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Free Programs for Adults

From author visits to cultural performances, the library offers free recreational, cultural and lifelong learning opportunities of all kinds! Sign up for our library newsletter to stay abreast of our events.

All events will be held in the George & Yvonne Burgess Community Room unless otherwise noted.  Additional parking is available in the evenings at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., and afternoons and evenings at the Senior Center, 8815 SW Omara Street. 

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Upcoming Programs for Adults

Portland Opera To Go! La Boheme
Saturday, October 26 | 2-3 p.m. | All Ages
Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera of love and loss in the Latin Quarter tells the story of a group of young people trying to navigate their way into adulthood. This live performance is an adapted, 50-minute English-language version. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Dia de Los Muertos
Domingo, 27 de octubre | 2-3:30 p.m
La sala de comunidad Burgess | Para todas las edades
Celebra y recuerda a los seres queridos que han pasado a mejor vida. ¡Decora calaveritas de papel maché, crea papel picado, y disfruta de pan dulce!

Day of the Dead
Sunday, October 27 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All Ages
Celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Decorate papier-mâché skulls, create papel picado and enjoy pan dulce! Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Musician David G. Smith
Wednesday, October 30 | 7-8 p.m. | Adults and Teens
Experience the music of musician, songwriter and storyteller David G. Smith. Real life stories drive his songs. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Relax with Coloring-for Adults!
Thursday, October 31 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Experience the latest trend in relaxation – adult coloring! It can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote overall wellness. We will provide coloring pages as well as colored pencils, markers and crayons.

Holocaust Remembrance on the 81st Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Thursday, November 7 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Adults & Teens
Kristallnacht was a coordinated attack on the Jews of Germany and Austria on November 9 and 10, 1938. Clarice Wilsey tells the story of her late father, a liberator of and a physician for the people at Dachau Concentration Camp, one of 27 physicians who treated survivor patients in extreme conditions for over a month. This event is recommended for teens and older only due to strong language involving violence and death.  Presented in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Preserving Your Family History
Tuesday, November 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Adults
Professional genealogist Kenyatta D. Berry, author of The Family Tree Toolkit, will provide tips on researching, preserving and sharing all aspects of your family’s history in an archived webinar. Stay for a brief tour of genealogy resources in the library's Local History Room.

Adult Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, November 12  (Second Tuesday of the month)
10:30 a.m.–Noon | Houghton Room | Adults
November Book Discussion Pick:  Find a Way by Diana Nyad
Get inspired by titles selected by this volunteer-led book group. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required.

Getting Unstuck with Coach Cherice Godard
Thursday, November 14 | 6-7 p.m. | Adults
In this workshop, National Board certified Health and Wellness Coach Cherice Godard will talk about the stages of change, as they relate to health and wellness, and provide you with a process to help you get unstuck and move closer toward your goals. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Law Librarians in the Library
Thursday, November 14 | 3–7 p.m.
Local History Room | Adults
Law Librarians from the Washington County Law Library provide research information about legal questions. Although they cannot provide legal advice, law librarians can recommend legal resources and documents, as well as refer people to agencies and organizations.

Program Proposal Form

The Tigard Public Library focuses on educational programming that raises cultural awareness and provides information about current issues of interest to members of the Tigard community—musical performances, craft workshops, author visits and more. Are you an experienced performer or presenter with a program idea?  Tell us about it. 

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