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Washington County libraries offer educational and entertaining programs for all ages, from July 21.

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.

PMG FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - BJ the Clown is making the rounds to celebrate the end of summer reading at multiple Washington County libraries.

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

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.

SUMMER READING WRAP-UP PARTY — Celebrate a successful summer of reading with prizes, snacks, games and BJ the Clown, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 6. For children and teens. In-person. No registration required. This event will be held at Greenville Park, 41905 N.W. Arbor Park Loop in Banks.

Beaverton Main

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

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.

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. Wednesday, July 27. All ages. In-person. No registration required.

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT — Beat your friends in "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" for the Nintendo Switch in the library's teen room from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, July 29. Grades 6-12. In-person. There will be prizes for the top two winners. No registration required.

BIKE RODEO & HELMET GIVEAWAY — Try out your bike skills on an obstacle course in the library's west parking lot from noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Ages 2-12. In-person. Participants can also get a new bike helmet. No registration required.

MESSY ART — Make art while making a mess from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. Ages 2-8. In-person. No registration required.

BEAVERTON MODULAR RAILROAD — Check out model trains at the library from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. For all ages. In-person. Club members will have trains set up for viewing and will be available to answer questions about their hobby. No registration required.

Beaverton Murray Scholls

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place

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.

SCULPEY ART — Bring your imagination for this workshop in which young artists will construct and bake Sculpey crafts, 4-5 p.m. Friday, July 29. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

PAPER BAG KITES — Construct and personalize your very own kites, making them out of paper bags, from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

Bethany

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

NATURE JOURNALS — Pick up craft supplies to make your own nature journals Friday, Aug. 5. Ages 5+. Grab-and-go. No registration required.

COURTESY PHOTO: NASA - This processed image of the Carina Nebula, taken by the new James Webb Space Telescope, has fired the imagination of stargazers everywhere.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

TEEN TWEEN MOVIE NIGHT — See the origin story of one of the most dastardly villains ever to appear in Disney animation, 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 29. Ages 11-18. In-person. Registration required at cedarmillbethany.libcal.com/calendar.

SUMMER NIGHT ASTRONOMY — Join Rose City Astronomers in a presentation highlighting treasures found in the summer night sky from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. For teens and adults. In-person. No registration required.

TEEN ESCAPE ROOM — Find your way out of Fairytale Forest in an escape room challenge beginning at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Ages 11-18. In-person. Registration required at cedarmillbethany.libcal.com/calendar.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

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.

ARE YOU SAFER OUTSIDE? — Absorb and examine how a place, activity or idea can be perceived due to differences in identity or timing, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. For adults and teens. In-person. This event is part of the Oregon Humanities conversation project, facilitated by Mareshah Jackson. No registration required.

BJ THE CLOWN — Celebrate the end of the summer reading challenge with BJ the Clown from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. For babies and young children. In-person. No registration required.

TEEN MOVIE — Watch "The Hunger Games" at the library, beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

DREAMSTIME PHOTO - Insects play a vital role in our ecosystem.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

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.

FELT PORTRAITS — Express your felt with this take-and-make self-portrait kit from LeBrie Rich, available for pickup Thursday, Aug. 4. For teens. Take-and-make. There is an optional Zoom hangout at 2 p.m. Aug. 4. No registration required.

Garden Home

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

VIRTUAL NERD NIGHT — Test your wits at the library's monthly trivia night, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. For adults. Virtual. Play with a team of up to five people and see how much you know about the four themed sets of questions. Prizes will be awarded. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Hillsboro Brookwood

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

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.

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.

HEAT PRESS — Learn how to use the heat press and get the skills and confidence to be a "maker" from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. Ages 12+. In-person. No registration required.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Preserve and Serve students prepare asparagus for pickling.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

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.

Tigard

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

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.

CYBERSECURITY — Learn why security online matters and how to protect yourself from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, July 30. For adults. Virtual. Presented by A.J. Rice of Privacy PDX. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

SUPER NATURE ADVENTURES — Explore summer butterflies, ladybugs and wildflowers with a craft kit available for pickup beginning Monday, Aug. 1. For children. Take-and-make. No registration required.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

FLYING MACHINES — Learn the science behind flight from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. 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. Thursday, July 28, and Thursday, Aug. 4. Grades K-5. In-person. No registration required. This event is held at Atfalati Park, 6600 S.W. Sagert St. in Tualatin.

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.

ELECTRICITY — Partake in an electrifying science experiment in front of the library from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. Grades 1-6. In-person. No registration required.

PLANNING YOUR FALL AND WINTER GARDEN — Learn from a Master Gardener how to plan and plant your garden for fall and winter from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. For adults. In-person. Participants can also make compostable pots and fill them with seeds to get a head-start on planting. No registration required.


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