Upcoming Programs at Tigard Library

Kids, teens, and adults, you can continue turn in your Summer Reading logs through August 31 to be eligible for prizes! Kids and teens, turn in your completed log to earn a free prize book. Adults, you receive prize entries for every completed page of your TPL passport. Tigard Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is made possible by the Ready to Read Grant and Friends of the Tigard Public Library.

Tigard Public Library will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. Online resources are available 24/7. For more to read, learn, and do, visit us online at tigard-or.gov/library.

Nature Ambassadors: Busy Beavers 

Tuesday, August 16 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Library Courtyard & Backyard | Kids & Families

Join naturalists from Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge to learn all about beavers! Learn about these fascinating animals through crafts, games, and more. 

Local History Walk in Downtown Tigard 

Thursday, August 18, 11 a.m.-noon
Tigard Heritage Trail | Adults

Guided downtown Tigard walks are back! Meet the entrepreneurs, businesses, and events that shaped downtown Tigard over the past century. Tours begin on Tigard Heritage Trail, next to Symposium Coffee, and are less than 1 mile in length.

Getting Started as an Independent Writer: A Panel Discussion presented by NIWA

Thursday, August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. 
Virtual program | Adults & Teens

There’s an old saying that everyone has one novel in them. If you are inspired to take a try at writing your big story, please join us for this panel discussion by published independent writers from the Northwest Independent Writers Association. They will bring the latest news as well as advice, hints, and tips from across a range of genres. Don’t forget, National Novel Writing Month is coming in November! Visit the library website to register.

Book Babies

Tuesdays beginning September 6 | 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Burgess Community Room | Ages 0-18 Months

Babies and their grownups are invited to share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while making new friends and developing early literacy skills. 

To help ensure social distancing space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Toddler Time

Wednesdays beginning September 7
10:15-10:45 a.m. & 11:15-11:45 a.m. (two sessions)

Burgess Community Room | Ages 18 Mo.-3 Years

Join us as we sing, rhyme, share simple stories and enjoy movement activities in this storytime designed for wiggly toddlers!

To help ensure social distancing space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Family Storytime

Thursdays beginning September 8
10:15-10:45 a.m. & 11:15-11:45 a.m. (two sessions)

Burgess Community Room | Ages 0-6

Bring the whole gang for stories, songs and super-duper silliness!

To help ensure social distancing space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

There and Back Again Book Club

Saturday, September 10 | 10:30 a.m.-noon
Burgess Community Room | Adults

Join us for a hybrid walking book club! We will meet in the Community Room at the library and walk along the Fanno Creek Trail where everyone can discuss what they’re reading, share recommendations, or just chat with other book lovers. Afterwards, we’ll return to the library to talk about this month’s book selection, Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden.

Get Ready to Vote! 

Saturday, September 17 | 3-5 p.m.
Burgess Community Room
All Ages

Mid-term elections are coming! Register to vote or check your registration status so you don’t miss the chance to participate in our democracy. Members of Tigard’s Youth Advisory Council will be there to help! Folks of all ages can learn about voting and participate in a mock election to choose which library mascot will be our Honorary President.