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Financial literacy, civic engagement and more are discussed at new Washington County library events, from April 7.

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

Aloha

14755 S.W. Farmington Road

DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS Y LIBROS TAKE & MAKE — Pick up a take-home kit complete with supplies to create a variety of musical instruments to accompany Día de los Niños y Libros festivities, beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, April 25. Suitable for children under 5. While supplies last.

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

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.

TINKER TUESDAY — See what kind of music you can make with the Makey Makey, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. For kids. Call 503-324-1382 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

PMG PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Learn how to plant your own vegetable garden from Master Gardeners at the Beaverton City Library on April 12.

Beaverton

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

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: GWENDOLYN BROOKS — 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.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION — Join the library for arts and crafts from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, or Sunday, April 24. Ages 2-12. This is a drop-in, in-person program.

DREAMERS, LEADERS & LEGENDS: WANGARI MAATHAI — Learn about and celebrate Wangari Maathai from 4-4:45 p.m. Monday, April 25. Grades K-5. Participants will read a book, explore her history and make seed bombs. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

TEEN GAME NIGHT — Compete in teams of two to win the Amazing Library Race from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 22. Ages 11-18. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

PMG PHOTO: SCOTT STAATS - Wildflowers line the stream coming out of Broken Top. You can learn more about wildflowers and how to plant your own at the Cornelius Public Library this month.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

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.

FAMILY MOVIE DAY — Celebrate Earth Day by watching "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 22. All ages welcome. This is a drop-in, in-person event.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

PLANTABLE PAPER — Explore how paper recycling works through take-and-recreate kits available from the library all day Thursday, April 14. Ages 12-18. In addition to demonstrating how paper is recycled, the kits will include materials to plant flowers and repurpose your homemade paper into a card. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

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, April 16. For adults. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Garden Home

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

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.

ANALYZING STORY SCENES IN REVISION — Learn from author Rosanne Parry about how to revise your novel scene by scene, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. For adults. This presentation is part of the library's monthly Garden Gnomes du Plume writers' group virtual meeting. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

COURTESY PHOTO: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - Reference librarians from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will be guest speakers at a genealogical research event hosted by the Hillsboro Brookwood Library this Saturday, April 9.

Hillsboro

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

FAMILY SECRETS — Learn how to navigate unexpected genealogical finds with speakers Candice Buchanan and Sheree Budge, who are reference librarians at the Library of Congress, from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 9. For adults. This presentation is part of the Genealogical Society of Washington County's monthly virtual meeting. Find more information at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

TRIVIA NIGHT — Join fellow library patrons for trivia from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. For adults. Hosted by the library's quiz masters, this event is held at Vertigo Brewing, 21420 N.W. Nicholas Court.

COSPLAY MEETUP — Learn more about crafting costumes and armor for cosplaying from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 16. All ages, skill levels and skill sets are welcome. Basic supplies and equipment provided. This is an in-person, drop-in event.

BEYOND VOTING: ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGN FINANCING — Learn about the United States' electoral systems and how political campaigns are financed from educator Donna Cohen, 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, April 24. For adults and teens. This is a virtual program. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

EVERYONE CAN COOK! — Learn how to make a beef stew with floral focaccia bread from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. Suitable for the whole family. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Sherwood

22560 S.W. Pine St.

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.

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Learn more about hosting an online game of Dungeons & Dragons from the Tigard Public Library.

Tigard

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLING — Join Native storyteller Ed Edmo (Dhoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, Yakama) and his puppet friends Dash'ka'yah and "Old Man Coyote" as they share Native American legends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, April 10. This online program is suitable for all ages. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

CURIOUS ABOUT DUNGEONS & DRAGONS? — Check out an online platform where you can host your own game of Dungeons & Dragons from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Ages 10 and up. This is a virtual program. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

TEEN GAME NIGHT — Play games with friends online from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Grades 6-12. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

MINI BIRDHOUSES — Decorate your own mini wooden birdhouse using take-and-make supplies provided from the library beginning Sunday, April 17. Ages 5 and up. Supplies are limited and will be available on a first-registered, first-served basis. Register at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

A RECIPE FOR FUN — Explore different recipes and write your own in this virtual program from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17. Grades 1-4. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

DAYS OF BOOKS AND ROSES — Celebrate love the way they do in Catalonia: with gifts of roses and books, via a take-and-make kit available April 22 to April 24. Grades 6-12. Stop by the library to pick up a kit.

TRADITIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN PLANTS — Learn about traditional Native American food plants of the Willamette Valley as well as other plants used for tools, weaving and medicine from Stephanie Craig (Wood), Santiam and Yoncalla Kalapuya tribal member, from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, April 24. For adults and teens. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

KIDS MAKE STUFF — Make a felt Pikachu in the makerspace from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Grades 1-6. Family help is encouraged for younger participants. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

EGGS-CELLENT EGG HUNT — Compete to find hidden treasures at the library from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. For teens. Prizes will be given out to winners. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

THE POT PARTY — Bring your houseplant by the library and get it moved into a rad new home from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. For all ages. The library will have terra cotta pots to be painted, decorated and bedazzled in the makerspace. Fresh potting soil will also be available, as will a few small houseplants that you can pot and take home. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

RAPIDFIRE KILN — Learn how to use the makerspace's RapidFire kiln from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. For adults and teens. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.


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