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A roundup of upcoming events and activities at neighborhood libraries in the area.

Aloha Community Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road

WONDERLAND TEA PARTY — Pick up a take-and-make kit complete with tea, treats and crafting supplies available for pickup during curbside services 3-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1p.m. Thursday-Saturday till Sept.12. Then wear your favorite party hat, pour a cup of tea, and join on Zoom 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, for Wonderland-themed crafts and activities. Visit for Zoom meeting information.

MESSY(ISH) ARTS AND CRAFTS — A make-and-take with everything you need to create a beautiful, sun-catching piece of art: tissue paper, wax paper and cardstock along with instructions to create your own stunning masterpiece. Share your pictures with the library by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Get your kit from the library during curbside services, 3-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Banks Public Library

42461 N.W. Market St.

BOOK BLOODHOUNDS — A new service for Banks Library patrons creates a list of books based on reading preferences. Visit and answer a few questions and the library will create a list of titles you may enjoy.

Beaverton City Library

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

PROVIDING ELDER CARE THROUGH SYSTEMIC RACISM — Dr. Farida Ejaz will discuss the findings of her 2010 landmark academic study 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, exposing the prevalence of overt and direct racism experienced by direct care staff in long-term care settings and its impact on job satisfaction and performance.

Ejaz will discuss how the findings have relevance today for improving practice and policy. Followed by a Q&A. Registration recommended at

ALL ARE WELCOME STORIES AND ART — Grades K-3 read books, have discussions and make art on themes of diversity, inclusion, kindness, empath, and welcoming from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, online. Register with an email address at and we'll email the link prior to the event.

Cedar Mill Community Library

12505 N.W. Cornell Road

INTERACTIVE STORYTIME — 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Preschool Storytime with Rebecca or Jenny; registration required. Find details and registration information at

STAY CONNECTED — Sign up for the email newsletter, receive the print newsletter and calendar, and find the library on social media. Information at

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED — The libraries and Second Edition Resale depend on the help of more than 300 volunteers each month. The library and Second Edition Resale find ways to operate while keeping volunteers and staff safe. To learn how you can volunteer when the libraries and shop reopen, visit or contact Volunteer Services Manager, Jennifer Imai, at 503-644-0043 x111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cornelius Public Library

1370 N. Adair St.

STRING ART — Take and make String Art design via Zoom at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. Create art that you can use as a gift or for your own home decoration. Pick up your supplies in the library during service hours until Tuesday, Sept. 22, or while supplies last. Zoom meeting at, ID 890 4471 4955, passcode 325047.

UNIVERSAL COFFEE — Outside the library, this mobile bar offers all the best hot and iced coffee drinks and specializes in champurrados, traditional drinks in Latin America that predate Spanish colonization. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Forest Grove City Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

AN EVENING WITH JANE KIRKPATRICK — Special online event with New York Times and CBA bestselling and award-winning writer Jane Kirkpatrick, livestreamed on the library's Facebook page and YouTube channel from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Kirkpatrick is the author of over 30 books, including two chosen for summer community reading activities.

ONLINE WRITING GROUP — Teen and tween writers find writing support in our writing group with writing prompts and lessons 4-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. New tween and teen members welcome. Register at wccls.bibliocommons/events.

Garden Home

Community Library

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

ANGEL OCASIO — Combining physical comedy, magic, music, juggling and her unique style of comedy, Ocasio performs in blinqué (English-Spanish). Watch it online all day, Sept. 12 at

CRAFT PROGRAMS — Ongoing craft-alongs are posted on the library's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. You also can pick up a Make and Take Craft on Saturdays during the curbside hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

STEM TO GO — Jump-start your at-home experience with age-appropriate DIY kits. They'll include instructions, supplies, challenges, activities and more. Special releases available every other week for pickup at Brookwood and Shute Park libraries while supplies last.

FABRIC AND FIBERS MEETUP — This online Zoom edition encourages viewers to "bring" projects they are working on and connect with other makers noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. If you have questions about anything fabric or fiber-related, there is sure to be an answer. Join the Zoom meeting at, meeting ID 818 6329 2144.

WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT SAY? — Stymied by the chicken-scratch handwriting on old documents? In this Zoom meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 12, look at more than 20 techniques to help you decipher those words and learn what the style of writing might reveal about our ancestors. This program is geared toward those with an interest in genealogy, but may be helpful to others as well.

North Plains Public Library

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

KINDERGARTEN READINESS CLASS — Online at 1 p.m. every Thursday, children ages 3-5 will learn letters, sounds and math through music and games. Register online at for a Zoom invitation.

FALL YOGA ZOOM SESSIONS — Yoga has many physical and mental health benefits that are especially helpful now as folks navigate this unprecedented time. Roll out your mat, connect via Zoom, and enjoy fun sessions 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register online at for a Zoom invitation.

Sherwood Public Library

22560 S.W. Pine St.

TRIVIA TUESDAY — The library will provide some fun trivia questions to answer with a chance to win a small but fabulous prize on Facebook at noon Tuesday, Sept. 15. Send the answers via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a Facebook message before midnight. Winners will be announced on Facebook the next day.

PAPERBACK PALS — Online book club for grades 3-5 meets 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Get to know one another, discuss "The 13-Story Treehouse" by Andy Griffiths, and enjoy an activity together during this one-hour program on Zoom. Register by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how to receive a free copy of the book and get the invitation link. Supplies are limited.

Tigard Public Library

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

RACIAL UNITY BOOK CLUB — Discuss "Sister Outsider" by Audre Lorde in this virtual book club led by Adrianne from the Tigard Public Library and Bruce from the group Respond to Racism at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. 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 adults and teens welcome. Borrow the "always available" e-audiobook or e-book from the library catalog. Register at

TAKE AND MAKE BAGS — 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.

STORYWALK — 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.

Tualatin Public Library

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

ONLINE BOOK CHAT FOR TEENS — Find out what teens are reading and doing for fun each week at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Email Aimee Meuchel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Zoom login information.

CRAFT-O-RAMA — Each week the library will put out new beginner, intermediate and advanced craft kits. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with beginner Papel Picado, intermediate Guatemalan worry dolls and advanced yarn painting. New crafts will become available each Monday. Pickup times are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Please take one craft per person so more folks can join the fun. Available while supplies last; crafts subject to change.

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