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All of that and more coming up at Washington County public libraries, from April 28.

All library programs are presented free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Aloha

14755 S.W. Farmington Road

BOOK GIVEAWAY — Get a free book during open hours Saturday, April 30, to commemorate Día de los Niños y Libros. Book quantities are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

COURTESY PHOTO: JORDAN THIERRY - Documentarian Jordan Thierry will speak after a film screening at the Beaverton City Library on Saturday, May 14.

Beaverton

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS — Celebrate Día de los Niños with a fun craft and free book from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30. For kids. In-person.

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT — Test your skills in a "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" tournament for the Nintendo Switch from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Grades 6-12. In-person. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner-up. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

LET'S MAKE ROBOTS! — Learn about circuitry and make your own simple robot to take home, 4-5 p.m. Monday, May 2. Grades 6-8. In-person. Presented by 4-H staff from the Oregon State University Extension Service. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

MOVING FROM ALLY TO ACCOMPLICE — Answer this question: How far are you willing to go to disrupt racism? Equity trainer Tai Harden-Moore presents this program from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. For adults. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

AGE CAFÉ — Discuss topics related to aging, growth and older adulthood with friends, neighbors and community members from 11 a.m.-noon Friday, May 6. For adults. Virtual. Co-sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging & Veterans Services and Viva Village. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

ANGELA YURIKO SMITH — Join the Young Willamette Writers for a discussion about writing and getting your work out there, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Grades 6-12. Virtual. Award-winning poet, author and publisher Angela Yuriko Smith will present. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY — Stop by the library for a free mini-Comic Con from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 7. For all ages. In-person. Meet local comic and graphic novel artists, learn about their work, pick up swag and buy books. Free comic books available (one per person) while supplies last.

MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT — Make a fancy bouquet for your mom to show her how much you appreciate her, 1-2 p.m. Sunday, May 8. Grades K-5. In-person.

GARDENING FOR BEES — Learn how you can make a difference in supporting nature's most important pollinators in your garden from 5:45-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. For adults. In-person. The presentation will be led by an Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener.

MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE — Laugh, sing and dance along with a show by Penny's Puppet Productions from 11-11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 17. For all ages. In-person.

GRANDMA'S ROSES — Attend a screening of Jordan Thierry's film, "Grandma's Roses," that focuses on the stories of grandmothers who have faced, and worked to overcome, discrimination, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 14. For adults. In-person. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, local community leaders and grandmothers.

DREAMERS, LEADERS & LEGENDS — Learn about and celebrate Maya Lin from 4-4:45 p.m. Monday, May 16. Grades K-5. Virtual. Participants will read a book, explore her history and create art. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

STICKER CIRCUITS — Make an interactive LED greeting card or artwork from 4-5 p.m. Monday, May 16. Grades 6-8. In-person. This program is presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

Bethany

15325 N.W. Central Drive, Suite J-8

TURNING TEEN STRESS INTO GROWTH — Learn how to turn your child's painful and adverse experiences into more resilience and growth, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. For parents and guardians. Virtual. This program is presented by Yshai Boussi, a licensed professional counselor and founder of Portland Family Counseling. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

HAIYAN INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACADEMY — Join Haiyan International Dance Academy and International Performing Arts for an afternoon of dance choreography and music from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, May 14. All ages. In-person. This program will be held at the Bethany Library Annex, 4888 N.W. Bethany Blvd.

CHILDREN, CULTURE AND EMPATHIC CURIOSITY — Learn ways to monitor your own reactions while engaging with a child's cultural curiosities in a manner that is dynamic, fluid and builds relationships, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19. For parents and guardians. Virtual. This program is presented by Joseph M. Barron, a licensed clinical psychologist and father of two biracial children. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

THE FOUR PILLARS OF YOUR HAPPY HOME AND CLASSROOM — Learn new approaches and tools for enhancing the learning environment in your classroom, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 7. For educators. Virtual. This program is presented by Megan Barella in collaboration with Community Action. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

NATYA DANCE AND STORYTELLING — Enjoy an elegant performance by Jayanthi Raman's NATYA Dance Academy dancers that will take you on a mystical journey to India, from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, May 7. For all ages. In-person. Dancers will also explain the pieces of Indian classical dance performed for the benefit of the audience.

TEEN GAME NIGHT — Compete in the library's "Super Smash Bros." tournament or play console games on the Nintendo Switch, Wii or GameCube, from 6-7:30 p.m Friday, May 13. Ages 11-18. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

COURTESY PHOTO: HULA HALAU 'OHANA HOLO'OKO'A - The Cornelius Public Library will feature hula in a celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

CHILDREN'S DAY — Celebrate the Day of the Child, Día de los Niños, at the library by creating messy art from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Ages 3-11. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

STAR WARS SENSORY BOTTLE — Stop by to make your very own Star Wars-themed sensory bottle from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Ages 3-10 with adult support. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

MOTHER'S DAY ACTIVITY — Personalize a pot and plant a special flower for Mom from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. Ages 3-10 with adult support. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

NOMADLAND — Watch Chloé Zhao's Oscar-winning "Nomadland" at the library from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. For adults. In-person.

MANAGING DEBT AFTER COLLEGE — Learn how to take a realistic look at post-college living expenses, understand loan restructuring and consolidation options, create a budget for post-college life, and set long-term financial goals, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12. For adults and teens. Presented by Financial Beginnings Oregon. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

HULA DANCE CELEBRATION — Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with a hula dance demonstration by Lisa Chang from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. For all ages. In-person.

WINE BOTTLE HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER — Celebrate Mother's Day by transforming a wine bottle into a hummingbird feeder with your mom, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19. For adults. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

SPROUTING JOY — Learn about growing your own food at home with this take-and-germinate kit, available for pickup Thursday, April 28. Ages 12-18. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

UNDERSTANDING URBAN/RURAL DIVIDES — Join facilitator Nick Nash for a thought-provoking online discussion that examines the urban/rural divide in Oregon and the role it plays in our lives and perspectives, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. For adults. Virtual. Registration required at bit.ly/urbanruraldivides.com.

FEELSALOTL — Learn some basic sewing skills and make a super-soft axolotl friend in this take-and-make for Mental Health Awareness Month, with kits available for pickup Thursday, May 12. Ages 12-18. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

VIRTUAL DEATH CAFÉ — Discuss death, dying, end of life and more in a safe, supportive, confidential space from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 21. For adults. Virtual. Presented in partnership with Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Garden Home

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

NERD NIGHT — Test your wits at the library's monthly trivia night, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. For adults. Virtual. Play individually or with a team of up to five. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

HISTORY WALKING TOUR — Come learn about the history of the Garden Home area on a walk along the Fanno Creek Trail, from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 14. Families welcome. This walk covers a 1.2-mile section of trail for a total of 2.4 miles. It will be held rain or shine. Participants should wear good walking shoes and dress in layers for warmth and rain protection. Presented in partnership with the Garden Home History Project. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

COURTESY PHOTO: ALEXANDER SIZOV/EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION - Is allosaurus the scariest predator of them all? Debate which extinct animals would win at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library on Sunday, May 1.

Hillsboro

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

CHILDREN'S DAY — Celebrate children with a free book giveaway for all ages from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30. STEM kits, activities and information about local resources for families will also be available. This is a drop-in, in-person event at Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

EXTINCT ANIMAL TRIVIA AND DEBATE — Decide which extinct animals should rule the world in a series of silly comparisons and debate from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Ages 5-10. In-person.

TRIVIA NIGHT — Test your know-how and bamboozle your friends at the library's trivia night from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. For adults. In-person. This program will be held at Vertigo Brewing, 8130 N.E. Nicholas Court.

BEGINNER'S CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY — Learn how to hold a brush, write basic strokes and write standing from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, or 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. The May 12 program is for kids and younger teens. The May 17 program is geared toward adults and older teens. Virtual. Presented by Jojo Liu, calligraphy artist and board member of the San Francisco Chinese Arts Association. Supplies can be picked up at the library in May before the classes on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

CHASING LOCATIONS — Explore practical strategies for tracking down your ancestors' whereabouts, from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 14. For adults. Virtual. Genealogical researcher Pam Vestal is the featured speaker. Find meeting information online at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Sherwood

22560 S.W. Pine St.

SECOND CHANCES — Flex your writing muscles with a warm-up exercise and thematic writing session led by author Marie Buckley from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 1. For adults. In-person. This program is the first in a series of writing workshops this spring and summer at the library. No experience or registration required. Bring your own writing tools.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY — Pick up a free comic book on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 7. For all ages. One comic book per person. Read the comic book you selected and write a brief description to enter a prize drawing for a $5 gift card to a local restaurant. There will also be a "Make Your Own Comic Book" station with writing supplies, stamps and markets.

MAID MARIAN CORONATION — Join the festivities in welcoming the new Maid Marian and her Court for the upcoming Sherwood Robin Hood Festival, from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, May 7. For all ages. In-person. Refreshments will be served.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

DÍA DEL LOS NIÑO — Celebrate Children's Day at the library with a special craft and a free book, all day Friday, April 29. For all ages. In-person. Crafts and books available while supplies last.

TEEN MAKE STUFF — Create awesome things in the library's new makerspace after hours, 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 29. Grades 6-12. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

CLASSICAL UP CLOSE — Ask questions, dance along and clap for the musicians of the Oregon Symphony from 10:30-11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Ages 2-7. In-person.

LIGHTS! CAMERA! MURDER! — Join the library for a murder mystery night from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 13. For teens. In-person. Participants will be assigned a character. Costumes encouraged. Food will be available. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

GARDENING FOR NUTRITION AND SENSIBILITY — Learn the history of agriculture, how to improve the nutrition of your food through gardening, and gardening practices for success in the Pacific Northwest, 3-4 p.m. Saturday, May 14. For adults. In-person. Presented by Neighbors Nourishing Communities.

MAKE YOUR OWN SEED PAPER — Learn how to embed flower, vegetable or herb seeds in paper that will sprout and grow when planted, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. For adults. In-person. All materials will be provided. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.


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