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Free Programs for Adults

Upcoming Programs for Adults
From author visits to cultural performances, the library offers free recreational, cultural and lifelong learning opportunities of all kinds! Sign up for our library newsletter to stay abreast of our events.
All events will be held in the George & 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 OMara Street.  


Zany Doodling for Adults
Saturday, August 19, 2–3:30 p.m., Adults
People are discovering the hidden discipline, order and joy behind artful scribbles. Doodles can be a great creative expression. Let the mind wander and embrace any creative image that comes to mind, with local artist Susan Kent. Class limited to 20 people. Registration required and begins Tuesday, August 1. Please call 503-718-2517. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Paradise of Samoa Polynesian Dance Troupe
Sunday, August 20, 2–3 p.m., Adults
Take a tour of the Pacific Islands with Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe! Traditional costumes and narration highlight Samoan, Fijian, Tahitian, Maori and Hawaiian Dance. Paradise of Samoa is an Oregon school of Polynesian (Pacific Islands) dance. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Oregon's Eclipse
Monday, August 21, 10 a.m.
Pick up a pair of eclipse glasses at the library and head outside to view the eclipse! We will provide glasses free of charge, while supplies last, that will allow you to safely view the eclipse.  More eclipse details are here.

Kerry Grombacher Contemporary Folk and Western Music
Saturday, August 26, 2–3 p.m.
Musician and songwriter Kerry Grombacher brings his folk and western music to the Pacific Northwest. With guitar and mandolin, Grombacher’s music paints vivid portraits of the landscape where he’s worked and toured, from his home in New Orleans to the desert Southwest, to Montana and the Northwest forests. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Historic Main Street: Downtown Walking Tours
Tours begin at the corner of SW Burnham and SW Main Streets
Sunday, August 27 | 11 a.m.–Noon
Put on your walking shoes and explore the history of Main Street! Discover the people, businesses and events that shaped downtown Tigard. Tours are roughly one mile and will last about an hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and sun protection. Seating will be available at some points along the way.

Program Proposal Form

The Tigard Public Library focuses on educational programming that raises cultural awareness and provides information about current issues of interest to members of the Tigard community—musical performances, craft workshops, author visits and more. Are you an experienced performer or presenter with a program idea?  Tell us about it. 

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Solar Eclipse in August
for a book display on the 2017 solar eclipse this summer and pick up a free pair of eclipse glasses while supplies last!

Solar eclipse totality

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