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Washington County's library patrons can enjoy dog shows, clowning, messy art and more, from July 7.

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

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Share your best campfire story with the Aloha Community Library for a chance to win a prize.

Aloha

17455 S.W. Farmington Road, Suite 26A

CAMPFIRE STORY CONTEST — Share your spookiest (or silliest) campfire story in July for the chance to win a $50 Powell's gift card. Ages 5-18. Find more information at alohalibrary.org. Stories must be submitted by Saturday, July 30.

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

SIDEWALK CHALK FEST — Create your own sidewalk chalk art or take part in a sidewalk chalk obstacle course, 2-3 p.m. Thursday, July 7. For children. In-person. No registration required. This event will be held at Greenville Park, 41905 N.W. Arbor Park Loop in Banks.

TEEN CRAFT EVENT — Meet in the community room to create a fairy house from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

OFF THE BEATEN PATH — Enjoy a guided half-mile walk and farm tour from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For all ages. In-person. No pets allowed. No registration required. The meeting point is the west parking lot of the Banks-Vernonia Linear Trail's Manning Trailhead, at Northwest Pihl Road and Sell Road.

ART OFF THE BEATEN PATH — Create messy art and have fun from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, July 14. Ages 0-5. In-person. No registration required. This event will be held at Greenville Park, 41905 N.W. Arbor Park Loop in Banks.

TEEN CRAFT EVENT — Use the library's Cricut to make crafts from 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 15. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

Beaverton Main

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

SCIENCE GEEK OUT FEST — Test out robots, complete building challenges, peer into the natural world and meet a variety of scientific experts, all from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 10. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

AUTHOR TALK — Hear from Ben Hodgson and Laura Moulton, authors of "Loaners: The Making of a Street Library," from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For adults. In-person. No registration required.

CONCRETE LEAVES — Use real leaves to cast a concrete leaf impression from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Grades 6-12. In-person. All materials provided. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

MINI MASTERPIECES — Create a miniature painting in the library's teen room from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, July 14. Grades 6-12. In-person. Two canvas sizes and paints will be provided. No registration required.

BIKE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP — Bike over to the library for a workshop all about maintaining your bicycle and how to stay safe while riding around town, 1-2 p.m. Sunday, July 17. For all ages. In-person. Presented by Westside Transportation Alliance in partnership with WashCo Bikes. No registration required.

BORDER COLLIE INTERNATIONAL — Come see amazing border collies educate and entertain, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

HENNA & BOLLYWOOD — Enjoy a Bollywood flick and snacks before getting a professional henna design courtesy of Roving Horse Henna, 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. Grades 6-12. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - Border Collie International will perform at the Beaverton Murray Scholls Branch Library on July 19.

Beaverton Murray Scholls

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place

POPSICLE STICK TENTS — Make and decorate a camping tent out of popsicle sticks from 4-5 p.m. Friday, July 8. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

SHRINKY DINKS — Get create and make some nature-themed Shrinky Dinks from 4-5 p.m. Friday, July 15. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

BORDER COLLIE INTERNATIONAL — Come see amazing border collies educate and entertain, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

Bethany

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

PAPER WEAVING — Pick up craft supplies at the library Friday, July 15. Ages 5+. Supplies available on a first-come, first-served basis.

STUFFED ANIMAL CAMPOUT — Bring a stuffed animal from home and drop it off at the youth services desk between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, July 15, and pick it up the next day beginning at 10 a.m. For children. Participants will get to see photos of their stuffed friend's adventures in the library after hours. No registration required.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

STUFFED ANIMAL CAMPOUT — Bring a stuffed animal from home and drop it off at the youth services desk between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, July 8, and pick it up the next day beginning at 10 a.m. For children. Participants will get to see photos of their stuffed friend's adventures in the library after hours. No registration required.

PAPER WEAVING — Pick up craft supplies at the library Friday, July 15. Ages 5+. Supplies available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CAMPOUT IN THE STACKS TRIVIA —Join in a game of trivia, themed around books and movies about camp life or camping, from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15. Ages 10+. This is a hybrid event with in-person and virtual options. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

MAMMALS — Learn how to tell the difference between two commonly confused animals, beaver and nutria, from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 7. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS — Enjoy a movie matinee at the library, 2019 comedy-drama "Fisherman's Friends," starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For adults. In-person. No registration required.

NATURE ART — Create your own creations made from items found in nature, including leaves, sticks, bark, pebbles and more, from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For kids. In-person. No registration required.

MACROINVERTEBRATES, INSECTS AND POLLINATORS — Explore and learn more about insects in the water and air and the role they play, 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 14. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

BIKE RODEO — Bring your bicycle and helmet for help with basic bike problems, from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16. For adults and teens. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events or by calling 503-357-4093.

THIS IS KALAPUYAN LAND — Experience a guided visit of the Five Oaks Museum's exhibition at the library and learn about the Native history of modern-day Cornelius, from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. For kids. In-person. No registration required.

COURTESY PHOTO: IDAHO POWER - Learn about clouds with a kit from the Forest Grove City Library.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

CIRCUIT FLOWER — Play with chromatography and circuitry to make illuminated flowers with this electric STEM craft; take-and-make kit is available for pickup all day Thursday, July 7. For teens. Optional Zoom hangout at 2 p.m. No registration required.

STORM WATER MAPPING — Learn how the mysterious pipe system underground works from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 14. For teens. In-person. Presented by Clean Water Services. No registration required. Packets are available afterward for a self-guided scavenger hunt at Fernhill Wetlands, 1399 S.W. Fern Hill Road in Forest Grove.

GLOBE OBSERVER & CLOUDSCAPES — Learn about clouds with this take-and-make kit available for pickup Tuesday, July 19. For kids. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Hillsboro Brookwood

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

TRIVIA NIGHT — Join the library for trivia from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For adults. In-person. This event is held at Vertigo Brewing, 8130 N.E. Nicholas Court in Hillsboro. No registration required.

HEAT PRESS — Drop in for a demo and quick project using tools and materials available at the library, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. Ages 12+. In-person. No registration required.

Hillsboro Shute Park

775 S.E. 10th Ave.

LET'S GO ON A BEAR HUNT — Bring your little ones and participate in the library's mega scavenger hunt, exploring elements of the outdoors and creating nature-themed art along the way, 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, July 8. For kids with family. In-person. No registration required.

LEAPIN' LOUIE COMEDY — Enjoy a funny and educational showcase by Leapin' Louie about all the amazing creatures, including human beings, who fly, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. For children, tweens and teens. In-person. This event is held outside the library in Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro. No registration required.

BABY BOOT CAMP — Enjoy the great outdoors while promoting the use of large motor skills, listening skills and more, from 10:15-11 a.m. Sunday, July 17. For babies and toddlers with family. In-person. This event is held outside the library in Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro. No registration required.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

THE JOY OF MANDALA DOT PAINTING — Create beautiful mandalas using sticks dipped in colorful acrylic paints, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9. For teens and adults. In-person. Wear clothing you don't mind smudging with a little paint. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events. This event is held at Jessie Mays Community Center & Park, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains.

TEEN WATER FIGHT — Cool off at 4 p.m. Friday, July 15, with a water fight. For teens. In-person. Be prepared to get soaked. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water guns. No registration required. This event is held at Jessie Mays Community Center & Park, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains.

FAMILY PICNIC BINGO — Bring a blanket and a picnic and play free bingo for prizes, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16. For all ages. In-person. No registration required. This event is held at Jessie Mays Community Center & Park, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Angel Ocasio will entertain Sherwood Public Library patrons on July 19.

Sherwood

22560 S.W. Pine St.

MACHINES & TOOLS — Get creative as author Marie Buckley leads a writing workshop on the topic of machines and tools, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 10. For adults. In-person. No registration required for either session.

MINIATURE CASTLE MAKING CONTEST — Make a small castle, enter it in the contest by July 11, and potentially win an award. For all ages. Information for this DIY project is available at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events and at sherwoodoregon.gov/library.

ANGEL OCASIO — Giggle at beloved entertainer Angel Ocasio's musical comedy, magic and more from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 19. For all ages. In-person. Bilingual. No registration required. This event is held at Cannery Square, 22622 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

Tigard

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

DIY MASON BEE HOUSES — Pick up your craft kit any day in the month of July and build residences for hardworking, pollinating mason bees. For adults. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

NATURE WALK — Take a walk outside and tell a story about what you see, from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Grades 1-4. In-person. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

WETLANDS — Join naturalists from the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge to learn about wetland habitat and all of the wildlife that uses it, with games, crafts and hands-on activities, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. For kids with family. In-person. No registration required.

LOCAL HISTORY WALKS — Meet the entrepreneurs, businesses and events that shaped downtown Tigard over the past century, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. For adults. In-person. The walk is under 1 mile in length, beginning at the Tigard Heritage Trail. Meet outside Symposium Coffee, 12345 S.W. Main St. in Tigard.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

SCIENCE BITES — Do a science experiment of your own based on the previous day's Science Spectacular on Thursdays this summer, starting with a rocketry experiment from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Grades 1-6. In-person. This event is held at Atfalati Park, 6600 S.W. Sagert St. in Tualatin. No registration required.

TEEN HENNA — Learn the history and cultural importance of henna, plus get a free henna design from Wendy Rover, owner of Roving Horse Henna, from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For teens. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

TEEN SUPER SMASH BROS. TOURNEY — Show off your skills with "Super Smash Bros." at the library, starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. For teens. In-person. Snacks and prizes provided. Registration recommended but not required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.


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