Upcoming Programs at Tigard Library: May 2022

Connect with Tigard Public Library in-person and online! Tigard Public Library has books, media, and programs for the whole family, and curbside holds pick-up is still available for those who prefer a no-contact service. Find details at tigard-or.gov/library, or visit the Library Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. or Saturday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

StoryWalk® 

Kids & Families 
Sunday, May 1-Tuesday, May 31

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. A new story will go up each month through October! Enter to win this month’s featured book. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Free Comic Book Day 

Saturday, May 7
All ages

We’re delighted to be a stop on your Free Comic Book Day circuit this year! Stop by the library to choose from an incredible selection of exclusive comics (for kids, teens, and adults), and pick up a special edition comic-themed Take & Make while you’re visiting us. Program presented in partnership with Friends of the Tigard Library.

Student Debt Workshop 

Thursday, May 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Virtual program | Adults

Have you heard about the recent changes to student loans? Do you have a plan for entering repayment? In this workshop presented by Joanne Di Paola of DevNW, we will dive deeper into dealing with student loans, discuss up to date changes and learn strategies you can implement today that will support your financial future. Register now at: tigard.libcal.com/calendar/TPLPrograms/studentdebt. Program presented in partnership with Friends of the Tigard Library.

Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Sunday, May 15 | 2-3 p.m.
Virtual program | Adults

Ida Galash, founder of community group Portland Monarchs, will present an introduction to monarch butterfly habitat, monarch corridors, and conservation efforts that community scientists are making to restore monarch habitat locally. Register now at: tigard.libcal.com/calendar/TPLPrograms/monarchs. Program presented in partnership with Friends of the Tigard Library.

Civics for Adults: Citizen Activism 101-Making Change Happen 

Thursday, May 19 | 6:30-8 p.m.
Virtual program | Adults & Teens

Learn about citizen activism, advocacy, tools and strategies for engaging with government, lobbying, and tracking the legislative process. This is a return presentation on this topic of high interest by Donna L. Cohen, MLIS, MEd. Registration is required. Register now: tigard.libcal.com/event/8993030. Program presented in partnership with Friends of the Tigard Library

Grow Your Own Flowers: Take & Plant Kits! 

Pick up during library open hours beginning Sunday, May 22 while supplies last
Kids & Families

Plant your own nasturtium and dwarf sunflower seeds at home!  Follow a short instructional video link provided with a take & plant kit, then watch your flowers grow.

Telling Real Life Stories in Comics 

Sunday, May 22 | 3:30-5 p.m.

Virtual program | Adults & Teens

In this workshop, comics journalist Sarah Mirk will show examples of how to tell real-life stories in comics. She’ll show all kinds of examples of people drawing real-life stories and lead the group through writing exercises to create some quick comics on the spot. No amazing drawing skills required; everyone is welcome! Register now: tigard.libcal.com/event/9073657. Program presented in partnership with Friends of the Tigard Library.

How to Go Solar + Storage with Solar Oregon 

Thursday, May 26 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Virtual program | Adults

In this webinar a speaker from the local nonprofit Solar Oregon will answer your questions about how grid-tied solar energy and battery systems work, share information about incentives available, and help you take the first step to adding solar and or battery storage on your home or business.

This event hosted by Solar Oregon and the Tigard Library is free and open to everyone. Register for a link and call-in number to join the webinar: eventbrite.com/e/how-to-go-solar-storage-tickets-292737815687. This workshop is made possible with support from the Energy Trust of Oregon.