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Multnomah County Library April 2019 events

April 5 - April 30

Contact us to register for events: multcolib.org/contact

Belmont Library, 1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd., 503.988.5123

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 am-12:15 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

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Fridays, 11:15-11:45 am

Family Storytime

Storytime for children 0-6 years with adult.

Saturdays, 11:15-11:45 am

Belmont Builders

Drop in and explore your building prowess with Legos and more! We’ll supply the building materials … you bring the creativity and imagination. For kids of all ages with adult.

Fridays, 3-4 pm

Family Book Group — For the Younger Set

Boys and girls in grades 4-6 and their parents come together to share excellent books and learn about each other.

Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 pm

Whimsical Troll Fairy Houses

Create a miniature troll house with a garden around it while we take care of Mother Earth by using recycled materials. Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance.

Saturday, April 6, 2-4 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, April 9, 3:30-5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 23, 3:30-5:30 pm

 

Belmont Library, 1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd., 503.988.5123

FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Teen Council

Build leadership skills, work on creative projects, plan events, earn service hours, and have fun with other teens and library staff. Snacks provided!

Thursday, April 4, 4-6 pm

Thursday, April 18, 4-6 pm

Teen Thursday

Come hang out with other teens and play video games and board games! Snacks provided.

Thursday, April 11, 4-6 pm

Thursday, April 25, 4-6 pm

Read to the Dogs

Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Dove Lewis Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams and Pet Partners®. Registration required; call 503.988.5123.

Saturday, April 13, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 3-5 pm

Sunday, April 21, 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, April 7, 3-5 pm

Sunday, April 21, 3-5 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Read Home by Marilynne Robinson. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-7:30 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, April 14, 1:30-4:30 pm

Citizen Activism 101: Making Change Happen

Want to improve life for yourself and your neighbors or have a concern about local, state or federal laws? Learn about strategies for change and more, including examples of successful advocacy, choosing your battles, getting heard, and tracking legislation. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Tuesday, April 16, 6-7:30 pm

COMPUTER CLASSES

Tech Help

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and more. If you need help with a smartphone, iPad or tablet, please bring it with you, along with your username and password, or we may not be able to help.

Thursday, April 4, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sunday, April 7, 2-4 pm

Thursday, April 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sunday, April 14, 2-4 pm

 

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd., 503.988.5123

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.

Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 am

Fridays, 3-3:45 pm

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 am

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult.

Wednesdays, 11:15 am-12 pm

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Thursdays, 11:15 am-12 pm

Family Storytime

Storytime for children 0-6 years with adult.

Tuesdays, 4-4:45 pm

La hora de aprender

Programa educativo en español para niños de 0 a 6 años cuyo idioma es el español.

Jueves, 4:30-5:15 pm (excepto 25 de abril)

Chinese Family Playtime

Share books in Chinese, puzzles, blocks, toys and puppets. This is a time for children 0-6 years and their caregivers to play with other children while speaking Cantonese and Mandarin.

Sundays, 2:15-3:15 pm

Chess @ the Library

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

Saturdays, 1-3:30 pm

Chinese Chess

Learn Chinese Chess from an award-winning master. We will provide the boards and pieces. This drop-in class is taught in English and Cantonese. For kids in grade school and high school.

Sundays, 2:30-4 pm

Family Poetry Circle

Bring the whole family for a celebration of poetry during National Poetry Month. Local poets will read poems geared toward both adults and children. Take home a poem to learn by heart together!

Tuesday, April 9, 4-4:45 pm

Leyendo en familia

¡Compartiendo el amor por los libros! Cada mes escogeremos libros para leer y discutir en la Biblioteca. Vamos a compartir la lectura y aprender juntos. Una gran oportunidad para desarrollar el lenguaje, lectura y escritura en español. Para niños en los grados K-5 y sus padres. Para participar inscríbase llamando al 503.988.5123.

Martes, 23 de abril, 6-7 pm

Legos @ the Library

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

Friday, April 26, 4:15-5:15 pm

 

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd., 503.988.5123

FOR TEENS

Teen Council

Build leadership skills, work on creative projects, plan events, earn service hours, and have fun with other teens and library staff. Snacks provided!

Saturday, April 6, 2:30-4 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2:30-4 pm

FOR ADULTS

English Classes

Free ESL classes. All levels welcome. For more information, call 503.577.9984.

Thursdays, 1-2:30 pm

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 503.577.9984. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Mondays, April 1-May 6, 5:45-7:45 pm

Tertulia Literaria / Spanish Book Discussion Group

Acompáñenos en una discusión mensual en donde damos vida a la palabra. Participe en conversaciones estimulantes acerca de cuentos o una novela, intercambie perspectivas acerca de los personajes y también conozca a nuevas personas.

Viernes, 12 de abril, 1-2:45 pm

Cooking Around the World Club: Digital Edition

Want to grow your own vegetables from seeds? Come to our first-ever seed swap meet! Come prepared to swap seeds, share gardening tips, and talk about the fresh, healthy food you like to eat right from your garden. We will share online resources for gardening tips and more, such as the library’s RB Digital gardening magazines and the Oregonmetro.gov website.

Saturday, April 13, 1:30-2:30 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Read Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday, April 20, 10:30 am-12 pm

COMPUTER CLASSES

Tech Help

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and more. If you need help with a smartphone, iPad or tablet, please bring it with you, along with your username and password, or we may not be able to help.

Mondays, 1-3 pm

Computer Help

Friendly, patient assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills. You may also ask for basic assistance writing reports, making flyers, creating resumes, establishing an email account, searching the web, preparing research projects, filling out online application forms, and locating library and internet resources.

Tuesdays, 12-2 pm

 

Sellwood-Moreland Library, 7860 SE 13th Ave., 503.988.5123

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, 10:15-10:45 am

Fridays, 10:15-10:45 am

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45 am

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Thursdays, 10:15-10:45 am

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Fridays, 11:15-11:45 am

Sunday Storytime

Children 0-6 years (with a favorite adult) are invited to sing, dance and enjoy stories.

Sunday, April 14, 1-1:30 pm

FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Legos @ the Library

Bring your mad Lego skills to the library and let your imagination flow. Bricks and supplies provided. Donations welcome. For kids ages 5-11.

Mondays, 3-4 pm

Epic Draw/Play

We will draw our favorite characters, color them, cut them out and play with them. This is informal, goofy and a lot of fun. Tell us about your favorite characters from books, games, movies or anywhere else and we’ll “Epic Draw/Play” them. Ideal for kids ages 9-12, but everyone is welcome!

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

Teen Council

Build leadership skills, work on creative projects, plan events, earn service hours, and have fun with other teens and library staff. Snacks provided!

Monday, April 1, 6:30-8 pm

Monday, April 15, 6:30-8 pm

Printmaking for Kids

The interactive and immediate process of printmaking is a great way to develop creativity for all ages. In this workshop, participants can explore several different hands on methods of printmaking including rubbings, stamps, stencils and inkblots.

Saturday, April 6, 11 am-12 pm

Read to the Dogs

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners®. Registration required; call 503.988.5123.

Monday, April 8, 6:30-7:30 pm

Monday, April 15, 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Sellwood-Moreland Library, 7860 SE 13th Ave., 503.988.5123

FOR ADULTS

Sellwood-Moreland Crafting Circle

Join fellow crafty companions for knitting, crocheting, fabric crafting and paper crafting. Create and converse together. All ages, abilities and projects welcome.

Monday, April 8, 6:30-7:30 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Read Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-8 pm

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 for 30 minutes with an experienced volunteer for one-on-one help. If you have a paper copy of your resume, please bring it along. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Monday, April 22, 6-7:30 pm

COMPUTER CLASSES

Computer Basics 2: Internet

This class is an introduction to using the internet on computers. Learn how to access and safely navigate the web and practice using a search engine. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Tuesday, April 2, 10 am-12 pm

 

Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Ave., 503.988.5123

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

FOR FAMILIES

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Thursdays, 10-10:45 am

Fridays, 3-3:45 pm

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult.

Thursdays, 11-11:45 am

Fridays, 10-10:45 am

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Fridays, 11-11:45 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, 9:30-10:15 am

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-18 months with adult.

Saturdays, 10:30-11:15 am

Chinese (Mandarin) Storytime

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

Sundays, 3:30-4:15 pm

Wooden Train Playtime

Children ages 2 and up (with a favorite adult) who enjoy trains can put together and run wooden trains in the library. This fun-filled program connects junior train fans with creative and imaginative play activities.

Wednesday, April 10, 10-10:45 am

Music & Movement

Join award-winning children’s educator and performer Aaron Nigel Smith as he gets the whole family moving, grooving and learning.

Saturday, April 13, 2-3 pm

FOR KIDS

Legos @ the Library

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

Wednesday, April 10, 3:30-4:30 pm

Read to the Dogs

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Pet Partners®. Registration required; call 503.988.5123.

Saturday, April 13, 2-3 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 3-4 pm

 

Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Ave., 503.988.5123

FOR ADULTS

Pageturners Book Group

Read The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff. The author explores the Salem Witch Trials and persecution during the fateful year 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-7:45 pm

Festive Floral Arrangement

Create a festive fresh flower arrangement with the florist-designer Margarit Petrosyan. Learn the refinements of flower care and arranging. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Saturday, April 20, 3-5 pm

COMPUTER CLASSES

Tech Help

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and more. If you need help with a smartphone, tablet or laptop please bring it with you. Remember to bring any usernames and passwords you might need so we can work successfully together. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Mondays, 4:30-6:30 pm

 

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