UpCycle Crafts
Oct
14
11:00am11:00am

UpCycle Crafts

Join us for upcycling crafts for teens and young adults. We’ll be restyling t-shirts, learning how mending and darning can revitalize an old favorite, and sharing our favorite techniques to make the most of what we have.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Behind the Scenes of Coraline
Oct
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Behind the Scenes of Coraline

Join Mark Shapiro from Laika Studios to learn about the award-winning film Coraline, based on the book by Neil Gaiman. Mark will introduce the film, share some passages from the book, and answer questions about the film. After that, stay to see the movie and eat popcorn. 

Coraline is rated PG and has some scary elements that might be too much for very young children. 

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Popcorn provided

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

Simple Holidays for Parents

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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, sharing experiences, and creating traditions that will be special for your family long after this year.

There will be a craft available for children in the library so that surprises can stay surprising and parents can talk freely.

Suggested Audience: Parents / This event is free

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Autumn Abundance
Sep
23
9:00am 9:00am

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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Family Movie Matinee: Captain Underpants, the First Epic Movie
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Family Movie Matinee: Captain Underpants, the First Epic Movie

Our monthly family movie days are back, and we’re kicking them off with Captain Underpants the First Epic Movie! It’s based on the popular series by Dav Pilkey, The Adventures of Captain Underpants.

“The plot follows two imaginative elementary school pranksters named George Beard and Harold Hutchins (Hart and Middleditch) who hypnotize their mean-spirited principal, Mr. Krupp (Helms), into thinking he is Captain Underpants, a superhero who fights crime while wearing only underwear and a cape who George and Harold write comic books about.” (Wikipedia)

We’ll make the popcorn, you just have to come eat it. See you there!

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

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SUMMER READING EVENT: End of Summer Reading Party!
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

SUMMER READING EVENT: End of Summer Reading Party!

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Summer reading ends Aug. 31.  The whole family can turn in their GHCL reading logs and enjoy games, face painting and more!    This event is in conjunction with the THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center.  So turn in your logs and peruse themini-market and other activities.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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SUMMER READING EVENT: Penny's Puppets - Animals Build It!
Aug
17
11:00am11:00am

SUMMER READING EVENT: Penny's Puppets - Animals Build It!

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Animals create their worlds. They build shelters and gather food. Like you animals live in a home. Find out what it would be like to build like a bee, a bird, a beaver and many more animal friends. Join Penny and her musical cast of animal puppets sing, laugh and build their worlds. An interactive puppet musical fun for all ages. Sponsored by the Oregon College Savings Plan.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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

RESCHEDULED SUMMER READING EVENT: ReWild

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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SUMMER READING EVENT: Greta Pedersen
Jul
13
11:00am11:00am

SUMMER READING EVENT: Greta Pedersen

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Join Greta for this lively rhythms and memorable music keep you humming and smiling throughout the day! Sing songs from the Americas and as far away as Africa; we’ll even create new lyrics to existing tunes. Older youth assist with drumming, playing spoons, and playing percussion from around the world. All join in with singing, clapping, and sign language.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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SUMMER READING EVENT: Mad Science - Fire and Ice
Jul
6
11:00am11:00am

SUMMER READING EVENT: Mad Science - Fire and Ice

The land of Fire and Ice is filled with dazzling demonstrations using fire, bubbling potions, and carbon dioxide gas frozen to 109F below zero. This science show will stimulate a child’s mind and spark their imaginations as they experience exciting, educational, high energy science magic! Come and see just how HOT & COOL science can be!

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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GHCL Summer Reading Kickoff / Community Night
Jun
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

GHCL Summer Reading Kickoff / Community Night

This event is co-hosted by the THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center. Sign up for GHCL's summer reading program (all ages - kids through adult!), plus lots of other fun stuff: free popcorn and snow cones, a bounce house, a waterslide, lawn games and the THPRD camp open house... and finally, the Garden Home Summer Scavenger Hunt!  Dinner items will be for sale ($5 per person) and includes the choice of hot dog, hamburger or veggie burger with chips and a drink.

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Family Movie Day - LEGO Batman
Jun
17
11:00am11:00am

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies
Jun
10
11:00am11:00am

Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies

Build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, or invent a fishing tool! Try out your own engineering skills while discovering technologies designed by Oregon’s first engineers. Native American people have always used science and engineering to create effective tools, homes, clothing, cooking methods and more - passing this knowledge down through generations. Many of these innovations are still being used today! Join us to explore a collection of Oregon artifacts from the museum and engage in fun, hands-on engineering challenges.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Read to the Dogs
May
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

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.

[ Make a Reservation ]

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

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Family Movie Day: Wall-E
Apr
15
12:15pm12:15pm

Family Movie Day: Wall-E

The year is 2700 and WALL-E is a robot still spending every day doing what he was made for. Soon he is visited by a sleek robot named EVE whom he chases across the galaxy with a pet cockroach and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Family Movie Day: Moana
Mar
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Family Movie Day: Moana

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod and set things right.  Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Auli'i Cravalho in this family friendly adventure.

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

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Storytime: Preschoolers
Mar
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Storytime: Preschoolers

Every Wednesday from 12:00 PM. A storytime for kiddos 2-5 years old with stories, songs, and activities. This storytime will help kids make connections, learn narrative structure, build social skills, and promote comfort with reading and the library.

Suggested age: 2 – 5 years / This event is free

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