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

Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies

  • GHCL Annex

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

Read to the Dogs
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

Read to the Dogs

  • Garden Home Community Library

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.

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

Family Movie Day - LEGO Batman

  • GHCL Annex

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

GHCL Summer Reading Kickoff / Community Night
Jun
21
5:00 pm17:00

GHCL Summer Reading Kickoff / Community Night

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

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.

Read to the Dogs
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Read to the Dogs

  • Garden Home Community Library

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.

SUMMER READING EVENT: Michael O'Neill
Jun
29
11:00 am11:00

SUMMER READING EVENT: Michael O'Neill

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

Michael O’Neill is the Co-founder of Nomadic Theatre Co. and is acting, directing, and clowning extraordinaire. Join him for family fun and lots of laughs!

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

SUMMER READING EVENT: Mad Science - Fire and Ice

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

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

SUMMER READING EVENT: ReWild
Jul
11
2:00 pm14:00

SUMMER READING EVENT: ReWild

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

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

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

SUMMER READING EVENT: Greta Pedersen

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

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

SUMMER READING EVENT: Vikki Gasko-Green
Jul
20
11:00 am11:00

SUMMER READING EVENT: Vikki Gasko-Green

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

Vikki Gasko Green has performed her one-woman ventriloquism show at libraries and schools all over the world. Her family-friendly show features puppets, stories, and fun!

Everyone is invited / This event is free

SUMMER READING EVENT: Rick Huddle
Jul
27
11:00 am11:00

SUMMER READING EVENT: Rick Huddle

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

Rick Huddle combines physical humor, theatrical storytelling, and music to put on variety shows that go beyond mere entertainment. Parents and children will laugh, sing, and play their way to a deeper understanding of each other.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

SUMMER READING EVENT: The Creature Teachers
Aug
5
1:00 pm13:00

SUMMER READING EVENT: The Creature Teachers

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

Bringing the wild to you! The Creature Teachers bring an assortment of exotic animals in to educate people about them and create a passion for them.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

SUMMER READING EVENT: Border Collie International
Aug
10
11:15 am11:15

SUMMER READING EVENT: Border Collie International

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

Rescued dogs perform sports and skits teaching life skills and responsibility for all ages. This is a hands-on demonstration including audience participation.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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

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

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

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


Read to the Dogs
May
23
6:00 pm18:00

Read to the Dogs

  • Garden Home Community Library

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.

Family Movie Day: Inside Out
May
20
11:00 am11:00

Family Movie Day: Inside Out

  • GHCL Annex

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

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

Concert: Mo Phillips
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Concert: Mo Phillips

  • GHCL Annex

At a Mo Phillips show you won't know whether to laugh or dance, so ya might as well do both! Catchy fun time jams rooted in the American folk rock tradition, so much fun to sing and shake along to!

Everyone is invited / This event is free

All Day Craft: Star Wars Day
May
4
9:00 am09:00

All Day Craft: Star Wars Day

  • Garden Home Community Library

Drop in any time to make a paper bag puppet of Yoda, Darth Vader, or Chewbacca. May the Fourth be with you!

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Supplies Provided

Kids' Craft: Life-Size Portraits
Apr
29
11:00 am11:00

Kids' Craft: Life-Size Portraits

  • GHCL Annex

We're making life-size portraits! Stop by the GHCL Annex anytime from 11:00 - 1:00, trace yourself on a big ol' piece of paper, and color it however you want. 

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

KC Puppetree: Recycled Puppet Workshop
Apr
22
11:00 am11:00

KC Puppetree: Recycled Puppet Workshop

  • GHCL Annex

Participants will learn how to make moving puppets out of recycled objects that are always unique. Please call or come in to the library to register as space is limited! 503 245-9932

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

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

Family Movie Day: Wall-E

  • GHCL Annex

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

LEGO Fest
Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

LEGO Fest

  • GHCL Annex

Blair Archer brings his LEGO collection for you to explore, create, and build.

Suggested age: 5+ / This event is free / Supplies are provided

Family Movie Day: The Lego Movie
Mar
18
11:00 am11:00

Family Movie Day: The Lego Movie

  • GHCL Annex

A lowly Lego figure joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy.

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

Family Movie Day: Moana
Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

Family Movie Day: Moana

  • GHCL Annex

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

Storytime: Preschoolers
Mar
8
12:00 pm12:00

Storytime: Preschoolers

  • Garden Home Community Library

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

Storytime: Book Babies
Mar
7
11:00 am11:00

Storytime: Book Babies

  • Garden Home Community Library

Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. This is a lap-sit storytime for tots 0-24 months in age.

Suggested age:  0-24 months / This event is free

Magnet Madness For National Reading Month
Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

Magnet Madness For National Reading Month

  • Garden Home Community Library

March is National Reading Month! Come celebrate by making a magnet with Librarian Katy. Pick one of our designs to color or design your own! This is a drop-in program – Feel free to come by anytime between 1 and 3 PM.

Suggested age: Kids and teens / This event is free / Supplies provided

Storytime: Book Babies
Feb
28
11:00 am11:00

Storytime: Book Babies

  • Garden Home Community Library

Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. This is a lap-sit storytime for tots 0-24 months in age.

Suggested age:  0-24 months / This event is free

Storytime: Book Babies
Feb
21
11:00 am11:00

Storytime: Book Babies

  • Garden Home Community Library

Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. This is a lap-sit storytime for tots 0-24 months in age.

Suggested age:  0-24 months / This event is free

Family Movie Day: The BFG
Feb
18
11:00 am11:00

Family Movie Day: The BFG

  • GHCL Annex

Join us for a showing of Steven Spielberg’s recent adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story about the Big Friendly Giant.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

Storytime: Preschoolers
Feb
15
12:00 pm12:00

Storytime: Preschoolers

  • Garden Home Community Library

Every Wednesday from 12:00 PM. A storytime for kiddos 2-5 years old with stories, songs, and activities.

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

Make Your Own Valentine Cards
Feb
11
9:00 am09:00

Make Your Own Valentine Cards

  • Garden Home Community Library

Come on in and use stickers, stamps, and more to make your own Valentine’s cards for friends and family!

This event is for kids / This event is free / Supplies are provided

Storytime: Preschoolers
Feb
8
12:00 pm12:00

Storytime: Preschoolers

  • Garden Home Community Library

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

Storytime: Book Babies
Feb
7
11:00 am11:00

Storytime: Book Babies

  • Garden Home Community Library

Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. This is a lap-sit storytime for tots 0-24 months in age, with stories, songs, and scarves. Book Babies promotes essential early literacy practices and helps parents and caregivers introduce their youngest to the world of reading.

Suggested age:  0-24 months / This event is free

Storytime: Book Babies
Jan
31
11:00 am11:00

Storytime: Book Babies

  • Garden Home Community Library

Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. This is a lap-sit storytime for tots 0-24 months in age, with stories, songs, and scarves. Book Babies promotes essential early literacy practices and helps parents and caregivers introduce their youngest to the world of reading.

Suggested age:  0-24 months (and parents) / This event is free

Wise Owls
Jan
28
1:00 pm13:00

Wise Owls

  • Garden Home Community Library

Join us as THPRD's Sarah Skelly leads this interactive program about our region's owls. There will be activities, specimens, and crafts. This is a drop-in program, so feel free to come by anytime from 1-3 PM.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

Storytime: Preschoolers
Jan
25
12:00 pm12:00

Storytime: Preschoolers

  • Garden Home Community Library

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 old (and parents) / This event is free

Read to the Dogs
Jan
24
6:00 pm18:00

Read to the Dogs

  • Garden Home Community Library

Reservations required- call or come into the library to claim your spot. 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.

Suggested age: kids and teens / This event is free

Storytime: Book Babies
Jan
24
11:00 am11:00

Storytime: Book Babies

  • Garden Home Community Library

Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. This is a lap-sit storytime for tots 0-24 months in age, with stories, songs, and scarves. Book Babies promotes essential early literacy practices and helps parents and caregivers introduce their youngest to the world of reading.

Suggested age:  0-24 months (and parents) / This event is free