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It's not all about books in this listing of Washington County library events, from March 17.

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

COURTESY PHOTO - Learn how to start a vegetable garden Saturday, April 9, at the Banks Public Library.

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

COMMUNITY GARDEN CLEANUP — Come and get the community garden ready to produce again from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 26. Volunteers are asked to wear gloves and dress for the weather. Call 503-324-1382 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

START A VEGETABLE GARDEN WORKSHOP — Join the library for a morning of learning about vegetable gardening, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 9. This in-person program will include a hands-on session of seed planting with some seeds to take home. Call 503-324-1382 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

ART LAB FOR ELEMENTARY — Examine the art of Faith Ringgold and make a self-portrait on fabric from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. For kids.

Beaverton

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

ACTIVITIES TO GO — Pick up a package of activities from either library location starting Friday, March 18, to do during spring break. Supplies are available for two age groups: preschool through second grade and grades 3-5.

MINECRAFT AXOLOTL PENCIL POUCHES — Sign up to receive a make-and-take kit by Friday, March 18. Grades 3-6. Video instructions will be provided. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

DIY TOTE BAGS — Decorate a tote bag with a message that promotes a cause you're passionate about, from 3-4 p.m. Monday, March 21. Grades 3-8. This is an in-person program. All supplies will be provided. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

SIMPLE NEEDLE FELT FLOWERS — Stop into the teen room and learn how to make a simple needle felt flower from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Grades 6-12. No prior needle felting experience needed. This is a drop-in program.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FAKE FRIENDS — Learn about some of the latest scamming tactics, fraud and ways to boost your emotional protection from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30. For adults. This virtual program is presented by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and co-sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging and Veterans Services. Register at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

ARMIN TOLENTINO — Hear from Clark County, Washington, poet laureate Armin Tolentino from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 2. Grades 6-12. This virtual program is co-hosted by the Young Willamette Writers. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

PREVENTING FOOD WASTE AT HOME — Learn simple tips you can use at home to prevent food waste from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. For adults. This in-person program is presented by Kate Taylor, the Beaverton city government's waste reduction specialist.

BOOK & MEDIA SALE — Find one of thousands of vintage and current books, DVDs, CDs and more from Wednesday, April 6, through Sunday, April 10. Sale proceeds benefit the library. Bring your own bag and fill for $5.

SPRING CRAFTS — Drop in and create a spring-themed craft with assistance from the Teen Library Council, noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Grades K-4. This is an in-person program.

DREAMERS, LEADERS & LEGENDS — Learn about and celebrate Gwendolyn Brooks from 4-4:45 p.m. Monday, April 11. Grades K-5. Participants will read a book, explore her history and write some poetry. This is a virtual program. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

STARTING YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN — Learn from a Master Gardener how to pick a site, prepare soil, and plant (and maintain!) your very own vegetable garden, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. For adults. This virtual program is presented in collaboration with the Oregon State University Extension Service. Find more information and a meeting link at beavertonlibrary.org/calendar.aspx.

CHALLENGING OUR INNER BECKY — Learn to develop opportunities to interrupt behaviors that can get in the way of advancing equity work and allyship, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. For adults. This in-person program is led by Emily Drew, associate professor of sociology and ethnic studies at Willamette University. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

AN EVENING WITH REYNA GRANDE — Hear from author Reyna Grande about her experiences emigrating to the United States from Mexico, balancing life between two cultures, and overcoming adversity to become a published author, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14. This in-person program is suitable for all ages.

PUFFY PAINT — Make art while making a mess from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Ages 2-8. This is an in-person event. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

HOW TO BE A BETTER FRIEND — Learn simple tools to start listening with empathy from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20. For adults. This virtual program features speakers Laurel Wonder of the Oregon Behavioral Health Initiative and Kera Magarill from Washington County Disability, Aging and Veterans Services. Register at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

COURTESY PHOTO: CHEVROLET - The 2022 Chevy Bolt is one of the most popular electric vehicles on the market. Learn more about EVs from a Thursday, April 14, presentation offered by the Cedar Mill Community Library.

Bethany

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

SPRING BREAK GRAB AND GO CRAFTS — Pick up sidewalk chalk Saturday, March 19, or a build-your-own-board-game kit Tuesday, March 22, for something fun to do during winter break. Chalk is recommended for ages 2 and up. The board game kit is recommended for ages 6 and up.

FIRST FRIDAY GRAB AND GO CRAFTS — Pick up crafting supplies on Friday, April 1. For kids. First come, first served. One per child, please.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

SUPER SMASH TOURNEY — Compete in a "Super Smash Bros." tournament from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18. Ages 11-18. Proof of vaccination and picture ID will be checked at the door. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

SPRING BREAK GRAB AND GO CRAFTS — Pick up sidewalk chalk Saturday, March 19, or a build-your-own-board-game kit Tuesday, March 22, for something fun to do during winter break. Chalk is recommended for ages 2 and up. The board game kit is recommended for ages 6 and up.

FIRST FRIDAY GRAB AND GO CRAFTS — Pick up crafting supplies on Friday, April 1. For kids. First come, first served. One per child, please.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES 101 — Learn the benefits of electric transportation, how and where to charge electric vehicles, and what electric vehicle incentives are available in Oregon, from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14. For adults. This virtual program is presented by Steven Alaman of Forth Mobility. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Mendy Fisher wears her cap decorated with dollar bill flowers as she arrives to Wilsonville High School to receive her diploma in 2020. Personal finance courses, some geared toward teens and young adults, are offered in April through the Cornelius Public Library.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

DIY BIRD FEEDER — Make some egg-shaped birdseed ornaments for the birds in your backyard, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, March 21. Ages 3-10 with adult help. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

CANDY SUSHI — Enjoy spring break by making your very own candy sushi from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Grades 6-12. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

FAMILY MOVIE DAY — Watch Disney's "Encanto" at the library from 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 25. All ages welcome. This is a drop-in event.

STEM CHALLENGE — Try to build the tallest cup tower at the library from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. Grades 6-12. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

POETRY BEYOND APRIL — Explore and test different strategies with poet and educator Rana Tahir to keep the poet in you inspired and flowing with ideas, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. For teens. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

PLANT A SEED — Decorate a glass jar and plant a sunflower seed from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Ages 5-10 with adult support. This is a bilingual program (English and Spanish). Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

INTRO TO MONEY — Learn how money works and the difference between "wants" and "needs," from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 11. Grades K-2. This program is presented by Financial Beginnings Oregon. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

CREDIT: BUILD AND IMPROVE IT — Learn about credit scores and what you can do to boost your score from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 12. For adults. This program is presented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

SPEND SMART, EAT SMART — Learn how to make informed decisions on grocery purchases and take charge of your food budget from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 12. For adults. This program is presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Register at moneysmartweek.org.

MOVIE MATINEE — Watch James Bond's latest adventure, "No Time to Die," from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. Rated PG-13. This is a drop-in program at the library.

BUYING OR REFINANCING A HOME — Learn about the homebuying and refinancing process and get tips and tools for avoiding predatory lenders, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 13. For adults. This program is presented by North West Housing Partnership. Register at moneysmartweek.org.

CREDIT AND DEBT — Learn how to maintain strong credit, monitor your own credit report and score, and the nitty-gritty of loans and planning major purchases, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. For adults. This program is presented by Financial Beginnings Oregon. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL SECURITY — Learn the entitlement factors for benefits, the options to start benefits at various ages, and online tools and resources for Social Security from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 14. For adults. This program is presented by the Social Security Administration. It's recommended that participants have their Social Security statement with them for reference during this webinar. Register at moneysmartweek.org.

SMART SAVINGS — Learn how to create smart savings goals, generate a budget and spending plan, and develop a unique budget tracking system from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. For teens. This program is presented by Financial Beginnings Oregon. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

PROTECTING YOURSELF — Learn the major types of insurance and review current and potential future insurance needs, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. For adults. This program is presented by Financial Beginnings Oregon. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

GOALS & TOOLS — Develop short-, medium- and long-term goals for your money and learn how to achieve them, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. For adults. This program is presented by Financial Beginnings Oregon. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

SAVING & RETIREMENT — Lay the groundwork to save for your future from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. For adults. This program is presented by Financial Beginnings Oregon. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

BUG HOTEL — Design and create your very own backyard bug hotel from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Ages 5-11. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

WILDFLOWER SEED BOMBS — Celebrate Earth Day and practice your STEM skills by making your very own wildflower seed bombs from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Grades 6-12. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

VIRTUAL DEATH CAFÉ — Talk about death, dying, end of life and more in a safe, supportive and confidential space from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 19, and again from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 16. For adults. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

A HISTORY OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN OREGON — Learn Oregon's little-known history of housing displacement, discrimination and segregation and how it has laid the foundation for the disparities we see in our state today, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. For adults. This virtual program is led by Samuel Goldberg, education and outreach specialist at the Fair Housing Council of Oregon. It will be available on the library's YouTube channel with a livestreamed discussion.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Get convention-ready with the monthly cosplay meetup hosted by the Hillsboro Brookwood Library on Saturday, March 19.

Garden Home

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

VIRTUAL NERD NIGHT — Test your wits against other trivia fans from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. For adults. Playing with a team of up to five is recommended, but you can also play solo. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

CRAFTERNOON TEA — Catch up with your favorite crafters and meet some new friends from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, as the library hosts its first in-person Crafternoon Tea event since early 2020. For adults. Bring your own craft project to work on and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts. This is an outdoor program. Tea will be provided.

Hillsboro

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

ONLINE COSPLAY MEETUP — Connect with fellow cosplayers to show off a cool prop or costume or get help with a project from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 19. All ages, skill levels and skillsets are welcome. Find meeting information at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

MOVIE WATCH PARTY — Join the library for a showing of the movie "Nomadland" at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Rated R. Mandy Gawf, Hillsboro's community services coordinator, will lead a post-film discussion afterward. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

ONLINE AUTHOR KEYNOTE — Hear from "Nomadland" author Jessica Bruder via a Zoom webinar from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, March 26. For adults and teens. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events. The recording will also be available for 14 days following the event for registered participants.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

INTERMITTENT FASTING — Learn the facts about intermittent fasting from local dietitian, diabetes care and education specialist Yulia Brockdorf from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. For adults. This is a virtual program. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

EVERYONE CAN COOK! — Make a lasagna with a spin on the classic Bolognese sauce from 5-6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. The entire family is welcome to join in. This is a virtual cooking class. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

TEEN COUNCIL CELEBRATION — Celebrate good times at the library from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Friday, April 1. All teens welcome. There will be sweet treats and snacks.

Sherwood

22560 S.W. Pine St.

EASY CAR MAINTENANCE & REPAIR — Learn basic car maintenance and easy repairs you can do on your own, complete with a live demonstration in the library parking lot, from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 2. For adults. This in-person program is led by Cam Durrell from Sherwood Les Schwab. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

EASY JOB SEARCH & INTERVIEW TIPS — Learn basic job search skills, resume ideas and interviewing tips from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 9. For adults. This in-person program is presented by WorkSource Tigard. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION — Talk about "The Book of Lost Names" by Kristin Harmel from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. For adults. This is a virtual program. The book is available in Libby as well as via checkout from the library. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

PERSONAL FINANCE WORKSHOP — Learn all the steps you need to know to create a plan for your money from author and radio host Lillian Karabaic, 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 14. For adults. This is a virtual program. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

EASY NUTRITION & FOOD SAFETY — Get basic nutrition tips and a cooking demonstration with food safety and preparation techniques, from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 16. For adults. This is an in-person program led by Jessica Nicoud from Providence Health. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Tigard

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

THE DOGS OF CHERNOBYL — Hear from speaker Stephen Quandt about his work with dogs in Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant exclusion zone from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 19. For adults. Quandt will share photographs and videos from his visit to Ukraine and answer audience questions. This is an online program. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

LIFE IN STORIES — Learn about the lives of some interesting people in their own words, then get started writing your own memoir, from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Grades 1-4. This is a virtual program. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

WRITING YOUR OBSESSIONS — Join local author Katherine Quevedo for a presentation on finding inspiration to write in a time of tumult and uncertainty, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Monday, March 28. For adults. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

TEEN MAKE STUFF — Come to the makerspace after hours, 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 25, to create awesome things. Grades 6-12. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

SILHOUETTE VINYL CUTTERS — Learn how to use the makerspace's vinyl cutters from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. For adults and teens. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.


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