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Free Programs for Kids

The library provides a wide range of programs for children of all ages. They help develop early literacy skills and promote lifelong reading. A variety of Story Time programs for infants through age six, book groups for elementary school students, the annual summer reading program and many other programs develop and encourage imagination. Explore our arts and crafts and entertainment shows for the whole family.

Mega Crafts!
Sunday, November 26 |  2-4 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All ages
Bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun. Make useful and beautiful gift-worthy projects, whether you are young or young at heart. Generously sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Public Library

Penny’s Puppets Present: Golden Mitten and the Three Polar Bears
Tuesday, December 5 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
While the polar bear family is out for a walk in the arctic, Little Miss Golden Mittens discovers their empty ice cave! She lets herself in to dine, lounge and rest in the bear’s home. Enjoy this spin-off tale full of snowy winter fun.

Coding Club!
Wednesdays: December 6, January 3 and February 7  
4:15-5:30 p.m. | Puett Room | Ages 8-14 only, please
Drop in to learn about coding or continue work on a coding project! Work in Scratch or Code.org and explore Makey Makeys or Snap Circuits® in a relaxed environment. Each session will feature a special robot or tool to try!

Hour of Code!
Sunday, December 10 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 5-14 only, please
Everyone can learn to code. Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with fun challenges featuring Code.org, Bee Bot, Snap Circuits® and more!

Where Is Pete the Cat?
Saturday, December 16-Sunday, December 31
Children’s Room | Kids & Families
Pete the Cat will be tucked away in the Children’s Room during winter break, trying to read a good book. Find him, tell us what he’s reading and win a little prize. He’ll be in a new spot every day!

Paint by Yarn
Saturday, December 16 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Instead of knitting a warm winter sweater as a gift, how about putting yarn to a different use? Make a cozy yarn painting instead.

Make It! Star Wars
Sunday, Deceber 17 | 2-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Love everything Star Wars? Fold an origami Yoda, make a mini clay figure of BB-8 and try your hand at some LEGO® building challenges!

Family Board Games
Tuesday, December 19 | 2-4 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Enjoy an afternoon of board games in the library! Games will include Munchkin Treasure Hunt, Quiddler, the Mad Libs Card Game and more. You can also bring your own games.

Slime Lab
Wednesday, December 20 | 3:30-5 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 10-14 only, please
Are you wild about slime? Join us for an afternoon of messy fun experimenting with fluffy, sparkly, foamy, stretchy and edible slimes.

OBOB-TYK: Oregon Battle of the Books - Test Your Knowledge
Wednesday, December 27  | 2-2:45 p.m.
Burgess Community Room |  Kids in grades 3-5
Come TYK of this year’s OBOB selections with a slide show, courtesy of the Cedar Mill Library. It will help you prepare for your upcoming battles.

Imagination Yoga
Friday, December 29  | 3:30-4:15 p.m. or 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Puett Room  | Ages 5-10 only, please
Join Peter Pan on an Imagination Yoga adventure. A little pixie dust and our kind hearts, words and thoughts are all we need for a magical journey to Neverland! Bring your own mat or towel. Registration required. Call the Children’s Desk at 503-718-2656 to register.

Hogwarts Yule Ball
Saturday, December 30 | 2-5 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All ages
Join Harry, Hermione and Ron for their fourth year at Hogwarts! This screening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13) comes with snacks, butterbeer and magical crafts and activities.

Additional parking is available in the evenings at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., and afternoons and evenings at the Tigard Senior Center, 8815 SW OMara Street. 

Dogs and Tales

Dogs and Tales Winter 2017/18 Session:
Wednesdays, November 29 - /February 28
6-7:30 p.m. | Puett Room
Beginning readers through grade 5

dog tales Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence.

Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to sign up. 

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