Altera Vita Tabletop: Roleplaying
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Altera Vita Tabletop: Roleplaying

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or completely new to it all, join a group of enthusiastic table-top RPG players for an afternoon of character sheets, fistfuls of dice, and collaborative storytelling.

This month will be a one-shot session of Dungeon Crawl Classics. Players are invited to start with a group of plucky peasants (Level 0) characters, many of whom will fall to the dangers of the dungeon, so that at the end of the session they will be left with a champion, a level 1 Adventurer. 

Because this game encourages troupe style play, an accurate head count will help our storyteller immensely!  - if you are interested in playing, please email Katrina at (katrina[@] wccls.org). This will also add you to our monthly reminders about upcoming table-top gaming events. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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PJ Storytime
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

PJ Storytime

Back by popular demand! Start the weekend right with a special lazy storytime where we’ll read fun stories and eat breakfast foods together. Pajamas are highly recommended but not required.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Teen Read Week Event: The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Chillers with Christopher Leebrick
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Teen Read Week Event: The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Chillers with Christopher Leebrick

Master storyteller, Christopher Leebrick, winner of a Storytelling World Award, presents a riveting performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece. The show will feature other spooky tales from around the world. Not for the faint of heart! (Adults and teens – ages 12 and up)

"Utilizing a rich flexible voice, a dynamic stage presence, and powerful acting, Christopher brings the ancient art of storytelling alive for each and every audience member.”

People over the age of 12 who like SCARY stories are invited / The event is free

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Techno-Crafts
Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

Techno-Crafts

Join us for our monthly making event for children! We’ll have a variety of stations set up including Snap Circuits, art stations, and paper circuits. This event is held every third Thursday of the month..

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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The Haunted Library: Part of THPRD's Great Pumpkin Hunt
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Haunted Library: Part of THPRD's Great Pumpkin Hunt

Come in for a spook-tacular time! Your friendly neighborhood library transforms into an eerie haunted house. From 5:00 – 6:00 PM the haunted library will be only slightly spooky, and an accessible event intended for children with sensory sensitivities and other special needs. From 6:00 – 8:00 PM all the ghouls and ghosts will be on scene to scare, so be ready, and beware! To register for the Great Pumpkin Hunt visit thprd.org under Special Events.

Everyone is invited / The Haunted Library is free

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Family Movie: ParaNorman
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Family Movie: ParaNorman

Join us every third Saturday of the month for a family film in the GHCL Annex! This month we’re showing ParaNorman, from Laika Studios. This film follows Norman, a boy who can see ghosts as he works with his friends and family to stop a curse! This film is rated PG and has some scary elements including lots of monsters and some themes that are a complex for young viewers like bullying, and parent child conflicts.

Everyone is invited / The event is free / Snacks are provided

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Lego Creativity Club
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Lego Creativity Club

This is our regular visit from Master Builder Blair Archer, who comes to the Library Annex on the last Saturday of each month with piles of LEGO for all ages (who don't eat LEGOs). Let's build something fun together!

Everyone is invited / The event is free

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Techno-Crafts
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Techno-Crafts

Join us for our monthly making event for children! We’ll have a variety of stations set up including Snap Circuits, art stations, and paper circuits. This event is held every third Thursday of the month.

Everyone is invited / The event is free

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Family Movie Day - A Wrinkle in Time
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Family Movie Day - A Wrinkle in Time

Join us every third Saturday of the month for a family film in the GHCL Annex! This month we’re showing A Wrinkle in Time. This film is based on the book of the same name by Madeline L’Engle and follows Meg, along with her little brother, and a friend, on a fantastic journey spanning time and space to rescue her missing father. This film is rated PG and has some scary scenes including our protagonists in peril.

Everyone is invited/ This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Silly Dance Party
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Silly Dance Party

Wear your boogie shoes for this fun movement program! Join us for music, silly dancing, and movement games in the GHCL Annex. This program is designed with preschoolers in mind but all children are welcome.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Teen Karaoke
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Teen Karaoke

Teens are invited to sing out! We’ll be using YouTube to have a great variety of musical options available. There will be fog, lights, snacks, and more. See you there! This program is intended for teens.

¡Los adolescentes están invitados a cantar! Usaremos YouTube para tener una gran variedad de opciones musicales disponibles. Habrá niebla, luces, refrigerios y más. ¡Te veo allí! Este programa está dirigido a adolescentes.

Teens are invited / Los adolescentes están invitados / The event is free / El evento es gratis

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PJ Storytime
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

PJ Storytime

Start the weekend right with a special lazy story time where we’ll read fun stories and eat breakfast foods together. Pajamas are highly recommended but not required.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Teen Karaoke
Jul
18
3:30 PM15:30

Teen Karaoke

Teens are invited to sing out! We’ll be using YouTube to have a great variety of musical options available. There will be fog, lights, snacks, and more. See you there! This program is intended for teens.

¡Los adolescentes están invitados a cantar! Usaremos YouTube para tener una gran variedad de opciones musicales disponibles. Habrá niebla, luces, refrigerios y más. ¡Te veo allí! Este programa está dirigido a adolescentes.

Teens are invited / Los adolescentes están invitados / The event is free / El evento es gratis

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Free Comic Book Day!
May
5
11:30 AM11:30

Free Comic Book Day!

Join us for the annual celebration of comics! We will have stickers, raffle prizes for all ages, and of course, there will be FREE COMICS! You don’t have to be present to win the raffle. You get two entries if you come in costume! Our emphasis is on comics for children and teens, but there are lots of locations celebrating this event with more titles for adults. Find them at: https://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Yes, the comics are FREE

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Tea in Middle Earth: A Tolkien Reading Day Celebration
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Tea in Middle Earth: A Tolkien Reading Day Celebration

Join us for a Middle Earth Tea Party, complete with tea in fancy cups, lembas bread and other snacks. Songs and stories will be performed by Katrina Ehrnman-Newton and more songs performed by Riona Abhainn. Special thanks to the Time Travelers Costume Guild for co-hosting. Feel free to come in costume to be part of the fun!

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Family Matinee - Coco
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Family Matinee - Coco

Every third Saturday of the month, we hold a family movie matinee at the Annex. This month's film is Coco, by Pixar Animation Studios. "Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer." (IMDb)

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks will be provided

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CANCELLED: PJ Storytime
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

CANCELLED: PJ Storytime

We're very sorry but due to staff illness this program is cancelled. 

Back by popular demand! Start the weekend right with a special lazy storytime where we’ll read fun stories and eat breakfast foods together. Pajamas are highly recommended but not required.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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LEGO Creativity Club
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

LEGO Creativity Club

This is our regular visit from Master Builder Blair Archer, who comes to the Library Annex on the last Saturday of each month with piles of LEGO for all ages (who don't eat LEGOs). Let's build something fun together!

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Harlem Renaissance Storytime
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Harlem Renaissance Storytime

We’re celebrating black history month with a special musical storytime. We’ll have stories featuring musicians and poets like Langston Hughes and Melba Liston. We’ll also have LIVE music on trumpet and percussion for you to hear and a craft to make and take home.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Blue Moon Dreamcatchers for Tweens and Teens
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Blue Moon Dreamcatchers for Tweens and Teens

It’s a blue moon and we’re making dream catchers to celebrate. We’ll be using twine, beads, and hoops to make these dream catchers so the recommended ages are 11 and up. A simpler version of this craft will be available at storytime at 11:00 a.m. in the library today as well.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Craft supplies are provided

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Maker Lab Launch Party
Dec
21
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Lab Launch Party

Come and make something at our launch party for the Garden Home Library's new Maker Space! We'll have snap circuits, paper circuits, art supplies, and a button maker available for you to play with and use. Come see our new 3D printer and learn about our upcoming monthly drop-in Maker Lab.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Simple Holidays for Parents
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Simple Holidays for Parents

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Registration required, limited to 25 participants. This workshop is for parents only, so surprises can stay surprising!

Parents, do the holidays stress you out? You are not alone and this workshop can help. Conscious Parenting consultant Diana Nunes Mizer can help you develop an approach to the holiday season that emphasizes warm moments together and creating traditions that will be special for your family long after this year.

Suggested Audience: Parents / This event is free

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Día de los Muertos
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Día de los Muertos

Join us to decorate calaveras (sugar skulls) to take home and celebrate about the Day of the Dead. 

Toda la familia está invitada celebremos el Día de los muertos decorando calaveritas de azúcar.

This event is free / Everyone is invited - Gratis / Para todas las edades

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Great Pumpkin Hunt/Haunted Library
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Great Pumpkin Hunt/Haunted Library

We're partnering with Garden Home Recreation Center during their annual Great Pumpkin Hunt with the first-ever Haunted Library! It's a fun twist on the classic haunted house, complete with scary surprises.

Many of the events this evening welcome drop-in attendees, including us here at the Haunted Library. If you would like to register for the Great Pumpkin Hunt and the associated prizes, you can do so by clicking here: www.thprd.org/events

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Autumn Abundance
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Autumn Abundance

Join us for the first in a quarterly series of seasonal events. Autumn Abundance celebrates the joys of the season for all ages.

Sensory Play Station: All day.
We’ll have a table set up with autumnal sights, smells, sounds, and textures for children to explore and enjoy. Crunch some leaves, pet some acorns, and smell the spices that go into cider.

Wild Food and Foraging Workshop: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Join John Kallas of Wild Food Adventures for a three hour workshop on local wild food for families, including a foraging walk through the Garden Home neighborhood.

Music, Cider, and Crafts: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Join us to hear a trio of local musicians, enjoy a cup of cider, and try your hand on some seasonal crafts.

These events are free / Everyone is invited

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RESCHEDULED SUMMER READING EVENT: ReWild
Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

RESCHEDULED SUMMER READING EVENT: ReWild

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how to rub sticks together to make a fire, and how to make the most ancient stone tools known to humanity. These skills will connect everyone to our past, teach us about who we are and where we came from, and provide knowledge that could help us in the future. 

Older kids and teens / This event is free

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Family Movie Day - LEGO Batman
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Family Movie Day - LEGO Batman

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Read to the Dogs
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Read to the Dogs

Reluctant (or eager!) readers can read with therapy dog Hannah, a sweet and friendly golden retriever, every month on the second and fourth Tuesday from 6-7 PM. To reserve your slot, call the library at 503 245-9932, or use the reservation form below.

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Suggested age: kids and teens / This event is free / Reservations are required.

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