male bonding that goes along with hunting and fishing. Jonas seemed right on track to help him fulfill this dream. But from the age of 2, Wyatt began to show signs that the dream may never come true. As the years passed, it became apparent that Wyatt was not like most boys. Though Kelly followed Wyatt's lead and supported him every step of the way, Wayne just could not bring himself to terms with the idea that one of his sons may actually be his daughter. Until he realized that he really had no choice.

Through bullying, discrimination, court orders, lawsuits, counseling, medical interventions and family growth, Wyatt became Nicole, the girl she had always been.

In my opinion, the one weakness of the book is the way the author refers to Nicole as being "born a boy." She never was a boy. She was assigned male at birth but was always a girl. Becoming Nicole, by Amy Ellis Nutt, is a look at the transformation of a family, and in a way, a community and even a country. It also is a great source of information regarding the science of being transgender and the way the American culture and other cultures view transgender people.

Friday, November 13, 2015

And Now...MY Favorite Picture Books

So many pictures books, so little space. Here are just a few of my favorites off the top of my head.

The Book with No Pictures, by B. J. Novak
Exclamation Mark, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Family Book, by Todd Parr
Bark, George, by Jules Feiffer
Press Here, by Herve Tullet
Owl Babies, by Martin Waddell
Moo!, by David LaRochelle

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dr. Torley's Terrific Trek Through the Universe

Join us for the our final Virtual Planetarium Show Series with Dr. Torley's Terrific Trek through the Universe on Friday November 13th, 7-8 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  All ages are welcome to attend as Dr. Roy Torley takes you on a tour in his starship of the imagination to the far reaches of the universe.  Visit galaxies, black holes, double stars, and more! 
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

AAP Screen Time Guidelines Update

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is updating theirscreen time guidelines in 2016. The updates are science-driven and come from work done by leading social science, neuroscience and media researchers, educators, pediatricians, and other partner organizations to evaluate the available data, identify research gaps, and provide practical advice to caregivers based on evidence.

Below are the key messages for parents that emerged from their work (copied and pasted from here). The updated AAP screen time guidelines will be available in 2016.

Digital life begins at a young age, and so must parental guidance. Children who are “growing up digital” should learn healthy concepts of digital citizenship.

*Media is just another environment. Children do the same things they have always done, only virtually. Like any environment, media can have positive and negative effects.

*Parenting has not changed. The same parenting rules apply to your children’s real and virtual environments. Play with them. Set limits; kids need and expect them. Teach kindness. Be involved. Know their friends and where they are going with them.

*Role modeling is critical. Limit your own media use, and model online etiquette. Attentive parenting requires face time away from screens.

*We learn from each other. Neuroscience research shows that very young children learn best via two-way communication. “Talk time” between caregiver and child remains critical for language development. Passive video presentations do not lead to language learning in infants and young toddlers. The more media engender live interactions, the more educational value they may hold (e.g., a toddler chatting by video with a parent who is traveling). Optimal educational media opportunities begin after age 2, when media may play a role in bridging the learning achievement gap.

*Content matters. The quality of content is more important than the platform or time spent with media. Prioritize how your child spends his time rather than just setting a timer.

*Curation helps. More than 80,000 apps are labeled as educational, but little research validates their quality (Hirsh-Pasek, K. Psych Science 2015; 16:3-34 Google Scholar). An interactive product requires more than “pushing and swiping” to teach. Look to organizations like Common Sense Media ( that review age-appropriate apps, games and programs.

*Co-engagement counts. Family participation with media facilitates social interactions and learning. Play a video game with your kids. Your perspective influences how your children understand their media experience. For infants and toddlers, co-viewing is essential.

*Playtime is important. Unstructured playtime stimulates creativity. Prioritize daily unplugged playtime, especially for the very young.

*Set limits. Tech use, like all other activities, should have reasonable limits. Does your child’s technology use help or hinder participation in other activities?

*It’s OK for your teen to be online. Online relationships are integral to adolescent development. Social media can support identity formation. Teach your teen appropriate behaviors that apply in both the real and online worlds. Ask teens to demonstrate what they are doing online to help you understand both content and context.

*Create tech-free zones. Preserve family mealtime. Recharge devices overnight outside your child’s bedroom. These actions encourage family time, healthier eating habits and healthier sleep.

*Kids will be kids. Kids will make mistakes using media. These can be teachable moments if handled with empathy. Certain aberrations, however, such as sexting or posting self-harm images, signal a need to assess youths for other risk-taking behaviors.

Friday, November 6, 2015

My Favorite Picture Books

In celebration of November Picture Book Month, some of the Youth Services staff will write posts regarding their favorite picture books.  They may share one, two, or even more!  It all depends upon what tickles their fancy, as we all have many faves. I have many picture favorites.  Here's some that reign at the top of my list:

My favorite picture book growing up was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. As a child, I had a paperback copy and it was well loved.  I just adored the short pages with the little holes bitten through each page, and as the caterpillar ate more, the quantity of food increased and more holes in the pages were made.  By the time he got to the big green leaf, he felt so much better...and so did I!  I just couldn't get enough of that book!  Now I own a hard back and it gets well used too!

As an adult, one of my favorite picture books to read at story time is Duck on a Bike by David Shannon.  I love how duck goes around to each animal on the farm and asks them if they want to ride a bike.  All the animals think he's foolish and such a show-off.  Its not until all the animals realize they can ride bikes too.  The art work in this animal fantasy makes the barn yard menagerie so realistic.

Another favorite I have as an adult is Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown.  This is another book I love reading out loud to preschoolers.  I just LOVE how reality is turned around by an animal wanting a child as a pet.  And how the mama bear tells her bear child that they want a pet, they must take care of it all the time.  A hard lesson is learned, but its just so humorous!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November is Picture Book Month

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.  In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. 

Stop by the Children's Room at the library during the month and take a look at our display of Librarian's favorite Picture Books.  All of the books on display are available for check out.  Also take a peek at our cube display case outside of the Puett Room.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Recycling and Sustainability Workshop

Can I recycle THAT???  Find out at our recycling and sustainability workshop on Wednesday November 4th, 6-8:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  Master recycler, Laura Baldschun will present a workshop on common and not-so-common recyclable materials and how to reduce, reuse, and lighten your footprint on the world by eliminating waste.  All ages are welcome to attend.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Harvest Puppet Show!

Penny's Puppets Presents: Gourdenia's Harvest Festival on Tuesday November 3rd at 6:30 p.m.  Come explore the garden with your puppet host Gourdenia as the fall harvest is in full swing.  Enjoy plenty of songs, laughter, and silliness to celebrate the season.  The show is open to all ages and will be held in the Burgess Community Room.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Family Story Time Costume Parade 2015, Part 2

I just can't help it. I have to share more of the cuteness!

Family Story Time Costume Parade 2015 favorite day of the year has passed again. Here are some highlights of this year's costume parade.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Celebration

Join our Día de los Muertos event, where we will celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Listen to stories, make projects and decorate sugar skulls. Enjoy hot cocoa and pan de muerto, too! It's happening on Sunday, November 1st, 1:30–2:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room and All ages are welcome to attend!

El Día de los Muertos es un momento para celebrar y recordar a los seres queridos que han fallecido. Escuche historias, hagan proyectos y decoren calaveras de azúcar. Disfrute de chocolate caliente y pan de muerto, también! Domingo, 1 de noviembre | 1:30–2:30 p.m. | Centro de Comunidad Burgess | Para todas las edades

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Roy's Royal Romp Through the Solar System

Join us for our next Virtual Planetarium Show Series with Roy's Royal Romp through the Solar System on Friday October 30th, 7-8 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  All ages are welcome as Dr. Torley takes you on a tour above the earth, to the moon, Mars, Jupiter, the rings of Saturn and a few other places in our solar system.  The good doctor guarantees you a safe trip home! 
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

6th Annual Family Story Time Costume Parade

Join us this Friday, October 30 at 10:15 or 11:15 in the Puett Room for our 6th Annual Family Story Time Costume Parade. We will get together for a regular story time, and then go trick-or-treating around the library after. Don't worry, grown-ups, no candy will be handed out! This is the one story time of the year that I do not limit the number of participants. It would take a pretty mean librarian to turn away a kid in a costume!

5th Annual Costume Parade

5th Annual Costume Parade

Monday, October 26, 2015

Levy Proposal - Library Levy Replacement

A library levy affecting all libraries in Washington County will be on the November ballot. The levy, Measure 34-235, will replace a five-year levy that expires in June 2016. As a member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), the Tigard Public Library receives one-third of its funding from the existing levy.

Passage of the measure would allow the Tigard Library to open on Thursdays to serve the community. It has been closed on that day since 2012 because of city budget cutbacks.

The levy would support several services for Tigard and other libraries throughout the county such as:
  • reading programs for children,
  • purchasing books, e-books and other materials
  • continuing to offer library information and technology resources for job-seekers.
Tigard and other libraries would likely reduce services and hours if the levy does not pass.  Other possible reductions for Tigard would be purchasing fewer books and other materials and reducing the number of programs. The rate would be 22 cents, per $1,000 of assessed value, an increase of 5 cents over the current rate.  If approved, it would be the first rate increase since 2006.  In 2016, homeowners with an average assessed value of $255,408 would pay about $56 per year, or $14 more than paid in 2015.

To learn more about the levy, please visit the WCCLS Levy Replacement PageFrequently asked questions can be read here.

Please Note: The library is not a ballot drop-off site, however ballots may be dropped off in the ballot drop box located at City Hall near the Skate Park.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The future is now the past

Just want to show off the AWESOME DeLorean that helped make our Back to the Future program a success on October 21, 2015. For those of you who don't know, Wednesday was the day 30 years in the future that Marty McFly arrived. A special thanks to Ben Berry for letting us sit in, climb all over, take pictures with, and just enjoy his car!

Library Staff from Left to Right David, Becky, Lisa and Molly
Little Ol'Me

Saturday, October 24, 2015

October LEGO® Construction Zone

Calling all future engineers and mathmeticians!  Drop in to work on your LEGO® creations with other builders and give our race track a spin!  We'll supply all the building blocks; you bring the creativity!  This month we'll play on Sunday October 25th at 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Puett Room and kids ages 5 and up are welcome to attend.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Tualatin Valley Community Band Concert

The Tualatin Valley Community Band is composed of volunteers who have played musical instruments in high school, college, and other groups.  They will share songs of the season, some spooky and some sweet.  Wear a costume for this family-friendly event on Sunday October 25th at 3:00 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.

Monday, October 19, 2015

What's special about October 21, 2015?

Today is the day 30 years in the future when Marty McFly arrives! Watch family-friendly clips from the movie, try your hand at some trivia, compare the different eras that Marty visits, enjoy the future coloring station, dance like it's 1955, even see a real DeLorean! There will be photo opportunities with the car and with Marty's vest. Collect a prize if you come in costume. This program will have something for everyone, no matter your age. Join us in the Community Room this Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:00.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It's Book Sale Time!

It's time for the annual fall Friends of the Tigard Library Book Sale!!!  Stop by the Burgess Community Room during these times:

Friday October 16, 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday October 17, 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday October 18, 11 :00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Bag Sale Day!)

Get more bang for your bucks with very discounted used book prices and support the library at the same time!  Also, stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up your 50 cents off coupon!!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

October is Anti-Bullying Month

October is a very important time because it's National Anti-bullying month. Horton the Elephant wants to remind you to "Dare to Care". Because after all "A person's a person no matter how small!"

Stop by the children's desk at the library and we would be more than happy to show you books on the topic of bullying for children and for parents.

Here's a couple of website resources too:

 STOMP Out Bullying™  To encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.

Stop Help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community. National Bullying Prevention Center Make bullying prevention a movement that touches every community. Share information about the event through website updates; posts on social media channels; articles in newspapers, magazines, and online publications; or just connecting with someone in person.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) collection of resources for families, teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law enforcement personnel on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent bullying

Saturday, October 10, 2015

4th Annual Star Wars Reads Day

TODAY, Saturday October 10th marks the 4th annual Star Wars Reads Day!!!  This year the library is playing it low-key for this annual world event with a special display and take-home activity sheets.  Celebrate all things Star Wars by checking out some Star Wars books from the library collection, reading the books, and coloring your color sheets!  May the Force be with you!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Dog Safety School

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, join us this Sunday, October 11 from 1:30 to 2:30 in the Puett Room to learn from a Humane Society educator about how to stay safe around dogs. Practice what you learn with real-live trained therapy dogs and then make dog and cat toys to either donate to the Humane Society or take to your own fuzzies at home.

Blue Bell will be there!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Drop-In Fridays, October 9

School's Out on Friday, October 9th!!!  Want something fun to do on a day with no school?  Stop by the  Puett Room for games and projects, from 2 to 4 p.m.  All ages are welcome!


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.