Tigard Library Programs

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Enjoy the fall with events offered by the Tigard Public Library. Celebrate your summer reading, take home a project to make in your own time, or join online discussions and activities!

Updated service hours are now 12 – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Find out more at www.tigard-or.gov/library or call (503) 684-6537.    

Take & Make Bags

  • All ages. Sept. 1 – Oct. 18 
  • Mondays – Saturdays: 12 – 5 p.m.

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! 

Summer Reading Prize Book Pick-Up

  • All ages. Sept. 1 – 30 
  • Mondays – Saturdays: 12 – 5 p.m.

Did you complete your reading activities with the Tigard Library this summer? We’re ready to hand out prize books! Show us your activity flyer at the service desk during open hours in September, and take home your prize book. Find more information about prize book selections on the library website. 

StoryWalk®  

  • Kids & Families. Sept. 1 – 30

Enjoy reading and nature at the same time as you walk the Fanno Creek Trail behind the library. Pause along the way to read and view 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.  

Family Story Time on Facebook Live

  • Kids & Families. Sept. 1 – 29
  • Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m. & Thursdays, 2:30 – 3 p.m.

Gather the whole family for storytime on @TigardPublicLibrary Facebook Live! We will share stories, sing songs, and have all sorts of fun! Storytime on Thursday, Sept. 3 and Thursday, Sept. 10 will be presented bilingually English and Spanish.

School Days: An Early History of Schools in Tigard, 1853-1970

  • Teens & Adults. Posted Monday, Sept. 14

From the first log-cabin schoolhouse to the 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 Tigard Public Library YouTube Channel

Online Racial Justice Book Group

  • Teens & Adults. Thursday, Sept. 17 
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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.

Borrow the “always available” e-audiobook or e-book from the library catalog, and register on the library website by Sept. 16.

Tweendom: Make-a-Thing

  • Ages 9 – 13. Thursday, Sept. 17.
  • 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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 on the library website and start getting your supplies ready! 

New Hikes in NW Oregon & SW Washington: Live Virtual Event

  • Adults. Saturday, Sept. 19.
  • 3 – 4 p.m.

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. Register on the library website. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library.

Teen Trivia: Banned Books Week

  • Grades 6 – 12. Thursday, Sept. 24.
  • 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Banned Books Week, Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, is a time to celebrate the freedom to read whatever you want! Read any book from the annual list of the top 10 most challenged books across the nation. Then, join us to chat about the book and play a trivia game! Find the booklist and register on the library website.

DIY Spooky Painted Jack-o-Lanterns

  • Adults. Friday, Oct. 9.
  • 2 – 3:30 p.m.

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 on the library website by Friday, October 2 to participate! Can’t make it to the online class? Visit the Tigard Public Library YouTube channel for a supplies list and recorded tutorial, posted on October 9.

Tigard Public Library
13500 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 684-6537 • www.tigard-or.gov/library