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Multnomah County Library March 2019 events

March 1 - March 29

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

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, March 6, 5:30-6:30 pm

Recycled Puppet Making

KCPuppetree engages participants in a dynamic puppet making workshop, using re-used and up-cycled items. Participants will explore the creative potential of egg crates, boxes, plastic jugs and more while creating original puppets that can move, dance, and sing. KC will provide a bountiful supply of scrap materials, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own items from home. Explore the possibility of your trash!

Saturday, March 9, 2-3:30 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, March 12, 3:30-5:30 pm

Tuesday, March 26, 3:30-5:30 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, March 2, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Sunday, March 10, 1-3 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 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, March 7, 4-6 pm

Thursday, March 21, 4-6 pm

Teen Thursday

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

Thursday, March 14, 4-6 pm

Thursday, March 28, 4-6 pm

Game On!

GameTruck delivers excitement you can depend on. Enjoy an exciting party in comfort and style with GameTruck Portland. With our state-of-the-art Mobile Game Theater featuring eight flat screen TVs, dozens of video games, the latest consoles, climate control, bluetooth audio and staffed by experienced GameCoaches, we bring you the ultimate gaming experience. For teens in grades 6-12.

Thursday, March 28, 4-6 pm

Anime the Easy Way

Love anime and manga, but don’t know how to draw it or want to improve on what you already know? Learn tricks and techniques for drawing your favorite characters and designing your own. Use professional bristol paper and ink to do line work. Any experience level welcome. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Saturday, March 30, 2-4 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, March 3, 3-5 pm

Sunday, March 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, March 10, 1:30-4:30 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Read The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Tea 101

Learn the basics of tea in this class. The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company will cover what is tea, its history, growing regions, production, and how to brew a great cup of tea. Participants will get to sample a variety of teas during the class as well. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Saturday, March 23, 2-4 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, March 3, 2-4 pm

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

Sunday, March 10, 2-4 pm

Thursday, March 14, 5:30-7:30 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

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, 2-3 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

Kids’ Animation

This animation workshop is designed to introduce students to the idea of simple stop-motion and drawn animation. Students will learn techniques and methods to make their own cartoon characters move. Both beginners and experienced artists are welcome!

Saturday, March 9, 1:30-3 pm

Savory Crepe Making

French crepes do not always have to be sweet and a dessert. Come see a demonstration and learn how to make fresh french crepes wtih savory filling. This program is specific for Vietnamese audiences; call 503.988.5123 to register.

Sunday, March 10, 3:30-4:30 pm

Cooking Around the World Club: No-Bake Desserts

Families can learn with their kiddos how to make simple healthy desserts. There will be something for everyone, whether it’s for an afterschool snack or a special weekend treat. It’s easy, it’s healthy, it’s fun! Samples will be given at the end of the program.

Sunday, March 17, 3:15-4:30 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, March 22, 4:15-5:15 pm

Felted Planets

Participants will make their own felted universe out of wool. We’ll wet-felt planets, stars and other celestial bodies using only raw wool and hot soapy water. All ages welcome.

Saturday, March 23, 2-3:30 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, 26 de marzo, 6-7 pm

Hora de Manualidades

Agrega arte y color a tu vida con estas manualidades centradas en la alfabetización temprana. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados. Espacio para 20 personas.

Sábado, 30 de marzo, 1:30-2:30 pm

FOR TEENS

Just Uke It! Group Ukulele for Teens

Get ready to have some fun while learning the ukulele! Taught by Aaron, this class for newbie ukulele players will introduce you to the popular songs performed by Micah And Me. Ukuleles provided, however you are welcome to bring your own.

Saturday, March 2, 2:30-3:30 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!

Saturday, March 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

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, 8 de marzo, 1-2:45 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Read The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Hong Kong Pop Karaoke

Karaoke is a popular pastime in many parts of Asia. The music selections will include many popular songs in Mandarin and Cantonese. For those who love to sing, join us for a wonderful singing experience.

Wednesday, March 27, 2-4 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.

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

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.

Saturday, March 9, 3:30-5:30 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 March 27)

Fridays, 10:15-10:45 am (except March 29)

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45 am (except March 27)

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Thursdays, 10:15-10:45 am (except March 28)

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Fridays, 11:15-11:45 am (except March 29)

Sunday Storytime

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

Sunday, March 10, 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

Construction Madness

Using paper, scissors, glue, recycled materials and imagination, design and build your own architectural wonder!

Saturday, March 2, 11 am-12:30 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, March 4, 6:30-8 pm

Monday, March 18, 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, March 5, 3:30-4:30 pm

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

Monday, March 18, 6:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 19, 3:30-4:30 pm

Henna: Why, Where and How

Teens: Learn why we love henna, where it comes from, and how to make and use it. In this three-session series, Raina Imig provides a background for henna: the history, geography, a little science, and the art culture. Learn how to mix your own henna, practice designs, and get hands-on experience applying original, as well as traditional designs, on yourself and others. In addition, the instructor will demonstrate how your name is written in Hindi. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Tuesday, March 26; Wednesday, March 27; and Thursday, March 28; 1-4 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, March 11, 6:30-7:30 pm

Anyone’s Domain 2019: A Writing Workshop

Poetry is not the domain of just a few. It’s as natural and accessible as heartbeat and breath. Writing poetry requires nothing more than a love of words and a willingness to let your pen move across a page, following language wherever it takes you. Join Paulann Petersen in a workshop devoted to generating new poems. Using innovative springboards that include notable poems, we’ll make an exhilarating plunge into language. Please note: During 2019, the content of this workshop will remain the same at Multnomah County libraries. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Saturday, March 16, 1-4 pm

Pageturners Book Group

Read Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, March 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, March 25, 6-7:30 pm

COMPUTER CLASSES

Computer Basics

Never tried a computer before? In this class, you will learn the very basics of using a computer, a keyboard and a mouse. No experience is necessary for you to take this relaxed, fun class. This class uses Windows-based laptop computers. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Tuesday, March 12, 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, March 13, 10-10:45 am

The Funny Thing About Spring

Armed with her umbrella and boots, Mz. Pearl will captivate the audience as she brings spring storybooks to life. This solo clown show is filled with physical comedy, circus skills and clever — or at least odd — solutions to bizarre problems. By the end of the performance, everyone will be dreaming of warm sunshine and sandy beaches.

Saturday, March 16, 2-2:45 pm

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, March 9, 2-3 pm

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

Harry Potter Spring Camp

Join fellow witches and wizards at the Portland branch of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for this 3-day camp! Professors will sort you into your houses, help you create your very own wand, and teach you about the exciting game of quidditch! There will be games, puzzles, crafts and more. Grab your broomstick and join us! Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Tuesday, March 26; Wednesday, March 27; Thursday, March 28; 2-4 pm

 

Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Ave., 503.988.5123

FOR ADULTS

Pageturners Book Group

Read Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored the by Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, March 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

 

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