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Washington County libraries are also gearing up for the Day of the Child and Mother's Day. Events from April 21 on.

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.

BOOK GIVEAWAY — Get a free book during open hours Saturday, April 30, to commemorate Día de los Niños y Libros. Book quantities are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

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.

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION: NINTENDO - Teens can play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for prizes at the library.

Beaverton

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

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.

WINGS OF FIRE DRAGON HATS — Sign up to receive a make-and-take kit before Friday, April 29, to make your own dragon hat. Video instructions will be emailed April 29. Grades 3-6. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS — Celebrate Día de los Niños with a fun craft and free book from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30. For kids. This is an in-person, drop-in program.

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT — Test your skills in a "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" tournament for the Nintendo Switch from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Grades 6-12. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner-up. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

LET'S MAKE ROBOTS! — Learn about circuitry and make your own simple robot to take home, 4-5 p.m. Monday, May 2. Grades 6-8. Presented by 4-H staff from the Oregon State University Extension Service. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

MOVING FROM ALLY TO ACCOMPLICE — Answer this question: How far are you willing to go to disrupt racism? Equity trainer Tai Harden-Moore presents this program from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. For adults. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

AGE CAFÉ — Discuss topics related to aging, growth and older adulthood with friends, neighbors and community members from 11 a.m.-noon Friday, May 6. For adults. Co-sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging & Veterans Services and Viva Village. This is an online program. 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 FILE PHOTO - Wouldn't Mom love a potted plant for Mother's Day?

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

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.

CHILDREN'S DAY — Celebrate the Day of the Child, Día de los Niños, at the library by creating messy art from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Ages 3-11. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

STAR WARS SENSORY BOTTLE — Stop by to make your very own Star Wars-themed sensory bottle from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Ages 3-10 with adult support. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

MOTHER'S DAY ACTIVITY — Personalize a pot and plant a special flower for Mom from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. Ages 3-10 with adult support. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

SPROUTING JOY — Learn about growing your own food at home with this take-and-germinate kit, available for pickup Thursday, April 28. Ages 12-18. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Garden Home

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

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.

NERD NIGHT — Test your wits at the library's monthly virtual trivia night, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Play individually or with a team of up to five. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Hillsboro

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

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.

CHILDREN'S DAY — Celebrate children with a free book giveaway for all ages from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30. STEM kits, activities and information about local resources for families will also be available. This is a drop-in, in-person event at Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

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.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Celebrate love the Catalonian way with roses (and books).

Tigard

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

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 Friday, April 22, to Sunday, 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.

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.

DÍA DEL LOS NIÑO — Celebrate Children's Day at the library with a special craft and a free book, all day Friday, April 29. Crafts and books available while supplies last.

TEEN MAKE STUFF — Create awesome things in the library's new makerspace after hours, 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 29. Grades 6-12. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

CLASSICAL UP CLOSE — Ask questions, dance along and clap for the musicians of the Oregon Symphony from 10:30-11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Ages 2-7. This is an in-person program.


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