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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. 

  
Handmade Holiday Cards
Friday, December 8  | 7–8 p.m. | Adults
Craft experts from Main Street Stamp & Stationery will help you create four holiday cards with a personal touch. They will provide patterns and materials. Participants can choose different design elements for each card. Limit 30. Registration required. Please call 503-718-2517. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Czech Holiday Music
Czech Holiday Music 
Saturday, December 9  | 2–3 p.m.  | All ages
Dressed in genuine folk costume, Helena Greathouse will convey the Czech holiday season through stories, song and dance with accordion accompaniment by Mark Greathouse.

Cozy Tales for the Dark
Wednesday, December 20  | 7–8 p.m.  | Adults
As the winter solstice approaches, brave the dark for a relaxing short story reading filled with wintry delight. Warm up at this story time for adults with hot cider and cookies.

New Reads for the New Year
Wednesday, January 3 | 7-8 p.m. | Adults
Learn about exciting new book releases for the New Year. We'll also play a low-key game where you can share your favorite reads with other attendees and discover new-to-you titles.

Estate Planning
A Will Is Not Enough in Oregon

Wednesday, January 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Adults
Are your estate planning documents in order? How can you best protect yourself and your family? Attorney Richard B. Schneider, author of A Will is Not Enough in Oregon, will offer a comprehensive review of essential state and federal documents to help safeguard your assets and health care wishes. A Q&A session will follow.

Film: Wonder Woman (PG13)
Saturday, January 13 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Adults & Teens
Trained warrior Diana is Princess of the Amazons. When she leaves the island for the first time to fight a war outside her world, she develops her superpowers and becomes the world's most famous woman superhero.

Martin Luther King Day MLK Celebration at the Library
Together at the Table

Monday, January 15 | 1-7 p.m. | All ages
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream for everyone to, "...sit down together at the table of brotherhood," drop by our Community Room, break bread and join in conversation with other community members. Everyone is welcome here!

Scams and Identity Theft
Wednesday, January 17 | 6-7 p.m. | Adults
Scammers try to attack you over the phone, through email and on your favorite social media platforms. They are constantly coming up with new ways to steal consumers' private information. Learn how to protect yourself from the latest threats at this presentation by The Better Business Bureau.

The Times They Are a Changin'
A Musical Tribute to Bob Dylan

Saturday, January 20 | 3-4 p.m. | All ages
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Ronnie Robins celebrates the music of the folk troubadour and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Robins will perform some of Bob Dylan's well-known songs, as well as some hidden gems. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Author Visit Steve Holgate: Tangier Tangier
Sunday, January 21 | 2-3 p.m. | Houghton Reading Room | Adults
Local author Steve Holgate reads from his debut novel Tangier, which tells two parallel stories set 50 years apart, about a son's attempts to uncover the truth of the mysterious disappearance of his father, a French diplomat, in 1944 Morocco.

DIY: Valentine’s Day Cards and Bookmarks
Saturday, February 3 | 2–4 p.m. | Adults
Discover how easy it is to make professional and beautiful Valentine’s Day cards and bookmarks. Local artist Susan Kent will lead the program. Limit 20. Registration required and begins Wednesday, January 3. Please call 503-718-2517. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Super Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 4 | 3–7:30 p.m. | All ages
Watch the 52nd annual NFL championship game on the library’s big screen in a family-friendly, alcohol-free environment. Enjoy pizza and soft drinks. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Pasta Making 101Pasta chef
Wednesday, February 7 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Adults
Learn to make delicious and easy handmade pasta with Chef Valentine. Make fresh dough, then use a pasta machine to create a myriad of shapes and sizes. Transform it into a tasty main dish with seasonal vegetables. Mangiamo! Limit 20. Registration required and begins Wednesday, January 24. Please call 503-718-2517. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Valentine Concert with Roundhouse
Saturday, February 10 | 2–3:30 p.m. | All ages
Roundhouse Band will perform seasonal Valentine music with impeccable harmonies, interesting arrangements and a blend of classic spirited bluegrass, folk, country and original tunes. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Jazz with Basso à Deux
Sunday, February 11 | 2–3 p.m. | All ages
Enjoy the duet with vocalist Andrea Vorvick and Paul Vorvick on upright bass. They incorporate traditional jazz and pop/rock styles into a wide range of classic and up-tempo tunes.

Trains! Trains! Trains!
Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25 | Noon–4:30 p.m. | All ages
 Come watch the trains run down the tracks! We invite railroad enthusiasts and hobbyists of all ages to a two-day display of model railroading layouts. Members of the Beaverton Modular Railroad Club will operate the display and answer questions. All aboard!
Trains at the Library!

Film: Hidden Figures (PG)
Wednesday, February 28 | 5–7:30 p.m. | All ages
See Hidden Figures (PG), a film about several African American women whose complex calculations made the space program possible. Explore our activity stations highlighting some of the accomplishments and inventions of brilliant and often unsung Black Americans.

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 Christina Graslie at 503.726.3736 or email outreach@lukedorf.org


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