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Washington County libraries are pulling out all the stops with upcoming summer programs, from June 30.

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

Aloha

17455 S.W. Farmington Road, Suite 26A

CAMPFIRE STORY CONTEST — Share your spookiest (or silliest) campfire story in July for the chance to win a $50 Powell's gift card. Ages 5-18. Find more information at alohalibrary.org. Stories must be submitted by Saturday, July 30.

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Banks Public Library is hosting a sidewalk chalk event on July 7.

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

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.

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

Beaverton Main

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

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

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.

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Cedar Mill Community Library will give stuffed animals an overnight adventure July 8-9.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

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.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

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.

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

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.

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.

COURTESY PHOTO: LEAPIN LOUIE - Check out cowboy comedian Leapin Louie in Shute Park on July 13.

Hillsboro Shute Park

775 S.E. 10th Ave.

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.

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.

MACHINES & TOOLS — Get creative as author Marie Buckley leads a writing workshop on the topic of machines and tools, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 10. For adults. In-person. No registration required for either session.

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

Tigard

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

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.

PMG FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Learn about rocketry on July 6 and July 7 from the Tualatin Public Library.

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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