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17 Apr 2014  
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Adult Programs






Aviation History: The Spruce Goose
Monday, April 14 • 7–8 p.m.
Howard Hughes’ experimental aircraft, the Spruce Goose, was a monumental innovation in aviation, but it flew only once. Originally called the H-4 Hercules, it had the largest wingspan of any plane ever. Gary Barrett, tour guide at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, will describe the fascinating history of this unique aircraft.


Stay Safe, Be Informed: Avoid Cons, Scams and Rip-offs
Tuesday, April 22 • 6-8 p.m. (corrected time)
Experts from the local nonprofit group Financial Beginnings will provide common-sense tools and tips to keep you safe and avoid financial trouble.





Fused Glass Art and More
Sunday, May 4 • 1:30 and 3 p.m. (two sessions) • Ages 5 through adult • Puett Room
Learn how to make your own fused glass creation. Artist Rae Campbell will teach you how, then take your creations to the kiln to fire them. Pick up your finished masterpiece at the library. Registration required for fused glass sessions at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Come anytime between 1:30 and 4 p.m. to make glass votives and magnets. Visit the Children’s Desk or call 503-718-2656 to sign up.


Author Visit -- Ramez Naam: Linking Human Minds
Friday, May 9 • 7–8 p.m.
Ramez Naam is a futurist, technologist and science fiction author. His novels Nexus and Crux trace the impact of a drug that allows human brains to link. Will this become a reality in our lifetimes? Naam’s novels examine where nanotechnology and neuroscience meet. Nexus has been optioned for a movie. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Genealogy Workshops
Tuesday, May 13 • 4:30–6 p.m. and 6:30–8 p.m. • Technology Room (2nd floor)
Trained volunteers from the Tualatin Family History Center will assist you in learning how to explore your family’s roots using Ancestry and HeritageQuest genealogy databases. Registration for the workshops opens Monday, April 28, and is limited to 16 people for each session. Please call 503-718-2517 to register for one of the 90-minute sessions.


Author Visit -- Here on the Edge: Oregon’s WWII Conscientious Objectors
Saturday, May 17 • 2–3 p.m.
Oregon author Steve McQuiddy will discuss his new book, Here on the Edge. In Oregon’s WWII Civilian Public Service Camp 56 in Waldport, a band of conscientious objectors created an art movement that became the essence of the Beat Generation in the ’50s and ’60s. An Oregon Reads William Stafford celebration event.

Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


U.S. Military Patches: History, Heraldry and Meaning
Tuesday, May 20 • 7–8:30 p.m.
Military insignia expert Chris Brown will explain the meaning behind the colorful shoulder patches of U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen from the Civil War through World War II. Chris will also be available to analyze military patches or pins from your family history.

Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library


Navigating Small Claims Court
Wednesday, May 21 • 7–8:30 p.m.
Washington County Law librarians will discuss the ins and outs of small claims court. This method of dispute resolution is more complex than you might think, for both plaintiff and defendant. Learn the dos and don’ts so that you can be prepared.


Author Visit -- Brian Doyle: The Plover
Wednesday, May 28 • 7–8 p.m.
Award-winning author Brian Doyle will discuss his new novel, The Plover. The editor of the University of Portland’s “Portland Magazine,” has written 13 books of fiction, poetry and essays. The Plover features a fisherman who has left Oregon aboard his boat to escape his troubling life. Instead of finding peace and solitude, he finds a crew, each in search of something themselves. What first seems a lonely sea voyage becomes a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life’s surprising paths. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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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