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Tigard Public Library

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.


LEGO® S.T.E.A.M. Zone
Sundays: June 24, July 22 and August 12, 1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room Kids & Families
Drop in to build with our LEGO® bricks and explore a featured tech toy. Each month will offer something different: coding, circuits, robots and more! We’ll have all the supplies; you bring your curiosity and creativity!


 

SUMMER FUN AT THE LIBRARY
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF:
Mo Phillips and the Thunder Bubbles

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, Kids & Families

Mo Phillips and the Thunder Bubbles kick the good times up a notch with a full-on dance party that will get you laughing and moving. Plus, help write a tune together and play it with the band!


 

Discovery Afternoons
Wednesdays, June 27-August 15, 1-3 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Drop in and explore materials with a different theme each week. Build constructions, play with the science of sound, create your own games, and more!

 

Family Ukulele Workshop
Tuesday, July 10, 2-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, Ages 6-10
Learn to play the ukulele while having a super duper awesome musical experience with Aaron from the band Micah and Me! Use one of the ukuleles provided or bring your own. Registration required. Please call the Children’s Desk at (503)718-2656. Grown-ups must accompany kids ages 6-8.

Latin Grammy Award Winner
123 Andrés 

Tuesday, July 17, 2-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, Kids & Families
Join 123 Andrés for high-energy songs in Spanish and English! Billboard Magazine calls him “a rockstar for little language learners.” He gets families moving and singing!

Knights of Veritas
Saturday, July 21
Burgess Community Room

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
Enjoy an interactive program about chivalry in the Middle Ages, plus see a replica sword and a suit of armor in action. Learn about knighthood myths and facts and view a museum of artifacts.
Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Public Library

LEGO® S.T.E.A.M. Zone
Sundays: July 22 and August 12, 1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room Kids & Families
Drop in to build with our LEGO® bricks and explore a featured tech toy. Each month will offer something different: coding, circuits, robots and more! We’ll have all the supplies; you bring your curiosity and creativity!

Tweendom: Summer Challenge
Tuesdays, July 24 and August 21, 2-4 p.m.
Puett Room Ages 10-14 only, please
Solve a mystery challenge. It may be a Breakout game, a scavenger hunt, a guerilla art project or…who knows? If you persevere, you’ll be there when the next Tweendom Challenge is revealed!  Tweendom is designed especially for 10-14-year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.

3...2...1... Blast Off!
Sunday, July 29, 1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room & Courtyard, Kids & Families
Explore the physics of motion! Design and build your own paper rocket and then see how high you can blast it. We’ll provide the stomp rocket apparatus, you’ll provide the power of your own two feet.

Jenks Music and Juggling
Tuesday, July 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, Kids & Families
Jenks creates super rad rock music for kids! You'll dance with a wacky dinosaur, laugh at goofy original songs and watch Jenks juggle all sorts of things. Bring the whole family and start the party!

Rock Stars!
Wednesday, August 1, 1-3 p.m.
Puett Room, Kids & Families
Meet some REAL rock stars – the building blocks of the earth beneath your feet! The Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals will answer your questions about rocks and minerals and tell you how to start your very own collection.

Imagination Yoga
Saturday, August 4, 1:30-2:15 p.m. & 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Puett Room, Ages 5 to 10
Join yoga teacher Carrie Young on a ruby hunt around the world. Experience the music of each culture you visit. Bring your own mat or towel. Registration required. Call the Children’s Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.

Family Board Games 
Sunday, August 5, 2–4 p.m.
Puett Room Kids & Families
Enjoy an afternoon of board games in the library! Games will include Twister, Operation, Catan and more.

Aaron Nigel Smith: Kid’s Reggae Music
Tuesday, August 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room Kids & Families
It’s music and movement time with award winning children's music performer Aaron Nigel Smith! Come sing, dance and play to his original reggae, folk and funky songs.

LEGO® S.T.E.A.M. Zone
Sunday, August 12, 1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room Kids & Families
Drop in to build with our LEGO® bricks and explore a featured tech toy. Each month will offer something different: coding, circuits, robots and more! We’ll have all the supplies; you bring your curiosity and creativity!

Sing Along with Charlie Hope
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room Kids & Families
Charlie will sing some well-known songs, as well as her melodic originals, that will get children and parents moving. Be sure to bring your singing voices and dancing shoes!

Tweendom: Summer Challenge
Tuesday, August 21, 2-4 p.m.
Puett Room Ages 10-14 only, please
Solve a mystery challenge. It may be a Breakout game, a scavenger hunt, a guerilla art project or…who knows? If you persevere, you’ll be there when the next Tweendom Challenge is revealed!  Tweendom is designed especially for 10-14-year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers. 

 
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 Summer 2018 Session:
Wednesdays, June 13 - August 15
6-7:30 p.m. | Puett Room
Beginning readers through grade 5

Dogs and Tales at the Library 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. 

 

Family Jam!
Rock the library this summer!
Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk and ask to borrow one of our instrument kits to use when the Puett Room is available. You can explore the Family Band Kit with instruments for ages five and up, or the Baby Band Kit for your tiniest rock stars! Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Public Library

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