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Multnomah County Library January events

January 10 - January 31

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 January 21)

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 am (except January 1)

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Mondays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm (except January 21)

Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm (except January 1)

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Fridays, 10:15-11 am (except January 4)

Saturdays, 10:15-11 am (except January 5)

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Fridays, 11:15-11:45 am (except January 4)

Family Storytime

Storytime for children 0-6 years with adult.

Saturdays, 11:15-11:45 am (except January 5)

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 (except January 4)

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, January 2, 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, January 8, 3:30-5:30 pm

Tuesday, January 22, 3:30-5:30 pm

Winter in the Deep Woods

As fall turns to winter, all the critters in the Deep Woods must prepare for the cold and dark days ahead. Join children’s performer Red Yarn as we huddle up and keep warm with classic American folk songs and folktales about the changing seasons. This interactive program will have children singing, dancing, acting and learning how animals survive the winter.

Saturday, January 19, 2-2:45 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, January 3, 4-6 pm

Thursday, January 17, 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, January 12, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Wednesday, January 16, 3-5 pm

Sunday, January 20, 1-3 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. You will be introduced to the basics of making hats, mittens, mitts and more. Continue making them until our final session and 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, January 16, 4-6 pm

Wednesday, January 30, 4-6 pm

GirlStrength Workshop

GirlStrength is a self-defense program for girls age 12 and older. This free workshop focuses on non-physical prevention strategies and confidence building for teen girls. Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project.

Thursday, January 17, 4-5:30 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, January 6, 3-5 pm

Sunday, January 20, 3-5 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Read In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, January 9, 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, January 13, 1:30-4:30 pm

Building Women: Get Started in the Trades

What’s it like to be a carpenter, plumber or electrician? Anjeanette Brown of Oregon Tradeswomen presents an overview of what it takes to build a successful career in the trades, whether you’re just getting started, or looking for a change. Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project. For teens and adults.

Wednesday, January 23, 5-6 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.

Thursday, January 3, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sunday, January 6, 2-4 pm

Thursday, January 10, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sunday, January 13, 2-4 pm

Photo Editing Basics

Explore your creative side with digital photography by editing your photos for social media, flyers and invitations. 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.

Sunday, January 13, 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 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.

Tuesday, 4-4:45 pm (except January 1)

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

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

Sundays, 2:30-4 pm

Snow Soup

Enjoy a 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. Featuring a clever fox, a lemming, a walrus, a polar bear and a magical narwhal!

Saturday, January 12, 2-2:45 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 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, 22 de enero, 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, January 25, 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, January 5, 2:30-4 pm

Saturday, January 19, 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

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. La inscripción es obligatoria; inscríbase por Internet, en la biblioteca o llamando al 503.988.5123.

Viernes, 11 de enero, 1-2:45 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Read My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday, January 19, 10:30 am-12 pm

Building Women: Get Started in the Trades

What’s it like to be a carpenter, plumber or electrician? Anjeanette Brown of Oregon Tradeswomen presents an overview of what it takes to build a successful career in the trades, whether you’re just getting started, or looking for a change. Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project. For teens and adults.

Saturday, January 19, 1-2 pm

Cooking Around the World Club: Soup and Salad

Kick off the new year by eating healthy! Allison Dominic will demonstrate how to make a pesto pasta salad, spiralized vegetable salad and a basic green salad, along with a tasty minestrone soup, using fresh herbs and local vegetables.

Sunday, January 20, 3:15-4:30 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. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Mondays, 1-3 pm (except January 21)

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 (except January 1)

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.

Tuesday, January 29, 5:45-7:45 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 (except January 2)

Fridays, 10:15-10:45 am (except January 4)

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45 am (except January 2)

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Thursdays, 10:15-10:45 am (except January 3)

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Fridays, 11:15-11:45 am (except January 4)

Sunday Storytime

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

Sunday, January 13, 1-1:30 pm

Micah and Me Family Dance Party

Micah and Me have been voted one of the top five Kindie performers in the Portland Metro area! Enjoy their highly danceable music, plus an instrument petting zoo at the end of the dance party.

Saturday, January 26, 11 am-12 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 January 21)

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, January 7, 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.

Monday, January 14, 6:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 15, 3:30-4:30 pm

Bollywood and Bhangra Dance Workshop

Imagine being part of a Bollywood musical with multicolored costumes coupled with high energy song and dance. Charismatic performer Prashant’s dance workshops teleport students into a world full of possibilities and big smiles, complete with the authentic Indian Head Shake. Teens at every skill level are welcome!

Monday, January 28, 6:30-7:45 pm

 

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

FOR ADULTS

Setting Intentions: Page-by-Page Art Journaling

Join writer and creative facilitator Anya Hankin to jumpstart your creativity in the new year and explore intention-setting through the practice of art journaling. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be introduced to unique art-journaling techniques such as inspiring writing prompts, mixed-media collage, stamping, and pen and ink illustration. Learn how to utilize your journal as a place for imagination and vision to unfold. Please bring your own blank journal; all other materials will be provided. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Sunday, January 6, 12:30-2 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, January 28, 6-7:30 pm

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, January 14, 6:30-7:30 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Meet the author! Read On the Ragged Edge of Medicine by Patricia Kullberg. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, January 15, 6:30-8 pm

COMPUTER CLASSES

LinkedIn Basics

Learn how LinkedIn, the internet’s number one professional networking website, allows you to create and promote workplace skills, experience and successes. By the end of this class, you will learn how to get around in the LinkedIn website, start building your LinkedIn profile and connecting with others to build your network, and search for jobs and organizations. Please sign up for a LinkedIn account before coming to class. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Tuesday, January 15, 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, January 9, 10-10:45 am

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 a hats wings and swords. They will magically come to life in your imagination!

Saturday, January 19, 2-4 pm

FOR KIDS AND TEENS

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, January 9, 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, January 12, 3-4 pm

Wednesday, January 16, 3-4 pm

Leather Cuffs

In this workshop, teens will design their own leather cuff using supplies from the Oregon Leather Co. Puppetkabob will demonstrate how to pattern and cut various shapes, add snaps to fit, and embellish with an industrial hole puncher, colorful cords and specialty paints to make a one- of-a-kind cuff. For teens in grades 6-12.

Saturday, January 26, 2-4 pm

 

Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Ave., 503.988.5123

FOR ADULTS

Setting Intentions: Page-by-Page Art Journaling

Join writer and creative facilitator Anya Hankin to jumpstart your creativity in the new year and explore intention-setting through the practice of art journaling. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be introduced to unique art-journaling techniques such as inspiring writing prompts, mixed-media collage, stamping, and pen and ink illustration. Learn how to utilize your journal as a place for imagination and vision to unfold. Please bring your own blank journal; all other materials will be provided. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Saturday, January 5, 2-3:30 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored the by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, January 15, 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 January 21)

 

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