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Free Programs for Kids

The library provides a wide range of programs for children of all ages. They help develop early literacy skills and promote lifelong reading. A variety of Story Time programs for infants through age six, book groups for elementary school students, the annual summer reading program and many other programs develop and encourage imagination. Explore our arts and crafts and entertainment shows for the whole family.

Hour of Code!
Sunday, December 10 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 5-14 only, please
Everyone can learn to code. Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with fun challenges featuring Code.org, Bee Bot, Snap Circuits® and more!

Where Is Pete the Cat?Pete the Cat
Saturday, December 16-Sunday, December 31
Children’s Room | Kids & Families
Pete the Cat will be tucked away in the Children’s Room during winter break, trying to read a good book. Find him, tell us what he’s reading and win a little prize. He’ll be in a new spot every day!

Paint by Yarn
Saturday, December 16 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Instead of knitting a warm winter sweater as a gift, how about putting yarn to a different use? Make a cozy yarn painting instead.

Make It! Star Wars
Sunday, December 17 | 2-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Love everything Star Wars? Fold an origami Yoda, make a mini clay figure of BB-8 and try your hand at some LEGO® building challenges!

Family Board Games
Tuesday, December 19 | 2-4 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Enjoy an afternoon of board games in the library! Games will include Munchkin Treasure Hunt, Quiddler, the Mad Libs Card Game and more. You can also bring your own games.

Slime LabSlime!
Wednesday, December 20 | 3:30-5 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 10-14 only, please
Are you wild about slime? Join us for an afternoon of messy fun experimenting with fluffy, sparkly, foamy, stretchy and edible slimes.

Battle of the BooksOBOB-TYK: Oregon Battle of the Books - Test Your Knowledge
Wednesday, December 27  | 2-2:45 p.m.
Burgess Community Room |  Kids in grades 3-5
Come TYK of this year’s OBOB selections with a slide show, courtesy of the Cedar Mill Library. It will help you prepare for your upcoming battles.

Imagination Yoga
Friday, December 29  | 3:30-4:15 p.m. or 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Puett Room  | Ages 5-10 only, please
Join Peter Pan on an Imagination Yoga adventure. A little pixie dust and our kind hearts, words and thoughts are all we need for a magical journey to Neverland! Bring your own mat or towel. Registration required. Call the Children’s Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.

Hogwarts Yule Ball
Saturday, December 30 | 2-5 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All ages
Join Harry, Hermione and Ron for their fourth year at Hogwarts! This screening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13) comes with snacks, butterbeer and magical crafts and activities.

Coding Club!
Wednesdays: January 3 and February 7  
4:15-5:30 p.m. | Puett Room | Ages 8-14 only, please
Drop in to learn about coding or continue work on a coding project! Work in Scratch or Code.org and explore Makey Makeys or Snap Circuits® in a relaxed environment. Each session will feature a special robot or tool to try!

Henrik B

The Physical Comedy of Henrik Bothe
Tuesday, January 9 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Be amazed by Henrik’s wacky acrobatic antics. He juggles, unicycles, spins plates and more!

Hearts & Stars!
Saturday, January 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Make your own star magnets, scratch art peek-through heart cards, and bright fuse bead designs, all in rainbow bursts of color!

MLK Day: Together at the Table
Monday, January 15 | 1-7 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All ages
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for everyone to, “…sit down together at the table of brotherhood,” come break bread and join in conversation with other community members. Everyone is welcome here!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, January 26 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Bring your favorite stuffy for a pizza and pajama party hosted by Teen Library Council! Listen to bedtime stories, make fancy stuffy accessories then leave your fuzzy friend for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your stuffy the next day.

Library Olympics
Monday, February 5 | 3-4:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea by joining us for an afternoon of Olympics-themed crafts and activities!

Coding Club!
Wednesday, February 7  
4:15-5:30 p.m. | Puett Room | Ages 8-14 only, please
Drop in to learn about coding or continue work on a coding project! Work in Scratch or Code.org and explore Makey Makeys or Snap Circuits® in a relaxed environment. Each session will feature a special robot or tool to try!

“I Love You, Valentine!” Party
Sunday, February 11 | 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families

Create beautiful, sparkling treasures to share with that special someone for Valentine’s Day and enjoy tasty treats.

Reptile ManReptile man
Tuesday, February 13 |  6:30-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Everyone’s favorite herpetologist will be here to show off his menagerie of live, slithery specimens. Learn lots of reptilian facts and get a chance to touch a reptile yourself!

Cardboard Car Drive-in Movie
Monday, February 19 | 2-4 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Roll on in, grab a snack and enjoy a matinee of Captain Underpants (PG). Need a set of wheels for the show? Come at 2 p.m. and make your car here. We will have cardboard and other supplies. The movie will start at 2:30 p.m.

Down by the Station
Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25 | Noon-4:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All ages
We invite railroad enthusiasts and hobbyists of all ages to attend 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!

Pijamas y peluches / PJs & Pals
Martes el 27 de febrero | 7-7:30 p.m.
El salon Puett |  Familias con niños edades 0 a 6 años
Tuesday, February 27 | 7-7:30 p.m. | Puett Room | Families with kids ages 0-6 years

Ven y participa en esta hora de cuentos en pijama. ¡Será una noche divertida con cuentos para dormir, canciones, poesías infantiles y más! Ven en tu pijama y trae tu peluche favorito.
This fun story time will be filled with bedtime stories, songs, nursery rhymes and more! Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal.

Hidden Figures (PG)
Wednesday, February 28 | 5-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room |  All ages
Join us for Hidden Figures, 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.

Additional parking is available in the evenings at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., and afternoons and evenings at the Tigard Senior Center, 8815 SW OMara Street. 

Dogs and Tales

Dogs and Tales Winter 2017/18 Session:
Wednesdays, November 29 - /February 28
6-7:30 p.m. | Puett Room
Beginning readers through grade 5

dog tales Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence.

Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to sign up. 

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