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From May 26, Washington County libraries prepare programming for all ages as they get ready to kick off summer reading.

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

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

BUILD AND USE GARDEN STRUCTURES — Join the library for a hands-on workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 4. For adults and teens. In-person. A few simple trellis structures will be demonstrated that can add a lot of versatility to your growing space. No registration required.

SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY — Find books, crafts and information about the library's summer reading program from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 23. For all ages. In-person. This event will be held at Greenville Park, 41905 N.W. Arbor Park Loop in Banks.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Kevin Bryck does his best to fix a vacuum cleaner during a repair fair event in 2018 in Lake Oswego.

Beaverton

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

EMOJI PAPER SQUISHIES — Sign up to receive a take-and-make kit and you'll receive a video instruction link to complete the craft on your own time Friday, May 27. Grades 3-6. Kits will be available for pickup at the library after registering. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

AGE CAFÉ — Discuss topics related to aging, growth and older adulthood, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. For adults. In-person. Co-sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging & Veterans Services and Viva Village. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

REPAIR FAIR — Bring by something that needs fixing from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 4. For adults. In-person. This event offers free repairs by volunteers who are skilled at mending household items. Register items ahead of time at bit.ly/3yPONdh.

MESSY ART — Make art while making a mess from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. Ages 2-8. In-person. No registration required.

POETRY READING AND OPEN MIC — Hear poetry from several current and past Airlee Press poets, followed by an open mic, from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. For adults. In-person. No registration required.

BEAVERTON VOLUNTEER FAIR — Learn about local nonprofits and community groups and what you can do to support their activities, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 11. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

FAMILY PRIDE CELEBRATION — Join the library for a special storytime celebrating Pride Month, as well as fun family crafts and activities, from 2-3:30 p.m. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

SUMMER SHRINKY DINKS — Make Shrinky Dinks from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. Grades K-5. In-person. No registration required.

STORY SLAM: TRAVEL EDITION — Take to the stage to tell a true, personal, five- to eight-minute story from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. For adults and teens. In-person and livestreamed. Stories must be told from memory and should have travel as their theme. Potential storytellers should arrive by 6:45 p.m. to speak with the event host. No registration required.

NATURE INVESTIGATORS — Join the library for a special storytime followed by an exploration of things in the library's own backyard, 11 a.m.-noon Monday, June 20. Ages 2-8 with family. In-person. Dress for the weather. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

Bethany

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

GAME TRUCK — Play your favorite console games and maybe even some lawn games outside as well, from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. Ages 11-18. In-person. This event is held at Bethany Village Plaza, 4720 N.W. Bethany Blvd. in Bethany.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

CIRCUIT FLOWERS — Make your own flower that lights up with LEDs and circuits from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Ages 11-18. In-person. Materials and instructions provided. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - A trail near Bobcat Marsh at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

GAMES, FRIENDS & FUN — Enjoy an hour of games, friends and fun at the library from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26. For adults. In-person. Games will be provided by the library. No registration required.

HOME ALONE — Get ready to laugh out loud with this month's Family Movie Day selection, 1990's "Home Alone," screening at 6 p.m. Friday, May 26. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

KIDS CRAFT NIGHT — Enjoy making fun crafts in the library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, and Friday, June 17. Ages 5 and up. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

KNIVES OUT — See the 2019 murder mystery "Knives Out" at the library from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. For adults. In-person. No registration required.

ANIMAL TRACKS AND SIGNS — Dive into the wonderful world of animals and learn all about how to spot their signs, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. For kids. In-person. Presented by Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. No registration required.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

USED BOOK SALE — Find your next favorite book from Thursday, June 2, through Saturday, June 4, as the Friends of the Forest Grove Library hosts its used book sale. Books will be available for sale in the Rogers Meeting Room during library hours. On the last day of the sale, there will be a $5 per bag deal. For more information, visit fglibraryfriends.org.

BUILDING FOR HURRICANES — Explore how hurricane forces act on buildings with this take-and-engineer kit available Tuesday, June 21. For kids. Pickup at the library. Participants will need their own fan and spray bottle from home. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Garden Home

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

BLANK BOOKS — Pick up a blank book from the library Saturday, May 28, and fill it with whatever you want. For all ages. Writing and drawing prompts provided. Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

NERD NIGHT TRIVIA — Test your wits at the library's monthly trivia night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. For adults. Virtual. Participants can play solo or in a team of up to five. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Abby Beers reacts after handling slime that she made in a STEM activity at a 2016 back-to-school event at Tualatin Elementary School.

Hillsboro

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

FABRICS AND FIBERS MEETUP — Learn fabric and fiber projects from fellow knitters, crocheters, sewers and more from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 28. For adults and teens. In-person. Basic supplies and equipment provided. You can bring your own projects. No registration required.

SLIME OF YOUR LIFE — Come learn the basics of the world's favorite science craft, then explore the extras to make the perfect goo for you, 1-2 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Grades K-8. In-person. No registration required.

THE JOY OF DOWNSIZING — Learn how to downsize with less stress from Phyllis Peabody, a senior move management specialist, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. For adults. In-person. No registration required.

THE FAMILY HISTORY GUIDE ASSOCIATION — Learn how to use the Family History Guide website for genealogy research from its creator, featured speaker Bob Taylor, from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 11. For adults. Virtual. Presented by the Genealogical Society of Washington County. Meeting information is available at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

TRIVIA NIGHT — Test your know-how and bamboozle your friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. For adults. In-person. This event is held at Vertigo Brewing, 8130 N.E. Nicholas Court in Hillsboro. No registration required.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

TEEN COUNCIL GARDEN CLUB — Learn about gardening this summer, starting by planting flowers and vegetables in the community garden at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. For teens. In-person. No registration required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with suggestions about what to plant.

EMINENT OREGONIANS — Meet the authors of "Eminent Oregonians" and hear about three people who changed Oregon history from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. For adults and teens. In-person. Speakers are Steve Forrester, Jane Kirkpatrick and R. Gregory Nokes. This event is held at the Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains.

TEEN TIE DYE — Create your own tie-dyed T-shirt from 4-5 p.m. Friday, June 17. For teens. In-person. Materials will be provided. This event is held at Jessie Mays Community Park, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains.

FAMILY PICNIC BINGO — Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic and play free bingo for prizes, from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. For all ages. In-person. This event is held at Sunset Ridge West Park, N.W. 293rd Ave. in North Plains.

Sherwood

22560 S.W. Pine St.

IDIOMS — Bring writing tools and expect a lively, fun atmosphere with positive feedback as author Marie Buckley leads a warm-up exercise and thematic writing session from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 5. For adults. In-person. No registration required.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

TEEN MAKE STUFF — Create awesome things in the makerspace after hours, 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 27. Grades 6-12. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

SUMMER READING EXTRAVAGANZA — Kick off summer reading with an afternoon of wandering magicians, free books and more, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 5. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

DIY CANVAS GROW BAGS — Swing by the makerspace and learn how to sew portable, sustainable, pottable grow bags for your vegetables and other plants from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. For adults. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

TEEN SUMMER READING KICKOFF — Kick off summer with outdoor games and sign up for summer reading, 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 17. For teens. In-person. No registration required.


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