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Washington County libraries plan walks, art workshops, movie matinees and more, from June 23.

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

PMG PHOTO: ANNA DEL SAVIO - Stuffed pals are welcome to spend the night at the Aloha Community Library on Friday, June 24.

Aloha

17455 S.W. Farmington Road

STUFFY SLEEPAWAY CAMP — Drop off a stuffed animal friend during open hours Friday, June 24, for an overnight stay, then pick them up Saturday, June 25, and hear all about their adventures at the library. Ages 0-5. No registration required.

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

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.

TEEN CRAFT EVENT — Meet in the community room to create a fairy house, 1-3 p.m. Friday, June 24, or 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

DROP-IN CRAFT — Make "kindness coins" from air-dry clay any time between 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. For kids and teens. In-person. No registration required.

COMMUNITY WALKS — Take a historically themed walk around Banks, using the newly published historical Walking Tour book as your guide, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. For all ages. In-person. Meet at the library. No registration required.

RANGER IN THE PARK — Enjoy a fun program led by a ranger from L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 30. For children. In-person. This event will be held at Greenville Park, 41905 N.W. Arbor Park Loop in Banks.

SIDEWALK CHALK FEST — Create your own sidewalk chalk art or take part in a sidewalk chalk obstacle course, 2-3 p.m. Thursday, July 7. For children. In-person. This event will be held at Greenville Park, 41905 N.W. Arbor Park Loop in Banks.

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION: NINTENDO - Who will reign supreme at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? The Beaverton Main Library hosts a tournament for Nintendo Switch on Thursday, June 30.

Beaverton Main

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

CELEBRATE PRIDE TEEN CRAFTS — Make rainbow-themed crafts in the teen room from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, June 23, to celebrate Pride Month. Grades 6-12. In-person. No registration required.

POKÉMON CARDS — Bring your Pokémon deck and play against other players in the teen room, from 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 24. Grades 6-8. In-person. There will be three drawings with a pack of cards as the prize. No registration required.

CLAY POT ART — Stop by the teen room and colorfully paint and then Mod Podge a clay pot for a plant, from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. Grades 6-12. In-person. No registration required.

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT — Take part in a "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" tournament on the Nintendo Switch in the library's teen room, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Grades 6-12. In-person. Top two winners will receive prizes. No registration required.

BIKE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP — Learn how to maintain your bicycle and stay safe while riding around town, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, June 30. For all ages. In-person. Presented by Westside Transportation Alliance in partnership with WashCo Bikes. No registration required.

AGE CAFÉ — Discuss topics related to aging, growth and older adulthood with friends, neighbors and other members of the community from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. For adults. In-person. Co-sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging & Veterans Services and Viva Village. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

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

SCIENCE GEEK OUT FEST — Test out robots, complete building challenges, peer into the natural world and meet a variety of scientific experts, all from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 10. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

AUTHOR TALK — Hear from Ben Hodgson and Laura Moulton, authors of "Loaners: The Making of a Street Library," from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For adults. In-person. No registration required.

CONCRETE LEAVES — Use real leaves to cast a concrete leaf impression from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Grades 6-12. In-person. All materials provided. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

Beaverton Murray Scholls

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place

DIY PRONOUN PINS — Easily share your pronouns with a pin you make yourself, 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 23. For all ages. In-person. All materials will be provided. No registration required.

PINECONE BIRD FEEDERS — Make some tasty bird feeders to take home and hang in your yard, 4-5 p.m. Friday, June 24. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

FAMILY PICNIC — Bring your lunch and a picnic basket, and the library will provide music, storytime and activities, from noon-2 p.m. Monday, June 27. For all ages. In-person. No registration required. This is an outdoor program held on the patio and lawn just north of the library.

I DIG DINOSAURS PUPPET SHOW — Learn a little about history with a silly puppet show from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

POPSICLE STICK TENTS — Make and decorate a camping tent out of popsicle sticks from 4-5 p.m. Friday, July 8. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

Bethany

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

PAPER CAMPFIRE CRAFT — Pick up grab-and-go craft supplies Friday, July 1, from the library. Ages 3 and up. Supplies available on a first-come, first-served basis. One supply kit per child.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

SUMMER READING FESTIVAL — Join the library for fun activities, crafts and games from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 24. For all ages. In-person. Raffle prizes are available for adults. No registration required.

PAPER CAMPFIRE CRAFT — Pick up grab-and-go craft supplies Friday, July 1, from the library. Ages 3 and up. Supplies available on a first-come, first-served basis. One supply kit per child.

STUFFED ANIMAL CAMPOUT — Bring a stuffed animal from home and drop it off at the youth services desk between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, July 8, and pick it up the next day beginning at 10 a.m. For children. Participants will get to see photos of their stuffed friend's adventures in the library after hours. No registration required.

PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Struggling with fishing, or just want to improve? The Cornelius Public Library is hosting just the program for you Thursday evening, June 23.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

LEARN TO CATCH MORE FISH — Learn from Tim Lenihan of the NW Steelheaders all about fishing gear, regulations and places to fish locally from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23. For adults and teens. In-person. No registration required.

A BUG'S LIFE — See 1998 animated film "A Bug's Life" at the library for Family Movie Day at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. For all ages. In-person. No registration required.

WATERCOLOR ART CLASS — Unleash your creative side with a workshop suitable for beginners and those with experience painting with watercolors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. For adults. In-person. Directions in English and Spanish. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

THE WATER CYCLE — Learn about where water comes from, where it goes and why we need your help keeping it healthy, from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. For kids. In-person. No registration required.

MAMMALS — Learn how to tell the difference between two commonly confused animals, beaver and nutria, from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 7. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS — Enjoy a movie matinee at the library, 2019 comedy-drama "Fisherman's Friends," starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For adults. In-person. No registration required.

NATURE ART — Create your own creations made from items found in nature, including leaves, sticks, bark, pebbles and more, from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For kids. In-person. No registration required.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

PRIDE BRACELETS — Take and make bracelets to mark Pride Month, with materials available for pickup while supplies last Thursday, June 23. For teens. There will be an optional Zoom hangout at 2 p.m. to talk about representation and LGBT+ history. No registration required.

BJ THE CLOWN — Enjoy the highly interactive act of BJ the Clown from 11:15 a.m.-noon Tuesday, June 28. For children. In-person. This event will be held at Rogers Park, 2421 17th Ave. in Forest Grove.

FLYING ART — Play with color theory and throw some canvasses with paint on them from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 30. Ages 12-18. In-person. Wear clothing you don't mind getting some paint on. This program will be held outdoors right outside the library. No registration required.

RED, WHITE & BLUE NECKLACE — Create a red, white and blue star necklace with this take-and-make craft kit, available for pickup all day Tuesday, July 5. For kids. No registration required.

CIRCUIT FLOWER — Play with chromatography and circuitry to make illuminated flowers with this electric STEM craft; take-and-make kit is available for pickup all day Thursday, July 7. For teens. Optional Zoom hangout at 2 p.m. No registration required.

Garden Home

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

FANNO CREEK TRAIL HISTORY WALKING TOUR — Learn about the history of the Garden Home area while getting your steps in from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 25. For all ages. In-person. This program is outdoors and involves a 1.2-mile, one-way walk along the Fanno Creek Trail. It will be held rain or shine. Speakers from the Garden Home History Project will share their knowledge of the area during the walking tour. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

VIRTUAL NERD NIGHT — Test your wits at the library's monthly trivia night, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. For adults. Virtual. Teams are limited to five members. Participants can also play solo. Prizes will be awarded. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Hillsboro Brookwood

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

BUILD YOUR OWN BOOK SAFE — Turn an old book into a new secret hiding place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23. For teens. In-person. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.

SEWING MACHINE — Learn how to use the sewing machine in the Collaboratory from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 25. Ages 12 and older. In-person. No registration required.

3D PRINTING — Drop in for a demo on how to use the 3D printer in the Collaboratory from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. Ages 12 and older. In-person. No registration required.

TRIVIA NIGHT — Join the library for trivia from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For adults. In-person. This event is held at Vertigo Brewing, 8130 N.E. Nicholas Court in Hillsboro. No registration required.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Make a case to protect your sunglasses at the Hillsboro Shute Park Library on Monday, June 27.

Hillsboro Shute Park

775 S.E. 10th Ave.

DIY SUNGLASSES CASE — Make a carrying case for your sunglasses from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 27. Ages 12 and older. In-person. No registration required.

WATER MARBLE PAINTING — Create designs on the surface of water with paint, then transfer the design to paper or other items, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

LET'S GO ON A BEAR HUNT — Bring your little ones and participate in the library's mega scavenger hunt, exploring elements of the outdoors and creating nature-themed art along the way, 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, July 8. For kids with family. In-person. No registration required.

LEAPIN' LOUIE COMEDY — Enjoy a funny and educational showcase by Leapin' Louie about all the amazing creatures, including human beings, who fly, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. For children, tweens and teens. In-person. This event is held outside the library in Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro. No registration required.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

CAMPFIRE RECIPES THAT WILL IMPRESS — Learn how to make some impressive campfire recipes from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. For all ages. Virtual. This program is part of the library's monthly series, Everyone Can Cook! Participants will receive an email the week before the event with an ingredient list and other information. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

THE JOY OF MANDALA DOT PAINTING — Create beautiful mandalas using sticks dipped in colorful acrylic paints, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9. For teens and adults. In-person. Wear clothing you don't mind smudging with a little paint. This event is held at Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Sherwood

22560 S.W. Pine St.

WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES — Write on the topic of opposites with author Marie Buckley from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, or on the topic of machines and tools from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 10. For adults. In-person. No registration required for either session.

THE REPTILE MAN — Learn all about reptiles from around the world with this educational and entertaining program from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, June 28. For all ages. In-person. This program is presented by the Oregon Reptile Zoo and will be held at Cannery Square, 22622 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

MINIATURE CASTLE MAKING CONTEST — Make a small castle and potentially win an award, June 30 through July 11. For all ages. Information for this DIY project is available at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events and at sherwoodoregon.gov/library.

PMG FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Learn how to make your own mason bee houses like this one via a take-and-make activity kit from the Tigard Public Library.

Tigard

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

PERSONALITY PORTRAITS — Create your very own self-portrait using the ancient art of wet felting, then customize a picture frame to display your creation, with materials available for pickup beginning Sunday, June 19. For kids. Take-and-make. Materials are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

IT'S RAINING — Learn about the water cycle and experiment by making your own rainstorm in a cup from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Grades 1-4. In-person. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

DIY MASON BEE HOUSES — Pick up your craft kit any day in the month of July beginning Friday, July 1, and build residences for hardworking, pollinating mason bees. For adults. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

SCIENCE SPECTACULAR — Join the library for some spectacular science on Wednesdays this summer, starting with a demonstration on rockets from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. Grades 1-6. In-person. No registration required.

SCIENCE BITES — Do a science experiment of your own based on the previous day's Science Spectacular on Thursdays this summer, starting with a rocketry experiment from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Grades 1-6. In-person. This event is held at Atfalati Park, 6600 S.W. Sagert St. in Tualatin. No registration required.

TEEN HENNA — Learn the history and cultural importance of henna, plus get a free henna design from Wendy Rover, owner of Roving Horse Henna, from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. For teens. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.


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