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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.  
Experience Virtual Reality!
Sunday, October 22 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Curious about virtual reality? Experience it for yourself! Lucas Gudman from VR4U America will explain what virtual reality is and how it could impact the future. After his talk, you'll get the chance to try a Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer and be transported to the Louvre, the Kennedy Space Center or even different eras, past and future.

Author Visit: Ernest Haycox and the Western
Saturday, October 28 | 2-3 p.m.
Esteemed Western historian Richard Etulain tells the story of Oregon author Ernest Haycox (1899-1950) whose influential stories, novels and serial fiction made the Western one of the most popular literary genres of the 20th century.

Tualatin Valley Community Band Songs of the Season
Sunday, October 29 | 3-4 p.m. | All ages
The Tualatin Valley Community Band is composed of volunteer musicians who have played musical instruments in high school, college and with other groups. They will share songs of the season, some spooky and some sweet. We encourage Halloween costumes at this family-friendly event!

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Monday, October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | All ages
Celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Decorate sugar skulls, create tissue paper marigolds and make monarch butterflies. Celebra y recuerda a los seres queridos que han pasado a mejor vida. Decora calaveritas de azúcar, crea caléndulas de papel crepe y haz mariposas monarcas para llevar.

Mindfulness for Daily Living
Friday, November 3 |  6-7:30 p.m.
Certified Health and Wellness Coach Cherice Godard will lead a workshop on organizing our mind in relation to stress levels and life patterns. The workshop will include advice on working with obstacles, and integrating mindfulness into daily life. Bring a notebook or journal for a writing exercise.

Wet Felted Flower Workshop
Sunday, November 5 | 2-4 p.m.
Learn how to combine hot water, soap and a little elbow grease with dyed wool fiber to make felt! You'll leave with gorgeous sculpted abstract flowers to put in a vase or pin to a lapel for a cheery spot of color. Limit 18. Registration required and begins Monday, October 16. Please call 503-718-2517. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Author Visit: Why I Walked 444 Miles to Make a Memory
Wednesday, November 8 | 7-8 p.m.
Join New York Times bestselling author Andra Watkins for a lively discussion of her memoir, Not Without My Father. Andra walked the 444-mile Natchez Trail with her elderly father, and the journey transformed their relationship. Andra will inspire attendees to evaluate their own relationships and make memories that matter. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

79th Anniversary of Kristallnacht Holocaust Remembrance
Friday, November 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Adults & teens
Local Holocaust survivor Anneke Bloomfield will speak about her experiences, and those of her brothers and sister, under the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WWII. Kristallnacht was a coordinated attack on the Jews of Germany and Austria on November 9 and 10, 1938. It is considered to be the first sign of the Holocaust. This event is recommended for adults and teens due to strong language involving violence and death. Presented in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

The Life and Times of Georgiana and Henry Pittock
Sunday, November 12 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Actors Mary and Mike Hutchens portray Mrs. Pittock and her chauffeur to tell the story of the Pittock family, their mansion and Portland's history in the early 20th century.

Preservation Workshop
Saturday, November 18 | 2-3 p.m.
How do you choose what's worth saving and protect the items most dear to you? World of Speed Motorsport Museum's archivist Katrina O'Brien explains simple measures you can take to preserve your photos, memorabilia, letters, videos and even digital material. Bring your questions and enter a drawing for two World of Speed admission tickets.

Author Visit: The Owyhee River Journals with Bonnie Olin
Sunday, November 19 | 2-3:15 p.m.
Join writer Bonnie Olin for a richly-illustrated journey into Owyhee Canyonlands of the Owyhee River in Nevada, Idaho and Oregon. Olin's talk, reading, movie and slideshow are based on her book based on many years of travel in the canyons with photographer Mike Quigley. Q & A and book signing will follow the presentation.

Mega Crafts!
Sunday, November 26 | 2-4 p.m. | All ages
Bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun. Make useful and beautiful gift-worthy projects, no matter what your age. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

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. If you would like to schedule a specific time to meet, please use the contact info below. Walk-ins are always welcome.

» 11 a.m. – Noon
» 3rd Thursday of each month
» Study Room 2 (2nd Floor)

Contact Christina Graslie to make an appointment at 503.726.3736 or email outreach@lukedorf.org

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