Summer Reading

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Read for fun and prizes this summer. Babies, kids and teens are all welcome to play the Summer Reading game. Summer Reading is supported by gifts to The Library Foundation.

June 12-August 31

 

Read 4 Life: adult summer reading

multcolib.org/read-4-life-adult-summer-reading

Pick up a Read 4 Life card at any Multnomah County library. You could win tickets to the Oregon Book Awards in April 2016 or a gift certificate to The Title Wave Used Bookstore. You’ll also be entered in a grand prize drawing to win tickets to Literary Arts’ 2015/2016 Portland Arts & Lectures series. Read 4 Life is made possible by Friends of the Library.

June 12–August 31

 

 

Belmont Library, 1038 S.E. 39th Ave., 503.988.5382

 

Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.

 

FOR FAMILIES

 

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult.

Mondays, 10:15-10:45 am

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 am

 

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Mondays, 11:30 am12:15 pm

Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Fridays, 10:15-11 am

Saturdays, 10:15-11 am (except July 4)

 

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Fridays, 11:15 am-noon

 

Family Storytime

Storytime for children 0-6 years with adult.

Saturdays, 11:15-11:45 am (except July 4)

 

Family Book Group — For the Younger Set

Boys and girls in grades 1-3 and their parents come together to share excellent books and learn about each other. Read No Talking by Andrew Clements.

Wednesday, July 1, 6-7 pm

 

Belmont Knit Fix

Do you want to learn to knit, crochet or spin? Need help with a project? Just want to hang out for conversation, project help and inspiration? Join us for some fiber fun. Bring your own supplies. All experience levels welcome. For ages 8 through adult.

Tuesday, July 14, 3:30-5:30 pm

Tuesdays, July 28, 3:30-5:30 pm

 

If You Were a Superhero

What superhero would you be? What are your special powers? What accessories and gadgets do you need? What is your name? After you learn these answers through drawing and writing, create a color poster for your superhero with markers and paints.

Thursday, July 30, 3-4 pm

 


Belmont Library, 1038 S.E. 39th Ave., 503.988.5382

 

FOR KIDS AND TEENS

 

Belmont Craft Club

Make a different craft each week! Led by teens, school-aged children can have fun creating unique toys and gifts.

Thursdays through July 23, 3:30-4:30 pm

 

Read to the Dogs SM

Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners®. Registration required; call 503.988.5382.

Saturday, July 11, 1-3 pm

Wednesday, July 15, 3-5 pm

Saturday, July 18, 1-3 pm

 

Imagine New Worlds Game Camp for Teens

Join Pixel Arts for four days of fun, hands-on workshops to create tabletop and video games with your friends. We’ll draw, sketch, and design games inspired by your favorite books and your imagination. Build your own game worlds using cards, paper, tiles, dice, and tokens; write a choose-your-own-adventure game with Twine, a game-making software; bring your game to life with Scratch, an easy to learn visual programming software; combine your projects or continue on with one of them in a free-for-all maker place; and learn about game developer careers and local game spaces.

Tuesday-Friday, July 14-17, 1-3 pm

 

FOR ADULTS

 

Resume Help

Do you need some help with your resume? Are you unsure about your choice of words? Struggling to describe your accomplishments? Come meet with an experienced volunteer for one-on-one help. If you have a paper copy of your resume, please bring it along.

Sunday, July 5, 10:30 am12:30 pm

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo. Engage in stimulating conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, July 8, 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Library Trivia Challenge!

Do you have a head full of seemingly useless knowledge? Do you like to show off your immense brainpower to your friends? Then the Library Trivia Challenge is for you! Teams of up to four will compete for bragging rights and a special “mystery trophy.” Categories include entertainment, music, sports, general knowledge, and more! Snacks will be provided.

Saturday, July 11, 6:30-8:30 pm

 

Portland Oregon Paper Shapers (POPS)

Enjoy origami-paper folding for fun, relaxation and stretching your brain. Drop in and practice origami with members of the Portland Oregon Paper Shapers. Please bring origami paper if you have it. Adults and teens welcome, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, July 12, 1:30-4:30 pm

 

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Attendees will gain an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease. Video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families will be shown addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease.  The workshop will cover the 10 warning signs, an overview of Alzheimer’s disease, risk factors, what is involved in getting a diagnosis, benefits of early detection, accessing available treatment, planning for the future, and participating in clinical trials. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Wednesday, July 15, 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Creating Beautiful Drop Earrings

Make your own beautiful, basic drop earrings for pierced ears. The class focuses on basic terminology, selecting beads and findings that enhance simple earring designs and wearability. Learn basic wire bending, cutting of metal, and filing to complete an earring set. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Saturday, July 18, 4-5:15 pm

 


Belmont Library, 1038 S.E. 39th Ave., 503.988.5382

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

 

Windows 8.1

Are you confused by your new operating system? Bring your own Windows 8 laptop or tablet to this class to learn the basics of Windows 8.1. You will learn what’s new in Windows 8.1, how to navigate the Windows 8 start screen, how to move tiles on the start screen, and what apps and charms mean in Windows 8. This is a class for beginners. You will get comfortable with the basics of Windows 8 using your own computer or mobile device. Students who come to class without a laptop or tablet will not be able to participate. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Tuesday, July 7, 6-8 pm

 

 


Holgate Library, 7905 S.E. Holgate Blvd., 503.988.5389

 

Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

FOR FAMILIES

 

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Wednesdays, 11:15 am-noon

Thursdays, 11:15 am-noon

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Wednesdays, 10:15-11 am

 

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult. Use the side entrance.

Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm

 

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Thursdays, 10:15-10:45 am

 

Hora de Cuentos / Spanish Storytime

Se presentan cuentos, canciones y rimas en español para familias con niños de 0 a 6 años de edad.

Sábados, 1-1:30 pm (excepto 4 de julio)

 

Chinese (Cantonese) Storytime

Storytime presented in Cantonese for children ages 0-6 years with adult.

Sundays, 2:15-3 pm (except July 5)

 

Vietnamese Storytime

Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children ages 0-6 years with adult.

Sundays, 4-4:45 pm (except July 5 and 19)

 

Chess @ the Library

Have fun playing chess! We provide the chess equipment. All ages welcome.

Saturdays, 1-5:30 pm (except July 4)

 

Chinese Chess

Come play Chinese Chess. We will provide the boards and pieces. All ages welcome.

Sundays, 2:30-3:30 pm

 

How to be a Superhero!

Charles the Clown and Biscuit the Super Wonder Dog puppet encourage kids to think about the unique abilities of superheroes.

Tuesday, July 7, 2-2:45 pm

 

Colors of the Jungle

Meet the Oregon Bird Man and his parrots! This educational and entertaining program features a wide assortment of parrot species from four continents — including many endangered species. Learn about the natural history and unique behaviors of these beautiful creatures as well as what is happening to them today in the wild and things to know about parrots before getting one as a pet.

Tuesday, July 14, 2-3 pm

 

Vietnamese Cooking Program

Learn to make a Vietnamese dish. Free samples and instructions included. Presented in Vietnamese and English.

Sunday, July 19, 3:30-4:30 pm

 

Honeybees: The BEE-utiful Super-Organism!

Are you afraid of bees? You won’t bee after learning about their magical ways with Brian Lacy, apiarist and bee enthusiast since the age of 14. This visual presentation is filled with filmed clips and stills that surround children with the sights and sounds of bees. After the presentation, children can taste honeycomb, look into a real hive (no bees), and handle equipment that beekeepers use in the field.

Tuesday, July 21, 2-3 pm

 


Holgate Library, 7905 S.E. Holgate Blvd., 503.988.5389

 

FOR FAMILIES

 

Crea un cartel de Lucha Libre / Make A Lucha Libre Match Card

¿Te gustan las luchas y los luchadores? Aprende cómo hacer tu propio cartel de luchadores. Tomaremos fotografías usando un iPad y trabajaremos con laptops. Los participantes recibirán copias impresas y electrónicas de sus proyectos para llevar a casa. Para niños de 6 a 12 años. Se requiere registración para participar en este programa. Do you like wrestling and luchadores? Learn how to make your own luchador poster. We will take pictures using an iPad and work with laptops. Participants will take home printed and electronic copies of their project. For children ages 6-12. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Sábado, 25 de julio, 3:30-5 pm

Saturday, July 25, 3:30-5 pm

 

JuggleMania

Rhys Thomas dazzles you with improbable juggling, unique comedy and amazing acrobatics. JuggleMania shares the heroes that taught him how to juggle: books! By reading and practicing, this Oregon boy gained enough skills to become an internationally touring juggler, magician and comedian. Chinese yo-yos, cowboy lassos, Indian clubs, Egyptian juggling balls and other toys come alive in the hands of an artist that has toured four continents.

Tuesday, July 28, 2-2:45 pm

 

FOR TEENS

 

Art of Animation

This five-session animation workshop is designed to introduce teens to the idea of time-based cartooning. Teens will learn simple techniques and methods to make their own cartoon characters move and show expressions. Each workshop will focus on a specific topic or technique such as character design, paper stop-motion, claymation, and hand-drawn animation. At the end of the series, participants will have a digital animation to show to their friends and family. Both beginners and experienced artists are welcome.

Tuesdays, July 7-August 4, 3:30-5:30 pm

 

Teen Council

Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks, and have fun! Teen Council members work with library staff to make the library teen-friendly.

Saturday, July 18, 2:30-4 pm

 

FOR ADULTS

 

Citizenship Classes

Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in a six-session series of classes. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study United States history and government for the examination. Classes are in English, and are taught by library volunteers. For more information, please call 503.988.6318. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Mondays, July 13-August 17, 5:45-7:45 pm

 

Creating “More” Beautiful Drop Earrings

Prerequisite: “Creating Beautiful Drop Earrings” class or a basic earring-making class. This class focuses on the next level of instruction for beginners, including selecting beads and findings that enhance simple earring designs and wear-ability. Learn basic wire bending including making your own earwires, cutting of metal and filing to complete an earring set. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Tuesday, July 28, 6:15-7:30 pm

 


Holgate Library, 7905 S.E. Holgate Blvd., 503.988.5389

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

 

Chinese Computer Lab

Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills.

Mondays, 2:30-4:30 pm

 

Windows 8.1

Are you confused by your new operating system? Bring your own Windows 8 laptop or tablet to this class to learn the basics of Windows 8.1. You will learn what’s new in Windows 8.1, how to navigate the Windows 8 start screen, how to move tiles on the start screen, and what apps and charms mean in Windows 8. This is a class for beginners. You will get comfortable with the basics of Windows 8 using your own computer or mobile device. Students who come to class without a laptop or tablet will not be able to participate. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Saturday, July 11, 3-5 pm

 

 

Sellwood-Moreland Library, 7860 S.E. 13th Ave., 503.988.5398

 

Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.

 

FOR FAMILIES

 

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult.

Wednesdays, 10-10:30 am

Fridays, 10-10:30 am

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Wednesdays, 11-11:30 am

 

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Thursdays, 10-10:30 am

 

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Fridays, 11-11:30 am

 

Family Book Group — For the Younger Set

Boys and girls in grades 2-4 and their parents come together to share excellent books and learn about each other.

Monday, July 13, 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Heroes: Robin Hood to Your Older Sister!

This lively program of interactive stories and songs will inspire audiences to remember heroes who have shaped their own lives. Story Troupers Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke are master storytellers who perform traditional and modern tales and songs in action-packed, interactive programs. Anne and Norm perform singly and as a duo, accompanying themselves on a instruments from the ukulele and guitar to the mandolin, banjo and jaw-harp. They love to get audiences singing (and acting) along! Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes before the program.

Tuesday, July 14, 1-1:45 pm

 

Mz. Pearl’s Variety Show

A hysterical clown show filled with magic, physical comedy, juggling, underpants and dance. Heather Pearl’s show is a feat to be marveled at. Her inventiveness and abilities astound and surprise all ages. The show has a variety of juggling, magic, dance — with Mz. Pearl’s character always being the most captivating. Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes before the program.

Thursday, July 16, noon-12:45 pm

 

Rocket Hamster’s Dreamy Space Odyssey

Rocket Hamster may be small, but he dreams big! His dream is to become an astronaut and explore space. But a villain known as “Luna Tick” will try and stop him! Her alien space bugs steal the moon and try to take over the solar system. Only Rocket Hamster and his team of “Home Grown Heroes” can save the day! Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes before the program.

Saturday, July 25, 11-11:45 am

 

Amazing Arthropods!

Experience the incredible world of insects, spiders and their relatives! The Bug Chicks are two entomologists who teach about these exciting animals in a fun, interactive way using preserved specimens and live arthropods. This workshop explores the biology and importance these animals have on us and our environment while promoting STEM education and encouraging curiosity and respect of the natural world. Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes before the program.

Thursday, July 30, noon-1 pm and 1:30-2:30 pm

 


Sellwood-Moreland Library, 7860 S.E. 13th Ave., 503.988.5398

 

FOR KIDS AND TEENS

 

Teen Council

Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks, and have fun! Teen Council members work with library staff to make the library teen-friendly.

Monday, July 20, 6:30-8 pm

 

Legos @ the Library

Bring your mad Lego skills to the library and let your imagination flow. Each month, we’ll build a new structure to put on display. Bricks and supplies provided. Donations welcome. For kids ages 5-11.

Monday, July 27, 34 pm

 

FOR ADULTS

 

Sellwood-Moreland Crafting Circle

Join fellow crafty companions for knitting, crocheting, fabric crafting and paper crafting. Create and converse together.

Sunday, July 12, 2-5 pm

Sunday, July 26, 2-5 pm

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, July 21, 6:30-8 pm

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

 

E-books & Audiobooks: Hands-On Help

Got an e-reader? Like to read on your tablet? Want to read or listen to a book on your phone or iPod? Drop in for one-on-one help. Please bring your device and any other equipment you need to download and/or transfer. Made possible in part by The Library Foundation.

Wednesday, July 22, 4-5 pm

 

Spreadsheets 2

Do you want to take the next step with spreadsheets? If you already know how to create basic formulas and sort and filter data in Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet program, this may be the class for you. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Monday, July 27, 5:30-7:30 pm

 


Woodstock Library, 6008 S.E. 49th Ave., 503.988.5399

 

Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.

 

FOR FAMILIES

 

Chinese (Mandarin) Storytime

Storytime presented in Mandarin for children 3-7 years with adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 am (except July 1)

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 am

Fridays, 3-3:45 pm

 

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult.

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 am

Fridays, 9:30-10:15 am

 

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Fridays, 10:30-11:15 am

 

Preschool Sensory Storytime

This preschool storytime is especially welcoming for children on the spectrum and families who are looking for a smaller, more adaptive library experience.

Saturdays, 9:15-10 am (except July 4)

 

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-18 months with adult.

Saturdays, 10:30-11:15 am (except July 4)

 

Up, Up and Away!

Let our mad scientist teach you about the many uses of that much misunderstood state of matter, gas. Enjoy a Mad Science magic trick and a series of experiments.

Wednesday, July 8, 1-1:45 pm

 

Creativity, Culture and Clowning

Join Portland’s first female, African American, Muslim, mostly vegetarian clown with a little singing, a little dancing and fun.

Wednesday, July 15, 1-2 pm

 

Comic Con for Kids

Design your own superhero mask, cuffs and cape in this workshop with Puppetkabob. Meet other super artists, take a snap shot as you soar through a cityscape photo booth and check out some amazing comic book art. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Tuesday, July 21, 4-6 pm

 

Amazing Arthropods!

Experience the incredible world of insects, spiders and their relatives! The Bug Chicks are two entomologists who teach about these exciting animals in a fun, interactive way.

Wednesday, July 29, 1-2 pm

 

FOR TEENS

 

Digital Media Production Camp

Led by Emmy-Award winning Writer/Director/Composer Philip Pelletier, this digital filmmaking workshop is designed to give teens a complete overview of production for digital media. Each of the five hands-on sessions will focus on a different aspect of digital filmmaking: screenwriting, shooting digital video, editing and post-production, music production, and sound design and audio mixing. At the end of the series, participants will have a finished digital movie that can be posted online and shared through social media. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Tuesdays, July 14-August 11, 1-2:30 pm


Woodstock Library, 6008 S.E. 49th Ave., 503.988.5399

 

FOR ADULTS

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas. Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, July 21, 6:30-7:30 pm

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

 

Android Tablet Essentials

Do you have a new Android tablet? This class will help you learn to use it. You will learn the basic layout of your tablet, settings, apps and more. Please bring your own tablet fully charged. You must have a Google or Gmail

account before coming to class in order to participate. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5234.

Mondays, July 13 and 20, 5:30-7:30 pm