Thursday, December 22, 2016

All Ages Animation

Looking for something to do during the break? Something festive and fun and relaxing and entertaining for the whole family ? We got you covered. Come on down to the Burgess Community Room on Friday, December 30 from 3-5 p.m., featuring Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) on the big screen. We'll also welcome the new year with Japanese snacks, crafts and activities. Be there!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I Spy Fly Guy!

Remember when we had the Frog Prince and Pete the Cat hidden in the children's room in the past?  This winter break we have Fly Guy hiding out in the children's room!  From December 17-31, when you come to the library, look around the children's room and see if you can spy where Fly Guy is hiding.  Then check to see what he's reading.  Come to the children's desk and let us know where you found him and what book he is reading that day.  Then claim a little prize!  He'll be in a new hiding spot each day and reading a different book too, so be sure to hunt for him each time you visit until the end of the year!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December Puppet Show!

Join us for our next Super Tuesday event where Penny's Puppets will present The Gingerbread Man on December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  Watch and be entertained as Granny gets lonely and decides to make a gingerbread man from a magical cookie recipe.  But then, oops!  She leaves him in the oven too long and a fun adventure begins!  All ages are welcome to attend this mini-musical modern-day twist on an endearing folktale.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Building a Home Library

Needing some gift giving suggestions this season?  Trying to build a home library for your child?  Not sure what titles to include?  The Association for Library Service to Children in cooperation with the Children's Book Council have collaborated to create lists that will prove to be very helpful in selecting book titles for the young ones in your life that are proven to be high quality literature.  Each of their "Building a Home Library" bibliographies are age specific that will be developmentally appropriate to that age group.  The two-aged book lists (in PDF format) include:

For Children Ages 0-3
For Children Ages 4-7
For Children Ages 8-11
For Children Ages 12-14

If you would like to preview a title before you decide to purchase it, please feel free to stop by the library and check it out!  We'll be happy to help!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Redeem Your WCCLS Passports!

Now is the time to redeem your WCCLS Passport to be entered into the countu drawing for amazing prizes!  Anytime during December 1-16, 2016, please present your WCCLS Passport at the Children's or Adult Reference desk inside the library.  Show the librarian how many libraries you had stamp your passport and earn a drawing slip for each stamped page.  Fill out the drawing slip(s) and we'll add them to the county wide prize drawing!  Passport random drawing prizes include: An Apple iPad Air 2, Classic Film Series tickets to the Sherwood Center for the Arts, Family Matinee Series tickets to the Sherwood Center for the Arts, a Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Conestoga Party (a kids party for 10), passes to the Pittock Mansion, Wine Tasting  for two to Blooming Hill Vineyard and WCCLS Book Bag with 40th Anniversary swag.  For more information, visit  The prize drawing will be held at the WCCLS headquarters office in Hillsboro on December 20th.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mitten Tree

Throughout the month of December, bring new hats, scarves and gloves to decorate the branches of our 20th annual Mitten Tree located in the Library Puett Room. 
The Good Neighbor Center will give them to families who are experiencing homelessness in Washington County.
Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard 
Public Library

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mega Crafts!

Mark Sunday, November 27th on your calendar and bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun in the Burgess Community Room!  

From 2-4 p.m. artists both young and young at heart will be making useful and beautiful gift worthy projects to take home for the holidays. All supplies provided just bring your imagination and have fun.

Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Public Library

Monday, November 21, 2016

WCCLS 40th Anniversary News

In case you haven't heard, Washington County Cooperative Library Services is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year!  To celebrate this major milestone, Library Passports have been created for Washington County residents so they can visit libraries across the county and get their passport stamped.  For each library you visit and get a stamp, it makes you eligible to enter a prize drawing full of really nice items such Apple iPad Air 2, film tickets to the Sherwood Center for the Arts, passes to the Pittock Mansion, a wine tasting, and plus others!  Passports can be stamped from now until December 16, 2017.

Can't make it to multiple libraries?  That's OK too.  Mascots from each Washington County library got together and toured multiple libraries within the cooperative.  They had their photos taken which was a lot of fun for them (and us) which resulted in this slideshow of their adventures.

Want to get in on some more fun?  Tonight, the library is hosting a musical concert for adults.  Kora: Music of West Africa.  Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora's musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.  The concert will be held in the Burgess Community Room at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Life-Sized Games

Missed the last Life-Sized Candyland program? You needn't fret, because it's back, bigger and better than before for International Games Day! Not only will you have the chance to be the playing piece on a giant Candyland game board, but you can also try your hand at Battleship, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Connect Four all in the large scale. And while you're waiting for your turn in the big leagues, play some good ol' regular-sized games.

Saturday, November 19
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Burgess Community Room
All Ages

Well, OK, it may not be quite as fancy as this one from, but it's still pretty cool 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Release Party

Calling Harry Potter Fans Ages 10 and Up!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hie the movie theaters in November, and we're having a party to celebrate its release.  Test your Hogwarts knowledge in our trivia game while enjoying wizardly snacks and creating beastly crafts.  Be sure to dress in costume so you can enter the costume contest for a prize!

WHEN: Wednesday November 16, 2017
TIME: 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Burgess Community Room
WHO: For ages 10 and up

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Encouraging the doodling in your pre-writer

Do you have an older sibling who can read and write along with a younger sibling who wishes they could read and write like the older one?  Here's the perfect picture book about a younger sibling who wished he would write words  and a story just like his older sibling.  In A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen and Mike Lowery (Kids Can Press, 2016), the little brother doesn't know how to spell, create words, or write a story.  BUT his older sister encourages him with how EASY it is by just writing one letter and a bunch of scribbles and doodles.  She then walks him through the process of a story arc, with the beginning, middle, and end.  While brother doesn't fill out an entire sheet of paper full of words, it is OK, because he "wrote" it in such a way that he could tell the story and it makes sense to him.  He then goes on to share his story at school during show-and-tell.  This picture book is spot-on to encourage writing and creativity in emergent writers and to help teach what words, writing, and print is.  And Watch the book trailer on youtube to get a sneak peek of what's inside!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November is Picture Book Month!

November is Picture Book MonthPicture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November each year. To celebrate, please stop by the children's room at the library and check out our display of recommended picture books from the Youth Services Staff.  So take a peek and see what your favorite librarian's favorite picture books are!  Please feel free to grab any of the books from the display, check them out, and read them to your youngster!  Share the love of a picture book today!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Magic Show!

Come one, come all, to a magic show filled with wonder, laughs, music, and authentic prestidigitation! You won't believe your eyes as Alexander, Master of Marvels, makes objects appear, vanish, then reappear! Be amazed as he performs the unique and awe-inspiring library trick!  It's all happening on Tuesday November 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  All ages are welcome to attend!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Highlights from 7th Annual Costume Parade

I just don't think I can handle all the cuteness! Here are just some samples. We got a ton of pics, so if you want to look for your kids, let me know.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tualatin Valley Community Band Concert

Tualatin Valley Community Band presents "Songs of the Season" on Sunday October 30th, 2016 at 3-4 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  The band made up of local community members will share and play songs of the season.  Some will be spooky and some will be sweet!  And, we highly encourage you all to wear your Halloween costumes at this family-friendly event!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

7th Annual Family Story Time Costume Parade

Join us this Friday, October 28 at 10:15 or 11:15 in the Puett Room for our annual costume parade in Family Story Time. We will have our regular story time and then trick-or-treat for non-edible treats throughout the library. For this day only, I do not limit how many people come to story time.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Portland Opera to Go: Hansel and Gretel

On Saturday October 22 at 2:30 p.m., Portland Opera's touring troupe present a live presentation of the Grimm Brother's well known fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.  This performance will be an adapted 50-minute English-language version of the original 100+ minute German opera by Engelbert Humperdink, which will make for a perfect musical experience for children!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Lighten Up!

Hey, it’s time to lighten up! Winter is coming…Will your kids be walking and biking in the dark? If they are 10-14, they can join us to customize their backpacks, jackets, bikes, etc. with reflective materials, and create LED accessories to brighten their way. They can even make a jack-o-lantern light! Registration is required, so call 503-718-2656 or stop by the Children’s Reference Desk to sign up.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Annual Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Tigard Library will be having their annual fall used book sale on October 14th through 16th, which will be held in the Burgess Community Room.  Stop by for great prices on books, DVD's, music, and more!  Proceeds from the sale benefit library programs. 

Shopping dates and times:
Friday October 14, 9am-5pm
Saturday October 15, 9am-5pm
BAG SALE: Sunday October 16, 11am-3pm

And when you stop by the library between now and October 15th, be sure to go to the Circulation Desk and pick up a coupon worth 50 cents off your purchase during the sale! (Unfortunately, the coupon is not good for the BAG SALE.)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Crank it Up! Moving Sculptures Workshop

Sunday, October 9 
1:30-3:00 p.m
*All ages

Join us for some S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, and math) fun as we experiment with making moving sculptures (automata) using the elements of simple machines. Stick with this challenging project to create a unique piece of art!

*This program is all ages but the automata project may be very challenging for kids under 8. Younger participants can experiment with creating 3 dimensional art using foam shapes and cardboard or work together on an automata project with an older sibling or parent!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Estate Planning for Parents with Children under 25

Whether your child is still a minor or college-age, this presentation is for YOU!
On Wednesday October 5 at 7-8:30 p.m., estate planning attorney Michelle-Shari Kruss will discuss how to determine guardianship for minor children and decide who will receive  your assets.  She will also identify important legal documents to assist your college students with financial and medical decisions.  This event is intended for an adult audience.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Super Tuesday Clown Show with Live Animals!

Join us on Tuesday October 4th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room as we will be entertained by Eartha The Ecological Clown as she presents "The Magic of Planet Earth"!  Eartha is a very unique clown that teaches ecological awareness featuring her Moluccan Cockatto, "Major".  There will be other live animals, puppets, and some suprisees in her magical show.  All ages are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Reading in the Car with Motion Sickness

Growing up, I was a child who had to sit in the front seat of the car on long car rides due to motion sickness.  I've out grown that, but I am unable to read anything while traveling in a vehicle as a passenger.  As a librarian, I've heard of children who are able to read in the car while it is in motion.  But what about the kiddos in your life who are not reading on their own yet or who get motion sickness while traveling?  I do get a lot of families coming in asking for audiobooks to listen to in the car during long car rides (which I highly recommend!) 

But what about the time you have to sit and wait while the car is parked.  How do you keep your youngest entertained while waiting for an older sibling to get done with soccer practice?  Well, I just came across this article from The Children's Book Review website tackling that very topic.  The article offered three suggestions for perfect opportunities when to pass out print books to your kiddos while waiting in the car when it is not in motion:
  1. When you're sitting in the carpool lane for a while...hand over a book to your little ones.
  2. You’ve just dropped your budding musician at music lessons and there is 15 minutes to kill before your gymnast starts tumbling...pull out a book.
  3. You’re on the interstate and traffic is at a standstill..pass out the books to the backseat drivers.
And don't forget, if you ever need any reading or audiobook recommendations, please stop by the children's desk.  We are always more than happy to assist you in finding just the right book!

Monday, September 26, 2016

It's Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week 2016 is September 25 to October 1

The Banned Book Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read.  This Coalition seeks to engage communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about book censorship.  Hundreds of books are removed or challenged in schools and libraries across the U.S. each year.  The American Library Association estimates that 70-80% of challenges are never reported.  Join the library this week as we celebrate our 1st Amendment Rights by checking out a book from one of our Banned Books Week displays, located in the Children's Room, the Young Adult Room, and adult titles located near the Adult Reference Desk.  To discover books that have been banned across the country, check out this list of Frequently Challenged Books from the American Library Association.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Learn new skills with Lynda!

WCCLS is proud to announce it's latest online subscription acquisition:! is an award-winning online learning site with over 4,000 video courses in business, creative arts, and technology for your personal and professional growth.  Here you can learn from recognized industry experts.  Plus, the courses are for all skill levels.  You can learn at your own pace and earn certificates too!

Once you create your FREE account with your own login and password, you can begin to access the online video courses.  To learn more about and how to create your own profile, check out this FAQ Sheet from WCCLS.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Sometime in the maybe-not-so-faraway future, a robot named Fuzzy is starting school. Of course, just because he is the first robot student doesn't mean he's the first robot in the school. Duct cleaners, garbage emptiers, even the vice principal are all robots! In fact, Vice Principal Barbara pretty much runs the school.

Max is a big fan of robots, so when Fuzzy starts school, she rushes to meet him. She takes one look at him. He takes one look at her. He keels over and completely freezes. Oops.

After a reboot, or whatever it is you do to unfreeze a robot, Max is summoned to Robot Integration Program HQ, formerly the school's auditorium before music and drama were done away with. Now the fun and excitement begin...

Failed tests, discipline tags, robot-nappers, fuzzy logic, out-of-control robots, space travel, a little of everything.

Read Fuzzy, by Tom Angleberger (of Origami Yoda fame) and Paul Dellinger. I recommend for about 3rd to 8th grade.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Weekend Story Times

I am so happy to announce that we will be doing another weekend story time series! Join us Saturdays, September 17 through October 22 at 10:30 in the Puett Room for family story time! Bring the whole gang for stories, songs and super-duper silliness! Stay and play or participate in special activities after the program.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Beatrix Potter: Her Life & Works

Calling all adults who love children's literature!  

Terese Blanding of Billings, Montana will share the story of Beatrix Potter, the creator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other well-known books. Potter escaped the confines of a restrictive household in Victorian times to become one of England's most successful writers, naturalists, businesswomen, and sheep breeders.  Books, drawings, and other Potter memorabilia will be exhibited.  Come hear this fascinating lecture on Wednesday September 14th at 7-8 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth

Join us on Tuesday September 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room as Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth put on a high-energy show that combines interactive musical comedy with dance, sing-alongs AND ventriloquism with Peter!  Their music and personalities will charm audiences of all ages!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Annual Walk 'n' Roll to the Library

Do you walk, skate, or bike to the library?

Why not make the most of the spectacular September weather and our location along the Fanno Creek Trail by walking, biking, scooting, or skating to the library any time between Sunday September 11 through Friday September 30, 2016.

Stop by the Children's or Adult Reference desks to tell us that you walked or rolled on human powered wheels to get a small prize!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

40 Years of Facts, Fiction AND Fun!

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Washington County Cooperative Library Services throughout the county this fall. Get a passport at the Tigard Public Library and get it stamped at other WCCLS libraries to be entered into a countywide drawing for cool prizes.  The more libraries you visit, the better chances of winning.  Attend one of the Tigard Library's special 40th anniversary programs and pick up a passport there or at our Reference desks.  Attend one of these following events at the library to help celebrate 40 years with WCCLS!*

Chinese Folk Dance: Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on Saturday September 10, 2-3:30 p.m.

Tigard Family Fest: Festival of Fun with Angel Ocasio on Sunday September 11, 2-4 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead on Saturday October 29, 2-4 p.m.

Kora: Music of West Africa (for adults) on Monday November 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

*All events will be held in the Burgess Community Room and will be open 
to all ages unless specified.

Tigard Family Fest Fun at the Library!

Come visit the library during the annual Tigard Family Fest!  Have a rollicking good time with the whole family on Sunday September 11th, from 2 to 4 p.m.  First we'll have lots of fun with our favorite local kids comedian, Angel Ocasio! He'll make you laugh it up with his zany comedy show.  Then we'll have crafts and cupcakes to celebrate the City of Tigard's 55th and Washington County Cooperative Library System's 40th birthdays!  The Tigard Family Fest runs September 9th through 11th.
Visit to see the whole event lineup!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Late Author's Wish: Read to a Child

It is with a sad and heavy heart to announce that beloved author of the Llama Llama books, Anna Dewdney lost her fight to cancer over this past weekend.  Publisher's Weekly released the news on September 6, 2016 in this article.  The article/obituary requests that in lieu of having a funeral service, Anna would like for people to read to a child instead.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

TODAY is the LAST DAY to Claim Summer Reading Prizes!

TODAY, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31st is the LAST DAY to Claim Summer Reading Prizes!  Stop by the Children's Desk with your reading record to get your prize packet full of time sensitive reward coupons (Like to the Oregon State Fair and Oaks Park!) and pick out a book to keep!  The library will be open today until 9:00 p.m.

Monday, August 29, 2016

August 31st is the Last Day to Claim Your Summer Reading Prizes!

August 31st is the LAST DAY to claim your summer reading prizes!  Kids who have met their reading goals and teens who have read for 20 hours may come to the children's desk to claim their prizes.  Prizes include:
  • A FREE book of your choice
  • A coupon for a $6.50 deluxe ride bracelet to redeem at Oaks Amusement Park (Coupon valid for one visit during these dates: August 3-28, September 3-4, and September 10-11).
  • A youth admission ticket voucher to a Trail Blazer game
  • A one-day youth swim pass for the Tigard or Tualatin Swim Centers
  • And many more goodies! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Support the Library Friends!

Many of you know that the Friends of the Tigard Library offers an annual book sale (usually twice a year).  But did you know that in addition to supporting the Friends at their book sales, you can support them year round using Amazon!  That's right!  You can shop at their Store on by following this link.  Then simply log in by using your own Amazon account.  OR you can support the Friends when you shop through their AmazonSmile link. Then Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends!  Can't remember the addresses of all of those hyperlinks?  No problem, you can just go to the Friends of the Tigard Library website and and click on "SHOP" to be linked to the proper Amazon shopping links. 

Do you have used books to donate for the October book sale?  There's still time to donate them.  Just bring them into the library and drop them off at the Circulation Desk.  We will even give you a tax receipt if you like.   For details on what donations are accepted, check out the Friends of the Tigard Library Donation Page.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's Time for a Story Time Break!

Starting Monday August 22, 2016, we will be on a two-week story time break.  If you forget that we are taking some time off, no worries!  We'll have the toys out and available to play with in the Puett Room.  We will start our fall programs and story times the day after Labor Day, on Tuesday Septemer 6th.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bring Your Own Binder- Study Skills Workshop

Look at this incredibly 80s Trapper Keeper. I was looking at bindesr on Google images for this post and I saw this and was like, OMG, I use to own this! I was immediately transported back to a time when the brand of your school supplies was important and everyone in my class traded in eraser shavings. Why? I'm not sure, but I know the rare colors were the most valuable. Also, rubbing the hard metal side of a ruler against an eraser is apparently the most efficient way to produce the biggest volume of tradeable shavings. In case you need to know.

Anyway, kids. Bring Your Own Binder to our study skills workshop on Wednesday, August 24 from 5-7 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room. Folks going into grades 6-9 are welcome for this presentation by teachers from the Huntington Learning Center about tools and skills you need to be successful in school. This information will be especially useful to students entering 6th grade or 9th grade who will soon be coping with a new set of expectations at school. We'll provide some extra school supplies and snacks. Be there!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Weekend Story Time

Attention: Families who cannot make it to story times during the weekdays, join us on the weekend instead! Even if you missed the first one in July, join us for the second one on Saturday, August 20 from 10:30 to 11:30. We're going to start out by making animal masks, and then weather permitting, take our stories outside! Get ready to run, jump and play with stories and songs. We will head outside promptly at 10:45, so if you want a chance to make your mask, be sure to be punctual. We'll start out in the Puett Room.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thinker Tinker Lab: Magnets Push and Magnets Pull

Let's play with S.T.E.A.M.! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)

Join us in the Library Puett Room for our last Thinker Tinker Lab of the summer with "Magnets Push and Magnets Pull"!  It's happening on Monday, August 15th, 2-4 p.m.  All ages are welcome to attend.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August LEGO® Construction Zone

Drop in to work on making your own LEGO® creations with other builders!  We'll supply all the building blocks; you bring the creativity! Tomorrow is our last LEGO® Construction Zone for the summer.  We'll play on Sunday August 14th at 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Puett Room. Kids ages 5 and up are welcome to attend.  Come and play for a few minutes or play for the whole 90 minutes!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Towers and Turrets!

Come play with towers and turrets on Saturday August 13th.  Come design your own fantastic architectural structure using cylanders, cardboard, and lots of loose knick-knack parts.   Let your imagination and creativity flow 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Puett Room.  The possibilities will be endless!  And all ages are welcome to attend too!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Book Themed Baby Showers

Know someone in your life you need to throw a baby shower for?  Board books and children's picture books make great baby shower gifts...I gift those at baby showers all the time!  Can't think of a party theme to go with?  Check out this list of 17 book-themed baby shower ideas from HarperCollins Children's Books.  Of course all of the books have been published by HarperCollins, and that's OK because they publish great children's books!  Have fun and congratulations to the parents-to-be!

And, don't forget the library also offers Book Babies for ages 0-12 on Monday mornings at 10:15 a.m.  (However, we will be on a story time and program break staring August 22 and will resume on September 6.) PLUS, all new babies to the library (ages 0-12) can stop by the children's desk and pick up a Board Book Bundle courtesy of the Friends of the Library. It comes with a brand new board book, an early literacy book, and a rhyme booklet!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Thinker Tinker Lab - Squishy Circuits!

Monday August 8th, 2016
2-4 PM
Puett Room
All Ages

Explore circuits while letting your imagination run wild! We will use conductive and insulating dough to create art that really lights up. We will also have our Snap Circuit board and our Bee Bot out for more S.T.E.M play. 

Colorful dough will also be out and available for our youngest friends to explore and create with.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Get Out and Play!

Sunday 8/7/2016 
1:30-3:00 PM
All Ages
Join us for outdoor games on the library lawn! We will be playing mini golf, pool noodle croquet, soda bottle bowling and more! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Graphic Novel Workshop With Phil Yeh

Do you like comics? Do you like FREE COMICS! Come to our awesome Graphic Novels Workshop on Tuesday, August 2 from 4-6, featuring artist and author Phil Yeh. You'll learn something about the history of comics, and get hands-on experience drawing and writing. Phil will be giving comics away. Ages 10 and up are welcome.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Today is the LAST DAY to Sign-up for Summer Reading!

TODAY, Sunday July 31st is the LAST day to sign up for the summer reading program!  So if  your children have not signed up yet, come stop by the library TODAY!  The library is open today 12-6pm. Books that they have read or have been read to since June 1st can be counted on reading records too!  Once reading goals are met, reading records can be turned in from now through August 31st to claim prizes plus a choice of a book to keep!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thinker Tinker Lab: Motion Commotion

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
Join us in the Library Puett Room for our Next Thinker Tinker Lab with "Motion Commotion"
   Monday August 1st, 2-4 p.m. 

What exactly is motion?  Have you ever wondered why the apple falls from a tree? Well, English physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton who is credited as one of the great minds of the 17th century's Scientific Revolution did and the Three Laws (or Rules) of Motion were born!     

Even when we are at rest we are still moving. Instinctively we move quickly or slowly depending on our environment. As the planet Earth is moving, you are growing and changing every day even when everyday motion is not easily observed.

Come in and play games, investigate and problem solve with family and friends, then you too can learn the Three Laws of Motion!  All supplies you need will be provided.  All ages are welcome to attend.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Registration for 2016-17 Book Clubs

Registration for the Kids Book Club (for grades 1-3) and Super Readers (for grades 4-6) begins on Monday August 1, 2016.  You can choose either a fall or spring semester to attend.  The maximum number of participants for each semester is 20.  Please stop by the children's desk or call to register at 503-718-2656.  

A big thanks goes out to the Friends of the Tigard Public Library for their generous support for sponsoring our book clubs!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beautiful Bead Magic

There are endless possibilities for making and decorating with beads! Unleash your creative flare and join is in the Puett Room Sunday, July 31 from 1:30-2:30 pm.  Even if you've never beaded before you'll have fun designing your own jewelry and crafts.  All ages welcome just bring your inspiration and creativity! 
We'll provide the supplies.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 30th is the Last Day to sign up for Summer Reading

Sunday July 31st is the LAST day to sign up for the summer reading program!  So if  your children have not signed up yet, you have just a few more days to do so!  Books that they have read or have been read to them since June 1st can be counted on reading records!  Once reading goals are met, reading records can be turned in July 15-August 31st to claim prizes plus a choice of a book to keep!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Thinker Tinker Lab- Bubble Mania!

2-4 PM
Library Courtyard/Lawn (enter through the Puett Room)
All Ages

Come experiment with bubbles! Blow the tallest bubble tower, try out different bubble wand shapes and sizes, and try your hand at making a square bubble! Play for a minute or the whole 2 hours! The choice is yours!

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Come rock out with the FIRST Americans to win a Latin Grammy for a children's album!  With smash hits like "Thingamajig," Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, a bilingual duo will show you why they've been named PEOPLE Magazine's #1 in Coolest Kids Music!  Join the fun on Tuesday July 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Burgess Community Room.  The show is open to all ages too!