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Adult Programs


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

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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City of Tigard, 13125 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223
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