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.