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Washington County libraries have lots of learning planned with upcoming programs, from July 14.

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

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.

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.

SCIENCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH —Enjoy science fun outdoors with stomp rockets and footprints from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Ages 0-5. In-person. No registration required. This event will be held at Greenville Park, 41905 N.W. Arbor Park Loop in Banks.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Greg Gustafson of Border Collie International performs an over-the-back trick with collie Rerun during a visit to the Tigard Public Library in 2016.

Beaverton Main

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

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.

TIE DYE CLOTHING — Tie dye clothing on the library's front lawn from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Grades 6-12. In-person. Bring your own article of clothing from home to be dyed. The rest of the materials will be provided. No registration required.

TOY, GAME & PUZZLE SWAP — Donate up to five gently used, intact toys, board games or puzzles from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 21, or 1-5:30 p.m. Friday, July 22. Donated items will be given away from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 24. All are welcome to take home toys, games and puzzles. Leftover items will be donated to local charitable organizations. In-person. No registration required.

SAND ART — Make colorful artwork using sand from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

Beaverton Murray Scholls

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place

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.

TREE BRANCH TAPESTRIES — Construct a hanging piece of art from a tree branch and yarn from 4-5 p.m. Friday, July 22. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

CRYPTOZOOLOGY: THE SEARCH FOR WEIRD ANIMALS — Learn about cryptids and other strange phenomena with a humorous but educational show from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. 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

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.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Get bicycle tuneups and safety tips at the Cornelius Public Library.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

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.

STORMWATER —Learn what happens after it rains from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 21. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

GOING ON A BEAR HUNT — Hunt for a bear in the library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, July 25. Ages 3-7. In-person. No registration required.

CREATURE TEACHERS — Meet exotic animals and learn all about them with this special program at the library from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

ANIMAL TRACKS AND JOURNALING — Learn how to identify the footprints of common animals and find out when and why they were there, 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 28. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

STORMWATER 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.

MACRAMÉ BIRDFEEDER — Put a bird on it Thursday, July 21, with this super-cute take-home craft and learn a little about knots and different kinds of birds. For teens. Take-and-make. There is an optional Zoom hangout at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21. No registration required.

JAY FRASIER MAGIC — Be entertained by magician Jay Frasier's sleight-of-hand, physical comedy and audience participation at a magical show from 11:15 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 26. For kids. In-person. This event will be held at Rogers Park, 2421 17th Ave. in Forest Grove. No registration required.

INSECT INVESTIGATION — Explore and learn more about insects in the water and air and the role they play in the ecosystem, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 28. For teens. In-person. No registration required. This is an outdoor program. Packets are available afterward for a self-guided scavenger hunt at Fernhill Wetlands, 1399 S.W. Fern Hill Road in Forest Grove.

Hillsboro Brookwood

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

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.

SEWING MACHINE DEMO — Learn how to use the Collaboratory's sewing machine from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 23. Ages 12+. In-person. No registration required.

Hillsboro Shute Park

775 S.E. 10th Ave.

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.

SEWING MACHINE DEMO — Drop in for a demonstration of the library's sewing machine from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 25. Ages 12+. In-person. No registration required.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Cool off with a good old-fashioned water fight in North Plains on Friday, July 15.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

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.

FERMENTATION MADE EASY — Learn how to make all sorts of fermented foods, including sauerkraut, pickles and even a sourdough starter, from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. For all ages. Virtual. This program is part of the library's Everyone Can Cook! culinary arts series. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

BEFORE THE GROUND SHAKES — Learn how to prepare for and survive a major earthquake from experienced aid worker Steve Eberlein, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. For adults and teens. In-person. No registration required.

Sherwood

22560 S.W. Pine St.

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.

TEEN OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT — Bring a blanket and park yourself in front of the big screen on a starry night from 7-10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Grades 6-12. In-person. Enjoy lawn games and bingo before the movie begins at dusk. Registration encouraged but not required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

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.

EGG DROP — Conduct some spectacular science experiments involving gravity in front of the library from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. Grades 1-6. In-person. No registration required.

SCIENCE BITES — Do more experiments at Atfalati Park based on the previous day's demonstration and experiments at the library, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 21 and July 28. Grades K-5. In-person. No registration required. This event is held at Atfalati Park, 6600 S.W. Sagert St. in Tualatin.

FLYING MACHINES — Learn the science behind flight from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Grades 1-6. In-person. No registration required.

TEEN MINI GOLF — Golf in the library with pool noodles and ping pong balls from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 29. Grades 6-12. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.


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