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Gresham-Barlow will host safety meeting plus lots of cool library programs coming up

PMG PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - This mural by local artist Axex Chiu graces the hall at Davis Elementary School. Chiu will teach teens about creating characters and drawing comics at a workshop Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Rockwood Library.

Gresham-Barlow hosts school safety meeting

The Gresham-Barlow School District will hold a School Safety Town Hall from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Gresham Public Safety Council Chambers, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway.

School district officials will update parents and the community on a variety of topics related to school safety including safety improvements funded by the 2016 school bond.

They'll discuss how schools respond to various types of incidents at or around a school, how the school district communicates with parents during an emergency and how parents can support their students and schools during a crisis.

There will also be a presentation on the Safe Routes to School program.

Attendees can ask questions. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided. Please RSVP on the link on the web page at gresham.k12.or.us/ if you need childcare and/or interpretation services.

New readers can get help from teen tutors

New readers in kindergarten through second grade can be paired with a teen tutor at the library who will help the littles improve their reading skills.

The program is free, but registration is required. Try it out from 5-6 p.m. Monday Jan. 13, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St. Call 503-988-5123 for more information and to register.

Teens learn basics of comics, animation

Teens can bring out the best of their imagination through comics in a free workshop from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.

Alex Chiu will teach kids in sixth grade and up how to draw original characters with a background and storyline. Teens will learn the fundamentals of drawing comics and develop an understanding of line, shape, color, texture, and shading. No experience is necessary. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Bilingual puppets set to perform

KCPuppetree artists will perform their version of Papagayo, about the mischievous parrot deep in the jungles of Central America, who sings and dances as the nocturnal animals try to slumber.

One night, the magical Perro Luna wakes up and starts eating the moon. Will the animals learn to work together to save the moon? Kids and their families can find out from 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at a free performance at the Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St.

Call 503-988-5123 for more information.


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