Library Events

Author Talk with Ben Hodgson & Laura Moulton, Authors of Loaners: The Making of a Street Library (at Main)
Tuesday, July 12 | 6 PM

In 2011, Laura Moulton founded Street Books, a bicycle-powered library serving people living on the streets of Portland. Ben Hodgson became one of her most dedicated library users. Loaners is the story of their friendship and of a little library with a large impact.
Hora de cuentos en español (en Main)
Los lunes, 6 de junio – 8 de agosto (No habrá Hora de cuentos el 4 de julio) | 10:15 AM
Edades 2-6 años

Acompáñanos a una hora de cuentos en español en familia para niños de 2-6 años. Participa en cuentos, rimas y canciones. Es gratuito! No habrá Hora de cuentos el 4 de
Bike Rodeo & Helmet Giveaway (at Main)
Sunday, July 31 | 12-1:30 PM | Ages 2-12

Try out your bike skills on a bike obstacle course in the library’s west parking lot! Need a new helmet? We’ve got you covered!
Where registration is required, register online at
Teen Adventurer’s Club (at Main)
Tuesdays, July 5 & Aug. 2 | 4-6:45 PM
Grades 8-12 | Registration required

Love Dungeons & Dragons and other table-top role-playing games? Curious to see
what they’re all about? Join us to stretch your imagination, play some games, and maybe learn how to run a game yourself! Registration is for all dates; come to as many
as you’d like.
CREATE: Concrete Leaves (at Main)
Wednesday, July 13 | 2-3 PM | Grades 6-12
Registration required

Using real leaves for the impression, cast your own concrete leaf! After drying at home, you can keep its natural color or paint it. All materials provided!
CREATE: Tie Dye Clothing (at Main)
Thursday, July 21 | 1-2 PM | Grades 6-12

Join us on the library’s front lawn to tie dye clothing! Bring an article of clothing you’d like to tie dye and we’ll provide the materials needed.
Claymation Workshop (at Main)
Wednesday, Aug. 10 | 2-3:30 PM | Grades 6-8
Registration required

Create a short claymation video using an iPad. Videos will be shared on the library’s YouTube channel. Clay provided!
Science Geek Out Fest (at Main)
Sunday, July 10 | 2-4 PM | All ages

Join us for a festival devoted to science, engineering, and technology exploration. Test out robots, complete building challenges, peer into the natural world, and meet a variety of scientific experts.
Border Collie International
At Murray Scholls: Tuesday, July 19 | 12:30-1:30 PM
At Main: Wednesday, July 20 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Come see amazing border collies educate and entertain through demonstrations of football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and world class Frisbee tricks! Part of the Summer Reading program theme, Read Beyond the Beaten Path.
Cryptozoology: The Search for Weird Animals
At Murray Scholls: Tuesday, July 26 | 12:30-1:30 PM
At Main: Wednesday, July 27 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Shawnery Connery is on a monster quest to discover cryptids. Thomas doubts he will ever find any but Shawnery crosses paths with Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti, UFOs, and the dreaded chickenkabra! A funny yet very educational show about cryptids that are real and some not.