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Adult Programs


WORLD WAR II NEWSPAPER DISPLAY
Sunday, November 9—Tuesday, December 9 • 2nd Floor
Examine a special collection of The Oregonian’s front pages from World War II. Presented to the library by a local family, these volumes cover world events from December 1941 to September 1945.
  18TH ANNUAL MITTEN TREE
Monday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 31 • Puett Room
Throughout the month of December, bring new hats, scarves and gloves to decorate the branches of our Mitten Tree. The Good Neighbor Center will give them to homeless families in Washington County. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

MEGA CRAFTS WORKSHOP
Sunday, November 30 • 2–4 p.m. • All ages
Come one, come all, to our annual crafting extravaganza! Projects will abound for all ages, from cards and decorations to crafts suitable for gift giving. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


Music from Eastern Europe | NORTH OF THE BLACK SEA
Friday, December 5 • 7–8 p.m.
Instrumentalist Roy Torley and vocalist Joan Gaustad will perform music of Ukraine, Russia, Hungary and other parts of Eastern Europe. Roy will play the 55-stringed Ukrainian bandura, and Joan will sing a variety of folk songs in Ukrainian, Hungarian and English, as well as a holiday song in Latin. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


SCULPTURAL NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 6 • 2–4:30 p.m. • Adults
Local artist Suki Allen will demonstrate needle felting techniques for creating fiber sculptures. Explore techniques and materials and make a small felted gnome. The presenter will provide supplies and tools. Class size is limited to 20. Registration is required and begins Monday, November 24. Please call 503-718-2517. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE READINGS
Monday, December 8 • 7–8 p.m.
CarolAnn Curthoys shares her dramatic interpretations of favorite holiday stories and poems. Some selections will make you smile. Others will make you laugh. Some will give you pause. All will evoke the holiday spirit.


Main St. Stamp & Stationery | HANDMADE HOLIDAY CARDS
Wednesday, December 10 • 7–8 p.m. • Teens and adults
Instructors from Main St. Stamp & Stationery will show you how to make four holiday cards with a personal touch. They will provide patterns and materials. Participants can choose different design elements for each card. Personalize your creations with fun and seasonal ink stamps. Class size is limited to 30. Registration is required and begins Sunday, November 23. Please call 503-718-2517. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


The Stomptowners | A CELTIC WINTER SOLSTICE
Tuesday, December 16 • 7–8 p.m.
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. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


SELF-HYPNOSIS FOR SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
Wednesday, January 7 • 7–8:30 p.m.
In this one-hour workshop, you will learn what self-hypnosis is and isn’t and how to use it to succeed with your New Year’s resolutions. Whether your resolution involves weight loss, eliminating a bad habit, changing your behavior or something else, hypnosis can help. Join us and learn how to finally keep that New Year’s resolution. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


BECOME YOUR OWN PUBLISHER
Monday, January 12 • 7–8 p.m.
John Williams and Sean Jones from local publishing company Inkwater Press will provide authors with the tools and guidance to become their own publishers. This workshop will include aspects of professional editing and design; logistics and distribution, and publicity and marketing. The presenters will invite questions from the audience.


MANAGE CAREGIVER STRESS
Monday, January 26 • 1–2:30 p.m.
Representatives from Powerful Tools for Caregivers will provide information on how family caregivers can manage stress. Learn how to deal with issues such as communicating with family members; healthcare and service providers; handling emotions and difficult situations, and making tough decisions.


HIRE A RELIABLE CONTRACTOR
Tuesday, January 27 • 7–8:30 p.m.
How do you find a reliable contractor for your construction or remodeling projects? Representatives from the Oregon Construction Contractors Board will help you determine what questions to ask when hiring a contractor, what to get in writing and how to avoid the most common consumer mistakes.


SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Sunday, February 1 • 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Watch the championship game on the library’s big screen in a family-friendly, alcohol-free environment. Enjoy light snacks and soft drinks.


POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP WITH PETER SEARS
Tuesday, February 3 • 7–8:30 p.m.
Oregon’s new Poet Laureate Peter Sears will lead a poetry-writing workshop and reading for all poets, regardless of experience. Bring your work for review and development. The Oregon Poet Laureate is appointed by the governor and is a collaborative project of the state's five statewide cultural partners: Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society and State Historic Preservation Office, with funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust.


Earthquake Preparedness | PREPARE! FOR THE BIG ONE
Wednesday, February 18 • 7–8:30 p.m. • Teens and adults
The Oregon Trail Chapter of the Red Cross will provide information on disaster preparedness, with an emphasis on events that might occur in the Portland metro area. Learn how to prepare yourself, your family and your workplace for a range of possible disasters, both man-made and natural: Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit.


SOCK HOP
Friday, February 20 • 7–8:30 p.m. • All ages
Polish your saddle shoes and pull on your bobby socks for a fun night of classic oldies and dancing. Popular DJ Scott Tom will host the evening. Who knows? Maybe his buddy Elvis will join us. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MUSIC AND DANCE BY TAKOHACHI
Saturday, February 21 • 2–3:30 p.m.
Traditional Japanese Taiko percussion ensemble Takohachi will perform lively music and dance. They will also describe the rich history and tradition of Japanese music and culture, with highlights from their recent experiences in Nagano and Tokyo. The music will be loud! Earplugs may be useful for sensitive ears. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


LOCATE FAMILIES WITH THE U.S. CENSUS
Monday, February 23 • 7–8:30 p.m.
Professional genealogist Hannah Allan will discuss how to master census searching for hard-to-locate ancestors and how to best analyze census data for their real value: vital snapshots of family history. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


Book Publicity | THE LOWDOWN FOR AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS
Wednesday, February 25 • 7–8:30 p.m.
Book publicist Jessica Glenn will show you how to create a six-month publicity plan for your book release, including timing for publication and how to publicize it. Participants will create an outline that can be used as a guide to pitch your book to publishers or for your own book marketing campaign. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

 
Remember...
ALL Library programs are free.

PROGRAM NOTES:
  • All programs will be held in the George and Yvonne Burgess Community Room unless otherwise noted.

  • Additional parking is available in the evenings at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., and afternoons and evenings at the Senior Center, 8815 SW O’Mara Street.

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