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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. 

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.

Digital Estate Planning
Friday, March 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Adults & Teens
Online accounts and digital identities are becoming important assets. Loved ones may need to access these resources if you become incapacitated or the victim of identity theft. Local estate planning expert Michelle-Shari Kruss will discuss measures to ensure that your estate plan manages these intangible properties. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Engage for Health: What To Ask Your Doctor
Saturday, March 3, 2-3 p.m., Adults
Looking for tips about how to effectively communicate with your healthcare providers? Learn what to ask when you have an appointment and where to search online for easily understood and factual health and medical information.  Presented by Michele Spatz, Pacific University Libraries education outreach coordinator. 

Georgiana Pittock: Lady of Roses
Sunday, March 4, 2-3:30 p.m.,  Adults & Teens
As Mrs. Pittock, actor Mary Hutchens tells the story of her arrival and early life in Portland and her marriage to publisher Henry Pittock. Her love of roses led to the founding of the Portland Rose Society and created Portland’s identity as the City of Roses. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Canadian Indie Folk Music
West My Friend
Monday, March 5, 7-8 p.m., Adults & Teens
This British Columbia band will perform distinctive music described as indie-roots, chamber-folk, folk-roots and indie-pop. Enjoy their clever lyrics, acrobatic mandolin riffs, flawless bass lines and richly textured accordion. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library 

History of Radio
Saturday, March 10, 2-3 p.m., Adults & Teens
Take a walk down memory lane with radio entertainment historian Dick Karman as he describes the early days of radio.  Through his multimedia presentation, Karman discusses the history of radio and its roots in Portland. 
Related Display: Don’t miss the Northwest Vintage Radio Society’s display on radio history in the library lobby in March.

Planning and Planting Your Vegetable Garden
Sunday, March 11, 2-3:30 p.m.,  Adults & Teens
Learn how to plan and plant your vegetable garden with Jennifer Aron of Blue Raven Farm and Bridge City Farm School. For beginner and master gardeners alike!  Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Author Visit: Dr. John Poothullil: Surviving Cancer
Tuesday, March 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Adults
Portland author John Poothullil, M.D., discusses his book Surviving Cancer: A New Perspective on Why Cancer Happens & Your Key Strategies for a Healthy Life. A cancer diagnosis can create confusion and fear. He will suggest actions you can take to reduce the risks of the cancer becoming life-threatening. Valuable for anyone diagnosed with cancer and their families or for people with Type 2 diabetes.

Egg Decorating Workshop
Wednesday, March 14, 6-8 p.m.
Adults & Teens-grades 8 and up
Learn the delicate process of decorating eggs using blue ink, straw and ribbon. Folk artist Daniela Mahoney will discuss the importance of this heritage craft and provide supplies and tools for each participant to make 3-4 decorated eggs. Attendance limited to 25. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please call 503-718-2517. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Lotería at the Library
Saturday, March 17, 2-3 p.m., All ages
Join us for an afternoon of Mexican bingo! Bring the entire family and experience the traditional game of Lotería while enjoying Mexican treats. ¡Unéte a nosotros para una tarde de lotería! Trae a toda tu familia para tentempiés mexicanos, manualidades del tema lotería y la oportunidad de ganar premios pequeños.

Home Solar Energy in Oregon
Wednesday, March 28, 7-8:30 p.m., Adults
Nine months of rain notwithstanding, solar energy really can be a viable option in Oregon if your home has good sun exposure and you plan to stay there for a few years. Experts from the local nonprofit Solar Oregon will explain the latest technologies and the financial and legal ins-and-outs of going solar.

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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