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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. 


What’s Up This Year for the Independent Writer?
Friday, June 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Adults
Interested in becoming a writer? Members of the Northwest Independent Writers Association will discuss the latest developments in non-traditional publishing. The discussion will cover how to get started, how to get heard, how to get paid and how to survive long-term.

Ukulele Workshop
Wednesday, June 27, 7-8 p.m.
Adults & Teens in grade 8 and up
Learn how to play the ukulele with the Ukalaliens! All levels are welcome; bring your own ukulele or use one of the 30 instruments provided. Instructors Kate Power and Steve Einhorn are lifelong musicians, songwriters and teachers. They owned Artichoke Music in Portland which was a performance venue, music school and instrument shop, from 1981-2006. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Documentary Film: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
Wednesday, July 18, 2-3:30 p.m., Adults & Teens
Join us for the documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. Learn how to be a smart consumer, keep food fresh and actually eat what you buy. After the film, there will be giveaways, prizes and a discussion facilitated by Americorps Member Eva Carlson of the Eat Smart, Waste Less campaign.

Knights of Veritas |  Saturday, July 21

  • Medieval Dance Workshop
    1:30-2 p.m., Ages 8-Adult
    Funk it up super old-school with authentic medieval music and a simple dance that anyone can learn.
  • KnightSTREAM
    2-3 p.m., All ages
    Bring the whole family for a fun interactive presentation about chivalry in the Middle Ages. See a replica sword and full suit of armor in action, learn the difference between knighthood myths and facts, and explore a traveling museum of ancient artifacts.  Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Public Library.

Grease (PG-13)
Wednesday, July 25, 3-5 p.m., Adults
After a summer fling, Sandy and Danny discover they are now in the same high school. Will they be able to rekindle their romance? Join us for the 40th anniversary of this classic film starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

Historic Main Street: Downtown Walking Tours
Sunday, July 29, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Adults
Sunday, August 26, - 10:30–11:30 a.m., Adults
Tours begin at the corner of SW Burnham and SW Main Streets
Explore the history of Tigard’s Main Street south of the railroad tracks. Meet the people, businesses and events that shaped downtown Tigard. Tours are roughly one mile long and will last about one hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and sun protection.  

Knit-Out and Crochet 2018
Saturday, August 11,  11 a.m.–3 p.m. All ages
Join a community of knit and crochet enthusiasts at the library! Don't be shy if you are new to the craft. All experience levels are welcome. Members of local guilds, including the Oregon Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, will provide instruction, yarn and needles. View displays of crocheted and knitted items for inspiration and enter to win door prizes.

Oregon Military History
Wednesday, August 15, 3-4 p.m., Adults
Based on the book Oregon Military, historian and author Warren Aney will discuss Oregon’s military heritage. Aney will delve into the state’s military history, from Native American warrior traditions through the era of explorers, traders and settlers to the dark times of Oregon’s Indian wars and the military’s more recent continuing involvement in international struggles 

Black Panther (PG-13)
Friday, August 17, 4-6:30 p.m., All ages
Watch on the library’s big screen as T’Challa, King of Wakanda, becomes a hero to us all.

Relax with Coloring – for Adults!
Wednesday, August 22, 2:30-4 p.m.
Experience the latest trend in relaxation – adult coloring! Coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote overall wellness. We will provide coloring pages from books designed especially for adults, as well as colored pencils, markers and crayons. 

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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Do you need help connecting with housing, health care and other services?Social services at the Library
Luke-Dorf’s Homeless Outreach Worker is available here at the Tigard Public Library to answer questions and provide assistance. To schedule a specific time to meet, please contact us at 503.726.3736 or email outreach@luke-dorf.org

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