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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. Explore our arts and crafts and entertainment shows for the whole family.

Down by the Station
Saturday, February 24 and 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.

Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre Presents: Horton Hatches the Egg
Friday, March 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Burgess Community Room, Kids & Families
Celebrate Read Across America Day with Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic tale about Horton the elephant, who agrees faithfully  to watch over lazy Mayzie’s bird egg.

Early Literacy Training
Saturday, March 3, 2-4 p.m.
Puett Room,  Parents & Caregivers
Attention grownups raising children under 6! Help your child become a successful reader.  Leave your kids with a babysitter and come learn fun and easy tips and strategies for preparing your child to read. Registration required. Please call the Children’s Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.

Coding Club!
Wednesdays: March 7, April 4 and May 2, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Puett Room, Ages 8-14 only, please
Drop in and learn about coding or continue work on a coding project! Work in Scratch or Code.org, explore Makey Makeys or Snap Circuits, in a relaxed environment. Each session will feature a special robot or tool to try! A librarian will facilitate, but we will all be learning together.

Paper Monsters!
Sunday, March 11, 1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room, Kids & Families
Design, create and accessorize your very own paper monster (or other creature) with movable limbs. Then give them a home in a cardboard mini theater. Have fun making up stories featuring your creation and acting them out on your stage!

Lotería at the Library
Saturday, March 17, 2-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, All ages
Join us for an afternoon of the traditional Mexican game lotería! Bring the entire family for Mexican treats, lotería-themed crafts, and the chance to win small prizes. ¡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.

Spring Break Colorama
Saturday, March 24-Sunday, April 1
Children’s Room, Kids & Families
Add your creative mark to a giant collaborative coloring sheet that will become a part of our bulletin board display this spring! Artists can come and color any time during spring break.

LEGO® S.T.E.A.M Zone
Sundays: March 25, April 22 and May 27, 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!

Parachute Science
Monday, March 26, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Puett Room, Kids & Families
Learn how parachutes work and experiment with different materials to create your own miniature parachute. Then test it out!

Spring Break Movie: Coco (PG)
Tuesday, March 27, 2-6 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, All ages
Aspiring young musician Miguel travels to the Land of the Dead to seek the blessing of his great, great grandfather, a legendary singer and songwriter. English version 2-3:45 p.m. Spanish version from 4-5:45 p.m. Un joven aspirante a músico, Miguel, viaja a la tierra de los muertos para buscar la bendición de su tatarabuelo, un cantante y compositor legendario. Disfruta de la película en inglés de las 2-3:45 p.m., seguida por la película en español de las 4-5:45 p.m..

Slime Break!
Wednesday, March 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Puett Room, Kids & Families
Drop in and discover the sensory fun of non-Newtonian liquids by playing with oobleck, and try your hand at making a simple slime recipe that you can take home. Be prepared to get a little slimey!

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
Wednesdays, March 7 - May 23
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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