These events are happening in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood this week.


PHOTO SOCIETY PRESENTATION — Friday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Denise Ippolito, full time professional photographer, international workshop leader, and creative artist living in New Jersey, will speak about photographing birds, flowers and landscapes. This event is hosted by the Tualatin River Photo Society at 19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood.


Beaverton City Library

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

BEST OF THE FRESH FILM NW — Saturday, Sept. 9, 2-3 p.m. The Best of the Fresh Film Northwest presents a series of short films from regional young adult filmmakers submitted from 2014 to 2016. They range from short documentaries about gentrification and other socially conscious themes to narrative stories.

MINECRAFT ESCAPE ROOM — Monday, Sept.11, 4-5 p.m. You've become trapped in the 8-bit world of Minecraft and the only way back to reality is through the locked box. Can you solve the Minecraft-themed clues to unlock the box in 15 minutes? Registration required; visit

TRUCK DAY— Tuesday, Sept.12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Little kids will get to see big trucks up close in the library's west parking lot.

HOMESCHOOL STEM LAB — Wednesday, Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Join other homeschoolers to solve problems and create in this hands-on, brain-engaging program. Registration required; visit

Aloha Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road Suite 26A

TODDLER STORYTIME — Monday, Sept. 11, 10:30-11 a.m. Join for a 30-minute storytime program for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and their grown-ups.

SIT N' STITCH — Monday, Sept. 11, 6-7:45 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, or other yarn project, and plan to trade tips or simply enjoy the company of fellow crafters while you work on your latest creation.

BOOK CLUB — Monday, Sept. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. September's selection is "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.

FAMILY STORYTIME — Wednesday, Sept. 13, 10:30-11 a.m. Join for stories, songs, rhymes and fun geared toward getting kids hooked on reading from an early age.

Bethany Library (Cedar Mill Library @ Bethany)

Suite J-8, 15325 N.W.

Central Drive

BACK TO SCHOOL BOOK SALE — Saturday, Sept. 9 to Saturday, Sept. 23. All-day event. Kids are back in school, which means it's time to stock up on some great books for both kids and adults when a serious study break is needed.

TWOS TOGETHER — Monday, Sept. 11, 10:30-11 a.m 11:30 a.m.-noon.. This program features active listening with short books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays with an emphasis on early literacy skills.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10:30-11 a.m. Good listening skills are enhanced with longer stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy fun.

KIDS TAKE OVER THE KITCHEN DAY — Wednesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Use your imagination and the library play kitchen to whip up a delicious dish. A take home stove top craft will be available.

Cedar Mill

Community Library

12505 N.W. Cornell Road

Suite 13

BABY TIME — Monday, Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Beginning together with rhymes, favorite books and action songs, families will learn about early literacy skills for babies. Best for non-walkers.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB — Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noon. and Thursday, Sept. 14, 3-5 p.m. Need help setting up an email account, formatting your resume or getting eBooks downloaded from the library? If so, you can get free help at this twice-weekly event.

Garden Home Community Library

7475 S.W. Oleson Road, Suite 6

AFTER HOURS TRIVIA NIGHT — Saturday, Sept. 9, 5-7 p.m. Who's the biggest brainy box in the neighborhood? Garden Home Library and West Slope are teaming up for an ultimate Trivia Night. This after-hours program will be held at West Slope Library.

TUESDAY NIGHT NOURISHMENT BOOK GROUP — Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. This month's book is "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George.

BOARD GAME NIGHT — Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6-9 p.m. The library's game selection varies by month. You are also welcome to bring your own games.

Murray Scholls Library Beaverton Library

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102.

FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS — Friday, Sept. 8, 4-5 p.m. Make bracelets for yourself and your friends.

PUZZLE PAINTINGS — Sunday, Sept. 10, 2-3 p.m. Color, decorate and design your very own puzzle to take home and challenge your friends.

BRICK BUILDERS — Monday, Sept. 11, 4-5 p.m. Make new friends while using your imagination. Kids ages 3-5 can create with DUPLO bricks and kids ages 5-10 can create with LEGOS.

PEARLER BEAD PARTY — Tuesday, Sept. 12, 4-5 p.m. Grades 5-8. Use perler beads, your imagination, and an iron to create an amazing project. Snacks will be provided.

Sherwood Public Library

22560 S.W. Pine St.

READ TO RIPLEY — Saturday, Sept. 9, 1-3 p.m. Brush up on your reading skills in a fun and non-judgmental environment while reading with a trained therapy dog for 20 minutes. Each participant gets a certificate and a photo with Ripley. Designed for independent readers. Stop by or reserve your spot by calling the library at 503-625-6688.

TWOS TOGETHER STORYTIME — Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10:15-11 a.m.. At this program you will read books, sing songs, move to music and action rhymes while developing early literacy skills your child will need once they enter school.

BLAIRS BRICKS — Wednesday, Sept. 13, 3:30-5 p.m. Learn to be a master builder at this LEGO Brick event for kids in grade school.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "LAROSE" — Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. Join to discuss "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich.

Tigard Public Library

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

RELAX WITH COLORING FOR ADULTS — Saturday, Sept. 9, 2-3:30 p.m. Experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring. Coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote overall wellness. The library will provide coloring pages designed for adults as well as colored pencils, markers and crayons.

WALK N' ROLL TO THE LIBRARY — Sunday, Sept. 10 to Saturday, Sept. 30. All-day event. Make the most of the spectacular September weather and the library's location on the Fanno Creek Trail by walking, biking, scooting or skating to the library. Visit the Children's or Adult Reference desks, tell them that you walked or rolled (on human-powered wheels), and get a small prize.

THE ETHICS OF EATING — Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. This interactive presentation by the Ethical Choices Program will encourage attendees to make thoughtful and responsible food choices that improve their health, benefit the environment and treat animals with compassion. Teens are welcome.

LIBRARY TLC — Thursday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m. Teens, the library needs your TLC! If you are a library volunteer or would like to become one, drop in to help plan and prepare programs and displays.

Tualatin Public Library

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

TEEN WII U OR XBOX ONE — Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10, 1-5 p.m. Join other teens at the library and let the gaming begin.

LEGO MANIACS — Tuesday, Sept. 12, 4-5:30 p.m. Grades 1-6. Come to the library and play with LEGOS. No need to bring your own — there will be plenty for everyone. Registration required; visit

ANIME MOVIE NIGHT — Thursday, Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. Ages 12 and up. Join us for great Japanese animation and delicious Asian snacks, and learn about Japanese culture and history along the way.

West Slope

Community Library

3678 S.W. 78th Ave.

AFTER HOURS TRIVIA NIGHT — Saturday, Sept. 9, 5-7 p.m. Who's the biggest brainy box in the neighborhood? Garden Home Library and West Slope are teaming up for an ultimate Trivia Night.

Blair Stenvick
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