Visit Tigard Public Library this Fall to learn about writing, painting, and your new favorite soup recipe! Beginning Tuesday, October 3, you can choose to pick up your holds from the new Holds Lockers in the Tigard Public Library lobby! Select “Tigard Lockers” as the pickup location when placing a hold, and you’ll be notified when your materials are ready. The Holds Lockers will be available an hour earlier than other library services Monday through Friday, opening at 9:00 a.m. Visit the Library for our full services Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See our latest news and all upcoming events at tigard-or.gov/library.
Recipe Swap: Soup, Salad, & Bread
Sunday, October 8 | 3–4:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Adults
Soup weather has arrived. Let’s trade our best recipes for this universal comfort food; don’t forget the bread and salad! Electronically submit your recipes on the Library website; then browse recipes to take home at the event. Can’t submit electronically? Drop your recipe off at the second-floor desk by October 1, and we’ll make sure it’s included.
Paint Party! Celebrating Latin American Painters
Wednesday, October 11 | 3–4 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 8 & up
Follow along to create your own version of an artwork by celebrated Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. We’ll provide the tools for artmaking and juice for refreshment, you bring your creativity!
Wills and Trusts for the Busy Parent
Thursday, October 19 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Adults
Local expert and returning favorite Michelle-Shari Kruss will give a presentation on important steps (and documents) to make sure you have completed to avoid common estate planning mistakes and ensure that your life, healthcare, and estate are arranged the way you want.
Program presented in partnership with Friends of the Tigard Library.
Observe the Moon Night
Saturday, October 21 | 7–8 p.m.
Library Parking Lot & Burgess Community Room | All Ages
Join us for an after-hours meeting of moon enthusiasts! Set up in front of the library with your telescope or binoculars (more provided) and chat together about what you can see. If the weather is not cooperative, we will still have moon-themed activities indoors. Warm beverages provided.
National Novel Writing Month Kickoff Event: Getting Started
Tuesday, October 24 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Adults & Teens
Join us for a brief history of National Novel Writing Month’s nonprofit organization, which promotes creative writing around the world. Rachel Costa, NaNoWriMo’s Washington County Coordinator, will introduce the NaNoWriMo website, which provides a community of support and fun ways to track progress. Writers (Wrimos!) will get planning tips to meet the 50,000-word goal, and will get the ink flowing with an introductory writing exercise to kick off November’s NaNo Write-In events.
Be Your Mythical Best
Thursday, October 26 | 4–6 p.m.
Puett Room | Teens in grades 6-12
Spin the Wheel of Mythicality in this friendly competition featuring Good Mythical Morning-style food challenges, weird games, and memeable fun! Are you a Mythical Beast? Let us know with the poll on the Library website.