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'Slime of Your Life,' 'Busy Beavers' and more are coming to Washington County libraries, from Aug. 4.

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

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

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.COURTESY PHOTO: BEAVERTON MODULAR RAILROAD CLUB - Check out model train sets created by the Beaverton Modular Railroad Club at the Beaverton Main Library.

Beaverton Main

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

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.

CLAYMATION WORKSHOP — Create a short "claymation" video using an iPad, from 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Grades 6-12. In person. Videos will be shared on the library's YouTube channel. Materials provided. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

AGE CAFÉ — Discuss topics related to aging, growth and older adulthood with fellow library patrons from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. For adults. In person. Co-sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging & Veterans Services and Viva Village. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

END OF SUMMER READING LAWN PARTY — Celebrate all the reading you did this summer with a party on the library's front lawn, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. Ages 2-12. In person. No registration required.

COMMUNITY CLOTHING SWAP — Donate up to 10 clean, gently used articles of clothing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, or 1-5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, and/or pick up new-to-you clothes that have been donated at a giveaway from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. For adults. In person. All leftover clothing will be donated to local charitable organizations. No registration required.

Beaverton Murray Scholls

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place

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.

BEADED STICKS — Transform nature by decorating sticks with colorful beads from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Grades K-5. In person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

SCHOOL SUPPLY SWAP — Donate new school supplies for people in need during open hours Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13. A school supply giveaway will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. For all ages. In person. No registration required.

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.

OREGON MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY CRAFT — Make a craft themed around the Oregon Museum of Natural History with this grab-and-go kit available for pickup Friday, Aug. 19. Ages 5+. Grab-and-go. No registration required.

TEEN GAME NIGHT — Compete in the library's "Super Smash Bros." tournament from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Ages 11-18. In person. Bring your own controller or use one of the library's. Three generations of Nintendo consoles (GameCube, Wii and Switch) will be available. Registration required at cedarmillbethany.libcal.com/calendar.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

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.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Learn how to make homemade ice cream at the Cornelius Public Library.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

MOVIE MATINEE — Watch "The Way," starring Martin Sheen, at the library from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. For adults. In person. No registration required.

RICK HUDDLE'S SCAREDY SQUIRREL RETRO REBOOT SHOW — Rock out to parodies of alternative rock hits from the 1970s, '80s and '90s, mashed up with fun characters from picture books, from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. Ages 5+. In person. No registration required.

ICE CREAM IN A BAG — Learn how to make ice cream in a bag using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. 11. For teens. In person. No registration required.

PERSONALITY PORTRAITS — Create a wool textile portrait using the ancient craft of wet felting, with kits available for pickup Tuesday, Aug. 16. Ages 5+. Grab-and-go. No registration required.

JOURNAL MAKING — Bind and personalize your own journal from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. 18. For teens. In person. No registration required.

FISHING POLE PICTURE FRAME — Create a fishing pole picture frame to display memorable moments in a creative way, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. For adults. In person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

COLOR CORNELIUS — Brighten up the library plaza with fabulous chalk art from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. For all ages. In person. Chalk will be provided, or you can bring your own. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

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

INVESTIGATING THE INSIDES — Investigate the interior of planets with models and tools from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 9. For kids. In person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

CAMP GENRE — Visit four genre stations with science fiction-, romance-, fantasy- and horror-themed crafts and complete an activity at each to fill out your library passport, from noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. For all ages. In person. Presented by the Forest Grove Teen Library Council. No registration required.

END OF SUMMER ICE CREAM PARTY — Visit the greenspace outside the library for a pre-lunch ice cream party, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. For children and teens. In person. One treat per person. No registration required.

NEON SIGNS — Use electroluminescent wire to craft your own neon sign with this take-and-make craft available for pickup Thursday, Aug. 18. Ages 12-18. Grab-and-go. There will be an optional Zoom hangout at 2 p.m. Aug. 18. No registration required.

Garden Home

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

SUNCATCHERS — Get crafty with a new take-home suncatcher kit every Saturday in August, including hearts on Aug. 6, unicorns on Aug. 13, hot air balloons on Aug. 20 and planets on Aug. 27. For all ages. Take-and-make. No registration required, but kits are limited to the first 30 patrons.

PMG FILE PHOTO: CLAIRE HOLLEY - Make slime at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library.

Hillsboro Brookwood

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

SLIME OF YOUR LIFE — Come learn the basics of the world's favorite science craft, then explore the extras to make the perfect goo for you, 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Grades K-8. In person. No registration required.

ARTISTS' RECEPTION — Meet artists Wendy Turner Swanson and Jeff Jurrens from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. For adults. In person. No registration required.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

TEEN COUNCIL BUTTERFLY GARDEN — Get together to check on the progress of the butterfly garden, do some weeding and watering, eat snacks, play games, and hang out from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. For teens. In person. No registration required.

FANCY SUMMER PICNIC — Roast a whole chicken, make some scrumptious scalloped potatoes and top it all off with a refreshing summer picnic beverage, from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. For all ages. Virtual. Participants are encouraged to bundle up their picnic, take it to your favorite picnic spot, and share with family or friends. This program is part of the library's Everyone Can Cook! series. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

COURTESY PHOTO: U.S. NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE/NEAL HERBERT - Learn about the beaver, our state mammal, at a Tigard Public Library program on Aug. 16.

Tigard

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

THE MEANING OF CLIMATE CHANGE — Discuss with fellow library patrons what is the meaning of the extraordinary change in the climate that we are living through, from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. For adults. Virtual. Facilitated by David Osborn as part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

AUTHOR TALK — Hear from critically acclaimed novelist Daniel Nieh, who will discuss his latest thriller, "Take No Names," from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. For adults. Virtual. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

BUSY BEAVERS — Learn all about beavers from Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge naturalists, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. For kids and families. In person. No registration required.

DIY DECORATIVE MUSHROOM FAIRY HOUSE — Learn how to craft a fairy home through a two-part series, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and Saturday, Aug. 27. For adults. Virtual. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

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.

CHEMISTRY — Learn about chemistry through the science of experimentation outside the library from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. 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, Aug. 11. Grades K-5. In person. No registration required. This event is held at Atfalati Park, 6600 S.W. Sagert St. in Tualatin.


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