Nathalia: Bilingual Music for Families
Jul
18
11:00 AM11:00

Nathalia: Bilingual Music for Families

Children’s songwriter Nathalia uses a creative bilingual approach to engage families in an interactive musical performance. From themes like space exploration to cruising down the Amazon River, her infectious songs will have families singing, dancing, and even learning a little Spanish, in this fun multicultural experience!

Nathalia, cantautora Colombiana radicada en Los Angeles, California, utiliza su ingeniosa capacidad de mezclar el ingles y el español de una manera poética, rítmica, educativa y entretenida para los niños. Sus conciertos transportan a quienes lo escuchan a experimentar una variedad de aventuras musicales, desde un paseo por el Río Amazonas, explorar dinosaurios, hasta un viaje espacial, mientras cantas en los dos idiomas!

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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STEAM for Little Learners: Sink or Float
Jul
24
11:00 AM11:00

STEAM for Little Learners: Sink or Float

Description:Join us for an experiment! Preschoolers are invited to help us find out which objects sink and which objects float by dropping them into water. There will be a chance to guess, and then drop objects into the sink to find out! This activity is intended for children under the age of 6.

The event is free / Everyone is invited

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Japanese Drum and Dance, Tambor y danza japonesa: Takohachi’s Q-ensemble
Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Japanese Drum and Dance, Tambor y danza japonesa: Takohachi’s Q-ensemble

Join Portland’s favorite Japanese Taiko group “Q-ensemble” for an event filled with cultural, musical, and educational essences for children of all ages and their families. This show features powerful Taiko drums, beautiful bamboo flute, unique Shamisen (three string), dance, story and more!

Únase al grupo de Qiko japonés "Q-ensemble", el favorito de Portland, para un evento lleno de tradiciones culturales, musicales y educativas para niños de todas las edades y sus familias. ¡Este espectáculo presenta los poderosos tambores Taiko, la hermosa flauta de bambú, el original Shamisen (de tres cuerdas), danza, historia y más!

The event is free / Families are invited

El evento es gratis / Se invita a las familias

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Angel Ocasio's Comedy Show & More, Angel Ocasio's Show de Comedia & Más
Aug
1
11:00 AM11:00

Angel Ocasio's Comedy Show & More, Angel Ocasio's Show de Comedia & Más

A wacky show filled with silly antics, magic, & fun sing-a-longs as Angel plays his ukulele. This show is perfectly suited for children of all ages and their families. This show is a bilingual performance in Spanish and English, perfect for children of all ages and their families.

Un espectáculo chistoso lleno de magia y comedia, payasadas graciosas y canciones divertidas mientras Ángel toca su ukelele. Este programa bilingüe en español e inglés es ideal para niños de todas las edades y sus familias.

The event is free / Families are invited

El evento es gratis / Se invita a las familias

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LeBrie Rich Aliens and Space Junk Needle Felting for Tweens and Teens
Aug
3
12:30 PM12:30

LeBrie Rich Aliens and Space Junk Needle Felting for Tweens and Teens

What lives on the dark side of the moon? Using only a felting needle and colored wool, we'll sculpt creatures and objects from our galaxy and beyond. Artist LeBrie Rich will teach you everything you need to know about the addictive craft of needle felting. Felting needles are sharp! This workshop is for ages 10 and up, thank you. No experience necessary, all materials supplied.

This event is free / Ages 10 and up are invited

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Rose City Astronomer's Star Party for Families
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Rose City Astronomer's Star Party for Families

Astronomy activities from 8 - 8:45 PM in the Annex. A short break from 8:45 PM to 9 PM, followed by star gazing at 9 PM in the THPRD Garden Home Rec Center field.

Please contact the youth services librarian if you plan on attending! We’d like to know the ages of children attending so we can have the best activities planned for you before the star gazing. E-mail Katrina Ehrnman-Newton at katrina@wccls.org. Thank you!

The event is free / Families are invited

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Anime Your Way for All Ages
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Anime Your Way for All Ages

Anime Your Way is a comprehensive step by step drawing program developed over 10 years by former Simpson's artist Carlos Nieto III that teaches you how to create and modify an anime character from scratch, no matter what your drawing level is! Using simple shapes and easy to understand instructions, you will gain the knowledge to create your every own unique anime characters. All materials are provided.

The event is free / Everyone is invited

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Penny's Puppets
Aug
22
11:00 AM11:00

Penny's Puppets

See Penny’s fabulous puppets and hear fun songs at this entertaining show for the whole family! “8 year old Star's biggest Dream is to become an astronaut and be a space explorer. She visits her local library daily and checks out the latest books on outer space. One visit proves to be even more wondrous when she discovers a book she has never seen before and her galactic wish comes true.” – Penny’s Puppets

The event is free / Families are invited

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Corey Jenks: Rad Music and Juggling
Jul
11
11:00 AM11:00

Corey Jenks: Rad Music and Juggling

Jenks creates super rad rock music for kids! You'll dance with an awesome dinosaur, laugh at goofy original songs, and watch Jenks juggle all sorts of things. Bring the whole family and let's party!

¡Jenks crea música rock súper rad para niños! Bailarán con un dinosaurio impresionante, se reirán de las divertidas canciones originales y verán a Jenks hacer malabares con todo tipo de cosas. ¡Trae a toda la familia y diviértanse!

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Game Truck for Teens
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

Game Truck for Teens

A climate controlled game theater is pulling up to the library this summer! Play a variety of games, and enjoy the air conditioning. Enjoy life-sized Jenga and other games while you wait your turn! This program is intended for teens.

¡Un teatro de juegos con clima controlado se acerca a su biblioteca WCCLS local este verano!¡Disfruta de Jenga en tamaño natural y otros juegos mientras esperas tu turno en cada evento! Este programa está destinado a adolescentes.

This event is free / Teens are invited

Este evento es gratis / los adolescentes están invitados

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Summer Mini-Market and Summer Reading Finale
Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Summer Mini-Market and Summer Reading Finale

Celebrate the end of summer reading with the library! Free crafts and entertainment for families. See Dragon Theater Puppets perform Rocket Hamster's Dreamy Space Odyssey at 1 PM! Shop local artists and artisans, play in the park on the water slide, bounce house, and lawn games. Food available for purchase, admission is free.

Everyone is invited

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LIBRARY CLOSURE
Jun
24
to Jun 25

LIBRARY CLOSURE

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The Library will close early at 2:00pm on Monday, June 24th, and will remain closed all day on Tuesday, June 25th for delivery and installation of our new furniture.

The library will open again with regular hours on Wednesday, June 26th.

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Lego Creativity Club
Jun
22
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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Film Night: DisneyNature Earth
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Film Night: DisneyNature Earth

Everyone is welcome at our all-ages film nights, every third Friday of the month at 6 pm. This month, we'll screen Disneynature Earth (G, 2009, 96 min). "A feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families." - IMDB

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Film Night: The Red Turtle
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Film Night: The Red Turtle

All ages are welcome at our family-friendly film nights, every third Friday of the month at 6 pm.

At our May Film Night, we'll screen The Red Turtle (PG, 2016, 81 min).

A vivid and imaginative story of a shipwreck, a deserted island, and a red turtle. Entirely dialogue-free and animated by Studio Ghibli, The Red Turtle was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

This event is free / All ages are invited / Light refreshments are provided

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Día de los Niños Celebration
Apr
27
11:30 AM11:30

Día de los Niños Celebration

¡Artes y manualidades, cuentacuentos, música y paletas gratis para las familias!

Arts and crafts, storytelling, music, and free paletas for families!

En el gimnasio de Garden Home Rec Center

In the Garden Home Rec Center Gym

Este evento es gratis / Todos están invitados.

This event is free/ Everyone is invited

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Film Night: Wadjda
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Film Night: Wadjda

All ages are welcome at our family-friendly film nights, every third Friday of the month at 6 pm.

Note: In April the film night will be on the FOURTH Friday.

At our April Film Night, we'll screen Wadjda (PG, 2012, 97 min). Wadjda, a fun-loving 10-year-old girl living in Saudi Arabia, has her heart set on a beautiful new bicycle. Facing resistance from her mother, Wadjda pursues her bicycle dreams on her own. Hilarious, heartbreaking, and inspiring all at once, this groundbreaking film has charmed critics and audiences all over the globe.

This event is free / All ages are invited / Light refreshments are provided

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Tea in Middle Earth: A Tolkien Reading Day Celebration
Mar
23
12:30 PM12:30

Tea in Middle Earth: A Tolkien Reading Day Celebration

Calling all hobbits, wizards, elves, and friends for a celebration of Middle Earth and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien! Join us for tea, snacks, and sharing the writing stories, poems, and songs. Come in costume to add to the fun. Special thanks to the Time Travelers Costume Guild for their partnership.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Film Night: Whale Rider
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Film Night: Whale Rider

All ages are welcome at our family-friendly film nights, every third Friday of the month at 6 pm.

At our March Film Night, we'll screen Whale Rider (PG-13, 2002, 1 hr 41 min). A contemporary story of love, rejection, and triumph, as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize (IMDB).

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Celtic Music Celebration for Families
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Celtic Music Celebration for Families

The Stomptowners return to Garden Home Community Library! See Andrea Wild, Kelsey Wilson, Zac Leger and Hugo Glanville present traditional folk music with dance and songs from Ireland, Wales and Cornwall, with special guest performance by young harpist Phoebe Carys Burns. Lively reels, jigs and polkas with a rare opportunity to hear songs performed in the Welsh language. Instrumentation includes Irish bouzouki, accordion and tin whistles.

The event is free / Everyone is invited

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Lego Creativity Club
Jan
26
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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Art Night: Classic Valentine Cards
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Art Night: Classic Valentine Cards

Doilies, and ribbons, and lace, oh my!

At this month's Art Night, we’ll celebrate love of all kinds-- make a fancy and frilly valentine for yourself, or your pet, or your kids, or your bus driver.

We'll provide all the art supplies you’ll need to take home an elaborately-crafted card or two. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to drop in and make a themed art project at each of our monthly art nights. Come for the entire event or just stay for a portion of the evening.

Tea and art supplies are provided.

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Film Night: Princess Bride
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Film Night: Princess Bride

Our monthly film selection for January is the 1987 cult classic Princess Bride (PG).

Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this endlessly quotable fairytale adventure. It’s rated PG for fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...

Directed by Rob Reiner, it's an enchanting classic the whole family will love!

This event is free / Everyone is invited / Please note: new, earlier showtime

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Memories of a Czech Christmas
Dec
20
5:00 PM17:00

Memories of a Czech Christmas

Join Mark and Helena Greathouse for this musical program to learn about Christmas in another country. Hear traditional Czech Christmas songs with accordion accompaniment and dancing and stories from Helena’s childhood holidays. This is an interactive and humorous program for families where attendees can ask questions and enjoy music together.

Everyone is invited / The event is free

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Winter Story Time Schedule Starts
Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Story Time Schedule Starts

Our winter story time schedule starts today. Here is the schedule until February 2019.

Book Babies 
Tuesday 11 AM

Family Story Time 
Thursday 11 AM

Drop In Crafts
Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM

Thank you for your understanding as we make these changes. You can learn more about these story times by clicking on the ‘Storytimes!’ section under the News & Events tab.

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