Summer Reading Prize Book Pick-Up
September 1-30 | Mondays-Saturdays | Noon-5 pm
Did you complete your reading activities with the Tigard Library this summer? We’re ready to hand out prize books! Show us your activity flyerat the service desk during open hours in September, and take home your prize book. Visit our summer reading page for more information about prize book selections.
Expand your world by thinking and talking about books.
Teens & Adults
Thursday, September 17, 11 am - Noon
Discuss Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde in this virtual book club lead by Adrianne from the Tigard Public Library and Bruce from the group Respond to Racism. The focus will be on how the book relates to current events while working together to better understand and work against racism in our community and lives. All are welcome. Register here.
Borrow the “always available” e-audiobook or e-book from the library catalog, and see other “always available” titles on this list.
Teen Trivia: Banned Books Week
Thursday, September 24, 4-5:30 pm
Banned Books Week, September 27-October 3, is a time to celebrate the freedom to read whatever you want! Read any book from this annual list of the top 10 most challenged books across the nation: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10. Then, join us to chat about the book and play a trivia game! Register here.
Fostering Readers: Let's Tell a Story
Kids in 1st-4th grade
Sunday, September 27, 2-3:30 pm
We will share a picture book and then retell the story together. A blank book will be provided for you to pick up before the program for use in creating your own retelling and illustrations for the story. Register here.
Make/Do at Home
Express your creativity with how-to tutorials.
DIY Rock Cactus on Facebook Live
Adults | Friday, August 28 from 2-3:30 pm | Facebook Live
Join us from the comfort of your own home with a Library DIY! Register here to craft your very own Mini Cactus. Registered participants of this program will be able to pick up supplies for before the event and then tune in on Facebook Live to follow along with Librarian Mila as she shows you the step-by-step process. Can’t make it to the Facebook Live event? Follow this link on the Library’s YouTube channel for a supplies list and recorded tutorial, also available beginning August 28.
DIY Spooky Painted Jack-o-Lanterns
Friday, October 9 | 2-3:30 pm
Join us from the comfort of your own home to craft your very own spooky Jack-o-Lantern. This craft is a large painted Jack-o-Lantern river rock, LED fairy lights, and extra Halloween-themed décor. Registered participants of this program can pick up supplies before the event and then tune in online with Librarian Mila as she shows you the step-by-step process. Sign up here by Friday, October 2 to participate! Can’t make it to the online class? Follow this link on the Library’s YouTube channel for a supplies list and recorded tutorial, posted on October 9.
Take & Make Bags
September 1-October 18 | Mondays-Saturdays | Noon-5 pm
Stop by the library’s service desk during open hours and pick up a craft in a bag! From paper and nature crafts to cat toys or slime, there are fabulous things to make for people of all ages. While supplies last!
How to Fold Origami Animals
Learn how to make origami animals in this series of instructional videos. Make an entire zoo or a couple of desk pets. Give it a try and tag us on social media with #tigardlibraryorigami or send your pictures to TPLcomments@tigard-or.gov!
A clean bike is the first step to a successful ride. But you can’t just hose it down! Learn how to remove your back wheel so you can deep clean your gears, and how to properly clean and lubricate your chain. This task is deceptively simple – take the right steps to avoid frustration and laceration!
Story Time at Home
Play and learn with your little ones.
Family Story Time on Facebook Live
August 4-27 | September 1-29
» Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am
» Thursdays, 2:30-3 pm
Gather the whole family for story time on Facebook Live! We will share stories, sing songs, and have all sorts of fun! Story time on Thursday, September 3 and Thursday, September 17 will be presented bilingually in Spanish and English.
Kids & Families
August 11-28 | September 1-30
Enjoy reading and nature at the same time as you walk the Fanno Creek Trail behind the library. Pause along the way at displays of each page from a specially-chosen picture book. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Kids! Watch your favorite librarians.
School Days: An Early History of Schools in Tigard, 1853-1970
Teens & Adults
Posted Monday, September 14
From the first log-cabin schoolhouse to unification of the Tigard-Tualatin School District, Tigard’s schools have a long history. This short documentary video, using historic photographs, newspaper articles and local memoirs, tells the story of Tigard’s most important institution. Celebrate the beginning of the school year by watching this video on the Library’s YouTube Channel!
Expand Your Mind
Be a lifelong learner.
Tweendom: Game On
Thursday, August 27 from 4-5:30 p.m.
It’s game time with the library! Jump online for a variety of virtual games, including trivia, Pictionary, and more! Register here.
Thursday, September 17 4-5:30 pm
Your hands will not be idle during this virtual event! We’ll play games and work together to make a variety of paper crafts using materials you will likely have at home. Register here and start getting your supplies ready!
New Hikes in NW Oregon & SW Washington: Live Virtual Event
Saturday, September 19 | 3-4 pm
Oregon’s hiking authority William Sullivan takes us on an illustrated virtual tour of new hikes featured in the just-released fifth edition of his book, “100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.” Discover a new waterfall trail near Hood River, an overlooked wildflower hike on Mt. Adams, and a new kid-friendly hike along the Columbia River near Portland. Along the way, get the latest news about fire-damaged trails, as well as anecdotes about history, wildflowers, and more. Registration link
Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library
Tigard Library Presents
Watch a presentation of a past Tigard Library event.
Highlighted programs include:
- Musician Sean Gaskell gives a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa.
- Sharon Wood Wortman shares about how model bridges are built and tested.