Summer fun continues in July and August at the Tigard Public Library with opportunities to connect with nature, books, and the community! Kids, teens, and adults can continue to sign up for Summer Reading through July 31, and you can turn in your reading logs beginning July 15 to be eligible for prizes! Tigard Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is made possible by the Ready to Read Grant and Friends of the Tigard Public Library.
July marks one year of the library’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, and we’re sharing our success. Visit tigard.org/library to see what we’ve accomplished so far, and what we’re planning for the future.
Fostering Readers: Nature Walk
Sunday, July 17 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Library Courtyard & Backyard
Kids in grades 1-4
Take a stroll with us outside, and we’ll tell a story about what we see. Visit the library website to register.
Nature Ambassadors: Wetlands
Tuesday, July 19 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Library Courtyard & Backyard | Kids & Families
Join naturalists from Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge to learn about wetland habitat and all the cool wildlife that use it, including the bald eagle, with games, crafts, and hands-on activities. Visit the library website to register.
Tweendom: Jackbox Edition
Wednesday, July 20 | 1-2:30 p.m.
Monday, August 15 | 1-2:30 p.m.
Virtual Program | Ages 10-14
Citizens of Tweendom unite! Join us for a special edition of fun with Jackbox games in a virtual space held just for you! Visit the library website to register. The Tweendom is a place designed especially for 10-14 year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.
Teen Outdoor Movie Night
Thursday, July 28 | 7-10:30 p.m.
Library Backyard | Teens in grades 6-12
Bring a blanket and park yourself in front of the big screen on a starry night. Activities start at 7 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk. Enjoy lawn games and bingo while you wait for the opening credits! You can register on the library website, but drop-ins are welcome! Program presented in partnership with Tigard Parks & Recreation
Cybersecurity: Why It Matters and How to Protect Yourself
Saturday, July 30 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual program | Adults
As more of our information moves online, we face increasing threats to our privacy and cybersecurity. In this session, AJ Rice from Privacy PDX will discuss the difference between privacy and security, why privacy matters even if you have nothing to hide, and tech tips and tricks for improving your digital privacy and cybersecurity. Visit the library website to register.
There and Back Again Walking Book Club
1st Saturday of the month, next meeting Saturday, August 6 | 10:30 a.m.-noon
Burgess Community Room | Adults
Join us for a hybrid walking book club! We will begin with a walk along the Fanno Creek Trail when everyone can discuss what they’re reading, share recommendations, or just chat with other book lovers. Afterwards, we’ll get together at the library to talk about this month’s book selection. The August book is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
Oregon Humanities Conversation Project
The Meaning of Climate Change with David Osborn
Sunday, August 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Virtual Program | Adults
We live in a time of tremendous transformation as the reality of climate change and its effects on our communities become more apparent with every passing year. What is the meaning of this extraordinary moment in human history? Portland State University instructor David Osborn leads an online discussion exploring different meanings of climate change and how our understanding of meaning relates to our action in addressing this concern. Visit the library website to register. This program is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and the Friends of the Tigard Library.
Author Talk: Daniel Nieh
Wednesday, August 10 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual Program | Adults
Critically acclaimed novelist Daniel Nieh will discuss his latest novel, Take No Names, a smart, captivating thriller. Daniel’s 2019 debut novel was Beijing Payback. Daniel is a writer and Chinese-English translator who grew up in Oregon and has also lived in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Visit the library website to register.