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Also coming soon to Washington County libraries: escape rooms, movies and cooking classes, all from July 28.

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

PMG FILE PHOTO - Learn about cybersecurity on Saturday, July 30, via a Tigard Public Library virtual program.

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.

Banks

42461 N.W. Market St.

SUMMER READING WRAP-UP PARTY — Celebrate a successful summer of reading with prizes, snacks, games and BJ the Clown, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 6. For children and teens. In-person. No registration required. This event will be held at Greenville Park, 41905 N.W. Arbor Park Loop in Banks.

COURTESY PHOTO: LEGACY HEALTH  - Bicycle helmets can save lives.

Beaverton Main

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT — Beat your friends in "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" for the Nintendo Switch in the library's teen room from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, July 29. Grades 6-12. In-person. There will be prizes for the top two winners. No registration required.

BIKE RODEO & HELMET GIVEAWAY — Try out your bike skills on an obstacle course in the library's west parking lot from noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Ages 2-12. In-person. Participants can also get a new bike helmet. No registration required.

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

BEAVERTON MODULAR RAILROAD — Check out model trains at the library from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. For all ages. In-person. Club members will have trains set up for viewing and will be available to answer questions about their hobby. No registration required.

CLAYMATION WORKSHOP — Create a short "claymation" video using an iPad, from 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Grades 6-12. In-person. Videos will be shared on the library's YouTube channel. Materials provided. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

AGE CAFÉ — Discuss topics related to aging, growth and older adulthood with fellow library patrons from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. For adults. In-person. Co-sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging & Veterans Services and Viva Village. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Beaverton Murray Scholls

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place

SCULPEY ART — Bring your imagination for this workshop in which young artists will construct and bake Sculpey crafts, 4-5 p.m. Friday, July 29. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

PAPER BAG KITES — Construct and personalize your very own kites, making them out of paper bags, from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

BEADED STICKS — Transform nature by decorating sticks with colorful beads from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Grades K-5. In-person. Registration required at beavertonlibrary.org/register.

Bethany

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

NATURE JOURNALS — Pick up craft supplies to make your own nature journals Friday, Aug. 5. Ages 5+. Grab-and-go. No registration required.

Cedar Mill

1080 N.W. Saltzman Road

TEEN TWEEN MOVIE NIGHT — See the origin story of one of the most dastardly villains ever to appear in Disney animation, 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 29. Ages 11-18. In-person. Registration required at cedarmillbethany.libcal.com/calendar.

SUMMER NIGHT ASTRONOMY — Join Rose City Astronomers in a presentation highlighting treasures found in the summer night sky from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. For teens and adults. In-person. No registration required.

TEEN ESCAPE ROOM — Find your way out of Fairytale Forest in an escape room challenge beginning at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Ages 11-18. In-person. Registration required at cedarmillbethany.libcal.com/calendar.

COURTESY POSTER: LIONSGATE - May the odds be ever in your favor! See Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games at the Cornelius Public Library.

Cornelius

1370 N. Adair St.

ARE YOU SAFER OUTSIDE? — Absorb and examine how a place, activity or idea can be perceived due to differences in identity or timing, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. For adults and teens. In-person. This event is part of the Oregon Humanities conversation project, facilitated by Mareshah Jackson. No registration required.

BJ THE CLOWN — Celebrate the end of the summer reading challenge with BJ the Clown from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. For babies and young children. In-person. No registration required.

TEEN MOVIE — Watch "The Hunger Games" at the library, beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

MOVIE MATINEE — Watch "The Way," starring Martin Sheen, at the library from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. For adults. In-person. No registration required.

ICE CREAM IN A BAG — Learn how to make ice cream in a bag using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. 11. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

Forest Grove

2114 Pacific Ave.

MACRAMÉ BIRDFEEDER — Put a bird on it Thursday, July 21, with this super-cute take-home craft and learn a little about knots and different kinds of birds. For teens. Take-and-make. There is an optional Zoom hangout at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21. No registration required.

JAY FRASIER MAGIC — Be entertained by magician Jay Frasier's sleight-of-hand, physical comedy and audience participation at a magical show from 11:15 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 26. For kids. In-person. This event will be held at Rogers Park, 2421 17th Ave. in Forest Grove. No registration required.

INSECT INVESTIGATION — Explore and learn more about insects in the water and air and the role they play in the ecosystem, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 28. For teens. In-person. No registration required. This is an outdoor program. Packets are available afterward for a self-guided scavenger hunt at Fernhill Wetlands, 1399 S.W. Fern Hill Road in Forest Grove.

FELT PORTRAITS — Express your felt with this take-and-make self-portrait kit from LeBrie Rich, available for pickup Thursday, Aug. 4. For teens. Take-and-make. There is an optional Zoom hangout at 2 p.m. Aug. 4. No registration required.

INVESTIGATING THE INSIDES — Investigate the interior of planets with models and tools from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 9. For kids. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

CAMP GENRE — Visit four genre stations with science fiction-, romance-, fantasy- and horror-themed crafts and complete an activity at each to fill out your library passport, from noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. For all ages. In-person. Presented by the Forest Grove Teen Library Council. No registration required.

Garden Home

7475 S.W. Oleson Road

VIRTUAL NERD NIGHT — Test your wits at the library's monthly trivia night, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. For adults. Virtual. Play with a team of up to five people and see how much you know about the four themed sets of questions. Prizes will be awarded. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

Hillsboro Brookwood

2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.

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, Aug. 7. Grades K-8. In-person. No registration required.

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Hillsboro Shute Park

775 S.E. 10th Ave.

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, July 31. Grades K-8. In-person. No registration required.

HEAT PRESS — Learn how to use the heat press and get the skills and confidence to be a "maker" from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. Ages 12+. In-person. No registration required.

AVIATION SUMMER CAMP — Explore flight from the earliest flying machines to modern jets with a day camp from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 12. Grades 5-8. In-person. Registration closes Monday, Aug. 1, and is required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

BEFORE THE GROUND SHAKES — Learn how to prepare for and survive a major earthquake from experienced aid worker Steve Eberlein, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. For adults and teens. In-person. No registration required.

TEEN COUNCIL BUTTERFLY GARDEN — Get together to check on the progress of the butterfly garden, do some weeding and watering, eat snacks, play games, and hang out from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. For teens. In-person. No registration required.

FANCY SUMMER PICNIC — Roast a whole chicken, make some scrumptious scalloped potatoes and top it all off with a refreshing summer picnic beverage, from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. For all ages. Virtual. Participants are encouraged to bundle up their picnic, take it to your favorite picnic spot, and share with family or friends. This program is part of the library's Everyone Can Cook! series. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Learn about cybersecurity on Saturday, July 30, via a Tigard Public Library virtual program.

Tigard

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

TEEN OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT — Bring a blanket and park yourself in front of the big screen on a starry night from 7-10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Grades 6-12. In-person. Enjoy lawn games and bingo before the movie begins at dusk. Registration encouraged but not required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

CYBERSECURITY — Learn why security online matters and how to protect yourself from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, July 30. For adults. Virtual. Presented by A.J. Rice of Privacy PDX. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

SUPER NATURE ADVENTURES — Explore summer butterflies, ladybugs and wildflowers with a craft kit available for pickup beginning Monday, Aug. 1. For children. Take-and-make. No registration required.

THE MEANING OF CLIMATE CHANGE — Discuss with fellow library patrons what is the meaning of the extraordinary change in the climate that we are living through, from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. For adults. Virtual. Facilitated by David Osborn as part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

AUTHOR TALK — Hear from critically acclaimed novelist Daniel Nieh, who will discuss his latest thriller, "Take No Names," from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. For adults. Virtual. Registration required at tigard.libcal.com/calendar.

Tualatin

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

SCIENCE BITES — Do more experiments at Atfalati Park based on the previous day's demonstration and experiments at the library, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 11. Grades K-5. In-person. No registration required. This event is held at Atfalati Park, 6600 S.W. Sagert St. in Tualatin.

TEEN MINI GOLF — Golf in the library with pool noodles and ping pong balls from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 29. Grades 6-12. In-person. Registration required at wccls.bibliocommons.com/events.

ELECTRICITY — Partake in an electrifying science experiment in front of the library from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. Grades 1-6. In-person. No registration required.

PLANNING YOUR FALL AND WINTER GARDEN — Learn from a Master Gardener how to plan and plant your garden for fall and winter from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. For adults. In-person. Participants can also make compostable pots and fill them with seeds to get a head-start on planting. No registration required.

CHEMISTRY — Learn about chemistry through the science of experimentation outside the library from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Grades 1-6. In-person. No registration required.


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