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Multnomah County Library February 2019

February 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Everybody Reads

Everybody Reads 2019 celebrates the work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with the novel Americanah for adults and the essay We Should All Be Feminists for high school students. Everybody Reads 2019, a community reading project of Multnomah County Library, is made possible in part by gifts to The Library Foundation with author appearance made possible by Literary Arts. Programming support also made possible in part by Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland State University and Portland Community College.

January-March 14

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 (except February 18)

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 am

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Mondays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm (except February 18)

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

Feminist Storytime

Girls are smart. Girls are creative. Girls are dynamic. Come to Feminist Storytime, which is inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Everybody Reads 2019, and celebrate the power of girls.

Tuesday, February 5, 3-3:30 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, February 6, 5:30-6:30 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, February 12, 3:30-5:30 pm

Tuesday, February 26, 3:30-5:30 pm

Pets on Parade

Cut, paste, paint and play with watercolor and collage. Bring a good-sized photo of your family pet to add to your art or choose from the materials provided. Learn basic composition and design while creating an anthropomorphic (human characteristics) animal. Perfect for young children and fun for the whole family.

Saturday, February 23, 2-4 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, February 7, 4-6 pm

Thursday, February 21, 4-6 pm

Read to the Dogs

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

Saturday, February 9, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Sunday, February 17, 1-3 pm

Wednesday, February 20, 3-5 pm

Craft for a Cause

Using fabric scraps to do good, tweens and teens are invited to work on a special cozy project crafting items to donate to those who need it most. At this final session, we’ll collect everything we made and celebrate our successes. You keep one warm item for yourself and the rest we’ll donate to Belmont patrons in need, via the warm items box by the door. Teens and tweens who participate in this program are eligible for service hours for capstone projects.

Wednesday, February 20, 4-6 pm

FOR ADULTS

PDX Death Cafe

Death Cafe is a growing international movement of people who come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death and drink tea. Conversation about whatever is on your mind regarding death takes place in small groups. Our goal is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Saturday, February 2, 2-4 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 with an experienced volunteer for one-on-one help.  If you have a paper copy of your resume, please bring it along.

Sunday, February 3, 3-5 pm

Sunday, February 17, 3-5 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, February 10, 1:30-4:30 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community-wide book discussion. Read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, February 13, 6:30-7:30 pm

Japanese Stab Bound Pocketbooks

Learn how to bind your books through Japanese stab binding. This non-adhesive binding makes gorgeous decorative patterns on the spine of the book. We’ll go over four different styles and techniques, and you’ll leave class with four little notebooks handmade by you! Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123

Saturday, February 16, 2-5 pm

 

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

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.

Sunday, February 3, 2-4 pm

Thursday, February 7, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sunday, February 10, 2-4 pm

Thursday, February 14, 5:30-7:30 pm

Blogging with WordPress

Blogging is a fun way to share information, ideas and projects, and can also be used for starting an online business. By the end of this class, you will have your own WordPress blog account, have posted your first blog entry, understand basic copyright rules, and know where to go for help. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Sunday, February 10, 11 am-1 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 EVERYONE

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in many Asian cultures, celebrating life, good health and prosperity. Join us to bring in the new year with cultural performances, educational activities and light refreshments.

Tuesday, February 5, 6-7:30 pm

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 (except February 28)

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

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 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

Potty Storytime

Join us for a special storytime for children (and their caregivers) who are anywhere in the toilet learning process.

Friday, February 1, 11-11:45 am

Ants Ants Ants Family Music

A fun sing-along family music band that kids of any age will enjoy! With their three-part harmonies and amazing guitar work, these ants put on a show that fans won’t soon forget. See them perform songs from their new album, Why Why Why?

Saturday, February 2, 11-11:45 am

Valentine Fun

Have a love-ly time creating heart-felt cards and crafts.

Saturday, February 9, 2-4 pm

 

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd., 503.988.5123

FOR FAMILIES

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, February 22, 4:15-5:15 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 escrita en español. Para niños en los grados K-5 y sus padres. La inscripción es obligatoria; inscríbase por Internet, en la biblioteca o llamando al 503.988.5123.

Martes, 26 de febrero, 6-7 pm

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, February 2, 2:30-4 pm

3D Printing: Customize Your Stuff! For Teens

3D printing is the wave of the future, but what can you do with it today? Come learn about 3D printing, see one in action, and make a few of your own 3D printed designs. You’ll leave with the skills to start making your own products and a 3D print of one of the parts we’ll design. For teens in grades 6-12.

Saturday, February 16, 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

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, February 2, 11 am-1 pm

Tertulia Literaria / Spanish Book Discussion Group

Vamos a leer el libro Americanah, de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, que fue elegido para la campaña Todos Leen 2019. Una joven de Nigeria deja su hogar y su primer amor para comenzar una nueva vida en Estados Unidos, solo para descubrir que sus sueños no son todo lo que esperaba. La inscripción es obligatoria; inscríbase por Internet, en la biblioteca o llamando al 503.988.5123.

Viernes, 8 de febrero, 1-2:45 pm

Cooking Around the World Club: Digital Edition

In celebration of Lunar New Year 2019, come for a virtual trip around Asia! We will explore online resources about Asian cuisine. Come prepared to learn and share what resources you use when looking up recipes online and sample Asian food and drink.

Saturday, February 9, 3:30-5 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community-wide book discussion. Read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday, February 16, 10:30 am-12 pm

 

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd., 503.988.5123

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

Mondays, 1-3 pm (except February 18)

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, February 10, 1-1:30 pm

Peg People: Winter Fairies

Come delight in making two-inch tall fairies from wooden pegs. Paint hair and clothes. Add jewels if you like. Complete your fairy with various things found in nature to serve as hats, wings and swords. They will magically come to life in your imagination!

Saturday, February 16, 11 am-1 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 (except February 18)

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, February 4, 6:30-8 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.

Tuesday, February 5, 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, February 11, 6:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 19, 3:30-4:30 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, February 11, 6:30-7:30 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community-wide book discussion. Read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, February 19, 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, February 25, 6-7:30 pm

COMPUTER CLASSES

Photo Editing Basics

Explore your creative side with digital photography by editing your photos for social media, flyers and invitations. Come learn about lighting, filters, layers, file management and more. We will explore free apps and software for mobile devices. Bring your mobile device to follow along. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Tuesday, February 12, 10-11:30 am

 

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 EVERYONE

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in many Asian cultures, celebrating life, good health and prosperity. Join us to bring in the new year with cultural performances, educational activities and light refreshments. rogram presented in Chinese and English.

Sunday, February 17, 2-4 pm

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 (except February 17)

Drag Queen Storytime with Poison Waters

The library is proud to present an hour of kid-friendly drag! Join us for this special storytime featuring the fabulous Poison Waters reading stories about inclusion and diversity, followed by a craft or dance party. For kids 2-6 years old with a favorite adult.

Saturday, February 9, 2-3 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, February 13, 10-10:45 am

Snow Soup

Come enjoy Tears of Joy Theatre’s musical arctic version of the old French folktale Stone Soup, in which hungry strangers convince the wary people of a town to each share a small portion of their food to make a meal for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday, February 16, 2-2:45 pm

 

Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Ave., 503.988.5123

FOR KIDS

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, February 9, 2-3 pm

Wednesday, February 20, 3-4 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. Donations welcome. For kids ages 5-11.

Wednesday, February 13, 3:30-4:30 pm

FOR ADULTS

Pageturners Book Group

Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community-wide book discussion. Read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored the by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30-7:45 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 (except February 18

 

OFFSITE

Share Your Gender Identity Story

Portland Community College invites the community to share personal stories about gender expectations, feminism, femininity, masculinity, and how intersecting identities shape us. Stories will be recorded and shared to surface the experiences that make up our culture. Recordings will take place at various PCC locations, and accommodations to share stories anonymously will be available. Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project. Hosted at PCC Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd and Division, Portland, OR 97216.

Wednesday, February 6, 11 am-3 pm

Thursday, February 7, 11 am-3 pm

 

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