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Multnomah County Library June 2019 events

June 1 - June 30

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

 

Summer Reading

Read for fun and prizes this summer. Babies, kids and teens can play the Summer Reading game by starting a daily reading habit. Explore a universe of stories and a galaxy of fun at your library!

June 14-August 31

 

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 beginning June 10, 10:15-10:45 am

Tuesdays beginning June 11, 10:15-10:45 am

 

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Mondays beginning June 10, 11:30 am-12:15 pm

Tuesdays beginning June 11, 11:30 am-12:15 pm

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Fridays beginning June 14, 10:15-11 am

Saturdays beginning June 15, 10:15-11 am

 

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Fridays beginning June 14, 11:15-11:45 am

 

Family Storytime

Storytime for children 0-6 years with adult.

Saturdays beginning June 15, 11:15-11:45 am

 

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, June 5, 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, June 11, 3:30-5:30 pm

Tuesday, June 25, 3:30-5:30 pm

 

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 beginning June 14, 3-4 pm

 

Just Uke It! Group Ukulele for Newbies!

Taught by Aaron, this class for newbie ukulele players will introduce you to the popular kids songs performed by Micah And Me! This class teaches anyone from 8 to 88 to play the ukulele. Ukuleles provided however you are welcome to bring your own.

Saturday, June 22, 2-3 pm

 

Family Gardening at the Library

Come and get your hands dirty planting seeds and plants in pots to take home. We will read a garden story, check out some worms, and learn about what plants need to grow. Growing Gardens will bring supplies for the hands-on lessons. For kids in preschool through grade 5, with their grown-ups.

Thursday, June 27, 2-3 pm

 

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

 

FOR KIDS AND TEENS

 

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, June 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Sunday, June 16, 1-3 pm

Wednesday, June 19, 3-5 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!

Thursday, June 6, 4-6 pm

Thursday, June 20, 4-6 pm

 

Teen Thursday

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

Thursday, June 13, 4-6 pm

Thursday, June 27, 4-6 pm

 

No-Sew Pillows

In this workshop, teens will transform two pieces of fleece into 3-D super-soft pillows. Puppetkabob will show participants how to tie a variety of shapes making the pillows super unique, functional and gift worthy! For teens in grades 6-12.

Thursday, June 20, 1:30-3:30 pm

 

Frankenanimals

Bring an old toy or stuffed animal — or use one we provide — and come play Frankenstein with Tinker Camp! Use tools and resources to help you take old toys apart, recombine them, or add something entirely new. Try adding LEDs to make your creation light up, inside or out. Best for kids ages 8 and up.  

Saturday, June 29, 2-5 pm

 

FOR ADULTS

 

Talking Across the Political Divide

Learn listening skills and speaking skills that will help find perspectives, feelings and experiences of another person as well as communicating your own. Find common ground.

Saturday, June 1, 2-4:30 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, June 2, 3-5 pm

Sunday, June 16, 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, June 9, 1:30-4:30 pm

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read Canada by Richard Ford. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Salves for Summer

Summer brings new challenges in the form of bumps, bruises and itchy bug bites from our adventures out-of-doors. In this class, we will make a few salves to help you heal naturally that are safe for children of all ages. After talking about a few key healing herbs and their traditional uses, we will make an herbal infused oil, an herbal first aid salve, and a natural salve for itchy skin from bug bites and poison ivy. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Sunday, June 23, 1-2:30 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.

Sundays, 2-4 pm (except June 16)

 

Lynda.com Basics

Want to learn a new skill from the comfort of your own home? Let us introduce you to Lynda.com, an online learning platform with courses in business, software, technology and creative skills. This class will cover basic registration and navigation of the Lynda.com site, plus a few other free online education resources. Computers are available to use or bring your own device. Please bring your active Multnomah County Library card to class. You must be comfortable using the internet to participate. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Sunday, June 30, 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 beginning June 13, 10:15-11 am

Fridays beginning June 14, 3-3:45 pm

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Wednesdays beginning June 12, 10:15-11 am

 

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult.

Wednesdays beginning June 12, 11:15 am-12 pm

 

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Thursdays beginning June 13, 11:15 am-12 pm

 

Family Storytime

Storytime for children 0-6 years with adult. Weather permitting, this event may be held outside on the lawn next to the library.

Tuesdays beginning June 11, 4-4:45 pm

 

La hora de aprender

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

Sábado, 8 de junio, 1:30-2:15 pm

Sábado, 15 de junio, 1:30-2:15 pm

Sábado, 29 de junio, 1:30-2:15 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 beginning June 9, 2:15-3 pm

 

Asian Family Playtime

Parents and their children are invited to a fun-filled time with other Asian families. Play games, make crafts to take home, and enjoy some refreshments.

Sunday, June 30, 2:15-4:15 pm

 

Chess @ the Library

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

Saturdays, 1-3:30 pm

 

Meet the Minis (Horses, That Is)

Meet Milo and Loki! They are being trained to be therapy horses. Learn why miniature horses are used as therapy animals, how horse behavior often is similar to our own behavior, and how we can learn about ourselves by watching their behavior. Miniature horses also just make you feel good to touch and be around. That’s why it’s called Equine Assisted Therapy or Equine Growth and Development.

Tuesday, June 18, 2-3 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.

Martes, 18 de junio, 6-7:30 pm

 

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd., 503.988.5123

 

FOR FAMILIES

 

Vengan a bailar Salsa Choke!

La salsa choke es un estilo musical del género salsa, de tipo urbano que nació en las costas del pacífico Colombiano, inspirada en la salsa tradicional añadiéndole el son urbano y sonidos de origen africano, lo cual lo hace un ritmo “pegajoso” y perfecto para amenizar fiestas y celebraciones. Este baile se popularizó aún más cuando los jugadores de fútbol de la Selección Colombia la empezaron a bailar cada vez que hacían un gol en el mundial de Brasil de 2014.

Sábado, 22 de junio, 2-4 pm

 

We Are Drawing Summer

Draw your summer with professional Russian artist Liya Kott! Learn to draw dragonflies, butterflies, flowers and even anthills. Children and adults are welcome. This class is taught in Russian.

Monday, June 24, 5:30-7 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!

Tuesday, June 25, 2-2:45 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, June 28, 4:15-5:15 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, June 1, 2:30-4 pm

Saturday, June 15, 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

 

Banh Su Kem

Instruction in Vietnamese. Learn how to make a delicious filling for cream puff with the owner of Lanvin French Bakery. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Sunday, June 9, 3:15-4:45 pm

 

Pageturners Book Group

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.

Saturday, June 15, 10:30 am-12 pm

 

Jazz Up Your Garden!

Make your garden even more beautiful this spring by creating handmade garden ornaments. Artist Kathy Karbo will show you how to use hammers, anvils and other tools to create these fun, decorative pieces.  

Saturday, June 29, 3-5 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 June 10)

 

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

 

FUNdamentals

Join award-winning children’s educator and performer Aaron Nigel Smith as he gets the whole family moving, grooving and learning. This class introduces children to the exciting world of music through creative movement, note reading and fun instrument play. Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance.

Saturday, June 15, 11-11:30 am

 

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, June 3, 6:30-8 pm

Monday, June 17, 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, June 4, 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, June 10, 6:30-7:30 pm

Monday, June 17, 6:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 18, 3:30-4:30 pm

 

Learn to Make Churros

Come see a demonstration on how to make fresh churros from chef Edurne Garcia-Andre. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Monday, June 24, 6-7:30 pm

 

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

 

FOR ADULTS

 

Jazz Up Your Garden!

Make your garden even more beautiful by creating handmade garden ornaments. Artist Kathy Karbo will show you how to use hammers, anvils and other tools to create these fun, decorative pieces.  

Sunday, June 2, 2-4 pm

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read Wolf Land by Carter Niemeyer. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-8 pm

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

 

Google Productivity

You can get things done using your Google account! Come to this class to learn the basics of Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets, plus tips to make using Google easier. 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 503.988.5123.

Tuesday, June 11, 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

 

Chinese (Mandarin) Storytime

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

Sundays beginning June 9, 3:30-4:15 pm

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Thursdays beginning June 20, 10-10:45 am

Fridays beginning June 21, 3-3:45 pm

 

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult.

Thursdays beginning June 20, 11-11:45 am

Fridays beginning June 21, 10-10:45 am

 

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Fridays beginning June 21, 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 beginning June 22, 9:30-10:15 am

 

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-18 months with adult.

Saturdays beginning June 22, 10:30-11:15 am

 

Tiny Tots Playtime

Share books, bubbles, toys, shakers and scarves. This is a time for caregivers with children ages 12-24 months to gather and play.

Thursdays through June 13, 10-10:45 am

Fridays through June 14, 3-3:45 pm

 

Toddler Playtime

Share books, bubbles, toys, puzzles and manipulative toys. This is a time for caregivers with children ages 24 to 36 months to gather and play.

Thursdays through June 13, 11-11:45 am

Fridays through June 14, 10-10:45 am

 

Preschool Playtime

Share books, puzzles, blocks, dolls and puppets. This is a time for children ages 2-6 years and their caregivers to play with other preschoolers.

Fridays through June 14, 11-11:45 am

 

Preschool Sensory Playtime

Share books, puzzles, games and manipulative toys. This playtime is especially welcoming for children on the spectrum and families who are looking for a smaller, more flexible playtime experience.

Saturday, June 8, 9:30-10:15 am

Saturday, June 15, 9:30-10:15 am

 

Book Babies Playtime

Share books, bubbles, toys, shakers and scarves. This is a time for caregivers with children ages 0 to 12 months to gather and play.

Saturday, June 8, 10:30-11:15 am

Saturday, June 15, 10:30-11:15 am

 

Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Ave., 503.988.5123

 

FOR FAMILIES

 

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!

Wednesday, June 26, 2-2:45 pm

 

FOR KIDS AND TEENS

 

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, June 8, 2-3 pm

Wednesday, June 19, 3-4 pm

 

Light-Up Stuffed Alien (Camp for Teens)

Come learn about the amazing world of e-textiles by fabricating a stuffed alien monster complete with an illuminated eyeball! In this camp, we’ll start by choosing from an assortment of thread and fabric colors to customize a simple monster design. Using a variety of hand-stitching techniques, we’ll fabricate a 10-inch-tall alien monster. We’ll learn how to construct basic circuitry using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and coin cell batteries to sew into our monsters for a glowing eyeball. Upon completion, each participant will leave with a cuddly monster companion that lights up. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 2-4 pm

 

FOR ADULTS

 

Summer-Scented Scrubs

Join this workshop to make salt and sugar body scrubs with sustainably, locally harvested herbs and flowers. Have fun making the body care products, decorating the jars, and then go home with handmade, all-natural summer-scented scrubs. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Saturday, June 15, 2-3 pm

 

The Orchid Trio Presents String Trios

Listen to classical, popular and world music for string trio (violin, viola and cello).  The Orchid Trio is a recently founded string trio in the Portland area with a mission to share an appreciation of chamber music performance and collaboration. Its members consist of violinist Siying Ge, violist Deborah Shuster, and cellist Quinn Liu.  Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Saturday, June 15, 3-4 pm

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-7:45 pm

 

AshCrest.NET: Emergency Preparation Training

Emergency Preparation Training will help people understand the risks posed to our neighborhoods by earthquakes and other weather-related incidents. It will provide information from respected sources on the inevitability of a major earthquake along the Oregon/Washington coast, a clear list of items to begin accumulating and resources to access to assist in preparation and general suggestions. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Saturday, June 29, 3-4:30 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, 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 June 10)

 

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