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Multnomah County Library May 2019 events

May 9 - May 31

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 (except May 27)

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 am (except May 28)

 

Book Babies

Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.

Mondays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm (except May 27)

Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm (except May 28)

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Fridays, 10:15-11 am (except May 31)

Saturdays, 10:15-11 am (except May 25)

 

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Fridays, 11:15-11:45 am (except May 31)

 

Family Storytime

Storytime for children 0-6 years with adult.

Saturdays, 11:15-11:45 am (except May 25)

 

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 May 31)

 

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, May 1, 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, May 14, 3:30-5:30 pm

Tuesday, May 28, 3:30-5:30 pm

 

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, May 2, 4-6 pm

 

Teen Thursday

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

Thursday, May 9, 4-6 pm

Thursday, May 23, 4-6 pm

Thursday, May 30, 4-6 pm

 

Read to the Dogs

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

Wednesday, May 15, 3-5 pm

Saturday, May 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Sunday, May 19, 1-3 pm

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

 

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, May 5, 3-5 pm

Sunday, May 19, 3-5 pm

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, May 8, 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, May 12, 1:30-4:30 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.

Sundays, 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 through May 9, 9:30-10:15 am

Fridays through May 10, 3-3:45 pm

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.

Wednesdays through May 8, 9:30-10:15 am

 

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult.

Wednesdays through May 8, 11:15 am-12 pm

 

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.

Thursdays through May 9, 11:15 am-12 pm

 

Family Storytime

Storytime for children 0-6 years with adult.

Tuesday, May 7, 4-4:45 pm

 

Chess @ the Library

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

Saturdays, 1-3:30 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.

Martes, 7 de mayo, 6-7:30 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, May 4, 2:30-4 pm

 

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd., 503.988.5123

 

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, 10 de mayo, 1-2:45 pm

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday, May 18, 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. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503.988.5123.

Mondays, 1-3 pm (except May 27)

 

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 KIDS AND TEENS

 

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 (except May 14)

 

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.

Monday, May 6, 3-4 pm

Monday, May 20, 3-4 pm

 

Read to the Dogs

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

Tuesday, May 7, 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, May 13, 6:30-7:30 pm

Monday, May 20, 6:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 21, 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, May 20, 6:30-8 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 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, May 6, 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, May 13, 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-8 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 (except May 16)

Fridays, 3-3:45 pm

 

Toddler Storytime

Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult.

Thursdays, 11-11:45 am (except May 16)

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, May 8, 10-10:45 am

 

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, May 8, 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 Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Dove Lewis Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams and Pet Partners®. Registration required; call 503.988.5123.

Saturday, May 11, 2-3 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 3-4 pm

 

Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Ave., 503.988.5123

 

FOR ADULTS

 

Pageturners Book Group

Read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, May 21, 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 May 27)

 

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