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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.

Tualatin Valley Community Band
Songs of the Season
Sunday, October 21, 3-4 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, All ages
The Tualatin Valley Community Band will share songs of the season, some spooky and some sweet. We encourage costumes at this family-friendly event! The band is composed of volunteer musicians who have played musical instruments in high school, college and with other groups.

Tweendom: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop
Thursday, October 25, 3-5:30 p.m.
Puett Room,  Ages 10-14 only, please
Are you a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas or The Lego Movie? Come try your hand at creating a short stop-motion film at this beginning animation workshop! We will provide the materials. Bring your imagination and make your spooky, funny, action-packed or totally random film idea come to life. Please arrive on time and plan to stay until the end. The Tweendom is a place designed especially for 10-14 year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead program at Tigard Public LibrarySunday, October 28, 2-3:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, All ages
Celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Decorate papier-mâché skulls, create tissue paper marigolds and enjoy pan dulce!  Celebra y recuerda a los seres queridos que han pasado a mejor vida. ¡Decora calaveritas de papel mache, crea caléndulas de papel crepe y disfruta de pan dulce!  Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Portland Opera To Go!
The Barber of Seville
Monday, November 12, 2-3:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, All ages
Gioachino Rossini’s classic opera tells the tale of love-struck Count Almaviva, who seeks the help of a barber named Figaro to win the heart of beautiful Rosina. This live performance is an adapted, 50-minute English-language version. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Make It & Take It Craft Workshop
Sunday, November 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room,  All ages
Bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun! Explore fall-themed art supplies and embellish a pumpkin trinket box to give as a gift or to keep. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

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 Fall 2018 Session:
Wednesdays, September 5 - November 14
6-7:30 p.m. | Puett Room
Beginning readers through grade 5

There will be no Dogs & Tales on Wednesday, October 31

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. 
Read aloud to the dog at the Tigard Library

Family Jam!
Rock the library!
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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