A roundup of plays, cultual events and more in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood.

Learn more about local wildlife at the presentation "Winter Waterfowl and Migration" Wednesday evening at Tualatin Public Library.THEATER

"PARNASSUS ON WHEELS" — Lakewood Theatre Company brings to the stage the world premiere of C.S. Whitcomb's adaptation of Christopher Morley's debut novel "Parnassus on Wheels." The show runs through Sunday, Feb. 11. For showtimes, tickets and more information, visit


Aloha Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road Suite 26A

TODDLER STORYTIME — Monday, Jan. 22, 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, Jan. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet or other yarn project. Trade tips or simply enjoy the company of fellow crafters while you work on your latest creation.

FAMILY STORYTIME — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy weekly storytime for toddlers through early grade school kids.

Beaverton City Library

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

DIY: ZOMBIE CRAFTS — Friday, Jan. 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Warning: zombie virus ahead! Join to make various brain-tingling zombie crafts.Grades 3-6. Registration required; visit

SUNDAY FAMILY MATINEE: "DESPICABLE ME 3" — Sunday, Jan. 21, 2-4 p.m. Enjoy a free screening of this family hit in the library's comfortable auditorium.

"THE BABYSITTERS CLUB" PARTY — Monday, Jan. 22, 4-5 p.m. Learn a few babysitting tips and celebrate the popular kids book series. Grades 3-6 with family.

ANIME CLUB — Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m. Anime- and Manga-lovers can enjoy Pocky, see great anime movies and series and chat it up with fellow fanatics. Grades 6-12.

Bethany Library (Cedar Mill Library @ Bethany)

Suite J-8, 15325 N.W.

Central Drive

FUN FOR ONES — Tuesday, Jan. 23, 9:30-10 a.m. Early literacy skills start with songs, rhymes, books and action for walkers and an adult.

WRITERS' MILL — Tuesday Jan. 23, 10:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon. Good listening skills are enhanced with longer stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy fun.

AFTER SCHOOL CRAFT DAYS: DRESS UP FOXES — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2:30-4 p.m. Fold a little paper origami fox buddy, then bundle it up in a paper sweater and scarf. Grades K-5.

Cedar Mill Community Library

12505 N.W. Cornell Road

Suite 13

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE STORYTIME — Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30-11 a.m. Kids 3 and older can enjoy a storytime featuring the popular characters from Mo Willems' popular children's books.

WRITERS' MILL — Saturday, Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m. Whether you're hoping for publication, planning to self-publish, or writing just for fun, all are welcome at this hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write.

WEDNESDAY HANGOUTS: CODING CLUB — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3-4:30 p.m. Teens and tweens can hang out at the library on early release days and enjoy different activities. During Coding Club, you can program robots, work on Scratch and do other activities that promote thinking like a coder.

Garden Home

Community Library

7475 S.W. Oleson Road, Suite 6

FILM NIGHT: MARSHALL — Friday, Jan. 19, 7-9 p.m. This film focuses on Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Rated PG-13.

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: "CARS 3" — Saturday, Jan 20, 1-3 p.m. Enjoy a free screening of this recent Pixar hit.

GARDEN GNOMES DU PLUME: A WRITER'S GROUP — Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you're interested in joining this small writing group, call the library at 503-245-9932 and ask for Heather.

TEEN ART DAY — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3-5 p.m. Come put your creativity to use and design artwork for the Teen Summer Reading Art Contest.

Murray Scholls Library Beaverton Library

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102

ALL ABOUT BEARS — Friday, Jan. 19, 4-5 p.m. This event will use crafts and activities to teach kids about polar bears, pandas and more. Grades K-5 with family.

BRICK BUILDERS STOP-MOTION VIDEOS — Saturday, Jan. 20, 4-5 p.m. Learn how to create a short stop-motion LEGO video on one of the library's iPads. Grades K-5. Registration required; visit

KIDS CODE — Sunday, Jan. 21, 4-5 p.m. Create colorful Perler bead creations and learn about cryptography to create your own code. Grades 3-5. Registration required; visit

STEM WEDNESDAY — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2-3 p.m. The focus this Wednesday is math, so the library will provide geoboards and tangrams to play with. Grades K-5 with an adult.

Sherwood Public Library

22560 S.W. Pine St.

CITIZEN ACTIVISM 101 — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. Donna Cohen will present a non-partisan workshop to enhance civic and political understanding and encourage more civic and political engagement.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Thursday, Jan. 25, 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Interactive reading, rhymes, music and movement for developing those early literacy skills, socialization, and play — all for you and your growing preschooler. Designed for ages 3-5.

Tigard Public Library

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

"THE TIMES THEY ARE A'CHANGING: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN" — Saturday, Jan. 20, 3-4 p.m. Guitarist, singer and songwriter Ronnie Robins celebrates the music of the folk troubadour and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Robins will perform some of Bob Dylan's well-known songs, as well as some hidden gems.

AUTHOR VISIT: STEVE HOLGATE, "TANGIER" — Sunday, Jan. 21, 2-3 p.m. Local author Steve Holgate reads from his debut novel "Tangier," which tells two parallel stories set 50 years apart, about a son's attempts to uncover the truth of the mysterious disappearance of his father, a French diplomat, in 1944 Morocco.

E-BOOK CLINIC — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m. Do you need help setting up your e-reader or mobile device to download free e-books and e-audiobooks successfully? Learn about OverDrive and Libby, the library's digital download services. Registration required; sign up at the Reference Desk or call 503-718-2517.

Tualatin Public Library

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

MOVIE NIGHT FOR TEENS — Friday, Jan. 19, 6-8:30 p.m. There will be different movies every Friday night for you to choose from. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with suggestions

TEEN WII U OR XBOX ONE — Saturday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Jan. 26, 1-6 p.m. Join other teens at the library and let the gaming begin.

ARTLAB FOR KIDS — Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4-5 p.m. Draw inspiration from the featured artist or art technique of the month. Oversized t-shirts will be provided to help protect clothing. Ages 5 and older.

WINTER WATERFOWL AND MIGRATION — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7-8 p.m. Presenter Sarah Williams from the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge will share some of the waterfowl that migrate through Tualatin River NWR, why stopover sites are important, and good local spots to watch migrating birds.

Blair Stenvick
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