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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.

OBOB Battle Strategy
Saturday, October 21 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids in grades 3-5
Attention Oregon Battle of the Books teams! Watch footage of last year’s battles and then talk tactics. Bring your entire squadron or come solo. 

LEGO® S.T.E.A.M Zone
Sunday, October 22 | 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 to explore. Coding, circuits, robots and more! We’ll have all the supplies; you bring your curiosity and creativity!

Cat Scratch Fever
Wednesday, October 25 |  4-5:30 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 10-14 only, please
International Cat Day is October 29! Prepare with fellow cat lovers by making Pusheen Plushies for you and catnip toys for your furry friends. No sewing skills are required. Leave your fleas at home.

Tualatin Valley Community Band
Songs of the Season
Sunday, October 29 |  3-4 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All ages
The Tualatin Valley Community Band is composed of volunteer musicians who have played musical instruments in high school, college and with other groups. They will share songs of the season, some spooky and some sweet.  We encourage Halloween costumes at this family-friendly event! 

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Monday, October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m.Day of the Dead
Burgess Community Room | All ages
Celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Decorate sugar skulls, create tissue paper marigolds and make monarch butterflies to keep. Celebra y recuerda a los seres queridos que han pasado a mejor vida. Decora calaveritas de azúcar, crea caléndulas de papel crepe y haz mariposas monarcas para llevar.

Coding Club!
Wednesday, November 8  
4:15-5:30 p.m. |
Puett Room | Ages 8-14
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.

Jenks Music and Juggling
Tuesday, November 14 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Get ready for a high-energy children's rock music and juggling experience. Laugh up a storm with the Dancing Dinosaur and learn how to "Do the Caveman!"

Reading Club
Saturday, November 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Puett Room | Beginning readers and writers in K-2nd grade
Have fun and play games while practicing your reading and writing skills! We’ll read aloud, make treasure maps, write stories, send mail and much more.

Mega Crafts!
Sunday, November 26 |  2-4 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All ages
Bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun. Make useful and beautiful gift-worthy projects, whether you are young or young at heart. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Public 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 2017 Session:
Wednesdays, September 6 - November 15
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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